Beaford Community

Primary and Nursery School

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon EX19 8LJ

01805 603263


Recommended Reading Lists

Encouraging and supporting your child to read and enjoy it is really important.  Below are a list of recommended books for your child to read.  There are old favourites on the list as well as books that have just been published. 

KS2 reading list

Year 2 reading list

Patron of Reading 

A Patron of Reading is a school's special, designated children's author with whom the school forms a personal attachment. Infomation about the scheme can be found at 

Our Patron of Reading is CJ Busby.  She is a local author who writes fiction stories for children.  Her recent titles include Deep Amber and the Spell series.  Visit her website to find out more. 


This year Cecilia has shared with children how she became an author and the inspiration for the characters of her books.  




Cecilia shared the beginning of several books with each class to spark thier interest and read for pleasure. These are the books shared with the children. You might like to find these titles in the library.




Mr Majeika - Humphrey Carpenter

The Adventures of Captain Underpants - Dav Pilkey

The Worst Witch - Jill Murphy 

The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth - Eoin Colfer




Riddle of the Raptors, Astrosaurs - Steve Cole

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum - Andy Stanton

The Twits - Roald Dahl

The Firework-Makers Daughter - Philip Pullman




Dark Lord: The Teenage Years - Jamie Thomson

How to Train your Dragon - Cressida Cowell

Skellig - David Almond

The Demon Headmaster - Gillian Cross