Year 5/6 Reading List - South Kilworth Primary School

South Kilworth C of E Primary School
Recommended Reading List
Year 6
This list is intended to be a guide to books suitable for children in Year
6. The list, covering a range of genres, is drawn from a number of
sources including teachers own recommendations; the National Literacy
Strategy’s recommended texts; reading lists suggested by other schools
and the National Literacy Trust’s website. Some of the texts are more
difficult to read than others and care should be taken when choosing
those which your child might enjoy. Please discuss the books your child
reads with him/her and remember that even in Year 6, although a book
might be difficult for your child to read, he/ she will probably still enjoy
having it read by an adult.
Richard Adams
Joan Aiken
David Almond
Neil Arksey
Linda Aronson
Bernard Ashley
Sherry Ashworth
Joyce Annette Barnes
Joan Bauer
Nina Bawden
Leslie Beake
Tom Becker
Gerard Benson
James Berry
Malorie Blackman
Thomas Bloor
Judy Blume
Watership Down
The James III Sequence
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Kit’s Wilderness
Playing on the Edge
Johnny’s Blitz
Little Soldier
What’s Your Problem?
Amistad Junior Novelization
Carrie’s War
The Outside Child
The Real Plato Jones
Song of Be
This Poem Doesn’t Rhyme
Classic Poems to Read Aloud
Noughts and Crosses
The Memory Prisoner
Are you there God? It’s Me, Margaret
Martin Booth
Tim Bowler
Elinor M Brent-Dyer
Linda Buckley- Archer
Melvin Burgess
Betsy Byars
Peter Carey
Lewis Carroll
G K Chesterton
Agatha Christie
John Christopher
Ann Coburn
Peter Collington
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Susan Cooper
Yvonne Coppard
Sharon Creech
Helen Cresswell
Gillian Cross
Kevin Crossley-Holland
Annie Dalton
Nicola Davies
Daniel Defoe
Anita Desai
Charles Dickens
Peter Dickenson
Berlie Doherty
Music on the Bamboo Radio
River Boy
The Chalet School Series
Gideon the Cutpurse
Billy Elliot
The Baby and Fly Pie
The Pinballs
Cracker Jackson
The Midnight Fox
The Summer of the Swans
The Big Bazoohley
Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland
The Puffin Father Brown Stories
And then there were none
The Guardians
Worm Songs
The Coming of the Surfman (Picture Book)
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Over Sea. Over Stone
The Dark is Rising Sequence
The Boggart
The Wanderer
Walk Two Moons
Chasing Redbird
The Great Elephant Chase
Angels Unlimited
Tangled Webs
Robinson Crusoe
The Village By The Sea
A Christmas Carol
The Weathermonger
Granny was a Buffer Girl
A Parcel of Patterns
Children of Winter
Gerald Durell
T S Eliot
Deborah Ellis
Josephine Feeney
Anne Fine
Catherine Fisher
Nicholas Fisk
Charlie Fletcher
Anne Frank
Jackie French
Paul Gallico
Leon Garfield
Alan Garner
Carlo Gebler
Jean Craighead George
Adèle Geras
Julie Golding
Kenneth Graham
Rosa Guy
Cynthia Harnett
Libby Hathorn
Esther Hautzig
Nat Hentoff
David Hill
Odo Hirsch
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Anne Holm
Anthony Horowitz
Polly Horvath
My Favourite Animal Stories
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
The Breadwinner
Truth, Lies and Homework
Up on Cloud Nine
The Tulip Touch
The Empty Hand
The Snow-Walker Sequence
A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair
The Diary of a Young Girl
Hitler’s Daughter
The Snow Goose
Black Jack
The December Rose
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
August ‘44
Julie and the Wolves
My Side of the Mountain
A Candle in the Dark
The Diamond of Drury Lane (A Cat Royal
The Wind in the Willows
The Friends
The Wool-Pack
Way Home
The Endless Steppe
The Day They Came To Arrest the Book
See Ya
Antonio S and the Mystery of Theodore
Burnett The Secret Garden
I am David
Everything on a Waffle
Janni Howker
Norman Hunter
Brian Jacques
Robin Jarvis
Catherine Jinks
Reinhardt Jung
Erich Kastner
Elizabeth Kay
Gene Kemp
Dick King-Smith
Madeline L’Engle
Elizabeth Laird
Charles & Mary Lamb
Ursula Le Guin
C.S. Lewis
Joan Lingard
Penelope Lively
Michelle Magorian
Margaret Mahy
Jan Mark
John Masefield
William Mayne
Geraldine McCaughrean
Karen McCombie
Ian McEwan
Anne Merrick
L M Montgomery
Pat Moon
Badge on the Barge
Martin Farrell
The Incredible Adventures of Professor
The Redwall Series
The Deptford Mice Trilogy
The Whitby Witches
Eye to Eye
Dreaming in Black & White, translated by
Anthea Bell
Emil and the Detectives
The Divide
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler
The Crowstarver
A Wrinkle in Time
Secret Friends
Kiss the Dust
Tales From Shakespeare
A Wizard of Earthsea
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Guilty Party
Across the Barricades
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
Back Home
Goodnight Mr Tom
In Deep Water
The Haunting
Stratford Boys
Thunder and Lightnings
The Box of Delights
Forever X
Gold Dust
Ally's World: The Past, the Present and the
Loud Loud Girl
The Daydreamer
Someone Came Knocking
Anne of Green Gables
Double Image
Michael Morpurgo
Beverley Naidoo
Bill Naughton
Linda Newbery
Jenny Nimmo
Garth Nix
Mary Norton
Alfred Noyles
Robert C O’Brien
Judith O’Neill
Pat O’Shea
Kenneth Oppel
Ruth Park
Katherine Paterson
Jill Paton-Walsh
Gary Paulsen
Gudrun Pausewang
Philippa Pearce
Terry Pratchett
Susan Price
Willard Price
Philip Pullman
Christine Purkis
Arthur Ransome
Philip Reeve
Morton Rhue
Hans-Peter Richter
Out of the Ashes
From Hereabout Hill
Private Peaceful
The Other Side of Truth
The Goalkeeper’s Revenge
Blitz Boys
Griffin’s Castle
The Snow Spider
The Borrowers
The Highwayman
Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Z for Zachariah
So Far From Skye
The Hounds of the Morrigan
The Silverwing Saga
Playing Beatie Bow
Bridge to Terabithia
Jacob Have I Loved
The Dolphin Crossing
The Final Journey
Minnow on the Say
The Way To Sattin Shore
Tom’s Midnight Garden
Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
The Ghost Drum
Cannibal Adventure
Northern Lights
Swallows and Amazons
Darkling Plain
Mortal Engines
The Wave
I Was There
Philip Ridley
James Riordan
Katherine Roberts
Michael Rosen
Louis Sachar
Marcus Sedgwick
lain Serrailier
Paul Shipton
Robert Louis Stevenson
David Lee Stone
Rosemary Sutcliff
Robert Swindells
Mildred D Taylor
Alfred LordTennyson
The Prisoner
The Great Pyramid Robbery
A World of Poetry
The Dark House
My Sword is Singing
Silver Sword
Bug Muldoon and the Garden of Fear
Treasure Island
The Ratastrophe Catastrophe
Sword Song
The Mark of the Horse Lord
Beowulf: Dragon Slayer
The Eagle of the Ninth
The Silver Branch
The Witch’s Brat
Hurricane Summer
Brother in the Land
Daz 4 Zoe
Room 13
Stone Cold
Let The Circle Be Unbroken
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
The Road To Memphis
Flora Thompson
The Lady of Shallot
The Runaways
Paradise Garden
The Paradise Garden
Lark Rise To Candleford
Kate Thompson
Ruth Thomas
Colin Thompson
J. R. R. Tolkien
Theresa Tomlinson
Sue Townsend
Geoffrey Trease
Mark Twain
Jean Ure
Jules Verne
Sylvia Waugh
Kaye Webb
Margaret Weis &Tracy Hickman
Robert Westall
T. H. White
Henry Williamson
Diana Wynne Jones
Cynthia Voight
Adeline Yen Mah
Benjamin Zephaniah
The Hobbit
Child of the May
The Cellar Lad
The Herring Girls
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged
Thirteen and Three Quarters
Cue for Treason
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Becky Bananas
Around the World in 80 Days
The Menyms
I Like this Poem
Dragonlance Chronicles
Dragonlance Tales
Blitz Cat
The Machine Gunners
The Scarecrows
Sword in the Stone
Tarka the Otter
Black Maria
The Time of the Ghost
Chinese Cinderella
Talking Turkeys