Reading at Kingsland

We want our children to be passionate readers.

Our role is to instil and nurture a love of reading for all our pupils. We have an extensive and exciting range of books for the children to read and a well stocked school library. Our aim is to provide books that are both stimulating and challenging.

Why Is Reading So Important?

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance.

Get Off To A Great Start

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

Make A Difference As A Parent?

You can make a huge difference! Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life – even more important than their teachers – and it’s never too early to start reading together.

Even before they’re born, babies learn to recognise their parents’ voices. Reading to your baby from birth for a few minutes a day gives them the comfort of hearing your voice and increases their exposure to language.

Building Vocabulary & Understanding

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.

As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together.

Year 1 Reading

This selection of books are a guide for children aged 5-6 in Year 1.

The books span a variety of genres to cover all interests. If your child is a competent reader or has read many of these titles then try the books from the Year 2 reading list.

Recommended Reading

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Eric Carle
The Bad-Tempered Ladybird – Eric Carle
We’re Going on A Bear Hunt – Michael Rosen
Lullabyhullaba – Mick Inkpen
Peace at Last – Jill Murphy
Funny Bones – Allan Ahlberg
Cops and Robbers – Allan Ahlberg
The Gruffalo – Julia Donaldson
The Smartest Giant in Town – Julia Donaldson
The Paper Dolls – Julia Donaldson
A Bear Called Paddington – Michael Bond
A Lion in the Meadow – Margaret Mahy
Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Diary – Lynley Dodd
Owl Babies – Martin Waddell
A Kitten Called Moonlught – Martin Waddell
The Emperor of Absurdia – Chris Riddell
There are Cats in this Book – Viviane Schwarz
Mister Magnolia – Quentin Blake
Mrs Armitage on Wheels – Quentin Blake
Katie Morag’s Island Stories – Mairi Hedderwick
My Friend Bear – Jez Alborough
Avacado Baby – John Burningham
The Tiger who came to Tea – Judith Kerr
Meg and Mog – Helen Nichol
Not Now Bernard – David McKee
A Dark, Dark Tale – Ruth Brown
The Dark – Lemony Snicket
You Can’t Take an elephant on the Bus – Patricia Cleveland Peck
Penguin – Polly Dunbar
You Choose! – Pippa Goodhart
Stanley’s Stick – Neale Layton
What to Do If an Elephant Stands on Your Foot – Michelle Robinson
How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth – Michelle Robinson
Dinosaurs in the Supermarket! – Timothy Knapman
The Hodgeheg – Dick King-Smith
The Cat in the Hat – Dr Seuss
Charlie and Lola – Lauren Child
Don’t Forget the Bacon – Pat Hutchins
The Princess and the Pea – Minnie Grey
The Whisperer – Nick Butterworth
The Silver Swan – Michael Morpurgo
The True Story of Three Little Pigs – Jon Scieszka
The Grandad Tree – Trish Cooke
Where’s My Teddy? – Jez Alborough
My Friend Bear – Jes Alborough
What If? – A H Benjamin
Man on the Moon – Simon Bartram
The Owl Who Was afraid of the Dark – Jill Tomlinson
Out for the Count – Anne Fine
Dogger – Shirley Hughes
The Trouble with Jack – Shirley Hughes
I Want My Hat Back – Jon Klassen

You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.

Dr. Seuss

Year 2 Reading

This selection of books are a guide for children aged 6-7 in Year 2.

The books span a variety of genres to cover all interests. If your child is a competent reader or has read many of these titles then try the books from the Year 3 reading list.

Recommended Reading

Animals 
The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant – Jean De Brunhoff
Mog Time Treasury: Six Stories about Mog the Forgetful Cat – Judith Kerr
The Cat Who Lost its Purr – Michelle Coxon
Choosing Crumble – Michael Rosen

Spooky/Mystery
Jinnie Ghost – Berlie Doherty
Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat – Ursula Williams
The Dunderheads – Paul Fleischman
The Tear Thief – Carol Ann Duffy
How to Live Forever – Colin Thompson
The Jolly – Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon – Jonny Duddle

Humour
The Day the Crayons Quit – Drew Daywatt
Clarice Bean, That’s Me – Lauren Child
The Diary of a Killer Cat – Anne Fine
Fungus the Bogeyman – Raymond Briggs
Mrs Wobble the Waitress – Allan Ahlberg
Pirate School: Just a Bit of Wind – Jeremy Strong
Uncle Gobb and the Dread Shed – Michael Rosen
Fluff the Farting Fish – Michael Rosen
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf – Catherine Storr

History
Watt’s Great Event Books:
The Great Fire of London
Gun Powder Plot
Battle of Hastings
Coronation of Elizabeth II 

Watt’s Famous People Series:
Florence Nightingale
Louis Braille
George Stephenson
Thomas Edison

Fantasy
Mr Majeika – Humphrey Carpenter
Beaver Towers – Nigel Hinton
I Was a Rat! Or, the Scarlet Slippers – Philip Pullman
Nim’s Island – Wendy Orr
The Dragonsitter series – Josh Lacey 

Adventure / Action 
The Adventures of Captain Underpants – Dav Pilkey
The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate – Margaret Mahy
Mr Wolf’s Pancakes – Jan Fearnley
Press Here – Herve Tullet
The Penderwicks – Jeanne Birdsall
Frightened Fred – Peta Coplans
Flat Stanley – Jeff Brown
The Heart and the Bottle – Oliver Jeffers

Well-loved Authors
Emily’s Legs – Dick King-Smith
The Guard Dog – Dick King-Smith
The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me – Roald Dahl
The Enchanted Wood – Enid Blyton
The Snow Lady – Shirley Hughes

 

Year 3 Reading

This selection of books are a guide for children aged 7-8 in Year 3.

The books span a variety of genres to cover all interests. If your child is a competent reader or has read many of these titles then try the books from the Year 3 reading list.

Recommended Reading

Animals
Willa and Old Miss Annie – Berlie Doherty
Picasso Perkins – Adele Geras
All Because of Jackson – Dick King-Smith
Mrs Cockle’s Cat – Phillipa Pearce
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark – Jill Tomlinson
The Railway Cat – Phyllis Arkle
Charlotte’s Web – E.B White
The Werepuppy – Jacqueline Wilson
Mr Popper’s Penguins – Richard & Florence Atwater
The Dog Who Changed the World – Robert Leeson
Lazy Daisy – Rob lewis
The Midnight Fox – Betsy Byars
Animals of Farthing Wood Series – Colin Dann
The Peppermint Pig – Nina Bawden
Magic Kitten series – Sue Bentley
Sheltie – Peter Clover
Puppy Patrol – Jenny Dale
Animal Ark – Lucy Daniels
Pig in the Middle – Sam Llewelyn
Puppy Place series – Ellen Miles

Spooky/Mystery 

Dog in the Dungeon – Lucy Daniels
The Charlie Moon Series – Shirley Hughes

Humour 

Dilly the Dinosaur Series – Tony Bradman
Pippi Longstocking – Astrid Lindgren
Who’s in the Loo? – Jeanne Willis
Freckle Juice – Judy Blume
Fudge Series – Judy Bloom
Dirtie Bertie series – David Roberts
Mr Gum series – Andy Stanton
Pongwiffy series – Kaye Umansky
My Naughty Little Sister – Dorothy Edwards
Ms Wiz Series – Terence Blacker
Mrs Armitage Series – Quentin Blake
Judy Moody Series – M McDonald
Jennifer’s Diary – Anne Fine
Horrid Henry – Francesca Simon
Revolting Poetry to Make You Squirm – Susie Gibbs

Historical 

The Diary of a Medieval Squire/ A Young Elizabethan Actor Moira Butterfield 

The Revolting Rabbles – Susan Gates
The Time Travelling Cat – Julia Jarman
Tom’s Private War – G. Leeson
Daisy May – Jean Ure
Trouble at the Mill – Philip Wooderson
The Orchard Book of First Greek Myths – Geraldine McCaughrean
The Adventures of King Arthur – A Wilkes
The Amazing Adventures of Hercules, Jason and the Gold Fleece – C Zeff

Fantasy 

The Secret World of Polly Flint – Helen Cresswell
The Reluctant Drago – Kenneth Graheme
Mrs Pepperpot Stories – Alf Proyen
The Worst Witch Series – Jill Murphy
Cosmo and the Great Witch Escape – Gwyneth Rees
Cosmo and the Secret Spell – Gwyneth Rees
A Necklace of Raindrops – Joan Aiken
The Enchanted Horse – Magdalen Nabb
Grizzly Tales Nasty Little Beasts – James Rix
The Fairy series – Gwyneth Rees
Rainbow Magic – Daisy Meadows
My Secret Unicorn – Linda Chapman

Adventure / Action
The World According to Humphrey – Betty G Birney
Beast Quest Series – Adam Blade
Astrosaurs Series – Steve Cole
Harry the Poisonous Centipede – Lynne Reid Banks
The Invisible Boy – Trudy Ludwig
Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World – Georgia Pritchett
Unusual Day – Sandi Toksvig
Milly Molly Mandy Series – Joyce Lankster Brisley
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night – Janet Ahlberg
Black Queen – Michael Morpurgo
Dancing Bear – Michael Morpurgo
Seven Weird Days at Number 31 – Judy Allen
Spy Dog Series – Andrew Cope

Well-loved Authors 

Fantastic Mr Fox – Roald Dahl
The Magic Finger – Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl
The Twits – Roald Dahl
Winne the Pooh Collection – A. A. Milne
The Famous Five Series – Enid Blyton
The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton

All you do is to look. At a page in this book. Because that’s where we always will be. No book ever ends. When it’s full of your friends.

Roald Dahl

Year 4 Reading

This selection of books are a guide for children aged 8-9 in Year 4.

The books span a variety of genres to cover all interests. If your child is a competent reader or has read many of these titles then try the books from the Year 5 reading list.

Recommended Reading

Animals
Dumb Creatures – Jeanne Willis
The Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo
The Peppermint Pig – Nina Bowden
Doctor Dolittle – Hugh Lofting
The Village Dinosaur – Phyllis Arckle
The Tales of Olga da Polga – Michael Bond
The Great Elephant Chase – Gillian Cross

Spooky / Mystery
The Way to Sattin Shore – Phillipa Pearce
The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth – Eoin Colfer
The Sandman and the Turtles – Michael Morpurgo
Beaver Towers – Nigel Hinton
The Watchers – Helen Cresswell
The Snow Spider Trilogy – Jenny Nimmo

Humour
Jeremy James Series – David Henry Wilson
Vlad the Drac Series – Ann Jungman
Walking the Bridge of your Nose – Michael Rosen
Little Wolf – Ian Whybrow
Just William – Richard Crompton
Vernon Bright Series – Steve Barlow
Eddie Dicken Series – Philip Ardagh
Desirable – Frank Cottrell Boyce
The 13 Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths
Mr Stink – David Walliams
The Boy in the Dress – David Walliams
Awful Auntie – David Walliams
Ratburger – David Walliams
My Friend’s a Werewolf – Pete Johnson
How to Train Your Parents – Pete Johnson
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series – Jeff Kinney
Give Peas a Chance – Morris Gleitzman

Historical
The Children of Green Knowe – Lucy M Boston
War Game – Michael Foreman
The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia – Caroline Lawrence
Carrie’s War – Nina Bawden
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips – Michael Morpurgo
William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World’s Greatest Writer
Mick Manning

Fantasy
Earth Giant – Melvyn Burgess
Angels Unlimited – Annie Dalton
The Spiderwick Chronicles – Tony Diterlizzi
Araminta Spook series – Angie Sage
The Strongest Girl in the World – Sally Gardner
The Boy Who Could fly – Sally Gardner
The Invisible Boy – Sally Gardner
The Smallest Girl Ever – Sally Gardner

Adventure / Action
Cows in Action – Steve Cole
Emil and the Detectives – Erich Kastner
Operation Gadgetman! – Malorie Blackman
How to Train Your Dragon – Helen Cresswell
The Great Elephant Chase – Gillian Cross
The Last Castaways – Harry horse
The Falcon’s Malteser – Anthony Horowitz
The House that Sailed Away – Pat Hutchins
Dimanche Diller – Henrietta Bradford
Toots Underwater – Carol Shields
Lizzie Dripping – Helen Cresswell
Ice Palace – Robert Swindells
How to Steal a Dragons Sword – Cressida Cowell

Well-loved Authors
The BFG – Roald Dahl
The Twits – Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
George’s Marvellous Medicine – Roald Dahl
The Secret Seven Series – Enid Blyton
The Famous Five – Enid Blyton
The Narnia Books – C.S Lewis
Sleepovers – Jacqueline Wilson
Cilffhanger – Jacqueline Wilson
The Lottie Project – Jacqueline Wilson
Double Act – Jacqueline Wilson
Take a Good Look – Jacqueline Wilson
The Suitcase Kid – Jacqueline Wilson
Mary Poppins Series – P.L Travers
A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
Tom’s Midnight Garden – Phillipa Pearce

Year 5 Reading

This selection of books are a guide for children aged 9-10 in Year 5.

The books span a variety of genres to cover all interests. If your child is a competent reader or has read many of these titles then try the books from the Year 6 reading list.

Recommended Reading

Animals
Black Beauty – Anna Sewell
The Midnight Fox – Betsy Byars
The Hundred and One Dalmations – Dodie Smith
The Marble Crusher – Michael Morpurgo
Wild Lives series – Nick Arnold
Sandy Lane Stables – Michelle Bates
The Rover Adventures – Roddy Doyle
Tooth and Claw – Stephen Moore
Mrs Frisby and The Rats of Nihm – Robert C. O’Brien
Dreamseeker Trilogy – Jenny Oldfield
Varjak Paw series – S. F. Said
The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

Spooky/Mystery
I Know What You Did Last Wednesday – Anthony Horowitz
Holes – Louis Sachar
Pig Heart Boy – Malorie Blackman
Hacker – Malorie Blackman
The Magician’s House Quartet – William Corlett
Secret of Platform 13 – Eva Ibbotson
Dial a Ghost – Eva Ibbotson
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe – Penelope Lively
A Stitch in Time – Penelope Lively
Goosebumps Series – R. L. Stine
Room 13 – Robert Swindells

Humour
Double Act – Jacqueline Wilson
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom – Louis Sachar
Dork Diaries Collection – Rachel Renee Russell
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Collection – Jeff Kinney
Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life – James Patterson & Chris Tebbetts
Diary of a Sixth Grace Ninja – Marcus Emerson
Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing – Judy Blume
Big Nate Series – Lincoln Peirce
Wayside School Series – Louis Sachar
A Turn in the Grave – Bowvayne
Molly Moon – Georgia Byng
The Spud from Outer Space – Susan Gates
The Last Polar Bears – Harry Horse
Jiggy McCue series – Michael Lawrence
Demon Dentist – David Walliams
Billionaire Boy – David Walliams
Grandpa’s Great Escape – David Walliams

Adventure/Action
Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce
Aquila – Andrew Norris
The Sleeping Sword – Michael Morpurgo
The Shapeshifter Collection – Ali Sparkes
A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E. – Malorie Blackman
Thief – Malorie Blackman
Dead Georgeous – Malorie Blackman
The Last Free Cat – John Blake
Jimmy Coates Sabotage – Joe Craig
Iron Heads – Susan Gates
Diamond Brothers series – Anthony Horowitz
Wicked – Anthony Masters
Storm Runners – Barbara Mitchelhill
The Invisible Detective series – Justin Richards
Stormsearch – Robert Westall
In the Nick of Time – Robert Westall

Historical
Walter and Me – Michael Morpurgo
The Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo
Friend or Foe – Michael Morpurgo
Letters from the Lighthouse – Emma Carroll
Inside Out and Back Again – Thanha Lai
The War That Saved My Life – Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
One Crazy Summer – Rita Williams-Garcia
War Boy – Michael Foreman
War Game – Michael Foreman
Warhorse – Michael Morpurgo
War of Jenkins Ear – Michael Morpurgo
A Time of Fire – Robert Westall
The Abbey Mysteries – Cherith Baldry
The Roman Mystery series – Caroline Lawrence
The Way of the Warrior – Andrew Matthews
Great Pyramid Robbery – Katherine Roberts

Fantasy
The Hobbit – JRR Tolkein
Harry Potter Series – J K rowling
Watership Down – Richard Adams
Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
Dragon Rider – Cornelia Funke
Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
Mister Monday – Garth Nix
Boy in the Tower – Polly Ho-Yen
The Indian in the Cupboard series – Lynne Reid Banks
Frog Princess – E. D. Baker
Dragon’s Breath – E. D. Baker
The Boggart – Susan Cooper
Dragon books – Cressida Cowell
Harvey Angell – Diana Hendry
Dogsbody – Diana Wynne Jones
A Tale of Time City – Diana Wynne Jones
Skulduggery Pleasant – Derek Landy
Playing with Fire – Derek Landy
The Witch Trade – Michael Molly
The Dog So Small – Phillipa Pearce
Dakota of the White Flats – Philip Ridley
Scribbleboy – Philip Ridley
A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket – Daniel Handler
Muddle Earth – Paul Stewart

Well-loved Authors
Matilda – Roald Dahl
Danny the Champion of the World – Roald Dahl
Boy – Roald Dahl
Going Solo – Roald Dahl
Charm School – Anne Fine
The Sheep Pig – Dick King-Smith
The Water Horse – Dick King-Smith
Escape from Shangri-La – Michael Morpurgo
Long Way home – Michael Morpurgo
The White Horse of Zennor – Michael Morpurgo
Toro! Toro! – Michael Morpurgo
Farm Boy – Michael Morpurgo
Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo
Wreck of Zanzibar – Michael Morpurgo
Tracy Beaker – Jacqueline Wilson
Best Friends – Jacqueline Wilson
Secrets, Midnight – Jacqueline Wilson
The Indian in the Cupboard Series – Lynne Reid Banks
Harry Potter Series – J.K Rowling
Famous Five – Enid Blyton

I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.

J.K. Rowling

Year 6 Reading

This selection of books are a guide for children aged 10-11 in Year 6.

The books span a variety of genres to cover all interests. Some of the books contain mature themes we recommend you use your discretion to select books that are suitable for your child.

Recommended Reading

Animals
Dumb Creatures – Jeanne Willis
The Butterfly Lion – Michael Morpurgo
Anna Sewell – Black Beauty
The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Nature – Christopher Lloyd
The Crowstarver – Dick King-Smith
Lionboy – Zizou Corder
Tiger Wars – Steve Backshall

Spooky/Mystery
The Haunting – Maragret Mahy
Mokee Joe Series – Peter J Murray
Cirque Du Freak – Darrren Shan
The Vampire’s Assistant – Darrren Shan
Vampirates series – Justin Sompter
The Thousand Eyes of Night – Robert Swindells
Eren – Simon P Clark
Abomination – Robert Swindells
The Weathermonger – Pete Dickinson

Humour
Aliens Don’t Eat Dog Food – Dinah Capparucci
Killer Mushrooms Ate My Gran – Susan Gates
Trust Me I’m a Trouble Maker – Pete Johnson
Jones Charmed Life – Diana Wynne
Night of the Living Veg – Phillip Reeve
Night of the Living Dead – Phillip Reeve
Harry and the Wrinklies – Alan Temperley
Fruit and Nutcase – Jean Ure
Granny – Anthony Horowitz
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged thirteen and three quarters – Sue
Townsend

Historical
The Diary of Anne Frank
I am David – Anne Holm
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr
Tom’s War – Robert Leeson
Goodnight Mr Tom – Michele Magorian
Blitz Boys – Linda Newberry
Fly Away Home – Christine Nostlinger
Dolphin Crossing – Jill Paton Walsh
The Machine Gunners – Robert Westall Blitzcat
Once – Morris Gleitzman
The Silver Sword – Ian Serraillier

Fantasy
Midnight is a Place – Joan Aiken
Skellig – David Almond
Heaven Eyes – David Almond
Artemis Fowl series – Eion Colfer
The Supernaturalist – Eion Colfer
The Dark is Rising sequence – Susan Cooper
Icefire – Chris D’Lacey
Shrinking Ralph Perfect – Chris D’Lacey
The Salt Pirates of Skegness – Chris D’Lacey
Ingo – Helen Dunmore
Inkheart – Cornelia Funke
Inkspell – Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord – Cornelia Funke
The Owl Service – Alan Garner
Elidor – Alan Garner
Warriors of the Raven – Alan Gibbons
Little White Horse – Elizabeth Goudge
The Power of Five series – Anthony Horowitz
Warrior Cats series – Erin Hunter
Redwall – Brian Jaques
Tooth and Claw – Stephen Moore
The Wind on Fire Trilogy – William Nicholson
The Noble Warriors Trilogy – William Nicholson
Charlie Bone series – Jenny Nimmo
Measle and the Mallockee – Ian Ogilvy
Eragon – Christopher Paolini
Johnny and the Bomb – Terry Pratchet
Diggers – Terry Pratchet
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents – Terry Pratchet
His Dark Materials Series – Philip Pullman
Mortal Engines – Philip Reeve
Mighty Fizz Chilla – Philip Ridley
Harry Potter Series – J. K. Rowling
Holes – Louis Sachar
Small Steps – Louis Sachar
Septamus Flyte series – Angie Sage
Shapeshifter series – Ali Sparkes
The Edge Chronicles series – Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Golem’s Eye – Jonathan Stroud
In the Nick of Time – Robert Swindells
Shadowmancer – G. P. Taylor
The Swithchers Trilogy – Kate Thompson
The Missing Link – Kate Thompson
The Hobbit – J. R. R.Tolkein
Lord of the Rings – J. R. R.Tolkein
Dr Who story books
Ms Swordhand is Singing – Marcus Sedgewick

Adventure / Action
Treasure Island – R. L, Stevenson
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain
Around the World in 80 Days – Jules Verne
An Angel for May – Melvin Burgess
The Young Bond books – Charlie Higson
Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo
Orange’s in No Man’s Land – Elizabeth Laird

Well-loved Authors
Witches – Roald Dahl
Tales of the Unexpected – Roald Dahl
Malory Towers Series – Enid Blyton
Five Find Outers Series – Enid Blyton
Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
Northern Lights – Philip Pullman
The Amber Spyglass – Philip Pullman
Stop the Train – Geraldine McCaughrean
The Stones are Hatching – Geraldine McCaughrean
A Little Lower than Angels – Geraldine McCaughrean
Peter Pan in Scarlet – Geraldine McCaughrean
Out of the Ashes – Michael Morpurgo
Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo
Alone on the Wide Sea – Michael Morpurgo
Adolphus Tips – Michael Morpurgo
Why the Whales Came – Michael Morpurgo
The Illustrated Mum – Jacqueline Wilson
Vicky Angel – Jacqueline Wilson
My Sister Jodie – Jacqueline Wilson
E. Nesbit – The Railway Children
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe – C.S Lewis

Thought-provoking Books
Pig Heart Boy – Malorie Blackman
Tell Me No Lies – Malorie Blackman
The Kin – Peter Dickinsnon
Village by the Sea – Anita Desai
The Breadwinner series – Deborah Ellis
The Chinese Cinderella – Adeline Yen Mah

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