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RECOMMENDED READING LIST:

Read one, read them all - it all adds up! Some of these books could be very challenging for children so we recommend picking up abridged versions where you can.

  • Aesop - Aesop’s Fables

  • Alexandre Dumas - The Three Musketeers

  • Anne Holm - I Am David

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - The Little Prince

  • Apollonius of Rhodes – Jason and The Argonauts

  • C.S. Lewis - The Chronicles of Narnia series

  • Carol Collodi - Pinocchio

  • Charles and Mary Lamb - Tales from Shakespeare (Retold)

  • Charles Dickens - Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities

  • Charlotte Bronte -Jane Eyre

  • Clive King - Stig of the Dump

  • Cornelia Funke -The Thief Lord, Inkheart Trilogy, Dragon Rider

  • Daniel Defoe - Robinson Crusoe

  • E Nesbit - The Railway Children, Five Children and IT, The Phoenix and the Carpet

  • E.B. White - Charlotte’s Web

  • Edgar Allan Poe – Tales of Mystery and Imagination

  • Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights

  • Enid Blyton - Just So Stories, The Faraway Tree series, Secret Seven series, Famous Five series, Mallory Towers series, Twins at Saint Clare’s series, The Wishing Chair series

  • Eva Ibbotson - Journey to the River Sea, The Star of Kazan, The Dragonfly Pool

  • Frances Hodgson -The Secret Garden, A Little Princess

  • Jamila Gavin - Grandpa Chatterji

  • J.K. Rowling - The Harry Potter series

  • J.M. Barrie - Peter Pan

  • J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings series

  • Jack London – The Call of the Wild

  • Jeremy Strong – The HundredMileanHour Dog

  • Kenneth Grahame - The Wind in the Willows

  • L.F. Baum - The Wizard of Oz

  • L.M. Montgomery - Anne of Green Gables

  • Lemony Snicket - A Series of Unfortunate Events

  • Lewis Carroll - Alice in Wonderland

  • Louis Sachar - Holes

  • Louisa May Alcott - Little Women

  • Mark Twain - The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn

  • Mary Norton - The Borrowers series

  • Mary Shelley – Frankenstein

  • Michael Morpurgo - The Butterfly Lion, War Horse, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Adolphus Tips, Why the Whales Came, The Wreck of Zanzibar + other titles

  • Michelle Magorian - Goodnight Mister Tom

  • Nina Bawden - The Peppermint Pig, Carrie’s War

  • Noel Streatfield - Ballet Shoes, Theatre Shoes, Dancing Shoes

  • P.L. Travers- Mary Poppins

  • Philippa Pearce - Tom’s Midnight Garden

  • Phillip Pullman - Northern Lights, Clockwork

  • Roald Dahl – Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, George’s Marvellous Medicine, Danny the Champion of the World.

  • Robert Louis Stevenson - Treasure Island, Kidnapped

  • Roger Lancelyn Green – King Arthur and His Knights of the round Tables

  • Rudyard Kipling – Just So Stories, The Jungle Book

  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Hound of The Baskervilles

  • Susan Coolidge, What Katy Did series

  • Ted Hughes - The Iron Man

  • William Golding – Lord of The Flies


Usborne Series & Usborne Classics Retold:

  • Illustrated Classics for Girls

  • Illustrated Classics for Boys

  • Illustrated Classics for Children

  • Illustrated Stories from Dickens

  • Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare