Keep on Reading!

Click here for Year 7 suggested reading list
Click here for Year 8 suggested reading list
Click here for Year 9 suggested reading list
Click here for Year 10 suggested reading list
Click here for Year 11 suggested reading list

During the coming weeks and months it is important to encourage your child to read every day.  The research is clear that children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect in other areas.

We are potentially in for a very long summer and a long absence from attending school.  Therefore, please structure your child’s day so that it includes at least 15 minutes reading time. Not everyone likes to read fiction and reading factual books, magazines, newspapers and journals is just as beneficial. This can be a good opportunity to share reading a book together as this allows for discussion.  There are also several free online book sites. Project Gutenberg www.gutenberg.org is one of these sites and has a very wide selection of classic books. For as long as schools are closed, Audible are offering free audiobooks on their stories service www.audible.co.uk/cat/Children-Audiobooks.

Please remember that Yr7 students can access Accelerated Reader through the students links tab on the Academy’s webpage.  Here they will be able to search for the text that they have read and complete the reading quiz.  You will also find a link to Oliver here where students can log in to their library account and leave book reviews.  If your child is on the Reading Eggs or IDL program, they can also access this through the student links section of the website.

Finally, please take a look at our Reading Project on Show My Homework. Please encourage your child to get involved.  This is a strange and challenging time but reading has so many benefits beyond supporting your child’s education.  It can: reduce anxiety and tension, reduce feelings of loneliness and aids relaxation.  So, please let’s keep our children reading!

 

Year 7 Reading List  
Watership Down by Richard Adams   
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson 
The Island at the End of Everything by Kiran Millward Hargrave 
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
 Peter Pan by JM Barrie 
The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Wolf by Gillian Cross 
Boy and Going Solo by Roald Dahl

 

Also: 

Some Place More than Others by Renee Watson 

The Seeing Stone by Kevin Crossley-Holland 

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner 

Minders by Diana Hendry 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle 

Across the Barricades by Joan Lingard 

Tug of War by Catherine Forde 

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo 

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells 

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman 

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks 

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 

The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff 

The Cay by Theodore Taylor 

The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ by Sue Townsend 

Cue for Treason by Geoffrey Trease 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 

Blitzcat by Robert Westall 

The Sword in the Stone by TH White 

Raptor by Paul Zindel 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman 

Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce 

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 

The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird 

Wonder by RJ Palacio 

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan 

The Box of Delights by John Masefield 

The Call of the Wild by Jack London 

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo 

Holes by Louis Sachar 

Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge 

A Rag, a Bone and a Hank of Hair by Nicholas Fisk 

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Year 8 Reading List  
Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine   
Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird 

 

Animal Farm by George Orwell 
The Outsiders by SE Hinton 

 

Chinese Cinderella by Adeline YenMah 
The Coral Island by RM Ballantyne 

 

Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon 

 

Also: 

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham 

Flambards by KM Peyton 

The Flame Trees of Thika by Elspheth Huxley 

Goggle Eyes by Anne Fine 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 

Small Steps by Louis Sachar 

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff 

I am David by Anne Holm 

Joby by Stan Barstow 

Journey to the River See by Eva Ibbotson 

A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines 

Looking for JJ by Anne Cassidy 

Lord of the Flies by William Golding 

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 

The Tulip Touch by Anne Fine 

The Plague Dogs by Richard Adams 

The Dam Busters by Paul Brickhill 

The Giver by Lois Lowry 

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson 

Tightrope by Gillian Cross 

I’m the King of the Castle by Susan Hill 

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill 

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 

Unbearable by Paul Jennings 

Treasure Island by RL Stevenson 

The Haunting by Margaret Mahy 

Z for Zachariah by Robert O’Brien 

Shadowmancer by GP Taylor
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Year 9 Reading List
Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness 
Maladapated by Richard Kurti 

 

Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume 
Hatchett by Gary Paulsen 

 

Boy Proof by CecilCastellucci 
The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer 

 

The Amensia Clinic by James Scudamore 
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 

 

 Also: 

Brighton Rock by Graham Green 

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller 

The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger 

Philip Larkin collected poems 

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas 

Dracula by Bram Stoker 

Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard 

Noah Can’t Even by Simon James Green 

Frankenstein by Mary Shelley 

I, Claudius by Robert Graves 

The Mosquito Coast by Paul Theroux 

Shakespeare, The World as a Stage by Bill Bryson 

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway 

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey 

Paddy Clarke Ha, Ha, Ha by Roddy Doyle 

Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro 

Scoop by Evelyn Waugh 

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 

Burning Scent by Stefan Zweig 


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Year 10 Reading List   
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green   
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness 
We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen 
13 Minutes by Sarah Pinbourough 

 

Paper Butterflies by Lisa Heathfield 
Every Day by David Levithan 

 

Rose Sees Red by Cecil Castellucci 
A Separate Peace by John Knowles 

 

Also: 

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro 

American Gods by Neil Gaiman 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens 

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier 

The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck 

Atonement by Ian McEwan 

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick 

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela 

The Wasp Factory by Ian Banks 

The Road by Cormac McCarthy 

All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque 

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre 

I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith 

Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee 

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 

Hitler’s Willing Executioners by Daniel Goldhagen 

The Fellowship of the Ring by JRR Tolkien 

Gulliver’s Travels by Johnathon Swift 

Schindler’s Ark by Thomas Keneally 

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson 

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie 

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Year 11 Reading List 

 

 
Looking for Alaska by John Green   
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin 

 

The Time Machine by HG Wells 
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini 

 

A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin 
Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks 

 

On the Road by Jack Kerouac 
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas 

 

 Also: 

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco 

The Trial by Franz Kafka 

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle 

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins 

War of the Words by HG Wells 

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens 

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes 

Carrie by Stephen King 

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch 

A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson 

Cosmos by Carl Sagan 

Maus by Art Spiegelman 

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriela Garcia Marquez 

East of Eden by John Steinbeck 

Farenheight 451 by Ray Bradbury 

Dune by Frank Herbert 

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes 

Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace 

#MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil 

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson 

The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold 

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