Supporting Reading at Allscott Meads

19 July, 2023
19 July, 2023

Alber Albear’s mission is for every child at Allscott Meads Primary to love, love, love, their reading! He simply can’t get enough of his favourite books, but he needs your help! If you would like to support Alber in his mission to encourage every child at Allscott Meads to be an avid reader, please consider supporting our whole school ‘love reading’ initiative. Below you will find a selection of books that we would welcome parents/carers support in gifting to the school to enhance the Allscott Meads Primary School Library. To do this, simply select a few titles from the lists attached and bring them along to school. Any books gifted by parents and carers to the school will be shown in reading assembly and would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to gift a book, can you please choose from those titles without a strike through the name below.

50 Best Books for 5-6 Year Olds:

Actual Size* by Steve Jenkins | 9780547512914
Born in the Wild: Baby Mammals and Their Parents by Lita Judge | 9781596439252
Dinotrux by Chris Gall | 9780316027779
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds | 9780763619619
Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld | 9780811868655
Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña, illustrated by Christian Robinson | 9780399257742
Miss Nelson Is Missing by Harry G. Allard Jr., illustrated by James Marshall | 9780395401460
Over the Hills and Far Away: A Treasury of Nursery Rhymes edited by Elizabeth Hammill | 9780763677299
The Paper Bag Princess by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Michael Martchenko | 9780920236826
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin, illustrated by James Dean | 9780061906237
Piggie Pie! by Margie Palatini, illustrated by Howard Fine | 9780395866184
Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld | 9780316007627
The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith | 9780670827596
Where the Sidewalk Ends* by Shel Silverstein | 9780060256678
You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You: Very Short Fairy Tales to Read Together* by Mary Ann Hoberman, illustrated by Michael Emberley | 9780316146111
You Will Be My Friend!* by Peter Brown | 9780316070300
Ballerina Dreams: From Orphan to Dancer by Michaela DePrince and Elaine DePrince, illustrated by Frank Morrison | 9780385755153
Benny and Penny in Just Pretend* by Geoffrey Hayes | 9780979923807
Bink and Gollie* by Kate DiCamillo and Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile | 9780763632663
Bathtime for Biscuit* by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Pat Schories | 9780064442640
Today I Will Fly!* (An Elephant and Piggie book) by Mo Willems | 9781423102953
Hi! Fly Guy* by Tedd Arnold | 9780439639033
Fly Guy Presents: Space* by Tedd Arnold | 9780545564922
Frog and Toad Are Friends* by Arnold Lobel | 9780060239572
George and Martha* by James Marshall | 9780395199725
Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman | 9780394900209
Good Night, Good Knight* by Shelley Moore Thomas, illustrated by Jennifer Plecas | 9780142302019
Henry and Mudge: The First Book* by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Suçie Stevenson | 9780689810046
Ling and Ting: Not Exactly the Same!* by Grace Lin | 9780316024525
May I Please Have a Cookie?* by Jennifer Morris | 9780439738194
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss | 9780394806228
National Geographic Readers: Planets* by Elizabeth Carney | 9781426310362
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss | 9780394800134
Penny and Her Marble* by Kevin Henkes | 9780062082060
Spiders by Nic Bishop | 9780439877565
Baby Mouse #1: Queen of the World!* by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm | 9780375832291
Bad Kitty* by Nick Bruel | 9781596430693
The Chicken Squad* by Doreen Cronin, illustrated by Kevin Cornell | 9781442496767
Clementine* by Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by Marla Frazee | 9780786838820
Dora Fantasmagory* by Abby Hanlon | 9780803740884
EllRay Jakes Is Not a Chicken* by Sally Warner, illustrated by Jamie Harper | 9780670062430
Gooney Bird Greene* by Lois Lowry, illustrated by Middy Thomas | 9780544225275
Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark* by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca | 9780375869884
Mercy Watson to the Rescue* by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen |9780763622701
Nikki and Deja* by Karen English, illustrated by Laura Freeman | 9780547133621
Princess in Black* by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, illustrated by LeUyen Pham | 9780763665104
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot* by Dav Pilkey, illustrated by Dan Santat | 9780545630092
Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything* by Lenore Look, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf | 9781416950035
Stink: The Incredible Shrinking Kid* by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds | 9780763664268
Violet Mackerel’s Remarkable Recovery* by Anna Branford, illustrated by Elanna Allen | 9781442435889


50 Best Books for 7 -8 Year Olds:

Squids Will Be Squids by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith | 9780142500408
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins | 9780618375943
Exclamation Mark by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld | 9780545436793
Maps by Aleksandra Mizielińska and Daniel Mizieliński | 9780763668969
The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds | 9780763619619
Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett, illustrated by Matt Myers | 9781442446731
Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote by Duncan Tonatiuh | 9781419705830
Firefly July selected by Paul B. Janeczko, illustrated by Melissa Sweet | 9780763648428
Ordinary People Change the World Series by Brad Meltzer, illustrated by Christopher Eliopoulos
Grandfather Gandhi by Arun Gandhi, illustrated by Bethany Hegedus | 9781442423657
Dragonbreath by Usurla Vernon | 9780142420959
The Adventures of Nanny Piggins by R.A. Spratt, illustrated by Dan Santat | 9780316230988
Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke, illustrated by Lauren Tobia | 9781935279730
The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney | 9780142403525
Make Way for Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie | 9780142415559
The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin | 9780316060028
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel | 9781626722453
A Horn for Louis by Eric A. Kimmel | 9780375840050
The Haunted Library #1 by Dori Hillestad Butler, illustrated by Aurore Damant | 9780448462431
My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O’Hara, illustrated by Marek Jagucki | 9781250052155
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins, illustrated by Jamie Hogan | 9781580893084
The Great Cake Mystery: Precious Ramotswe’s Very First Case by Alexander McCall Smith, illustrated by Iain McIntosh | 9780307949448
Lola Levine Is Not Mean! by Monica Brown, illustrated by Angela Dominguez | 9780316258333
My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett, illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett | 9780394890487
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes, illustrated by Louis Slobodkin | 9780152052607
Over My Dead Body by Kate Klise, illustrated by M. Sarah Klise | 9780547577135
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake | 9780142410349
Weird But True Series by National Geographic
Fairest of All (Whatever After, Book #1) by Sarah Mlynowski | 9780545485715
Who Was…? Series by various authors
Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George | 9781599906447
Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar, illustrated by Adam McCauley | 9780380698714
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney | 9780810993136
I Survived Series by Lauren Tarshis
The Sasquatch Escape (The Imaginary Veterinary, Book #1) by Suzanne Selfors, illustrated by Dan Santat | 9780316209342
Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky | 9780385736619
Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, illustrated by Garth Williams | 9780060263850
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows, illustrated by Sophie Blackall | 9780811849098
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan | 9780439120425
Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary, illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers | 9780380709182
Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill | 9781590170472
Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein | 9780060256685
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke | 9781596434462
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien, illustrated by Zena Bernstein | 9780689710681
D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri d’Aulaire and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire | 9780440406945
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao | 9780061992254
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis | 9780064471046
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg | 9781416949756
Holes by Louis Sachar | 9780440228592
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall | 9780440420477


50 Best Books for 9-10 Year Olds:

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Dave McKean | 9780060530921
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz, illustrated by Dan Santat | 9780142419670
The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selzick | 9780439813785
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle | 9780312367558
Ranger’s Apprentice Series by John Flanagan
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIHM by Robert C. O’Brien, illustrated by Zena Bernstein | 9780689710681
Matilda by Roald Dahl, illustrated by Quentin Blake | 9780425287675
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park | 9780547251271
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao | 9780061992254
Holes by Louis Sachar | 9780440228592
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan | 9780439120425
Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech | 9780060560133
The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt | 9780618724833
Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo | 9780763680862
Rules by Cynthia Lord | 9780439443838
The Stonekeeper (Amulet Book #1) by Kazu Kibuishi | 9780439846813
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson | 9780525429678
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke | 9781596434462
El Deafo by Cece Bell | 9781419712173
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier | 9780545540612
Frindle by Andrew Clements, illustrated by Brian Selznick | 9780689818769
Love That Dog by Sharon Creech | 9780060292874
So B. It by Sarah Weeks | 9780066236223
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper | 9781416971719
The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall | 9780440420477
Wonder by R.J. Palacio | 9780375869020
Hatchet by Gary Paulsen | 9781416925088
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage | 9780142426050
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin | 9780312643003
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh | 9780440416791
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts | 9780316276917
Diary of a Sixth Grade Ninja by Marcus Emerson | 9781493527489
Tales of a Fourth-Grade Nothing by Judy Blume | 9780142408810
Big Nate Series by Lincoln Peirce
A Series of Unfortunate Events Series by Lemony Snicket, illustrated by Brett Helquist
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney
Wayside School Series by Louis Sachar
The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 by Christopher Paul Curtis | 9780385382946
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai | 9780061962783
The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley | 9780147510488
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia | 9780060760885
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry | 9780547577098
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Readers Edition) by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer | 9780147510426
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson | 9780147515827
Science Verse by John Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith | 9780670910571
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 by Brian Floca | 9781416950462
Zombie Makers: True Stories of Nature’s Undead by Rebecca L. Johnson | 9780761386339


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If you have any good quality texts that appear in any of the lists but in excellent used condition, then we would also welcome these as donations to our library. After choosing books from the list if you could email us to let us know the titles then we will ensure that these are crossed out to avoid duplication.

Many thanks for all your help and support of reading at Allscott Meads. We so look forward to sharing all new books donated with the children.