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KS2 Recommended Reading

Year 3 Reading list


The World According to Humphrey

Betty G Birney

Flat Stanley

Jeff Brown

The Bee is Not Afraid of Me

Edited by Isabel Galleymore and Fran Long

The Accidental Prime Minister

Tom McLaughlin

Harley Hitch and the Iron Forest

Vashti Hardy

The Abominables

Eva Ibbotson

Planet Omar Accidental Trouble Magnet

Zanib Mian

Anisha Accidental Detective

Serena Patel and Emma McCann


Philip Ridley

I bet I can make you laugh

Joshua Seigal

You’re a bad man Mr Gum

A Stanton

The owl who was afraid of the dark

J Tomlinson

The boy in the dress

David Walliams

Charlotte’s Webb

E B White

Girl Wonder and the Terrific twins

Malorie Blackman

Too Small Tola


The lost homework

Richard O’Neil

Akissi: Tales of Mischief

Mathieu Sapin


Malorie Blackman



The street beneath my feet

Charlotte Guillian

Choice of a magazine

National Geographic Kids

A Trapezoid is not a Dinosaur

Suzanne Morris

Over and Under the Rainforest

Kate Messner

Fantastically Great Women Series

Kate Pankhurst

Year 4 Reading List


Asha and the spirit bird

Jasbinder Bilan

The Famous Five (any book in the series)

Enid Blyton

The great chocoplot

Chris Callaghan

How to train your dragon

Cressida Cowell

Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross

A book of your choice

Roald Dahl

The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane

Kate DiCamillo

Little bits of sky

SE Durrant


Vashti Hardy

Eddie and the box of Flits

Kate Wilkinson

The lion, the witch and the wardrobe

CS Lewis

The land of roar

Jenny McClachlan

Varjak paw

SF Said

Wilf the mighty worrier saves the world

Georgia Pritchett

Nonni’s Birthday bash: Confetti and Catastrphe

 Leah Osakwe

When Stars are Shattered

Victoria Jamieson

Operation Gadgetman

Malorie Blackman

Ella on the outside

Cath Howe



Women in Sport: 50 Fearless Athletes who Played to Win

Rachel Ignotofsky

Music Legends

Herve Guilleminot and Jerome Masi

Pirates: Dead Men’s Tales

Anne Rooney

Earth shattering events

Robin Jacobs

Children who changed the world

Marcia Williams

Recommended Reads – Year 5


The Night Bus Hero – Onjali Q Rauf 

The Boy at the Back of the Class Onjali Q Rauf

The Last Bear – Hannah Gold

The Lost Thing – Shaun Tan

Secrets of a Sun King – Emma Carroll

Room 13- Robert Swindell

Wonder – R.J. Palacio

The Goldfish Boy – Lisa Thompson

Malamander - Thomas Taylor

Who Let the Gods Out - Maz Evans

The Violet Veil Mysteries - Sophie Cleverly

Boy in the Tower - Polly Ho-Yen

Wild is the Wind - Grahame Baker-Smith

Hacker - Malorie Blackman

Bill's New Frock - Anne Fine

Moondial - Helen Cresswell


 The Book of Not Entirely Useful Advice –A.F. Harrold

  Rise UP – Amanda Li and Amy Blackwell

 Young, Gifted and Black – Jamia Wilson and Andrea Pippins

Fantastic Female Adventurers – Lily Dyu

Great Adventurers – Alistair Humphreys

Survivors – David Long and Kerry Hyndman

The Lost Book of Adventure

Curiosity : the story of a Mars Moon Rover– Markus Motum

Shackleton’s Journey – William Grill

The Colours of History -  Clive Gifford and Marc Etienne-Peintre

Counting on Katherine – Helene Becker

Hidden Figures- Margo Lee-Shetterly

Amazing Evolution – Anna Claybourne and Wesley Robbins

A Galaxy of her Own – Libby Jackson

Black and British – David Olusoga

Just like Me – Louie Gooding

Year 6 Reading List


The Middler

Kirsty Applebaum


Frank Cottrell Boyce


RJ Palacio


Frank Cottrell Boyce

Goodnight Mr Tom

Michelle McGorian

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

Christopher Edge

The house with Chicken Legs

Sophie Anderson


David Almond


Kwame Alexander

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Crater Lake

Jennifer Killick

The Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier


Louis Sacher

Charmed Life

Diana Wynne Jones

The Nowhere Emporium

Ross McKenzie

The Garbage King

Elizbeth Laird

The Infinite

Patience Agbabi

After the war

Tom Palmer


Mitch Johnson

River Boy

Tim Bowler

The Wickford Doom

Chris Preistly

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Boy Underwater

Adam Baron

The lion above the door

Onjali Q Rauf


Sara Pennypacker

October October

Katya Balen


Robert Swindells

Letters from the Lighthouse

Emma Carroll

No Ballet Shoes in Syria

Catherine Bruton

Check Mates

 Stewart Foster

The kid who came from space

Ross Welford

Armistice Runner

Tom Palmer

Can you see me

Libby Scott and Rebecca Westrott

On the move

Michael Rosen


Catherine Johnson

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

The Hobbit

J R R Tolkien

A boy called hope

Lara Williamson


Peter Bunzl

Tell me no lies

Malorie Blackman

The wheel of Surya

Jamila Gavin


Charlie Higson

Oranges in Noman’s Land

Elizabeth Laird

The Borrower’s

Mary Norton

Mortal Engines

Philip Reeve

A dangerous game

Malorie Blackman

Pavee and the Buffer Girl

Siobhan Dowd

A boy called hope

Lara Williamson



Non Fiction books

Alistair Humphreys’ Great Adventurers

Alistair Humphreys

Shackleton’s Journey

William Grill

Silence is not an option

Stuart Lawrence

The Humans: Ancient civilisations and astonishing things they taught us

Jonny Marx

Amazing evolution

Anna Claybourne

Charles Darwin’s on the origin of Species

Sabina Radeva

Suffragette the battle for equality

David Roberts