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Year 3



Selecting Texts for Year 3

This webinar explains our selection of texts for year 3

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Year 3 Recommended Book List

Fiction, short stories, poetry, non-fiction and picture books for year 3

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Book Packs


Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, Lauren Tobia (group set, 7 books)

Original and understated, this charming depiction of modern-day family life in west Africa is the debut from a fresh, new storytelling voice. Pacy and engaging Anna Hibiscus is perfect for... Read more


Beware of the Storybook Wolves by Lauren Child (group set, 7 books)

Every night, Herb's mother reads him a bedtime story. Sometimes it's about a big bad wolf who terrifies little girls and their grandmothers, with his chilling growl and big yellow... Read more


Black Dog by Levi Pinfold (group set, 7 books)

One by one the Hope family see the Black Dog outside their house and attempt to shut it out. Only Small, the youngest member of the family, is able to... Read more


Children Who Smelled a Rat, The by Allan Ahlberg, Katharine McEwen (group set, 7 books)

Mrs Gaskitt finds a parcel, Mr Gaskitt loses a baby and the twins’ teacher is definitely not herself. Madcap fun with the Gaskitt family. Short novel Family story Humour Part... Read more


Into the Forest by Anthony Browne (group set, 7 books)

An atmospheric exploration of a child's anxiety by the 2000 Hans Christian Andersen Medal Winner. One night a boy is woken by a terrible sound. A storm is breaking, lightning... Read more


It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Allan and Janet Ahlberg (group set, 7 books)

A small boy who has been kidnapped by brigands, passes a dark and stormy night in their cave weaving for them incredible stories of their own exploits. Through the stories,... Read more


Me and You by Anthony Browne (group set, 7 books)

Three bears decide to go out for a walk in the park while their porridge cools. Meanwhile a little girl has lost her mum and lost her way and is... Read more


Monster Stones by Jacqui Bailey (group set, 7 books)

This book takes the reader back millions of years to tell the story of a dinosaur's death. Through this story, we discover how fossils are formed. We also learn how... Read more


Pea and the Princess, The by Mini Grey (group set, 7 books)

Once upon a time there was an enchanting fairytale about a prince who was looking for a real princess to be his bride. The only way to tell whether the... Read more


Robot and the Bluebird, The by David Lucas (group set, 7 books)

A Robot with a broken heart is sent to the scrapheap. An exhausted, migrating Bluebird shelters where the Robot’s heart used to be; he builds her a nest of wires.... Read more


Rock Factory, The by Jacqui Bailey (group set, 7 books)

 This is the story of how a special sort of stone formed deep inside the Earth, and came to the surface thousands of millions of years later. The Rock Factory... Read more


Selfish Giant, The by Oscar Wilde, Michael Foreman (group set, 7 books)

The classic Oscar Wilde story of the selfish giant who won't let anyone into his garden - until his heart is softened by one very special little boy.  Oscar Wilde's... Read more


Storm by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Alan Marks (group set, 7 books)

Every day Annie walks by the lonely marsh from her remote cottage to school. Only in winter, when the wind howls in the trees, is Annie ever afraid. Her sister... Read more


The Egg by M P Robertson (group set, 7 books)

George knows something isn't right when he finds more than he bargained for under his mother's favourite chicken, and he soon finds himself looking after a baby dragon. George takes... Read more


The Tin Forest (group set, 7 books)

"There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten that was filled with all the things that no one wanted." So begins Helen Ward's tale of... Read more


Traction Man is Here by Mini Grey (group set, 7 copies)

With an action outfit for every occasion, Traction Man patrols the house. Whether he is saving toys (in latex space suit and Perspex helmet, teamed with Rocket Boots); searching the... Read more


Weslandia by Paul Fleischman (group set, 7 books)

A gloriously illustrated celebration of individualism from an award-winning author. Wesley's an outcast from the civilization around him - he's not into pizza or football or haircuts. But during the... Read more


Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child (group set, 7 books)

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? finds Herb accidentally falling into a 30-page book of fairytales, where he causes mayhem to the storylines. storymaking intertextual allusions inventive graphic design... Read more


Year 3 reading assessment: book pack (21 books)

This pack comprises 3 sets of books, 1 for each term in year 3. These titles can be used with our group reading teacher assessment materials which are available for... Read more


Zeraffa Giraffa (group set, 7 books)

This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa... Read more