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The Richard Pate School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Year 2 Recommended Reading Book List

If you’re not sure what to read out of school, here are some suggestions.


Book Title


The Magic Treehouse series

Mary Pope Osborne


Laurence Anholt

Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown

Any book by this author

Rose Impey

Axel Storm series

Shoo Rayner

The Just So Stories

Adapted by Shoo Rayner

Winnie the Witch

Korky Paul

The Beast Quest series

Adam Blade

The Horrid Henry series

Francesca Simon

The Hundred Mile an Hour Dog

Jeremy Strong

Fantastic Mr Fox

Roald Dahl

Fairy series

Daisy Meadows

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Michael Morpurgo

The Witches Revenge

Nigel Hinton

Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat

Ursula Moray Williams

Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind

Jeremy Strong

How the World Works

Christian Dorion

The Dunderheads

Paul Fleischman


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