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, but our choices are restricted by what is available. This list will no doubt evolve and we welcome your suggestions (go to @bookwormswales on Twitter).

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.

Recommended for Year 6

Recommended for Year 5

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 lists together at, which is the best place to see a synopsis of each book.

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.