Really Good Reads

Each year group has a selection of books which have been carefully chosen to provide you with a range of both ‘classic’ and modern texts, stories from other cultures, historical and traditional tales as well as a wide variety of genres.

Year 3

Shifty McGifty – The Spooky School Tracey Corderoy
Princess Smarty Pants and the Missing Princes Nick Sharratt
Mango and Bambang! Polly Faber
Dixie O’Day in the Fast Lane Shirley Hughes
Dragon Sitter 1 Josh Lacey
Flat Stanley Jeff Brown
The Woman who Won Things Allan Ahlberg
Glog Pippa Goodhurst
Gregory Cool Caroline Binch
Knitbone Pepper: Ghost Dog Claire Barker
The Guard Dog Dick King-Smith
Atticus Claw Breaks the Law Jennifer Gray
Rabbit and Bear Julian Gough
Fortunately the Milk Neil Gaiman
Oliver and the Seawigs Philip Reeve


Year 4

The Chicken Gave it to Me Chris Riddell
The Invisible Boy Sally Gardener
Dave Pigeon Swapna Haddow
To Wee or not to Wee Pamela Butchart
The Diamond Brothers- Falcon’s Malteser Anthony Horowitz
Top Dog Emma Rea
Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
Big Book of Bugs Yuval Zommer
Ottoline Chris Riddell
Flo on the Somme Hilary Robinson
Wild Robot Peter Brown
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl
Hippo at the End of the Hall Helen Cooper
The Day the Crayons Quit Drew Daywalt
A Beginners Guide to Bear Spotting Michelle Robinson


Year 5

Warren the 13th Tania Del Rio
The London Eye Mystery Siobhan Dowd
The Shiver Stone Sharon Tregenza
Darkmouth Shane Hegarty
Hitler’s Canary Sandy Toksvig
Hercufleas Sam Gayton
Demolition Dad Phil Earle
Unreal Paul Jennings
Thief! Malorie Blackman
Beetle Boy M G Leonard
Me and Mr P Maria Farrer
The Unforgotten Coat Frank Cottrell Boyce
The Imaginary A F Harrold
Tom’s Midnight Garden Philippa Pearce
Letters from the Lighthouse Emma Carroll
Boy in the Girls Bathroom Louis Sachar
The Tale of Despereaux Kate DiCamillo
Confessions of an Imaginary Friend Michelle Cuevas
Great Women who changed the World Kate Pankhurst
A Rocketful of Space Poems John Foster


Year 6

Monday’s are Murder Tanya Landman
Pax Sara Pennypacker
Urban Outlaws Peter Jay Black
How to Capture an Invisible Cat Paul Tobin
Fuzzy Mud Louis Sachar
Small Change for Stuart Lissa Evans
Heartsong Kevin Crossley Holland
Rooftoppers Katherine Rundell
Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot Horation Clare
Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson
Oranges in No Man’s Land Elizabeth Laird
Goldfish Boy Lisa Thompson
The Song from Somewhere Else A F Harrold
Once Morris Gleitzman
Corpse Talk Adam Murphy
Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah
Murder in Midwinter Fleur Hitchcock
S.C.R.E.A.M. Andrew Beasley
SPLAT The Most Exciting Artists of all Time Mary Richards


Please make sure your parents have signed the table in the back of your homework journal to show that you have finished reading a book from the Really Good Reads! list.  Once you have read enough to achieve an award, then please show this table to your class teacher.


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