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Guru Nanak Multi Academy Trust

Key Stage 3 Recommended Reads

 

Year 7 Outline

If you are in Year 7 then we recommend these books to try.  You can always read the books further in the list if you want to, no point letting the Year 8s and 9s have those wonderful books to themselves.

A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket

The Weirdstone of Brisingasmen – Alan Garner

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

The Other Side of Trugh – Beverly Naidoo

Overboard – Morris Gleitzman

I Coriander – Sally Gardner

The Chocolate War – Robert Cormier

Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

Flambards – K.M. Peyton

The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

The Jungle Book – Rudyard Kipling

Charlotte’s Web – E.B. White

The Magician’s Nephew – C.S. Lewis

The Railway Children – E. Nesbit

Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Year 8 Outline

If you are in Year 8 then we recommend these books to try.  You can always read the books further in the list if you want to, no point letting the Year 9s have those wonderful books to themselves; there is nothing wrong with those books in the Year 7 list either, so go pinch one or two of them.

The Hobbit – J. R.R. Tolkien

Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

Half Brother – Kenneth Oppel

Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

The Dark is Rising – Susan Cooper

The Last Unicorn – Peter Beagle

Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken

Howl’s Moving Castle – Diana Wynne Jones

The Book Thief – Markus Zusak

The Day of the Triffids – John Wyndham

Stormbreaker series – Anthony Horowitz

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – Mark Twain

The Call of the Wild – Jack London

The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Coram Boy -  Jamila Gavin

Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery

Private Peaceful – Michael Morpurgo

 

Year 9 Outline

If you are in Year 9 then we recommend these books to try.  There is nothing wrong with the books in the Year 7 and 8 lists, so go pinch one or two of them.

Flip – Martyn Bedford

A Kestrel for a Nave (Kes) – Barry Hines

Hidden – Miriam Hallamy

Framed – Frank Cottrell Boyce

Northern Lights Trilogy – Phillip Pullman

Watership Down – Richard Adams

The Star of Kazan - Eva Ibbotson

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – Judith Kerr

Wild Child, Wild Boy – David Almond

How I Live Now – Meg Rosoff

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

Between Shades of Grey – Ruta Sepetys

Lord of the Rings – J. R.R. Tolkien

Lord of the Flies – William Golding

To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

1984 – George Orwell

The Flame Trees of Thika – Elspheth Huxley

Goggle Eyes – Anne Fine

The Woman in Black – Susan Hill

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea – Jules Verne

Diskworld series – Terry Pratchett

The Wind Singer – William Nicholson

Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Emma – Jane Austen

Little Women – Louisa May Alcott

Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Frank Baum

The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

Guantanamo Boy – Anna Perara

Words Last Forever – Malorie Blackman

The Other Side of the Truth – Beverley Naidoo