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Spring reading challenge

Year 5 and 6

Challenge yourself and see if you can read 10 books from the recommended list, if you do you can choose a free book for yourself! Whatever your interest there is something for everyone.

Have you read a book by Malorie Blackman, or Anne Fine, Anthony Horowitz or Jill Murphy?

Give it a try and set yourself a new challenge. All the books on the list can be found in the KS2 library.

House points can be earned for every non- fiction book read too!

What are you waiting for? Get Reading!


Miss Ferdinand


Recommended reading books

Year 5 and 6

Pig heart boy- Malorie Blackman

Bill’s New Frock- Anne Fine

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe- C S Lewis

Skellig- David Almond

Treasure Island- Robert Louis Stevenson

Robinson Crusoe- Daniel Defoe

Jungle Book- Carl Bowen or Rudyard Kipling

Anne Frank

Noughts and Crosses- Malorie Blackman

Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo

Millions- Frank Cottrell Boyce

Stormbreaker- Anthony Horowitz

Journey to Jo-burg- Beverly Naidoo

Watership Down- Richard Adams

Double Act- Jacqueline Wilson

The Demon Headmaster- Gillian Cross

Alice in Wonderland- Martin Powell

Grandpa’s Great Escape- David Walliams

An interview with Jamila Gavin

Dr Proctor’s Fart powder- Jo Nesbo

Timmy Failure-: Mistakes were made- Stephen Pastis

Tom Palmer- Foul Play

The Sultan’s Tiger- Josh Lacey

Stich Head- Guy Bass

The brilliant world of Tom Gates- Liz Pichon

The BFG- Roald Dahl

When Hitler stole pink rabbit- Judith Kerr

The war of Jenkin’s ear- Michael Morpurgo

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone- J K Rowling

Holes- Louis Sachar

The secret of Platform 13- Eva Ibbotson

The Secret Garden- Frances Hodgson Burnett

Iron Man- Ted Hughes

The family from one end street- Eve Garnett

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Skulduggery Pleasant- Derek Landy

Cirque du Freak- Darren Shan The adventures of Tom Sawyer- Mark Twain

Atticus Claw learns to Draw- Jennifer Gray

Hamish and the Worldstoppers- Danny Wallace

World war I tales- Terry Deary

Slog’s dad- David Almond

Tell me no lies- Malorie Blackman

The Twins at St Clare’s- Enid Blyton Dial a Ghost- Eva Ibbotson