Books That Primary School Pupils Should Read (Six for Sunday)

Six for Sunday is weekly prompt hosted by Steph at A Little But A Lot where we are encouraged to give our opinions on a certain topic or a book-related theme.

This week’s topic is ‘books you think should be studied in school’. This is such a great topic for me, being a School Librarian and I’ve decided to mix it up a bit and share with you 6 books that I think all Primary School Pupils should read. I’ll be sharing books for all primary school ages (4 – 11) and maybe you’ll be able to share this list with any children you know.

What books do you think should be studied in schools?

1 ) Wonder by R.J. Palacio


Wonder is a beautiful book that I adore reading and discussing with the children at work. This book teaches children the importance of not judging someone by their appearance and that it is okay to not fit and to stand out.

2 ) Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl


This was a book that the year 3 & 4’s loved when I read it to them in their library sessions. The humour and adventure within it really keeps their interest and will leave them wanting to read more.

3 ) The Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr


This book is quite simply a classic and one that younger children adore. It’s a story that keeps them entertained and one that you can tell again and again. I never get bored of reading it.

4 ) The Boy In The Dress by David Walliams


This is a book, that I feel will help a lot of children in figuring out who they are. It covers a lot of topics such as loss, grief, discovering yourself and standing out. This is definitely a book that children will learn empathy from.

5 ) The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson


This is such a fun read for children in reception and year 1. It is a really sweet, rhyming story about a mouse who scares of his enemies with stories of a Gruffalo. It’s so enjoyable to read and it’s a children’s classic.

6 ) The Star Spun Web by Sinead O’Hart

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This book takes you on such an adventure with a young girl and her pet spider! It features parallel worlds, historical accuracy and science! What I also love about this book is that it features Tess, our main character, loving science and STEM! This could, in turn empower a lot of young girls to start considering a career in that field, which is great.

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