Reading List

Latest Young Adult Fiction suggested lists here and here

Our Senior School Reading List
October 2020 half term book list


If you are looking for different and new books to read, check out the list below for some inspiration and ideas from our Year 6 Reading List:


Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz

Swallows & Amazons – Arthur Ransome

Lion Boy – Zouzou Corder

Cold Tom – Sally Prue

Troy – Adele Gèras

The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke

The Moon Riders – Theresa Tomlinson

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman – Brian Jacques

Alpha Force Series –  Chris Ryan



A Room with a View – E M Forster

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

Heidi – Johanna Spyri

Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden

A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

Alice ’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

The Lost World – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Railway Children – Elizabeth Nesbit

The Hobbit – J R R Tolkien

The Water Babies – Charles Kingsley

Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

Ballet Shoes – Noel Streatfield

The Wizard of Oz – Frank Baum

Pollyanna – Eleanor H. Porter

Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

The Little House on the Prairie – Laura Ingalls Wilder

Peter Pan – J. M. Barrie


Real Life/Teenage

The Princess Diaries – Meg Cabot

Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman

Refugee Boy – Benjamin Zephaniah

Madame Doubtfire – Anne Fine

Plague 99 – Jean Ure

Granny the Pag – Nina Bawden

Step by Wicked Step – Anne Fine

Just Don’t Make a Scene Mum! – Rosie Rushton

Mates, Dates & Sole Survivors – Cathy Hopkins

Saffy’s Angel – Hilary McKay

Holes –Louis Sachar

Lola Rose – Jacqueline Wilson

Vicky Angel – Jacqueline Wilson

The Story of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson

Feeling Sorry for Celia – Jaclyn Moriarty



Harry Potter (Books 1 – 4) – J. K. Rowling

Moon Riders – Teresa Tomlinson

Northern Lights – Philip Pullman

Stormchasers – Stewart & Riddell

Redwall – Brian Jacques

The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

The Earthsea Quartet – Ursula Le Guin

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken

Stravaganza: City of Masks – Mary Hoffman

Inkheart – Cornelia Funke

Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

The Spiderwick Chronicles – Tony Di Terlizzi &Holly Black

Cry of the Icemark – Stuart Hill

The Blade of Fire – Stuart Hill

The Wind of Fire Trilogy – William Nicholson

Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

Narnia – C.S. Lewis

Watership Down – Richard Adams

The Named – Marianne Curley

The Edge Chronicles – Stewart & Riddell



Diary of Anne Frank

A Child Called ‘It’ – David Pelzer

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr

Chinese Cinderella – Adeline Yen Mah

My Family & Other Animals – Gerald Durrell

All Creatures Great and Small – James Herriot



The Day of the Triffids / John Wyndham

Plague 99 / Jean Ure



Goodnight Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian (WWII)

The Wheel of Surya – Jamila Gavin (Indian independence)

Kiss the Dust – Elizabeth Laird (Kurdish refugees)

The Ruby in the Smoke – Philip Pullman (first of the Sally Lockhart trilogy set in Victorian London)

Roman Mysteries – Caroline Lawrence

Sweet Clarinet etc –James Riordan (WWII)

The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier

Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden

I Coriander – Sally Gardner


Life Issues

Walk Two Moons – Sharon Creech

Vicky Angel – Jacqueline Wilson (a girl coping with the death of a friend)

Chandra – Mary Hendry (arranged marriage)

A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness


Prize Winners

Ruby Holler – Sharon Creech

The Edge – Alan Gibbons

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – Mark Haddon

Back Home – Michelle Magorian

Violet Ink – Rebecca Westcott

Refugee Boy – Benjamin Zephaniah

Al Capone does my skirts – Gennifer Choldenko

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

Millions – Frank Cottrell Boyce



Ally’s World (Series) – Karen McCombie

Utterly Me, Clarice Bean – Lauren Child

The Edge Chronicles – Stewart & Riddell

My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell


Other Cultures

The Garbage King – Elizabeth Laird

The Other Side of Truth – Beverley Naidoo

Chinese Cinderella – Adeline Yen Mah

Refugee Boy – Benjamin Zephaniah

Journey to the River Sea – Eva Ibbotson


Film and TV Tie-Ins

Ella Enchanted – Gail Carson Levine

Freaky Friday – Mary Rodgers

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

Holes – Louis Sachar

The Story of Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson

Woof! – Allan Ahlberg

Five Children and It – E. Nesbit

The Borrowers – Mary Norton

Matilda – Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

Millions– Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S.Lewis

Harry Potter (Books 1 – 4) – J. K. Rowling


Animal Stories

Watership Down – Richard Adams (Rabbits)

The Snowgoose – Paul Gallico

Jennie– Paul Gallico (Cat)

The Sheep Pig – D King-Smith

My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrell

Dumb Creatures – Jeanne Willis

The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Michael Morpurgo