Our Year 1 book collections are carefully hand-picked as the best books for children aged 5-6 in Year 1 classrooms. They give children the experience of the wide range of books there are for them to enjoy as they begin to develop their own preferences in books. They are also aimed at developing and improving early reading confidence and ability. Our expert team read and assess picture books, readers, non-fiction and early chapter books to place them in the appropriate book band collections and we have included these here for the expected level for readers in Year1, progressing from Blue band, through to Green and Orange book bands. For schools using Accelerated Reader™, we offer Lower Years collections for children in year 1.