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Suggested Reading List

 Fantasy

• Joan Aiken- Midnight is a Place

• David Almond- Skellig, Heaven Eyes

• Eion Colfer- Artemis Fowl series, The Supernaturalist, Half Moon Investigations

• Chris D’Lacey- Icefire, Shrinking Ralph Perfect, The Salt Pirates of Skegness

• Helen Dunmore- Ingo

• Cornelia Funke- Inkheart, Inkspell, The Thief Lord

• Alan Garner- The Owl Service, Elidor

• Alan Gibbons- Warriors of the Raven

• Elizabeth Goudge- Little White Horse

• Anthony Horowitz- The Power of Five series

• Erin Hunter- Warrior Cats series

• Brian Jaques- Redwall

• Diane Wynne Jones- Eight Days of Luke, The Chrestomanci Series

• Elizabeth Kay- The Divide, Back to the Divide etc

• Stephen Moore- Tooth and Claw

• William Nicholson- The Wind on Fire Trilogy, The Noble Warriors Trilogy

• Jenny Nimmo- Charlie Bone series

• Ian Ogilvy- Measle and the Mallockee

• Christopher Paolini- Eragon, Eldest

• Michele Paver- Wolf Brother, Spirit Walker, Soul Eater

• Terry Pratchet- Johnny and the Bomb, Diggers, The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents

• Philip Pullman- His Dark Materials Series

• Philip Reeve- Mortal Engines

• Philip Ridley- Mighty Fizz Chilla

 

 

Adventure

• Jon Blake- The Last Free Cat

• Frank Cottrell Boyce- Millions, Framed, Cosmic

• Melvin Burgess- An Angel for May

• Joe Craig- Jimmy Coates series

• Jamila Gavin- The Blood Stone, Surya Trilogy

• Carl Hiaasen- Hoot

• Charlie Higson- The Young Bond books

• Sophie Mckenzie- Girl Missing

• Willard Price- Volcano Adventure etc

• Chris Ryan- Alpha Force series

• Ruth Thomas- The Runaways

• Mark Walden- H.I.V.E series

• Jeanette Winterson- Tanglewreck

 

WW2

• Nina Bawden- Carrie’s War

• John Boyne- The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

• The Diary of Anne Frank

• Anne Holm- I am David

• Robert Leeson- Tom’s War

• Michele Magorian- Goodnight Mr Tom

• Linda Newberry- Blitz Boys

• Christne Nostlinger- Fly Away Home

• Jill Paton Walsh- Dolphin Crossing

• Robert Westall- Blitzcat

 

Classics

• Frances Hodgson Burnett- The Secret Garden, The Little Princess, Little Lord Fauntleroy

• Arthur Conan Doyle- The Lost World

• Alexandre Dumas- The Three Musketeers

• W. E. Johns- Biggles

• C. S. Lewis- Narnia

• L. M. Montgomery- Anne of Green Gables

• E. Nesbit- The Railway Children

• Mary Norton- The Borrowers

• Arthur Ransome- Swallows and Amazons

• Anna Sewell- Black Beauty

• R. L, Stevenson- Treasure Island

• Mark Twain- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

• Jules Verne- Around the World in 80 Days

 

Modern Classics

• Richard Adams- Watership Down

• Joan Aiken- The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

• Lynne Read Banks- The Indian in the Cupboard

• Gillian Cross- The Demon Headmaster series, The Great Elephant Chase

• Penelope Farmer- Charlotte Sometime

• Norman Juster- The Phantom Tollbooth

• Jack London- White Fang, Call of the Wild

• Jenny Nimmo- The Snow Spider Trilogy

• Phillipa Pearce- Tom’s Midnight Garden

• Sylivia Voight- The Homecoming

• Laura Ingalls- Wilder Little House on the Prairie

• Henry Williamson- Tarka The Otter

 

Well-loved authors

• Geraldine McCaughrean- Stop the Train, The Stones are Hatching, A Little Lower than Angels, Peter Pan in Scarlet

• Michael Morpurgo books for older readers- Out of the Ashes, Private Peaceful, Alone on the Wide Sea, Adolphus Tips, Why the Whales Came

• Jacqueline Wilson- The Illustrated Mum, Vicky Angel, My Sister Jodie

•  Roald Dahl –Matilda, Going Solo, Fantastic Mr. Fox, George’s Marvellous Medicine …

 

Thought provoking books

• Malorie Blackman- Pig Heart Boy, Tell Me No Lies

• Zizou Corder- Lionboy

• Peter Dickinsnon- The Kin

• Anita Desai- Village by the Sea

• Deborah Ellis- The Breadwinner series

• Adeline Yen Mah- The Chinese Cinderella

 

Humour

• Dinah Capparucci- Aliens Don’t Eat Dog Food

• Susan Gates- Killer Mushrooms Ate My Gran

• Pete Johnson- Trust Me I’m a Trouble maker

• Diana Wynne Jones- Charmed Life

• Phillip Reeve- Night of the Living Dead, Night of the Living Veg

• Alan Temperley- Harry and the Wrinklies

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