At Junction Farm Primary School, we have developed a ‘Reading Spine’ of core, high quality texts for each year group from EYFS to Year 6. Teachers have carefully chosen a selection of books that sit at the very core of the curriculum for their own year group. The books sometimes link to our topics but not always. They are shared with all children in different ways – they may be read to the children, used a stimulus for writing in English lessons or during Guided Reading lessons.




Book Author
Fantastic Mr Fox (Spring 2) Roald Dahl
Katie Morag Delivers the Mail (Summer 2) Mairi Hederwick
Traction Man (Autumn 1) Mini Grey
Toby and the Great Fire of London (Autumn 2) Margret Nash
The Magic Paintbrush Gareth Edwards
The Disgusting Sandwich Julia Donaldson
Theres a Rang-Tan in my bedroom James Sellick
Rapunzel Sarah Gibb
The Antlered Ship Dashka Slater
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Jill Tomlinson
Meerkat Mail Emilie Gravitate



Book Author
Middleworld J&P Voelkel
The Ickabog J K Rowling
The Fire Maker’s Daughter Philip Pullman
Window Jeannie Baker
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
The Little Match Girl Hans Christian Andersen
Chasing Tornadoes! Michael McGuffee and Kelly Burley



Book Author
Viking Boy Tony Bradman
Shackleton’s Journey William Grill
The Unbelievable Biscuit Factory James Harris
The Griffin Gate Vashti Hardy
A Kind of Spark Elle McNicoll
The Midnight Guardians Ross Montgomery
The Ghost of Gosswater Lucy Strange
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C S Lewis
Rose Blanche Roberto Innocenti
The Nowhere Emporium Ross MacKenzie