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Diversity Reading List

Diversity Reading List


At St Vincent’s we want to offer our children a diet of diverse reading books that represent our global community.

Some of the texts are studied within class as part of our English curriculum, some are within our attractive reading areas and some are studied within our PSHCE curriculum as part of our valued teaching of the protected characteristics. Please see below some of the popular listed titles that we offer at St Vincent’s. 

English Curriculum

PSHCE (No Outsiders)

Shared Reading Areas



My Daddies

And Tango Makes Three

Perfectly Norman

We are Family

Me, My Dad and the end of the Rainbow

The List of things that will not change

Heather has two Mummies

The Girl with Two Dads

Deepest Breath

My Princess Boy

Can you See Me


Giraffe’s Can’t Dance

Susan Laughs

Dream Big Little Leader

Riley Can be Anything

Look Up


The Boy at the Back Of the Class

The Proudest Blue

Effie The Rebel

Between Sea and Sky

Fly Me Home

I am not a Label

A Different Pond

When Stars are Scattered

The difference between me and the Cherry Tree


Ancestor Approved

Two Sisters

Young, Gifted and Black

Storm Horse

Counting on Katherine

Turtle Boy

Rosa Parks

Hello Friend

Happy in our skin

Little Glow

You Choose

Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly

Mommy, Mama and Me

The Family Book

Year 1


Grandad’s Island

Dog’s don’t do ballet

Betsy Coleman

The Storm Whale

Going to the Volcano

Want to play trucks?

Max The Champion

My World Your World

Year 2


Mary Seacole

The Colour Monster

Winter’s Child

Can I join your Club?


All are welcome

The Great Big Book of Families

Year 3


The Queens Token

The life of Zahra

Pugs of the Frozen North

Mr Penguin and the lost treasure

This is our House

We are all Wonders


The Truth about Old People

Year 4


The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

Henry’s Freedom Box

Along came a Different

Red – A crayon’s Story

Aalfred and Aalbert

Julian is a Mermaid


Year 5



Coming to England

The legend of Podkin One-Ear

The Suitcase


How to Heal a Broken Wing

The Little Island

Year 6



No Ballet Shoes in Syria


King of the Sky

The only way is Badger


Introducing Teddy


Contact the School

St Vincent's Catholic Primary School

Orchard Road,
WA15 8EY

Main Contact: Headteacher Mrs Harrop

SEND Contact: Mrs Farrell and Mrs Sutton

Tel: 0161 911 8040



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