At Alver Valley Schools we aim to nurture and encourage children’s love of reading, from our youngest children in our onsite school Nursery all the way through to Year 6. We have two vibrant and well-stocked libraries, and engaging book areas in each classroom. On this page you will find recommended reads, photos of some of our reading areas, and more.

Emotional Menagerie Competition

Each week in our virtual assembly we have been sharing the book an Emotional Menagerie. Click on the video below to watch our whole school assembly where we share the first few pages of the book ‘An Emotional Menagerie’. The book is an A-Z of emotions. It likens emotions to animals, helping us to put

Reading Recommendations by Year Group

Click on the year group below to view a list of recommended books. Year R Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6 

Book Finder

If you are looking for new reading recommendations why not try out the book finder from the Book Trust? You can search by your age and interests and the book finder shows you some brilliant recommendations based on your interests.

Reading at Christmas

Take a look at these fabulous Christmas themed suggested reads from picture books to favourite characters chapter books there is something for everyone!  Also why not take part in the Christmas Reading Challenge?

Recommended Reads by Author

Ten Little Pirates Drawing Challenge!

Illustrator Simon Rickerty made Alver Valley a pirate draw along video.