Upper Key Stage 2 (Year 5 & Year 6: Ages 9+)
Reading aloud to children is the first step in building a reading culture where books and stories are shared together and helps to create a lifelong reading habit. Being read aloud to not only allows children to become familiar with, and to recognise, the language patterns and voices that they hear, but it can also encourage a love of reading for pleasure.
Below is a specially-chosen selection of my favourite recommended books to read aloud to children in Year 5 and Year 6, split into categories and genres to help you. Whether you’re reading to your class during story time, whole class reading or guided reading, choosing a choice for a book club or sharing a bedtime story, these stories will capture the curiosity of the listener and keep them wanting more!
Check out my Top 100 Recommended Reads for Year 5 and Year 6 if you're looking for more to top up your classroom bookshelf collections and browse through my other booklists if you're looking for other subjects, topics, genres and themes. There's always more being added!