Recommended Reading List for 6th Class

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

Holes (Series), by Louis Sachar
Frozen Out, by Carlo Gebler
Caught on a Train, by Carlo Gebler
A Monster Calls, by Patrick Ness
Coram Boy, by Jamila Gavin
Bridge to Terabithia, by Katherine Paterson
Maggot Moon, by Sally Gardner
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Series), by Gennifer Choldenko

If you like ANIMALS and HORSES, try these …

Run to the Wild Wood (Series)
Wolf Brother (Series)
Black Beauty
The Quest Begins (Seekers)
Watership Down
Varjak Paw

If you like A GOOD LAUGH, try these…

Horrible Histories (Series)
Granny (and other titles)
Which Witch? (and other titles)
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle
Holes (and other titles)
The Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom (and other titles)
The Robe of Skulls (Series)
Howl’s Moving Castle (Series)
Cosmic / Millions

If you like SCARY Stories, try these…

Goosebumps (Series), by
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series), by
Uncle Montague’s Tales of Terror (Series), by Chris Priestley
Darren Shan (Series), by Darren Shan
Demonata (Series), by Darren Shan
Coraline, by Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
London (Vampire Dusk Series), by Sebastian Rook
Raven’s Gate (Series), by Anthony Horowitz
Barnaby Grimes (Series), by Paul Stewart / Chris Riddell
ZOM-B (Series), by Darren Shan

If you like MAGIC, try these…

Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Series), by Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus (Series), by Rick Riordan
Skulduggery Pleasant (Series), by Derek Landy
The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke
Dragon Rider, by Cornelia Funke
Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke
Artemis Fowl (Series), by Eoin Colfer
Knife (Series), by R. J. Anderson
The 13 Treasures (Series), by Michelle Harrison
Eragon (Series), by Christopher Paolini
Tom’s Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce
I, Coriander, by Sally Gardner
The Edge Chronicles (Series), by Paul Stewart
The Book of Three (Series), by Lloyd Alexander
The Wind Singer (The Wind on Fire Series), by William Nicholson
The Spook’s Apprentice (Series), by Joseph Delaney
The Owl Service (Series), by Alan Garner
Howl’s Moving Castle (Series), by Diana Wynne Jones
The Fire Thief (Series), by Terry Deary
Pure Dead Magic (Series), by Debi Gliori
Skellig, by David Almond
Stravaganza (Series), by Mary Hoffman
Sabriel (Series) and other titles, by Garth Nix
The Alchemyst (Series), by Michael Scott
The Gift (Series), by Alison Croggan
The Magician’s Guild (Series), by Trudi Canavan
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials Series), by Philip Pullman
The Hobbit / The Lord of the Rings, by J. R. R. Tolkien

If you like ADVENTURE, try these…

Alex Rider (Series), by Anthony Horowitz
A Series of Unfortunate Events (Series), by Lemony Snicket
Narnia (Series), by C. S. Lewis
Conspiracy 365 (Series), by Gabrielle Lord
Harry Potter (Series), by J. K. Rowling
The Edge Chronicles (Various Titles), by Paul Stewart / Chris Riddell
HERO.COM 1 – Rise of the Heroes (Series), by Andy Briggs
VILLAIN.NET 1 – Council of Evil (Series), by Andy Briggs
H.I.V.E. (Series), by Mark Walden
Maggot Moon, by Sally Gardner
The City of Ember (Series), by Jeanne Duprau
Conspiracy 365 (Series), by Gabrielle Lord
Hatchet (and other titles), by Gary Paulsen
Invisible City (Series), by M.G. Harris
Percy Jackson and the Heroes of Olympus (Series), by Rick Riordan
Barnaby Grimes (Series), by Paul Stewart / Chris Riddell
Atherton: The House of Power (Series), by Patrick Carman
Maximum Ride (Series), by James Patterson
Underwater Adventure (Series), by Willard Price
The Hunger Games (Series), by Suzanne Collins
Arthur: The Seeing Stone (Series), by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Gatty’s Tale, by Kevin Crossley-Holland
Tunnels (Series), by Roderick Gordon
Raven’s Gate (Series), by Anthony Horowitz

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
Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
The One That Got Away (Misfitz Mysteries Series), by Josh Lacey
The London-Eye Mystery, by Siobhan Dowd
Chasing Vermeer/The Wright Three, by Blue Balliett
The Shakespeare Stealer, by Gary Blackwood
Lion Boy, by Zizou Corder
Invisible City (Series), by M. G. Harris
The Agency – A Spy in the House, by Y. S. Lee
Dawn Undercover, by Anna Dale
H.I.V.E. (Series), by Mark Walden
The Thieves of Ostia (Roman Mysteries Series), by Caroline Lawrence
Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

If you like HISTORY and WARTIME stories, try these…

My Story – Voyage on the Great Titanic (and other titles), by Various
My Side of the Story (Various titles), by Various
Children of the Famine (Series), by Marita Conlon-McKenna
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Series), by Gennifer Choldenko
Hitler’s Canary, by Sandi Toksvig
Survivors, by Elisabeth Navratil
The Hiring Fair (Series), by Elizabeth O’Hara
Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
Pirate Queen, by Morgan Llewelyn
Safe Harbour, by Marita Conlon-McKenna
Carrie’s War, by Nina Bawden
Faraway Home, by Marilyn Taylor
Milkweed, by Jerry Spinelli
Private Peaceful (and other titles), by Michael Morpurgo
War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo
Alone on a Wide, Wide Sea, by Michael Morpurgo
Shylock’s Daughter, by Mirjam Pressler
A Girl Called Blue, by Marita Conlon-McKenna
The Twelfth Day of July (Series), by Joan Lingard
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, by John Boyne
Red Sky in the Morning (and other titles), by Elizabeth Laird
Oranges in No-Man’s Land, by Elizabeth Laird
Chains Laurie, by Halse Anderson
The Silver Sword, by Ian Seraillier
The Thieves of Ostia (The Roman Mysteries Series), by Caroline Lawrence
17 Martin Street, by Marilyn Taylor
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry (Series), by Mildred D. Taylor
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit (Series), by Judith Kerr
The Diary of Anne Frank, by Anne Frank
I Am David, by Anne Holm
Goodnight Mr. Tom, by Michelle Magorian
Back Home, by Michelle Magorian
August ’44, by Carlo Gebler
The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
Crusade, by Elizabeth Laird
The Breadwinner (and other titles), by Deborah Ellis
Number the Stars (and other titles), by Lois Lowry
Arthur: The Seeing Stone (Series), by Kevin Crossley Holland

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)
Friendly Matches – Football Poems (and other titles), by Allan Ahlberg
The Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry, by Brian Patten (editor)
The Kingfisher Book of Scary Poems, by Gillian Clarke
Centrally Heated Knickers (and other titles), by Michael Rosen
Read Me and Laugh, by Gaby Morgan (Editor)
The Truth about Parents, by MacMillan Children’s Books
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
Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll
Just So Stories, by Rudyard Kipling
Stig of the Dump, by Clive King
Lassie Come Home, by Eric Knight
Kidnapped, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
Mary Poppins, by P. L. Travers
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens
Great Expectations, by Charles Dickens
Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte

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