Top Ten Books That I Am Going To Read To My Class


Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list are the Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught. I am actually a recently qualified teacher so this topic excites me very much! In fact, a week today I start my first position!

I have decided to slightly amend the topic and talk about books I hope to introduce to the children! This year my class are 6-7 year olds, so I will start with books for them! I will then list 5 books that I would use with older children (7-11 years)

5 books for the 4-7 year olds!

Roald Dahl- Matilda


To be honest, I think I’ll read more than Matilda by Roald Dahl to my class!

The True Story of The Three Little Pigs- Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

The True Story of the Three Little PigsThis is a reimagining of the Three Little Pigs from the Wolf’s point of view! I’m sure my class will LOVE it!

Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Book?- Lauren Child

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Book?

Lauren Child is a popular children’s author. I think this book will appeal to a wide range of children. The main character visits many well known fairy tales! I love my fairy tale stories and so do children!

And Tango Makes Three- Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell


I read this book earlier this year as part of my Banned Books feature with my sister, Beth. It’s the fictionalised tale of a true story of two male penguins raising a penguin chick. It’s cute and well worth reading, especially to show different types of families.

Handa’s Surprise- Eileen Browne

140499I love this story, it’s simple and fun and children seem to adore it!

5 books for 7-11 years old

The Girl Who Walked On Air- Emma Carroll

The Girl Who Walked On Air

This book is a fantastic adventure story which is incredibly descriptive and atmospheric. I imagine this book would inspire some fantastic creative writing!

A Room Full of Chocolate- Jane Elson

A Room Full of ChocolateThis book does deal with an illness, so I would have to be cautious which the children I used it with. It does however, deal beautifully with friendship and family.

Blackberry Blue- Jamila Gavin

Blackberry Blue: And Other Fairy TalesThis book has wonderful fairy tales within!

Gangsta Granny- David Walliams

Gangsta Granny

Children seem to adore David Walliams! I have this book ready and raring to go.

Cloud Busting- Malorie Blackman

Cloud BustingI absolutely adore this book which is written in verse. I can’t wait to explore it with children!

What books would you teach if you were a teacher? Feel free to leave a link to your post this week and I’ll stop by!

44 thoughts on “Top Ten Books That I Am Going To Read To My Class

  1. When I was aged 6-9, our school teachers read us lots of Roald Dahl and I loved it! I still have a copy of Fantastic Mr Fox and it developed a love of foxes in me that I still have today. Hand feeding young fox cubs and adults has been a great thrill for me over the years! I grew up on Roald Dahl and Enid Blyton!

  2. Congratulations on your qualifications! In case I forget next week, I hope you have a wonderful first day! 🙂 I love your selections, Roald Dahl was always a favourite of mine when I was little and I recently bought David Walliams’ books for a friend who has young boys. She’s not the most confident reader so I thought it would be something they could enjoy together. 🙂

    Happy Reading
    Rachel @

  3. I love the idea that you are introducing great books to children. I think if you read the right book at the right time in your life, it will turn you into a lifelong reader. I’m so out of touch with childrens books now though and don’t think I’ve read any of those!

  4. Aww congratulations on the new job!! You will be wonderful! I adore The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs- one of my all time favorites! I bought it for my daughter recently! She just turned 4, so she’s on the young end of your post, but her all time favorites are pretty much anything Berenstain Bears and anything Mo Willems writes 😉 FABULOUS list, I will be checking these out for sure!

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