Recommended Reading List for 3rd Class

If you like books about FRIENDS or SCHOOL, try these…

Billy the Kid (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
Rotten School (Series), by R. L. Stine
Alfie Green (Series), by Joe O’Brien
Stink (Series), by Megan McDonald
Marvin Redpost (Series), by Louis Sachar
Hank Zipzer (Series), by Henry Winkler
Meet Just William (Series), Adapted by Martin Jarvis
Shocking Shooting (and other titles), by Michael Coleman
Taking the Cat’s Way Home (and other titles), by Jan Mark
Cup Final Kid (and other titles), by Martin Waddell
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series), by Jeff Kinney
The Brilliant World of Tom Gates (Series), by Liz Pichon
Big Nate (Series), by Lincoln Peirce
Wayside School (Series), by Louis Sachar
Bill’s New Frock, by Anne Fine
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling

If you like ANIMALS and HORSES, try these …

The Tiger Who Was a Roaring Success (and other titles), by Don Conroy
The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark (and other titles), by Jill Tomlinson
One Dog and his Boy, by Eva Ibbotson
Babe the Sheep-Pig (and other titles), by Dick King-Smith
The Butterfly Lion (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
The World According to Humphrey (Series), by Betty G. Birney
Puppy Patrol (Series), by Jenny Dale
Animal Ark (Series), by Lucy Daniels
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate Di Camillo
The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
Dinosaur Cove (Series), by Rex Stone
Kaspar Prince of Cats, by Michael Morpurgo
Charlotte’s Web, by E. B. White
Stuart Little, by E. B. White

If you like A GOOD LAUGH, try these…

Horrid Henry (Series), by Francesca Simon
Stink (Series), by Megan MacDonald
George’s Marvellous Medicine, by Roald Dahl
The Twits, by Roald Dahl
The BFG, by Roald Dahl
The Enormous Crocodile, by Roald Dahl
Dirty Bertie (Series), by David Roberts
The Giggler Treatment (Series), by Roddy Doyle
The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog (Series), by Jeremy Strong
The Little Devil and Other Stories, by Pierre Gripari
I am not a Loser (Series), by Jim Smith
The Boy Who Swam with Piranhas, by David Almond
Captain Underpants (Series), by Dav Pilkey
Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Series), by Jeff Kinney
Rotten School (Series), by R. L. Stine
The Evil Hairdo / The Poison Factory, by Oisin McGann
Walter Speazlebud (Series), by David Donohue
Nelly the Monster Sitter (Series), by Kes Gray
The Legend of Captain Crow’s Teeth, by Eoin Colfer
You’re a Bad Man, Mr Gum! (Series), by Andy Stanton
Spy Dog (Series), by Andrew Cope
Wayside School (Series), by Louis Sachar
Granny (and other titles), by Anthony Horowitz
Do Not Read This Book (Series), by Pat Moon
The Toilet of Doom (and other titles), by Michael Lawrence
Little Darlings (Series), by Sam Llewelyn
Snakes Elbows (and other titles), by Deirdre Madden
Wolfgran (Series), by Finbar O’Connor
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, by Dr Seuss
Pongwiffy (Series) (and other titles), by Kaye Umansky
Little Wolf’s Book of Badness, by Ian Whybrow

If you like MAGIC, try these…

The Witches, by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
George’s Marvellous Medicine, by Roald Dahl
Matilda, by Roald Dahl
The Enchanted Wood (Series), by Enid Blyton
The Wishing Chair (Series), by Enid Blyton
Jinx The Magician’s Apprentice, by Sage Blackwood
Fortunately, The Milk, by Neil Gaiman
Hello? Is Anybody There?, by Jostein Gaarder
The Boy in the Biscuit Tin (and other titles), by Heather Dyer
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling
The Spook’s Apprentice (Series), by Joseph Delane

If you like ADVENTURE, try these…

Flat Stanley (Series), by Jeff Brown
Gladiator Boy (Series), by David Grimstone
Stan Stinky, by Hannah Shaw
Noah Barleywater Runs Away, by John Boyne
The Wreck of the Zanzibar (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
The Treasure Hunters (Series), by James Patterson
Tumtum and Nutmeg (Series), by Emily Bearn
Dinosaur Cove (Series), by Rex Stone
Beast Quest (Series), by Adam Blade
Seaquest (Series), by Adam Blade
How to Train Your Dragon (Series), by Cressida Cowell
Phoenix (and other titles), by S. F. Said
Fortunately, The Milk, by Neil Gaiman
The Tale of Despereaux, by Kate Di Camillo
Jinx The Magician’s Apprentice, by Sage Blackwood
The Invention of Hugo Cabret, by Brian Selznick
What’s Their Story? (True Life Series), by Oxford (Publishers)
Wonderstruck, by Brian Selznick
Narnia (Series), by C. S. Lewis
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling

If you like MYSTERY / DETECTIVE, try these…

The Secret Seven (Series), by Enid Blyton
The Famous Five (Series), by Enid Blyton
The Mystery of… (Series), by Enid Blyton
Spy Dog (Series), by Andrew Cope
How to Train Your Dragon (Series), by Cressida Cowell
The Diamond Brothers (Series), by Anthony Horowitz
The Mummy Snatcher of Memphis (Series), by Natasha Narayan
The Pasta Detectives, by Andreas Steinhöfel
The Sisters Grimm (Series), by Michael Buckley

If you like SCARY Stories, try these…

Goosebumps (Series), by R. L. Stine
Goosebumps Horrorland (Series), by R. L. Stine
Scream Street (Series), by Tommy Donbavand
Series of Unfortunate Events (Series), by Lemony Snicket
The Worst Witch (Series), by Jill Murphy

If you like HISTORY, try these…

My Story (Historical Children’s Diaries based on Famine, World Wars, Titanic, etc.), by Various
Children of the Famine (Series), by Marita Conlon-McKenna
Candle in the Dark, by Adele Geras
One Small Suitcase, by Barry Turner
Wreck of the Zanzibar (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
Gladiator Boy (Series), by David Grimstone
Horrible Histories (Series), by Terry Deary

If you like SPORT books, try these…

The Story of Football, by Usborne Young Reading
Goal!, by Alan Durant
The Big Football Frenzy, by Rob Childs
The Big Cup Collection Omnibus, by Rob Childs
The Big Football Treble, by Rob Childs
Football Academy (Series), by Tom Palmer
Diary of a Rugby Champ, by Shamini Flint
World Rugby Records, by Chris Hawkes
50 Soccer Skills, by Usborne

If you like POETRY, try these…

Something Beginning with P, by O’Brien Press (Publisher)
Runny Babbit (and other titles), by Shel Silverstein
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, by Brian Patten (Editor)
Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl
Even My Ears Are Smiling, by Michael Rosen
Please Mrs Butler, by Allan Ahlberg
Heard It in the Playground, by Allan Ahlberg
Mr Magnolia, by Quentin Blake
Read Me and Laugh, by Gaby Morgan (Editor)
A Child’s Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Truth about Parents, by MacMillan Children’s Books
The Truth about Teachers, by MacMillan Children’s Books

If you like the CLASSICS, try these (perhaps in abridged form)…

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Lassie Come Home, by Eric Knight
Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Railway Children, by E. Nesbit
Mary Poppins, by P. L. Travers
Paddington Bear (Series), by Michael Bond
Winnie the Pooh (Series), by A. A. Milne
The Family from One-End Street, by Eve Garnett
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgrin
Heidi, by Johanna Spyri

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