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Great Books for Year 6

Welcome to our reading list for Year 6. It is full of suggestions for books to read and contains a good mixture of the most recent fiction, classics and everything in between. Why not curl up with a good book!

Note for Parents
Children mature emotionally at different times. This list contains books suitable for children between 9 and 13 years old. Therefore please be vigilant about what your child is reading and ensure that you are happy that they are mature enough for the storylines they are choosing. Examples of books within the list which might be appropriate for some children and less so for others would be "The Hunger Games" Trilogy and "The Boy in Striped Pyjamas".









Joan Aiken Wolves of Willoughby Chase  








David Almond
My Name is Mina
The Fire Eaters
J M Barrie Peter Pan
Nina Bawden
Carrie’s War
The Peppermint Pig
Malorie Blackman
Dangerous Reality
Forbidden Game
Tim Bowler Storm Catchers
John Boyne The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
Theresa Breslin
Across the Roman Wall
Whispers in the Graveyard
Linda Buckley-Archer Gideon the Cutpurse
Frances H Burnett The Secret Garden
Grace Cavendish
Lady Grace Mysteries
A is for Assassin
Eoin Colfer Artemis Fowl (series)
Suzanne Collins Hunger Games Trilogy
Susan Cooper The Dark is Rising (series)
Zizou Corder Lionboy (series)
Roald Dahl Boy
Berlie Doherty
Street Child
Daughter of the Sea
The Sailing Ship Tree
Roddy Doyle A Greyhound of a Girl
Helen Dunn The Ingo Series
Kathryn Erskine Mockingbird
Lissa Evans Small Change for Stuart
Penelope Farmer Charlotte Sometimes
Anne Fine
Charm School
Madame Doubtfire
Up on Cloud Nine
Cornelius Funke Inkheart Trilogy
Neil Gaiman
The Graveyard Book
Paul Gallico The Snow Goose
Sally Gardner
The Red Necklace
The Silver Blade
Alan Garner The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Alan Gibbons The Shadow of the Minotaur
Morris Gleitzman
Worry Warts
Boy Overboard
Two Weeks with the Queen
Pizza Cake
Julia Golding
Cat Royal (series)
Wolf Cry
Ursula le Guin The Earthsea Quartet
Charlie Higson Young Bond
Michael Hoeye Time Stops for No Mouse
Anne Holm I am David
Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider (series)
Erin Hunter Warriors (series)
Eva Ibbotson
The Secret Platform 13
On Dog and His Boy
Monster Mission
Julia Jarman The Time Travelling Cat and The Egyptian Goddess
Terry Jones The Saga of Eric the Viking
Jean Kemp The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler
Judith Kerr When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Rudyard Kipling Jungle Stories
Derek Landy Skulduggery Pleasant (series)
C S Lewis The Chronicles of Narnia
Jill Lewis
Sky Hawk
White Dolphin
Penelope Lively The Ghost of Thomas Kemp
Gerladine McCaughrean
Peter Pan in Scarlett
The Odyssey
Michelle Magorian
Goodnight Mr Tom
Back Home
Just Henry
John Masefield Box of Delights
Michael Morpurgo
Private Peaceful
The Ghost of Grania O’Malley
Arthur, High King of Britain
Alone on the Wide Wide Sea
Andy Mulligan Trash
Bill Naughton The Goalkeeper’s Revenge and Other Stories
E Nesbitt
Five Children and It
The Railway Children
Linda Newberry
Blitz Boys
Ice Cat
The Treasure House
Jenny Nimmo Children of the Red King
Garth Nix Keys to the Kingdom (series)
Robert O’Brien Mrs Frisby and the Rats of Nimh
Joan O’Neill Daisy Chain War
Tom Palmer Foul Play
Jill Paton Walsh The Dolphin Crossing
Michelle Paver Chronicles of Ancient Darkness (series)
Philippa Pearce Tom’s Midnight Garden
Daniel Pennac
The Eye of the Wolf
Philip Pullman
The Tiger in the Well (series)
The Firework Maker’s Daughter
Arthur Ransome Swallows and Amazons
Ellen Richardson Whale Song
Rick Riordan
Percy Jackson (series)
The Olympus Series
Louis Sachar
Pig City
S F Said Varjac Paw
Lauren St John The White Giraffe
Brian Selznick
Ian Serraillier The Silver Sword
Anna Sewell Black Beauty
Frances Simon The Sleeping Army
Ali Sparkes
Shapeshifter Series
Wishful Thinking
Noel Streatfield Ballet Shoes
Stewart and Riddle Edge Chronicles
Rosemary Sutcliffe Outcast
Mildred Taylor Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Alan Temperley
Harry and the Wrinklies
Harry and the Treasure of Eddie Carver
Various My Story (series)
David Walliams
The Boy in a Dress
Billionaire Boy
Mr Stink
Robert Westall The Kingdom by the Sea
Jacqueline Wilson The Lottie Project
Diana Wynne Jones
Howl’s Moving Castle
House of Many Ways
Adeline Yen Mah Chinese Cinderella