Recommended Books

Our recommended books feature authors from Wales and books set in Wales. That’s our bag at Familybookworms – authors, illustrators and publishers with any kind of connection to Wales. We’ve tried to include poetry and non-fiction as well as fiction, and this list will no doubt evolve. Our focus is on reading for pleasure – quality writing that can be enjoyed on your own or shared at home or in school. We don’t recommend anything we haven’t read. We have lists for every primary year group in progress, so keep coming back. Each year group also has a featured author to explore in depth.

Year 6

Year 6 Featured Author:
Sophie Anderson

Year 5

Year 5 Featured Author:
Eloise Williams

If you’re looking to buy any of these books, please speak to your local independent bookshop or the Books Council of Wales, who have education officers to support schools. Rather than visit Amazon, we’ve put a list together at, where you can also see a synopsis of each book at a glance.

If you’re looking to widen this booklist to include books from outside Wales, then we can highly recommend the lists prepared by Books For Topics and The Reader Teacher.