Top 100 recommended reception books

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The Reader Teacher has chosen 100 recommended reads for Reception pupils, aged 4 to 5 years old. In the selection you will find: information books to engage curious thinkers, rhyming texts perfect to share and read aloud, classic tales and stories, stories, stories galore!

The Reader Teacher Top 100 Recommended Reads Book Packs contain all of the titles from the relevant Reader Teacher list as displayed on their website. From time to time, a book in the list will be unavailable. When this happens, we will select a suitable replacement to complete your book pack. A full list of the books is shown below or you can download it on The Reader Teacher website.

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The Reader Teacher has chosen 100 recommended reads for Reception pupils, aged 4 to 5 years old. In the selection you will find: information books to engage curious thinkers, rhyming texts perfect to share and read aloud, classic tales and stories, stories, stories galore!

From time to time this list may change - you can always find and download the most up to list of what the pack contains on The Reader Teacher website.


A Dark, Dark TalePaperback / softback
Where The Wild Things ArePaperback / softback
The Puffin Book of Fantastic First PoemsPaperback / softback
Princess SmartypantsPaperback / softback
Poems Out Loud! : First Poems to Read and PerformPaperback / softback
The Pirates Next DoorPaperback / softback
Pink Is for BoysHardback
What Did the Tree See?Paperback / softback
We're Going on a Bear HuntPaperback / softback
We Are FamilyPaperback / softback
TrianglePaperback / softback
The Perfect FitPaperback / softback
On Sudden HillPaperback / softback
Only One YouHardback
Omar, The Bees And MePaperback / softback
Tree : Seasons Come, Seasons GoPaperback / softback
Toys in SpacePaperback / softback
The Tiger Who Came to TeaPaperback / softback
TidyPaperback / softback
There's a Tiger in the GardenPaperback / softback
Oi Frog!Paperback / softback
Odd Dog OutPaperback / softback
What Happened to You?Paperback / softback
Not A BoxPaperback / softback
WildPaperback / softback
Pumpkin SoupPaperback / softback
Pip and Egg (PB)Paperback / softback
Octopus Shocktopus!Paperback / softback
My Skin, Your Skin : Let's talk about race, racism and empowermentHardback
Leo and the OctopusPaperback / softback
King of the SwampPaperback / softback
In My MosquePaperback / softback
I Am NefertitiPaperback / softback
Hey You! : An empowering celebration of growing up BlackPaperback / softback
The Girl and the DinosaurPaperback / softback
Find Your HappyHardback
Do You Love Bugs? : The creepiest, crawliest book in the worldPaperback / softback
Don't Ask the DragonPaperback / softback
A Story About AifyaPaperback / softback
You ChoosePaperback / softback
You Can't Take An Elephant On the BusPaperback / softback
Would You Rather?Paperback / softback
Words and Your HeartPaperback / softback
Slow Down : Bring Calm to a Busy World with 50 Nature StoriesHardback
Six Dinner SidPaperback / softback
The Runaway PeaPaperback / softback
The Rabbit, the Dark and the Biscuit TinPaperback / softback
Winnie and Wilbur: Winnie the WitchPaperback / softback
Never Show A T-Rex A Book!Paperback / softback
SulwePaperback / softback
Star in the JarPaperback / softback
Dogger : the much-loved children's classicPaperback / softback
Dave's CavePaperback / softback
The Darkest DarkPaperback / softback
The Colour MonsterPaperback / softback
Can You Catch a Mermaid?Paperback / softback
Jabari JumpsPaperback / softback
I say Ooh You say AahPaperback / softback
I Can Only Draw WormsPaperback / softback
I Am BrownPaperback / softback
Burglar BillPaperback / softback
The Bog BabyPaperback / softback
Barbara Throws a WobblerPaperback / softback
Astro GirlHardback
The HugPaperback / softback
Hoot Owl, Master of DisguisePaperback / softback
How to be a LionPaperback / softback
HomePaperback / softback
Hello LighthousePaperback / softback
AmazingPaperback / softback
Along Came a DifferentPaperback / softback
A Great Big Cuddle : Poems for the Very YoungPaperback / softback
Katie Morag's Island StoriesPaperback / softback
Kaya's Heart SongPaperback / softback
KindPaperback / softback
Knuffle BunnyPaperback / softback
The Song for EveryonePaperback / softback
My World, Your WorldPaperback / softback
My HairPaperback / softback
The Mousehole CatPaperback / softback
Lost and FoundPaperback / softback
Little Red and the Very Hungry LionPaperback / softback
Little Red Reading HoodPaperback / softback
Little OnePaperback / softback
The Lion InsidePaperback / softback
Hello Friend!Paperback / softback
We're Going to Find the MonsterPaperback / softback
Happy in Our SkinPaperback / softback
Grandad's IslandPaperback / softback
George Saves The World By LunchtimePaperback / softback
Lila and the Secret of RainPaperback / softback
The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch (45th anniversary ed    ition)Paperback / softback
Leon and BobPaperback / softback
LeafPaperback / softback
The ForgetteryPaperback / softback
Feelings : Inside my heart and in my head...Paperback / softback
Dragon PostHardback
Last Stop on Market StreetPaperback / softback
The GruffaloPaperback / softback
You Need to ChillPaperback / softback


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