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Year 6 Reading List

Year 6 Suggested Reading list 


  • The Railway Children by E.Nesbit 

  • Abomination by Robert Swindells 

  • The Crowstarver by Dick King-Smith 

  • Awful End by Philip Ardagh 

  • From Hereabout Hill by Michael Morpurgo 

  • Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo 

  • Granny by Anthony Horowitz 

  • Time Travelling With a Hamster by Ross Welford 

  • Lion Boy by Zizou Corder 

  • The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall 

  • Skellig by David Almond 

  • Superfudge by Judy Bloom 

  • The Weathermonger by Peter Dickinson 

  • Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo 

  • The Indian in the Cupboard Trilogy by Lynne Reid Banks 

  • Absolutely Everything by Christopher Lloyd 

  • A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson 

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 

  • Jaguar Trials by Ruth Eastham 

  • Far From Home by Berlie Doherty 

  • Cogheart by Peter Bunzl 

  • The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran  Millwood Hargrave 

  • Eren by Simon P Clark 

  • Raspberries on the Yangtze by Karen Wallace 

  • The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie 

  • Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden 


  • Oranges in No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Laird 

  • Framed by Frank Cottrell-Bryce 

  • The Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll 



Year 6  Deeper Texts 

Watership Down by Richard Adams 

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken 

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (series) 

The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland (story of a young King Arthur) 

Eren by Simon P Clark 


The Weirdstone of Brisingasmen by Alan Garner 

Minders by Diana Hendry 

A Winkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle 

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave 

SeaBEAN by Sarah Holding 


His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman 

The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliffe 

Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease 

Raptor by Paul Zindel 

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins 

The Box of Delights by John Masefield 

Daughters of Time: an anthology from the History Girls by Mary Hoffman 

The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson 

Nightfall in New York by Katherine Woodfine 

The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millwood Hargrave 

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells 

Pig-Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman 

Holes by Louis Sachar 

The Boy At the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf