Year 3

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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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£33.00

A Dollop of Ghee and a Pot of Wisdom by Chitra Soundar (group set, 7 books)

Four stories about young Prince Veera, who, along with his friend Suku, helps his father, the king, solve some of the problems he is having with his subjects. Trickster tales... Read more

£39.00

A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton ( group set, 7 books)

There are two sides to every story. A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off... Read more

£33.00

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

£39.00

Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies, Sarah Fox-Davies (group set, 7 books)

Did you know that bats aren't birds, but mammals? That they sleep upside down? That they shout as they fly, using their voice to find their way? Curious young minds... Read more

£39.00

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

£33.00

Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine, Philippe Dupasquier (group set, 7 books)

Bill wakes up one day as a girl, and is horrified to be sent to school in a frilly pink frock with fiddly shell buttons. There he finds life suddenly... Read more

£39.00

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

£39.00

Bluebird by Bob Staake (group set, 7 books)

Readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy... Read more

£27.00

Care of Henry by Anne Fine, Paul Howard (group set, 7 books)

Hugo has to choose who to stay with while his mother's having a baby. Granny? Uncle Jack? Mrs Mariposa next door? Who will care for him - and his dog... Read more

£39.00

Cat Who Got Carried Away, The by Allan Ahlberg, Katharine McEwen (group set, 7 books)

Gus and Gloria have a lot of running to do, Mrs Gaskitt doesn’t get out of bed and something dreadful happens to Horace. Madcap fun with the Gaskitt family. Short... Read more

£39.00

Children Who Smalled 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

£33.00

Choosing Crumble by Michael Rosen, Tony Ross (group set, 7 books)

When Terri-Lee goes to the pet-shop she thinks she'll be choosing a dog - she doesn't expect the dog to be choosing her! But Crumble is no ordinary pet and... Read more

£33.00

Cliffhanger by Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt (group set, 7 books)

When his dad decides to send him on an adventure holiday, poor Tim - who is more suited to armchair pursuits - realises that this could well turn out to... Read more

£44.00

Clown by Quentin Blake (group set, 7 books)

Clown finds himself thrown head-first into a dustbin with an assortment of other discarded toys. Bravely he takes charge of his fate and goes off in search of help -... Read more

£33.50

Come Into This Poem by Tony Mitton (group set, 7 books)

I saw the ghost horse through the trees on a late midsummer night. It cropped the grass in a forest glade by a full moon's milky light. What is the... Read more

£27.00

Cunning Plan, The by Caryl Hart, Alex T. Smith (group set, 7 books)

Foxy DuBois is on a mission to get rich quick. Only Alphonso the Alligator stands in her way. Can Foxy make enough money to keep him fed or will she... Read more

£39.00

Day the Crayons Quit, The (group set, 7 books)

The Number One New York Times Bestseller! Debut author Drew Daywalt and international bestseller Oliver Jeffers team up to create a colourful solution to a crayon-based crisis in this playful,... Read more

£39.00

Dear Greenpeace by Simon James (group set, 7 books)

This is an enchanting ecological fantasy from a multi-award-winning picture book creator.Worried that the whale living in her pond is unhappy, Emily writes to Greenpeace, who, though offering the best... Read more

£33.00

Diary of a Killer Cat, The by Anne Fine (group set, 7 books)

Brandy was in big trouble - on Monday he killed a bird, on Tuesday a mouse and on Wednesday he dragged a dead rabbit through the catflap. This caused pandemonium... Read more

£39.00

Dinosaur Poems by John Foster, Korky Paul (group set, 7 books)

A collection of poems about one of children's favourite subjects - dinosaurs. Including the Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Bookoceros, together with dancing dinosaurs and dinosaurs having a party. Korky Paul's... Read more

£27.00

Dragonsitter, The by Josh Lacey, Garry Parsons (group set, 7 books)

A hilarious story full of useful tips for any dragon-minder. When Eddie’s Uncle Morton goes off on an urgent mission he leaves his dragon behind with Eddie as the babysitter.... Read more

£33.00

Emily's Legs by Dick King-Smith (group set, 7 books)

Emily was like her 99 brothers and sisters, until she won all the eight-legged races at spider sports. People grew suspicious and counted her legs. She had 10! It's not... Read more

£33.00

Emily's Surprising Voyage by Sue Purkiss (group set, 7 books)

Emily is prepared for a long, monotonous voyage to Australia but then she meets Thomas - and notices a small head and two beady eyes peeking out from his pocket.... Read more

£33.00

Esio Trot by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (group set, 7 books)

Mr Hoppy, a retired bachelor, harbours a secret passion for his neighbour, the lovely Mrs Silver. Unfortunately she lavishes all her affection on another... Alfie, her pet tortoise. Mr Hoppy... Read more

£39.00

Flood by Alvaro F. Villa (group set, 7 books)

With intensely coloured, gorgeous artwork, Alvaro F. Villa depicts the effects of a devastating flood on a family and their home in this wordless - and startlingly beautiful - picture... Read more

£44.00

Fly on the Wall: Viking Longship (group set, 7 books)

Be a fly on the wall in the time of the Vikings. Watch skillful ship builders at work, charge into battle, visit a Viking farmstead, enjoy the hustle and bustle of Jorvik on... Read more

£27.00

Frog Prince Continued, The by Jon Scieszka, Steve Johnson (group set, 7 books)

After the Princess kissed the frog, he turned into a handsome prince and they lived happily ever after... or did they? The Princess can't stand the Prince's froggy habits -... Read more

£44.00

George Saves the World by Lunchtime (group set, 7 books)

George is determined to save the world by lunchtime, but he's not quite sure how. Grandpa suggests they start by recycling the yoghurt pot from his breakfast, putting his banana... Read more

£39.00

Gorilla by Anthony Browne (group set, 7 books)

Hannah loves gorillas but has never seen one. Her father's too busy to take her to the zoo - or for anything else come to that. For her birthday, Hannah... Read more

£44.00

Greek Myths by Marcia Williams (group set, 7 books)

The Greek myths are among the greatest, most exciting stories ever told and feature some of the world's best loved heroes and heroines. In this book, you'll find the stories... Read more

£39.00

Gregory Cool by Caroline Binch (group set, 7 books)

When Gregory wakes up on his first day in Tobago with his grandparents, his heart sinks. The food is strange, the sun too hot, his cousin Lennox is on another... Read more

£33.00

Guard Dog, The by Dick-King Smith (group set, 7 books)

There are six puppies in the pet shop window; five posh pedigree puppies, and a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition - to be a guard dog. The other... Read more

£39.00

Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne (group set, 7 books)

This is a retelling of this famous, dark fairytale from award-winning author-illustrator Anthony Browne. "Hansel and Gretel" is perhaps the darkest and greatest of the fairytales from the Brothers Grimm.... Read more

£39.00

Have You Seen Who's Just Moved in Next Door to Us? by Colin McNaughton (group set, 7 books)

We're a lovely bunch of people on our street - King Kong lives at number fifty, the churchyard is full of ghosts and ghoulies, and there's a houseful of pirates... Read more

£39.00

Here I Am by Patti Kim (group set, 7 books)

Newly arrived from their faraway homeland, a boy and his family enter into the lights, noise, and traffic of a busy city. The language is unfamiliar. Food, habits, games, and... Read more

£44.00

Hermelin by Mini Grey (group set, 7 books)

Hermelin is a noticer. He is also a finder. The occupants of Offley Street are delighted when their missing items are found, but not so happy to learn that their... Read more

£33.00

Hodgeheg, The by Dick King-Smith (group set, 7 books)

Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but unfortunately on the wrong side of the road from the Park, with its beautiful lily... Read more

£39.00

I'll Take You to Mrs Cole by Nigel Gray and Michael Foreman (group set, 7 books)

A touching story about a little boy who lives on his own with his working mother. Whenever he is naughty, his mother threatens him with Mrs Cole, who appears to... Read more

£39.00

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

£39.00

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

£33.00

Julian Stories, The by Ann Cameron (group set, 7 books)

Never leave a yummy pudding lying around! Dad makes a pudding that tastes like a whole raft of lemons and a night on the sea. But then he does something... Read more

£39.00

Language of Cat, The by Rachel Rooney (group set, 7 books)

Find out who cast the P from a spell; read about the queen who dreams of eating burgers and chips; see what happened to the friend who swallowed a DVD;... Read more

£33.00

Lunchbox by Chris Butterworth (group set, 7 books)

'This title offers a look at some everyday foods - bread, cheese, tomatoes, fruit - addressing where they come from and the processes that bring them from the field, the... Read more

£33.00

Magic Finger, The by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (group set, 7 books)

The story of an unusual little girl who has magical powers. When someone makes her angry, she zaps a punishment on them with her magic flashing finger. Short novel Fantasy... Read more

£50.00

Make it Grow by Anna Claybourne (group set, 7 books)

Grow plants on tissue paper, make dough double in size and grow your own crystals! This book will guide you step-by-step through great crafty experiments, as well as explaining the... Read more

£39.00

Matisse King of Colour by Laurence Anholt (group set, 7 books)

Part of the highly-successful Anholt's Artists series about great painters, which tells the stories of real meetings between world-famous artists and the children who knew them. This book describes the close... Read more

£44.00

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

£39.00

Meerkat Mail (group set 7 books)

Sunny the meerkat lives with his enormous family in the Kalahari desert. They are all very close ...so close, in fact, that one day Sunny decides it's just too crowded... Read more

£33.00

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

£36.00

Mungo and the Dinosaur Island by Timothy Knapman, Adam Stower (group set, 7 books)

Look out! It's a ...dinosaur stampede! Mungo's latest book is the wildest adventure of all. Horrible hunter Scarface Sam and his men think the secret of the Lost Island will... Read more

£36.00

Mungo and the Picture Book Pirates by Timothy Knapman,Adam Stower (group set,7 books)

Each night Mungo reads his favourite story, a swashbuckling tale of danger, kidnap and rescue. But one night the hero, Captain Fleet, isn't there to save the day so Mungo... Read more

£39.00

Mungo and the Spiders from Space by Timothy Knapman, Adam Stower (group set, 7 books)

Mungo was really enjoying his new book Galacticus and Gizmo Save the Universe . The dashing hero, Captain Galacticus, had just been captured by the evil Dr Frankenstinker and things... Read more

£50.00

Nature Trail: Park by Jen Green (group set, 7 books)

The purpose of this series is to show children the habitats around them. The books will guide a child through their personal exploration of different habitats. The reader will be... Read more

£33.00

No 1 Car Spotter by Atinuke (group set, 7 books)

When the family's cart breaks down and there's no way of bringing goods to market, it's Number 1 who devises the Toyota Cow-rolla and saves the day. He runs errands... Read more

£39.00

Please Mrs Butler by Allan Ahlberg, Fritz Wegner (group set, 7 books)

This witty collection of school poems is full of typical classroom events that will be recognized and enjoyed by everyone. From never-ending projects, reading tests, quarrelling, making-up, excuses and 'Please,... Read more

£33.00

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

£44.00

Silence Seeker, The by Ben Morley, Carl Pearce (group set, 7 books)

When a new family moves in next door, Joe's mum explains that they are asylum seekers. Joe hears that they are silence seekers, especially as Mum adds that they need... Read more

£39.00

Stone Age, Bone Age by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom (group set, 7 books)

Travel back in time for an amazing stone age adventure! Learn to shape flints, carve bones and tickle trout; join in a mammoth hunt and wild dances in flickering torchlight.... Read more

£27.00

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

£33.00

Surprise Party, The by Tony Bradman, Martin Chatterton (group set, 7 books)

The Mummy family are about to have the biggest mummy party for thousands of years. But things start to go wrong. short fiction  humour full colour illustrations 48 pages Read more

£39.00

Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies, James Croft (group set, 7 books)

The last word you want to hear when you're swimming in the warm blue sea is "Shark!" But most real sharks are not what you might expect. Some are no... Read more

£39.00

The Egg by M P Robertson (year 3 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

£39.00

The Robot and the Bluebird (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

£33.00

Tiger Tells All by Ann Cameron (group set, 7 books)

The world seen through the eyes of a dog. Tiger loves his boy but whenever he tries to talk to him, all he hears is Woof. How will Tiger ever... Read more

£39.00

Tiny: the invisible world of microbes by Nicola Davies, Emily Sutton (group set, 7 books)

There are living things so tiny millions could fit on a dot. Although they are invisible, they are everywhere and they multiply very quickly. They are vital for life on... Read more

£39.00

Traction Man and the Beach Odyssey by Mini Grey (year 3 group set, 7 books)

Traction Man is back! And so is Scrubbing Brush, his brave and rather bedraggled pet. But one night Scrubbing Brush mysteriously vanishes and in his place is the utterly hygenic Turbodog, in... Read more

£39.00

Traction Man is Here by Mini Grey (year 3 group set, 7 books)

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

£33.00

Wanted the Perfect Pet by Fiona Roberton ( year 3 group set, 7 books)

Once upon a time, there lived a boy called Henry. What Henry wanted more than anything in the whole wide world. . . MORE than chips. . . MORE than... Read more

£39.00

Weslandia (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

£39.00

Where Do Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth, Lucia Gaggiotti (year 3 group set, 7 books)

Where Do Clothes Come From? looks at the processes involved in making the clothes we wear. It traces the journey of a bale of cotton from the field where it... Read more

£39.00

Whisperer, The by Nick Butterworth (year 3 group set, 7 books)

Two gangs of cats live in a scrap yard on the edge of the city. When they're not eating or sleeping, they're fighting, and that's just how The Whisperer likes... Read more

£39.00

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book? by Lauren Child (year 3 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

£39.00

Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (year 3 group set, 7 books)

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is a small boy who has a big name - and that's why he likes Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, because she has too. So when... Read more