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The Recommended Reading List for Year 6 is shown below or the list is available to download as a PDF document.

Try to read at least two of these books during the term holidays, plus others of your own choice.

Be selective – not all will appeal to you .Other titles by these authors are good, too, if you can’t find these particular books. Keep a record if you can - dates and a BRIEF comment or mark out of 10.

To download the Year 6 Recommended Reading List please click here

Adams, Richard

Watership Down

Albright, Flossie

My Secret War Diary* (WW2)

Aiken, Joan

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Almond, David


Bawden, Nina

Carrie’s War*(WW2)

Blackman, Malorie

Noughts and Crosses

Dangerous Reality

Boyne, John

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas*(WW2)

Bronte, Charlotte

Jane Eyre

Burnett, Frances Hodgson

The Secret Garden

A Little Princess

Carroll, Lewis

Alice in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass

Crompton, Richmal

Just William series

Cross, Gillian

The Demon Headmaster

The Prime Minister’s Brain

Fine, Anne


The Tulip Touch

Frozen Billy

Funke, Cornelia

The Thief Lord

Inkheart trilogy

Gardner, Sally

I, Coriander*(Stuarts/Cromwell)

Garner, Alan

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen

Gavin, Jamila

Coram Boy

Green, Roger Lancelyn

Tales of Ancient Egypt*

Tales of the Greek Heroes*

Halam, Anne


Horowitz, Antony

Stormbreaker series

Ibbotson, Eva

The Dragonfly Pool

Le Guin, Ursula

The Wizard of Earthsea trilogy

Magorian, Michelle

Goodnight Mr Tom*(WW2)

McCaughrean, Geraldine


Stop the Train

Casting the Gods Adrift* (Ancient Egypt)

Not The End of the World

Montgomery, L.M.

Anne of Green Gables

Morpurgo, Michael

Private Peaceful*(WW1)



Out of the Ashes

War Horse*(WW1)

Paver, Michelle

Wolf Brother series

Pearce, Philippa

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Pullman, Philip

Northern Lights trilogy

Sewell, Anna

Black Beauty

Serraillier, Ian

The Silver Sword*(WW2)

Shipton, Paul

The Pig Scrolls*(Ancient Greece)

Snicket, Lemony (Daniel Handler)

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Streatfield, Noel

Ballet Shoes

Stroud, Jonathan

The Amulet of Samarkand (The Bartimaeus Trilogy)

Sutcliffe, Rosemary

The Eagle of the Ninth*(Ancient Rome)

Dragon Slayer

The Story of Beowulf

Tolkien, J.R.R.

The Hobbit

White, E.B.

The Sword in the Stone

Wynne Jones, Diana

The Chronicles of Chrestomanci


* These books have a historical base to their storyline