English Reading Diploma grades 1-2

This HelMet English Reading Diploma is for 1-2 grade students.

When you have read ten (10) books, you get a diploma. You can select books from this list or select books that are interesting to you that are not found on this list. Ask your teacher if books not on the list can be used for the Reading Diploma. You can also ask a librarian for ideas.

You can also read audiobooks and e-books.

When you have completed the Reading Diploma you can then complete a bonus diploma by reading ten (10) different books. Ask for help from your teacher and or a librarian.

Table of contents

Picture books • Easy readers • Children's fiction • Poetry, Fairy tales and Comic Books • Nonfiction • Graphic Novels

Picture books

Little people, big dreams series

Bishop Poppy

Bear's House of Books

Bright Rachel

The Way Home for Wolf

Brill Calista

The Secret garden

Brown Peter

My teacher is a monster! : (no, I Am Not)

Burningham John

Air miles

Ferry Beth

Swashby and the Sea

Havukainen Aino

This is Finland

King-Chai Sharon


Klassen Jon

I Want My Hat Back

Leonard M.G.

The tale of a toothbrush

Litchfield David

The bear and the piano

marcero deborah

In a jar

McCardie Amanda

A book of feelings

Snyder Laurel

Endlessly ever after

Sperring Mark

The astro naughty naughty baddies

Easy readers

Reading champion series

Usborne first reading series

Little Gems series

Read it yourself

Green Bananas series

Blue bananas series

Red bananas series

Early Reader series

DK Super Readers

Faruqi Saadia

Yasmin series

Cobb Amelia

Zoe's Rescue Zoo series

Davies Jacqueline

Sydney and Taylor Explore the Whole Wide World

Donaldson Julia

Swallows and spiders : two stories in one

Fine Anne

Gnomes Gnomes Gnomes!

Gallo Tina

Batman Has a Plan

Hargreaves Roger

Reading Ladder series

Hart Caryl

The Beast of Bramble Woods

Jenner Caryn

Dorling Kindersley readers

Lyons Kelly Starling

Miles Lewis

Meadows Daisy

Rainbow magic series

Philpott Ellen

Read it yourself with Ladybird

Shaw Hannah


Stock Lisa

Battle for Naboo

Webb Holly

Animal Stories series

Woodfine Katherine

Sophie Takes to the Sky

Children's fiction

Bird Pip

Super Cute series

Colfer Eoin

Anna Liza and the happy practice

Davidson Zanna

Billy and the Mini Monsters series

Gough Julian

Rabbit and Bear series

Hale Shannon

The princess in black

Harrison Paula

The secret rescuers series

Harrison Paula

Kitty series

Henn Sophy

Bad Nana: Older not wiser

Huddleston Tom

Cosmic Creatures

McCall Smith Alexander

Freddie Mole, lion tamer

Meadows Daisy

Magic Animal Friends series

Morpurgo Michael

Mimi and the mountain dragon

Murphy Jill

The worst witch series

Nadin Joanna

Penny Dreadful series

Parvela Timo

Bicycling to the moon

Powers Mark

Space detectives series

Thomas Valerie

Winnie the Witch series

Vulliamy Clara

Marshmallow Pie series

Poetry, Fairy tales and Comic Books

Billy and the Minpins

Brooks Felicity

Stories to Read Aloud

Coelho Joseph

Smile out Loud

Dahl Roald

The enormous crocodile

Dahl Roald

Revolting rhymes

Davidson Susanna

The hare and the tortoise

Davidson Susanna

The town mouse and the country mouse

Donaldson Julia

The scarecrows' wedding

Donaldson Julia

Shuffle and squelch : poems and rhymes for children

Etherington Robin

Looga and Barooga

Jansson Tove

Stories from Moominvalley

Milne A.A:

Always Pooh and me : a collection of favourite poems

Mole Simon


Naidoo Beverley

Who is King? : ten magical stories from Africa

Patchett Fiona

The little red hen

Rissanen Riikka

Green tights -18 funny rhymes

Saint-Exupery Antoine De

The Little Prince

Smart Jamie

Pip, Lop, Mip, Bop

Stevens Roger

Apes to Zebras: An A-Z of Shape Poems

Underwood Deborah

Interstellar Cinderella


Stella Gurney

Everyday journeys of ordinary things

Around the world in 80 ways

Usborne pet guides series

100 Things to Know About... Series

Barr Catherine

The story of people

Barr Catherine

Let's save the Great Barrier Reef : why we must protect our planet

Biesty Stephen

Stephen Biesty's incredible cross-sections of everything

Bone Emily

Usborne Young beginners series

Brett Anna

Daredevil's guide to outer space

Davies James

Meet the Ancient Egyptians

Daynes Katie

What is a virus?

Dickins Rosie

Usborne lift-the-flap computers and coding

Durley Natasha


Helsby Genevieve

My first orchestra book

Hunt Wendy

What do animals do all day?

Lomax Dean R.

My Book of Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life

Packham Chris

Amazing animal journeys

Sanchez Vegara Isabel

Big Dreams series

Zommer Yuval

The big book of bugs

Graphic Novels

Nguyen Trang

Saving Sorya

O'Hara Mo

Agent Moose

Tabor Corey

Sir Ladybug