Recommended Reading List for 5th Class

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

Wonder, by R. J. Palacio
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, by John Boyne
The Penderwicks (Series), by Jeanne Birdsall
The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
Coram Boy, by Jamila Gavin
Holes (Series), by Louis Sachar

If you like ANIMALS and HORSES, try these …

Run to the Wild Wood (Series), by Tom McCaughren
The Quest Begins (Seekers Series), by Erin Hunter
Into the Wild (Warriors Series), by Erin Hunter
The One and Only Ivan, by Katherine Applegate
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, by Michael Morpurgo
Kaspar Prince of Cats, by Michael Morpurgo
The Underneath, by Kathi Appelt
An Elephant in the Garden, by Michael Morpurgo
War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo
Wolf Brother (Series), by Michael Morpurgo
Watership Down, by Richard Adams
Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
A Boy and his Bear, by Harriet Graham
Phantom Stallion, by Terri Farley

If you like A GOOD LAUGH, try these…

Horrible Histories (Series), by Horrible Histories
Granny, by Anthony Horowitz
Which Witch? (and other titles), by Eva Ibbotson
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle, by Eva Ibbotson
Holes (and other titles), by Louis Sachar
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, by Louis Sachar
The Robe of Skulls (Series), by Vivian French
Skulduggery Pleasant (Series), by Derek Landy
Howl’s Moving Castle (Series), by Diana Wynne Jones
Cosmic (and other titles), by Frank Cottrell Boyce

If you like SCARY Stories, try these…

Goosebumps (Series), by R. L. Stine
Scream Street (Series), by Tommy Donbavand
Ghosthunters (Series), by Cornelia Funke
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series), by Lemony Snicket
Who Could That be at this Hour? (Series), by Lemony Snicket
Darren Shan (Series), by Darren Shan
Demonata (Series), by Darren Shan
ZOM-B (Series), by Darren Shan
Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror (Series), by Chris Priestley
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
Barnaby Grimes (Series), by Paul Stewart / Chris Riddell
Skulduggery Pleasant (Series), by Derek Landy
London (Vampire Dusk Series), by Sebastian Rook
Vampirates (Series), by Justin Somper
The Underland Chronicles (Series), by Suzanne Collins

If you like MAGIC, try these…

The Witches, by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
Matilda, by Roald Dahl
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Series), by Tony DiTerrlizzi
The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket, by John Boyne
A Wrinkle in Time (Series), by Madeleine L’Engle
The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling
Inkheart (Series), by Cornelia Funke
Knife (Series), by R. J. Anderson
The Colossus Rises (Seven Wonders Series), by Peter Lerangis
Eragon (Series), by Christopher Paolini
The 13 Treasures (Series), by Michelle Harrison
Tom’s Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce
I, Coriander, by Sally Gardner
Hugo Pepper (The Edge Chronicles Series), by Paul Stewart / Chris Riddell
Switchers (Series), by Kate Thompson
Howl’s Moving Castle, by Diana Wynne Jones
Reckless / Fearless, by Cornelia Funke
Pure Dead Magic (Series), by Debi Gliori
The Fire Thief (Series), by Terry Deary
The Spook’s Apprentice (Series), by Joseph Delaney
The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke
Skellig, by David Almond
Stravaganza (Series), by Mary Hoffman
The Hobbit (Series), by J. R. R. Tolkien

If you like ADVENTURE, try these…

Stormbreaker (Alex Rider Series), by Anthony Horowitz
Conspiracy 365 (Series), by Gabrielle Lord
Iceman – Tom Crean, by Michael Smith
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series), by Lemony Snicket
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling
Narnia (Series), by C. S. Lewis
Truckers (Series), by Terry Pratchett
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Series), by Rick Riordan
The Spook’s Apprentice (Series), by Joseph Delaney
Phoenix (and other titles), by S. F. Said
Barnaby Grimes (Series), by Paul Stewart / Chris Riddell
Time Riders (Series), by Alex Scarrow
Atherton (Series), by Patrick Carman
The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke
Inkheart (Series), by Cornelia Funke
Eragon (Series), by Christopher Paolini
Underwater Adventure (Series), by Willard Price
Tunnels (Series), by Roderick Gordon
HERO.COM 1 – Rise of the Heroes (Series), by Andy Briggs
VILLAIN.NET 1 – Council of Evil (Series), by Andy Briggs
The City of Ember (Series), by Jeanne Duprau
The History Keepers (Series), by Damian Dibben
H.I.V.E. (Series), by Mark Walden
The Escape (Henderson Boys Series), by Robert Muchamore
Boy Soldier (Series), by Andy McNab
Flash Flood (Code Red Series), by Chris Ryan
Survival (Alpha Force Series), by Chris Ryan

If you like MYSTERY / DETECTIVE, try these…

Alex Rider (Series), by Anthony Horowitz
Famous Five (Series), by Enid Blyton
The Mystery of… (Series), by Enid Blyton
The Invisible Detective (Series), by Justin Richards
Who Could That be at this Hour? (Series), by Lemony Snicket
Chasing Vermeer / The Wright 3, by Blue Balliett
The One That Got Away (Misfitz Mysteries Series), by Josh Lacey
The Sisters Grimm (Series), by Michael Buckley
The 39 Clues (Series), by Rick Riordan (and others)
The Diamond of Drury Lane (Series), by Julia Golding
Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
Conspiracy 365 (Series), by Gabrielle Lord
The Thieves of Ostia (The Roman Mysteries Series), by Caroline Lawrence
H.I.V.E. (Series), by Mark Walden
Invisible City (Joshua Files Series), by M. G. Harris
The Hardy Boys (Series), by Franklin W. Dixon
The History Keepers (Series), by Damian Dibben
Young Sherlock Holmes (Series), by Andrew Lane

If you like HISTORY and WARTIME stories, try these…

My Story – Voyage on the Great Titanic (other titles), by Various
Children of the Famine (Series), by Marita Conlon-McKenna
19 Railway Street, by M. Scott / M. LLewelyn
Private Peaceful (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
War Horse (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
The Thieves of Ostia (Roman Mysteries Series), by Caroline Lawrence
The History Keepers (Series), by Damian Dibben
The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, by Michael Morpurgo
Hitler’s Canary, by Sandi Toksvig
Safe Harbour, by Marita Conlon-McKenna
I Am David, by Anne Holm
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Series), by Mildred D. Taylor
Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Faraway Home, by Marilyn Taylor
My Side of the Story (Various titles), by Various
Once (Series), by Morris Gleitzman
The Tudor Chronicles (Series), by Terry Deary
The Breadwinner (and other titles), by Deborah Ellis
Number the Stars, by Lois Lowry
Ties That Bind, Ties That Break, by Lensey Namioka
17 Martin Street, by Marilyn Taylor
The Guns of Easter, by Gerald Whelan
Taking Sides, by Brian Gallagher

If you like SPORT books, try these…

Goal!, by Alan Durant
Kick Off (Series), by Dan Freedman
The Big Football Frenzy, by Rob Childs
The Big Cup Collection Omnibus, by Rob Childs
The Big Football Treble, by Rob Childs
Foul Play, by Tom Palmer
Own Goal, by Tom Palmer
World Rugby Records, by Chris Hawkes
Rugby Zombies (series), by Dan Anthony
Rugby Spirit, by Gerald Siggins
Scrum!, by Tom Palmer

If you like POETRY, try these…

Something Beginning with P, by O’Brien Press (Publisher)
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, by Brian Patten (editor)
Friendly Matches – Football Poems (and other titles), by Allan Ahlberg
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
Behind the Staffroom Door, by Brian Rosen
The Secret Lives of Teachers, by Chosen by Brian Moses

If you like the CLASSICS, try these…

The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Railway Children, by E. Nesbit
5 Children and It, by E. Nesbit
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Lassie Come Home, by Eric Knight
The Family from One-End Street, by Eve Garnett
Stig of the Dump, by Clive King
Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mary Poppins, by P. L. Travers
Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
Around the World in 80 Days, by Jules Verne
Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling

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