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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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Book Packs

£39.00

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

£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

£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

£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 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

£27.00

Colly's Barn by Michael Morpurgo (group set, 7 books)

This is a beautifully crafted first chapter book by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo.  Annie's father is going to knock down the old barn and build a new one. What... Read more

£44.00

Day the Crayons Quit, The by Drew Daywalt (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

£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

£27.00

Frog Prince Continued, The (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

£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

£41.00

Grey Island, Red Boat (group set, 7 books)

Everything on the Island of Ashes is grey, from the weather to the castle, the grass and the flowers. But then the red boat arrives, and with it a young... 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

£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

Ice Bear by Nicola Davies (group set, 7 books)

Ice Bear is an outstanding narrative non-fiction book combining Nicola Davies’ lyrical text with Christian Birmingham’s evocative, impressionistic paintings, proving that non-fiction can be written to engage the emotions. This... 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

£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 by Emily Gravett (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

£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

£44.00

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

£39.00

Red Prince, The by Charlie Roscoe (group set, 7 books)

When the young Prince of Avala is imprisoned by rebels, he needs all the help he can get to escape. As he flees his prison dressed in his red pyjamas,... Read more

£39.00

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

£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

£39.00

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

£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

£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 (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

£35.00

The Tear Thief (group set, 7 books)

Each night, in the hours between supper and bedtime the Tear Thief carries her waterproof, silvery sack over her shoulder as she soundlessly steals the tears of every child who... Read more

£39.00

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

£39.00

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

£44.00

Viking Longship by Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom (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

£39.00

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

£39.00

Where Do Clothes Come From? by Chris Butterworth, Lucia Gaggiotti (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 (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 (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

£105.00

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

£47.00

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