YEAR 6 SUGGESTED READING LIST General Fiction ALCOTT, L. Little Women ALMOND, D. Skellig ARDAGH, P. Eddie Dickens trilogy BABBITT, N. Tuck Everlasting BLUME, J. Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret BLYTON, E. Adventure series BOYCE, F.C. Millions CLEMENTS, A. Frindle COLFER, A. Benny and Omar CORDER, Z. Lion Boy CREECH, S. Ruby Holler CROSS, G. The Demon Headmaster DICKINSON, P. City of Gold FINE, A. Flour Babies / The Tulip Touch FUNKE, C. Inkheart trilogy GAIMAN, N. Coraline / The Graveyard Book GARDNER, S. The Red Necklace / I, Coriander GLEITZMAN, Bumface / Boy Overboard HOFFMAN, M. Stravaganza: City of Masks IBBOTSON, E. Journey to the River Sea / The Star of Kazan JACQUES, B. Redwall series JENNINGS, P. Uncanny! / Wicked JUSTER, N. The Phantom Tollbooth KING, C. Stig of the Dump KING-SMITH, D. The Crowstarver LAIRD, E. Crusade LAWRENCE, M. Jiggy McCue series LE GUIN, U. A Wizard of Earthsea MORPURGO, M. Born to Run / Kensuke’s Kingdom NESBIT, E. The Railway Children / The Enchanted Castle NICHOLSON, W. The Wind Singer trilogy NIMMO, J. The Rinaldi Ring NORRISS, A. Aquila NORTON, M. The Borrowers PAVER, M. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series PORTER, E. Pollyanna PRICE, W. Adventure series PULLMAN, P. Clockwork (also known as All Wound Up) RANSOME, A. Swallows and Amazons REES, C. Witch Child REID BANKS, L. The Indian in the Cupboard RIDDLEY, P. Scribbleboy ROBERTS, K. The Great Pyramid Robbery ROWLING, J.K. Harry Potter series SACHAR, L. Holes / There’s a Boy in The Girls’ Bathroom SAID, S. F. Varjak Paw SINGER, N. Feather Boy SNICKET, L. A Series of Unfortunate Events SPINELLI, J. Stargirl SWINDELLS, R. Invisible TEMPERLEY, A. Harry and the Wrinklies WALDEN, M. H.I.V.E series WALLACE, K. Raspberries on the Yangtze WAUGH, S. The Mennyms WESTALL, R. Stormsearch WHITE, E. B. Charlotte’s Web Autobiography BRYSON, B. African Diary DAHL, R. Boy: Tales of Childhood / Going Solo DURRELL, G. My Family and Other Animals FRANK, Anne The Diary of a Young Girl MAXWELL, G. Ring of Bright Water MacARTHUR, E. Taking on the World YEN MAH, A. Chinese Cinderella Crime/Thriller CHRISTIE, A. Murder on the Orient Express DOYLE, A.C. Sherlock Holmes series CRAIG, J. Jimmy Coates series HOROWITZ, A. The Diamond Brothers series / Alex Rider series KASTNER, E. Emil and the Detectives SHAN, D. The Saga of Darren Shan series UPDALE, E. Montmorency series Fantasy / Sci-Fi / Mystery BALLIETT, B. Chasing Vermeer COLFER, E. Artemis Fowl series LAWRENCE, C. The Roman Mysteries series LEE, T. East of Midnight LEWIS, C.S. The Chronicles of Narnia McNISH, C. The Doomspell Trilogy PAOLINI, C. Inheritance series REEVE, P. Mortal Engines series STEWART, P & RIDDELL, C. The Edge Chronicles WYNNE-JONES, D. Howl’s Moving Castle / The Worlds of Chrestomanci Non-Fiction Horrible Histories series Horrible Geography series Horrible Science series Historical Fiction CROSSLEY-HOLLAND, K. The Seeing Stone DOHERTY, B. Street Child ELDRIDGE, J. The Trenches FRASER, A. King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table GARFIELD, L. Smith GLEITZMAN, M. Once HOOPER, M. At the Sign of the Sugared Plum MAGORIAN, M. Goodnight, Mr Tom MORPURGO, M. Mr Nobody’s Eyes / Private Peaceful PATON WALSH, J. The Dolphin Crossing SERRAILLIER, I. The Silver Sword SUTCLIFF, R. The Eagle of the Ninth SWINDELLS, Blitzed TREASE, G. Cue for Treason GOSCINNY, R. & UDERZO, A. Asterix series Note: This is not a comprehensive list of suitable titles for this age group but it is a great start. Most other books by the above named authors would also be appropriate. There is a magnificent resource entitled The Ultimate Book Guide – over 600 great books for 8-12s, edited by Daniel Hahn and Leonie Flynn, which we also highly recommend. It has been compiled by many celebrated authors listing their favourite novels for this age group and making excellent suggestions for what to read next after having enjoyed a particular story. It also contains some very interesting lists on topics like Best Animal Stories, Top 10 Fantasy Books, Pirate Stories, Best Scary Books, Top 10 Funny Stories, Books Which Should Be Made Into Films and Favourite Books About War.