Reading Lists (ages 6-7)

Age 6-7 Recommended Reading List

The following is a recommended list of fiction books for children from 6-7 years old. This list is by no means exhaustive and I would recommend exploring your local bookshops and libraries as well as using this list. Many of the authors on this list have written many more books that I would encourage you to explore and enjoy. The list contains a mixture of both classic storybooks and more modern releases.

 

George’s Marvellous Medicine

Roald Dahl

Penguin Books Ltd

George’s Marvellous Medicine is one of his most popular tales, in which young boy George creates a very special medicine to cure his grandma of her nasty habits.

 

Just a Bit of Wind

Jeremy Strong

Penguin Books Ltd

It’s the first day at Pirate School for Ziggy, Smudge, Carkella and Flo and they have lots of new things to contend with.

 

The Giraffe, Pelly and Me

by Roald Dahl

Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World’s number one Storyteller! Billy’s biggest wish is to turn a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But then he finds a giraffe, a pelly and a monkey living inside – they’re the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company! Who needs ladders when you’ve got a giraffe?

 

The Hodge-Heg

by Dick King-Smith

Penguin Books Ltd

Dick King-Smith, best-loved author of Babe the Sheep-pig and countless other enchanting animal stories, has created another heroic animal character who will captivate young readers.

 

Evil Emperor Penguin: Book 1

by Laura Ellen Anderson

David Fickling Books

Far away in the icy wastes of Antarctica lives a warm and cuddly, kind-hearted penguin who only wants to do good in the world…NOT! This is no ordinary penguin! This is…EVIL EMPEROR PENGUIN! And he wants to take over the…

 

Wild Animals of the North

by Dieter Braun

Flying Eye Books

This special book takes us on an animal journey through North America, Europe and Asia. It is ideal for an animal-loving child, young person interested in animal conservation, or anyone who would appreciate the book’s enchanting artwork.

 

Harper and the Circus of Dreams

by Cerrie Burnell

Scholastic

When a magical girl arrives, bringing with her a storm and The Circus of Dreams, Harper and her friends set off on a journey to find out more about the strange world in the sky. A great read with tonnes…

 

Wigglesbottom Primary: the magic hamster

by Pamela Butchart

Nosy Crow

This instalment of the greatly loved Wigglesbottom Primary series sees class 2F puzzling over the great mysteries of their school existence – including the makeup of the school mashed potato and what happens when you eat a fly by accident.

 

I (Don’t) Like Snakes

by Nicola Davies and Luciano Lozano

Walker Books

This is an unusual and amusing tale about a girl who doesn’t share her family’s enthusiasm for snakes. However, as they tell her more about the incredible reptiles, she has a change of heart.

 

The Jolley Rogers and the Monster’s Gold

by Jonny Duddle

Templar

The Jolley-Rogers are just your everyday pirate family, doing everyday pirate family things. This clever series serves up lots of nautical giggles, and will be enjoyed by all children.

 

Rabbit’s Bad Habits

by Julian Gough and Jim Field

Hachette Children’s Group

Gentle Bear wakes up early from hibernation one day and decides to build a snowman. Grumpy, know-it-all Rabbit comes along, and then Wolf, too. A beautiful modern classic about friends and sharing.

 

Dave Pigeon

by Swapna Haddow

Faber & Faber

Dave Pigeon, the brilliant pigeon mastermind, is determined to find and eat all of your biscuits. The expressive illustrations complete a perfect funny book for younger readers.

 

The Princess in Black

by Shannon and Dean Hale

Candlewick Press

A prim and proper princess leads a double life as a superhero ninja.

 

Louie Lets Loose!

by Rachel Hamilton

Oxford University Press

Louie the unicorn lives a quiet life with his parents in Story Land, until his invite to the New York School of Performing Arts arrives. This book is a fantastically funny tale of friendship and adapting to a new school.

 

Above and Below

by Patricia Hegarty and Hanako Clulow

Little Tiger Press (360 Degrees)

This fascinating and stylish picture book explores habitats both above and below the surface. The half-page flaps add another level of interactivity to this wonderful information book that young nature fans will love.

 

Badly Drawn Beth

by Knife & Packer

Orchard

A comic/storybook crossover where hilarious heroine, Beth, charts her survival of school, friends (best and worst), the dreaded family barbecue and other natural disasters.

 

Footpath Flowers

by JonArno Lawson

Walker Books

A little girl spreads joy and colour through the grey townscape, when she picks and presents flowers from the pavements to the people and animals she meets. This wordless picture book is a beauty to behold.

 

Toby and the Ice Giants

by Joe Lillington

Flying Eye Books

A charming story with lively illustrations to learn more about the last Ice Age.

 

Jack Dash and the Magic Feather

by Sophie Plowden

Catnip Publishing

On the day that Jack’s family moves to a new house, he finds a magic feather in the attic that makes whatever he draws real. Surreal humour and a page-turning plot will keep boys and girls hooked.

 

Pugs of the Frozen North

by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

Oxford University Press

A race to the far north among some very unconventional competitors and their vehicles. A winning combination of text, image, humour and sadness.

 

King Flashypants and the Evil Emperor

by Andy Riley

Hodder Children’s Books

When nine-year-old King Edwin runs out of pocket money, he can no longer buy his subjects Friday chocolate. The peasants revolt and elect a new leader, Evil Emperor Nurbison. This slapstick tale will appeal to those who love something a…

 

Claude: Going For Gold

by Alex T Smith

Hodder Children’s Books

It’s The Stonking Great Big Sports Day, and returning hero Claude is itching to take part! Hilarious and beautifully illustrated, Claude: Going For Gold is great fun and will carry you off in a gleeful adventure.

 

Future Ratboy and the Invasion of the Nom-Noms

by Jim Smith

Egmont

Future Ratboy (A.K.A Colin Lamppost) has been zapped millions of years into the future by a bolt of lightning. As if that’s not bad enough, horrible little insects are turning everyone into zombies. A brilliantly hilarious superhero comedy adventure.

 

The Bear and the Piano

by David Litchfield

Frances Lincoln

A bear’s piano playing makes him a huge star, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging from an exciting debut author-illustrator.

 

The BFG

Roald Dahl

Penguin Books Ltd

Telling the story of a young girl called Sophie who stays up way past the witching hour and meets a giant who is far friendlier than the others – who like to eat ‘human beans’ for dinner!