World Book Day is just around the corner. So I have decided to create a read for pleasure booklist for kids. Certainly, studies by the Literacy Trust have shown that the longer children keep an enjoyment of reading going, the greater the benefits are in the classroom.
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World Book Day books for Nursery and Reception
Firstly, we will start with books for Nursery and Reception.
But if you are looking for more than just these make sure to check out my bedtime stories recommendations.
By the way, if you are interested in buying any of the books from this list, you can find them on my Bookshop.org shop front. Although please note that it is an affiliate link. Therefore, I will receive a small profit from any purchases made.
World Book Day: Reading for pleasure suggestions, KS1
Secondly, my list for Year One and Two. It is important to mention that, some authors appear in more than one age category. Needless to say, I am a big fan of those authors. Nevertheless, they are excellent books in their own right!
Must Reads for Year Three and Year Four for World Book Day
Thirdly, we move onto the reading for pleasure list for Year Three and Year Four. Please keep in mind that the first two are wordless. But what is the point in wordless picture books? So, if you are unsure, make sure to follow the link.
Recommended reads for upper KS2 (Year Five and Year Six)
Finally, my recommended reads for Year 5 and Year 6, ahead of World Book Day.
Just a side note, take care when selecting books for children in Year 6. Although the Young Adult books might seem to stretch them, the content can often be inappropriate. I am an experienced primary teacher, particularly in this age group.
World Book Day recommended reads roundup
So, there you have it, my World Book Day booklist for 2021. Although this post a few others have focussed on books that hook, I also blog about tricky themes and topics. For example, book recommendations around the topic of friendship and being kind. In addition, books to build self esteem in children and a number of others.
To celebrate World Book Day, (March 4th) I will be hosting a Facebook Live reading at 11am. Although I have not hosted one before, hopefully it will be good fun.
But which picture book will I be reading from? Will it even be one from this list? Well, you will have to come along and see. I certainly hope to see lots of you there.
Enjoy my article but looking for something else? Did I forget your favourite book, for instance? Or would you add others to this list?
How do you plan to celebrate World Book Day? I’d love to hear from you, so let me know.