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Reading for Pleasure - Our Year 6 Recommended Reads

Reading for Pleasure - Year Six “Recommended Reads”

We have “picked the brains” of a local independent book shop – H & H Spalding Books (based in Barton Under Needwood) – regarding sourcing some fantastic books to broaden the reading choices of our children and hopefully to inspire a lifelong love of reading. The teachers really enjoyed diving into the book boxes which Spalding Books sent to us! Together they have carefully selected 6 books which will be available for your child to take home over the course of each year.

Please ask your child to share the texts they bring home with you. It might be that they require you (or another family member) to read the books to them to fully access and appreciate the reading experience. Finding some special one-to-one reading time in your day, week or when relaxing on holiday will certainly help to enhance your child’s love of reading.

Once completed, the books can be returned to class so that your child can take out the next one. You do not need to purchase the books yourselves. However, parents often ask for book recommendations so please find below the names of our “Recommended Reads” and those of the other texts suggested by the book shop for your child’s age range.

Many thanks in advance for your support with this exciting initiative. Happy reading…

Year 6 Recommended Reads

Holes by Louis Sachar

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

No Ballet Shoes in Syria by Catherine Bruton


Other Book Shop Suggestions

The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

Millions by Frank Cottrell and Steve Lenton

Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo

The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle by Victoria Williamson

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Overheard in a Tower Block: Poems by Joseph Coelho

Tom’s Midnight Garden by Philippa Pearce

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

The Island at the End of Everything by Kira Millwood Hargrave

I was a Rat! Or, The Scarlet Slippers by Philip Pullman

Oranges in No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Laird

Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford

Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood

I am David by Anne Holm

Night Bus Hero by Ojali Q. Ruaf

His Dark Materials- Northern Lights by Philip Pullman and Chris Wormell

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver


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