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Interesting independent research into what kids are reading.

A study has been completed into the books most read by children. The full report can be found here: whatkidsarereading.co.uk

Below however is a collection of the top twenty overall books per year group:

Year 1

Year 2

Title Author Title Author
The Secret Room Roderick Hunt The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson
Kipper and the Giant Roderick Hunt Owl Babies Martin Waddell
Village in the Snow Roderick Hunt Farmer Duck Martin Waddell
Castle Adventure Roderick Hunt Village in the Snow Roderick Hunt
The Magic Key Roderick Hunt Kipper and the Giant Roderick Hunt
We're Going on a Bear Hunt Michael J.Rosen Peace at Last Jill Murphy
In the Garden Roderick Hunt Land of the Dinosaurs Roderick Hunt
The Play Roderick Hunt Castle Adventures Roderick Hunt
Gran Roderick Hunt Lost in the Jungle Roderick Hunt
Robin Hood Roderick Hunt A Fright in the Night Roderick Hunt
A Fright in the Night Roderick Hunt Robin Hood Roderick Hunt
Land of the Dinosaurs Roderick Hunt The Outing Roderick Hunt
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson Not Now, Bernard David McKee
the Outing Roderick Hunt In the Garden Roderick Hunt
Pirate Adventure Roderick Hunt We're Going on a Bear Hunt Michael J.Rosen
The New House Roderick Hunt Red Planet Roderick Hunt
The Dragon Tree Roderick Hunt The Kidnappers Roderick Hunt
Not Now, Bernard David McKee The Lost Key Roderick Hunt
Come In! Roderick Hunt The Cat in the Hat Dr Seuss
The Storm Roderick Hunt The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle

Year 3

Year 4

Title Author Title Author
The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson The Twits Roald Dahl
The Magic Finger Roald Dahl The Magic Finger Roald Dahl
Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl
The Twits Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl
Owl Babies Martin Waddell The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson
George's Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Viking Adventure Roderick Hunt Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Dog Days Jeff Kinney
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Last Straw Jeff Kinney
Victorian Adventure Roderick Hunt Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Rodrick Rules Jeff Kinney
Robin Hood Roderick Hunt Horrid Henry Meets the Queen Francesca Simon
Mrs Wobble the Waitress Allan Ahlberg Esio Trot Roald Dahl
We're Going on a Bear Hunt Michael J.Rosen Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry Meets the Queen Francesca Simon Horrid Henry's Haunted House Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry's Nits Francesca Simon Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The UglyTruth Francesca Simon
Peace at Last Jill Murphy Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry's Stinkbomb Francesca Simon Horrid Henry Francesca Simon
Horrid Henry and the Secret Club Francesca Simon Horrid Henry's Nits Francesca Simon
The Lost Key Roderick Hunt Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend Francesca Simon
Don't Be Horrid, Henry! Francesca Simon Horrid Henry and the Mummy's Curse Francesca Simon
Funnybones Janet Ahlberg Horrid Henry and the Bogey Babysitter Francesca Simon

Year 5

Year 6

Title Author Title Author
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Dog Days Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Dog Days Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Last Straw Jeff Kinney
The Twits Roald Dahl Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Rodrick Rules Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Rodrick Rules Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Last Straw Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Ugly Truth Jeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel Jeff Kinney
George's Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney
Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl The Twits Roald Dahl
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:The Third Wheel Jeff Kinney Gangsta Granny David Walliams
Diary of a Wimpy Kid:Cabin Fever Jeff Kinney Billionaire Boy David Walliams
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl George's Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl
Esio Trot Roald Dahl Mr Stink David Walliams
The Magic Finger Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl
Gangsta Granny David Walliams Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Billionaire Boy David Walliams Esio Trot Roald Dahl
Mr Stink David Walliams Ratburger David Walliams
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Roald Dahl The Boy in the Dress David Walliams
Horrid Henry's Haunted House Francesca Simon Kensuke's Kingdom Michael Morpurgo
Horrid Henry and the Football Fiend Francesca Simon The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Roald Dahl
The Boy in the Dress David Walliams The Magic Finger Roald Dahl

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