Library Book Recommendation

The School Reading List

Year 1

Book’s name Author
1 The Very Hungry Caterpillar Eric Carle
2 We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
3 Peace At Last Jill Murphy
4 The Bad-tempered Ladybird Eric Carle
5 Funnybones Alllan Ahlberg
6 The Gruffalo Julia Donaldson
7 A Bear Called Paddington Michael Bond
8 A Lion In The Meadow Margaret Mahy
9 Cops and Robbers Allan Ahlberg
10 Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy Lynley Dodd
11 Owl Babies Martin Waddell
12 The Emperor of Absurdia Chris Riddell
13 There Are Cats in This Book Viviane Schwarz
14 Mister Magnolia Quentin Blake
15 Katie Morag’s Island Stories Mairi Hedderwick
16 My Friend Bear Jez Alborough
17 Avocado Baby John Burningham
18 The Tiger Who Came to Tea Judith Kerr
19 Meg and Mog Helen Nichol
20 Not Now, Bernard David McKee
21 A Dark, Dark Tale Ruth Brown
22 Dogger Shirley Hughes
23 I Want My Hat Back Jon Klassen
24 The Dark Lemony Snicket
25 You Can’t Take An Elephant On the Bus Patricia Cleveland-Peck
26 Penguin Polly Dunbar
27 You Choose! Pippa Goodhart
28 Stanley’s Stick Neale Layton
29 What to do if an Elephant Stands on your Foot Michelle Robinson
30 How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth Michelle Robinson
31 Dinosaurs in the Supermarket! Timothy Knapman






Year 2


Book’s name Author
1 The Legend of Spud Murphy Eoin Colfer
2 Mr Majeika Humphrey Carpenter
3 Jinnie Ghost Berlie Doherty
4 I Was a Rat!: Or, the Scarlet Slipper Philip Pullman
5 The Day The Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt
6 Beaver Towers Nigel Hinton
7 Fungus the Bogeyman Raymond Briggs
8 Mrs Wobble the Waitress Allan Ahlberg
9 The Adventures of Captain Underpants Dav Pilkey
10 The Dunderheads Paul Fleischman
11 The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate Margaret Mahy
12 Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind Jeremy Strong
13 The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me Roald Dahl
14 Mog Time Treasury: Six Stories About Mog the Forgetful Cat Judith Kerr
15 Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed Michael Rosen
16 Mr Wolf’s Pancakes Jan Fearnley
17 Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat Ursula Williams
18 The Enchanted Wood Enid Blyton
19 Clarice Bean, That’s Me Lauren Child
20 The Story of Babar Jean De Brunhoff
21 Nim’s Island Wendy Orr
22 Fluff the Farting Fish Michael Rosen
23 The Tear Thief Carol Ann Duffy
24 How To Live Forever Colin Thompson
25 Press Here Herve Tullet
26 The Penderwicks Jeanne Birdsall
27 The Dragonsitter Josh Lacey













Year 3


Book’s name Author
1 The World According to Humphrey Betty G. Birney
2 Harry the poisonous centipede Lynne Reid Banks
3 Dilly the Dinosaur Tony Bradman
4 The Invisible Boy Trudy Ludwig
5 Flat Stanley Jeff Brown
6 The Secret World of Polly Flint Helen Cresswell
7 Fantastic Mr Fox Roald Dahl
8 Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World Georgia Pritchett
9 The Magic Finger Roald Dahl
10 Dog in the Dungeon Lucy Daniels
11 Willa and Old Miss Annie Berlie Doherty
12 My Naughty Little Sister Dorothy Edwards
13 The Diary of a Killer Cat Anne Fine
14 Picasso Perkins Adele Geras
15 The Reluctant Dragon Kenneth Grahame
16 The Charlie Moon Collection Shirley Hughes
17 Lullabyhullaballoo Mick Inkpen
18 All Because of Jackson Dick King-Smith
19 The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths Saviour Pirotta
20 Winnie-the-Pooh Collection A.A.Milne
21 Mrs Cockle’s Cat Philippa Pearce
22 Mrs Pepperpot Stories Alf Proysen
23 Unusual Day Sandi Toksvig
24 The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Jill Tomlinson
25 Pippi Longstocking Gift Edition Astrid Lindgren
26 The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss
27 Who’s in the Loo? Jeanne Willis
28 The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs Jon Scieszka
29 It Was a Dark and Stormy Night Janet Ahlberg
30 The Railway Cat Phyllis Arkle
31 The Giving Tree Shel Siverstein
32 Where The Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak



Year 4


Book’s name Author
1 Desirable Frank Cottrell Boyce
2 The 13 Storey Treehouse Andy Griffiths
3 Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor Jon Scieszka
4 The Peppermint Pig Nina Bawden
5 Operation Gadgetman! Malorie Blackman
6 The Children of Green Knowe Lucy M. Boston
7 How to Train Your Dragon Cressida Cowell
8 Lizzie Dripping Helen Cresswell
9 The Great Elephant Chase Gillian Cross
10 The Twits Roald Dahl
11 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
12 War Game Michael Foreman
13 Toad Rage Morris Gleitzman
14 The Last Castaways Harry Horse
15 The Falcon’s Malteser Anthony Horowitz
16 The House That Sailed Away Pat Hutchins
17 Fairy Tales Terry Jones
18 The Hodgeheg Dick King-Smith
19 The Worst Witch Jill Murphy
20 The Way to Sattin Shore Philippa Pearce
21 The Firework Maker’s Daughter Philip Pullman
22 The Suitcase Kid Jacqueline Wilson
23 George’s Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl
24 Billionaire Boy David Walliams
25 Cliffhanger Jacqueline Wilson
26 The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth Eoin Colfer
27 The Invisible Dog Dick King-Smith
28 The Battle of Bubble and Squeak Philippa Pearce
29 Give Peas A Chance Morris Gleitzman
30 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Michael Morpurgo
31 The Yearling Marjorie Rawlings



Year 5


Book’s name Author
1 Who Let the Gods Out Maz Evans
2 Boy in the Tower Polly Ho-Yen
3 The Wolf Wilder Katherine Rundell
4 Heidi Johanna Spyri
5 Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
6 The Wonder Garden Jenny Bloom and Kristjana Williams
7 The Breadwinner Deborah Ellis
8 The Butterfly Lion Michael Morpurgo
9 Charlotte’s Web E.B.White
10 Clockwork Philip Pullman
11 Danny the Champion of the World Roald Dahl
12 The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Big History Christopher Lloyd
13 Dial a Ghost Eva Ibbotson
14 Dragon Rider Cornelia Funke
15 Emil and the Detectives Erich Kastner
16 The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm Norman Hunter
17 I Know What You Did Last Wednesday Anthony Horowitz
18 The Ghost of Thomas Kempe Penelope Lively
19 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets J. K. Rowling
20 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire J. K. Rowling
21 Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone J. K. Rowling
22 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban J. K. Rowling
23 Heard it in the Playground Allan Ahlberg
24 The Ultimate Alphabet Mike Wilkes
25 The Hundred and One Dalmatians Dodie Smith
26 The Iron Man Ted Hughes
27 Krindlekrax Philip Ridley
28 Scribbleboy Philip Ridley
29 Stig of the Dump Clive King
30 Hacker Malorie Blackman
31 When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Judith Kerr
32 Moondial Helen Cresswell
33 The Demon Headmaster Gillian Cross
34 The Witches Roald Dahl
35 Bill’s New Frock Anne Fine
36 The Mouse and his Child Russell Hoban
37 The Clocktower Ghost Gene Kemp
38 The Sheep-pig Dick King-Smith
39 King of the Forest Clouds Michael Morpurgo
40 The Phoenix and the Carpet E. Nesbit
41 The Scarecrow and his Servant Philip Pullman
42 A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket
43 Woof! Allan Ahlberg
44 Laughter is an Egg John Agard
45 The Factory Made Boy Christine Nostlinger
46 Aquila Andrew Norriss
47 The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Kate DiCamillo



Year 6


Book’s name Author
1 Eren Simon P Clark
2 The Railway Children E Nesbit
3 Abomination Robert Swindells
4 Carrie’s War Nina Bawden
5 The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Nature Christopher Lloyd
6 Raspberries on the Yangtze Karen Wallace
7 The Crowstarver Dick King-Smith
8 Awful End Philip Ardagh
9 From Hereabout Hill Michael Morpurgo
10 Fruit and Nutcase Jean Ure
11 Granny Anthony Horowitz
12 The Hobbit JRR Tolkien
13 Kensuke’s kingdom Michael Morpurgo
14 Lion Boy Zizou Corder
15 The Machine Gunners Robert Westall
16 The Viewer Simon Crew
17 My Swordhand is Singing Marcus Sedgewick
18 Once Morris Gleitzman
19 The Other Side of the Truth Beverley Naidoo
20 The Silver Sword Ian Serraillier
21 Skelling David Almond
22 Superfudge Judy Bloom
23 Tell Me No Lies Malorie Blackman
24 The Weathermonger Peter Dickinson
25 What Katy Did Next Susan Coolidge
26 The Wheel of Surya Jamila Gavin
27 The Lion the Witch and Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
28 Goodnight Mister Tom Michelle Magorian
29 Why the Whales Came Michael Morpurgo
30 The Borrowers Mary Norton
31 Siverfin Charlie Higson
32 Oranges in No Man’s Land Elizabeth Laird



Advanced Reading List – Key Stage 3


Book’s Name Author
1. Watership Down Richard Adams
2. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Joan Aiken
3. Peter Pan J.M. Barrie
4. The Dark is Rising Susan Cooper
5. Wolf Gillian Cross
6. The Seeing Stone Kevin Crossley-Holland
7. Boy and Going Solo Roald Dahl
8. The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
9. The Weirdstone of Brisingasmen Alan Garner
10. Minders Diana Hendry
11. A Winkle in Time Madeline L’Engle
12. Across the Barricades Joan Lingard
13. Tug of War Catherine Forde
14. War Horse Michael Morpurgo
15. Stone Cold Robert Swindells
16. Northern Lights Philip Pullman
17. The Subtle Knife Philip Pullman
18. The Amber Spyglass Philip Pullman
19. The Indian in the Cupboard Triology Lynne Reid Banks
20. Black Beauty Anna Sewell
21. The Eagle of the Ninth Rosemary Sutcliffe
22. The Car Theodore Taylor
23. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 Sue Townsend
24. Cue for Treason Geoffrey Trease
25. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
26. Blitzcat Robert Westall
27. The Sword in the Stone T. H. White
28. Raptor Paul Zindel
29. The Hunger Games Series Suzanne Collins
30. Pig Heart Boy Malorie Blackman
31. Framed Frank Cottrell Boyce
32. The Garbage King Elizabeth Laird
33. Wonder R. J. Palacio
34. The Book Thief Marcus Zusak
35. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief Rick Riordan
36. The Box of Delights John Masefield
37. The Call of the Wild Jack London
38. Private Peaceful Michael Morpurgo
39. Holes Louis Sachar
40. Twelve Minutes to Midnight Christopher Edge
41. The Hound of the Baskervilles Arthur Conan Doyle
42. Joby Stan Barstow
43. Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson
44. The Giver Lois Lowry
45. Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson
46. The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
47. Unbearable Paul Jennings
48. Treasure Island R. L. Stevenson
49. Z for Zachariah Robert O’Brien
50. Shadowmancer G. P. Taylor