Children Summer Reading
Summer is a great time for students to pick up and get lost in a fabulous book! 
 
Here we have listed some books that promise an exciting read for students around year 5 and year 6. These books will also help boost students' vocabulary! 
 
Happy reading! 
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing - Judy Blume 
 
C.S. Lewis- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe 
 
E.B. White- Charlotte’s Web 
 
Roald Dahl- Matilda 
 
Madeleine L’Engle I-a Wrinkle in Time 
 
Lois Lowry- Number the Stars 
 
Norton Juster- The Phantom Tollbooth 
 
Joan Aiken – Wolves of Willoughby Chase series 
 
Charles Ashton – Dragon’s Fire 
 
Malorie Blackman – Noughts and Crosses Trilogy 
 
Enid Blyton – The Secret Island 
 
Gail Carson Levine – Fairest 
Cathy Cassidy – Scarlett 
 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Lost World 
 
Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl 
 
Susan Coolidge – What Katy Did Next 
 
Roald Dahl – The Witches 
 
Lucy Daniels – Animal Ark series 
 
Daniel Defoe – Robinson Crusoe 
 
Alan Gibbons – Caught in the Crossfire 
 
William Golding – Lord of the Flies 
 
Frances Hardinge – Fly by Night 
 
Anne Holm – I Am David 
 
Anne Fine – A Pack of Liars 
Julie Lee – The Mysterious Adventures of Clemency Wrigglesworth 
 
Anthony Horowitz – Alex Rider 
 
Hans Christian Andersen – Fairy Tales 
 
Nina Bawden – Carrie’s War 
 
Holly Black – The Spiderwick Chronicles 
 
Holly Black – Beyond The Spiderwick Chronicles: A Giant Problem 
 
Elise Broach – Shakespeare’s Secret 
 
Cathy Cassidy – Scarlett 
 
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Lost World 
 
Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl 
 
Susan Coolidge – What Katy Did series 
 
Richmal Crompton – Just William 
William The Conquerer 
 
Silvana De Mari – The Last Elf 
 
Chris d’Lacey – Fire series 
 
Cornelia Funke – Inkheart Trilogy and Thief Lord 
 
Alan Gibbons – Caught in the Crossfire 
 
Debbi Gilori – Pure Dead Magic 
 
Julia Golding – The Glass Swallow 
 
Norman Hunter – The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm 
Children Reading List
Eva Ibbotson – The Dragonfly Pool 
 
Laura Ingalls Wilder – Little House on the Prairie series 
 
Brian Jacques – Redwall series 
 
Elizabeth Kay – The Divide series 
 
Lynne Reid Banks - Tyger Tyger 
 
Carolyn Keene – Nancy Drew mysteries 
 
E.L. Konigsburg – From the Mixed up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler 
 
Derek Landy – Skulduggery Pleasant series: Book 1 
Caroline Lawrence – Roman Mysteries series (12 books) 
 
Barbara Leonie Picard (translator) – The Odyssey 
 
C.S. Lewis – The Chronicles of Narnia 
 
Graham Marks – Snatched 
 
Geraldine McCaughrean – The Death Defying Pepper Roux 
 
Karen McCombie – Marshmallow Magic and the Wild Rose Rouge 
 
Cliff McNish - Doomspell Trilogy 
 
Lucy Montgomery – Anne of Green Gables 
 
E. Nesbit – The Phoenix and the Carpet & others 
 
William Nicholson – Wind on Fire Trilogy 
 
Jenny Nimmo – Charlie Bone series 
Garth Nix The Seventh Tower Series 
 
Christopher Paolini – Eldest series 
 
Michelle Paver – Chronicles of Ancient Darkness Series 
 
Terry Pratchett Series 
 
Philip Pullman - Northern Lights Trilogy 
 
Arthur Ransome – Swallows and Amazons series 
 
Philip Reeve – Infernal Devices 
 
Lynne Reid Banks – The Indian in the Cupboard trilogy 
 
Philip Ridley – Scribbleboy 
 
Rick Riordan – Percy Jackson series 
 
Louis Sachar – Holes 
 
 
Angie Sage – Septimus Heap series 
 
Darren Shan – Demonata series 
 
Alex Shearer – The Invisible Man’s socks 
 
Barbara Sleigh – Carbonel series 1 and 2 
 
Lemony Snicket – A Series of Unfortunate Events 
 
Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell – The Edge Chronicles series 
 
Jonathan Stroud – The Bartimaeus Trilogy 
 
J.R.R. Tolkien – The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings series 
 
Mark Twain – Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn 
 
T.H. White – The Once and Future King 
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