Year 6 Reading List

Please look at the lists below to see suggestions of books suitable for Year 6 children, either to read independently or to share with an adult. We have aimed to link the books to the learning in each term in Year 6. 
Remember to complete your reading journal in order to receive certificates and prizes!
 

Year 6

Reading List

Autumn Term 

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Skellig

David Almond

Fantasy

Soldier Dog

Sam Angus

Historical

The Peppermint Pig

Nina Bawden

Classic

Pig Heart Boy

Malorie Blackman

Realistic Fiction

Lionboy (Series)

Zizou Corder

Fantasy, Adventure

Eren

Simon P. Clark

Fantasy

The Viewer

Gary Crew

Picture Book, Fantasy

Running on the Cracks

Julia Donaldson

Adventure

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman

Fantasy

Granny

Anthony Horowitz

Humour

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Classic

From Hereabout Hill

Michael Morpurgo

Short Stories

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

Historical

War horse

Michael Morpurgo

Historical

The Borrowers (Series)

Mary Norton

Classic

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Line of Fire: Diary of an Unknown Soldier

Barroux

Biography

The Usborne Introduction to the First World War

Ruth Brocklehurst

Historical

We are all Born Free

Amnesty International

Human Rights

The Frightful First World War (Horrible Histories)

Terry Deary

Historical

The What on Earth? Wallbook Timeline of Nature (Series)

Christopher Lloyd

Science & Nature

The Story of the First World War for Children 1914 - 1918

John Malam

Historical

 
 

Year 6

Reading List Spring Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Eddie Dicken’s Trilogy

Philip Ardagh

Humour

Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden

Historical

Tell Me No Lies

Malorie Blackman

Adventure

What Katy Did Next (Series)

Susan Coolidge

Classic

The London Eye Mystery

Siobhan Dowd

Mystery

The Oxford Book of Story Poems

Michael Harrison & Christopher Stuart–Clark

Poetry

I am David

Anne Holm

Historical

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr

Historical

The Crowstarver

Dick King-Smith

 

Goodnight Mr. Tom

Michelle Magorian

Historical

The Railway Children

E. Nesbitt

Classics

Clockwork

Phillip Pullman

Fantasy

Heroes of the Olympus Series

Rick Riordan

Fantasy

Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier

Historical

Hitler’s Canary

Sandi Toksvig

Historical

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Woeful Second World War (Horrible Histories)

Terry Deary

Historical

See Inside the Second World War

Rob Lloyd Jones

Historical

Amazing Animal Journeys

Chris Packham

Science

War Boy: A Wartime Childhood

Michael Foreman

Historical

The Big Fat Book of Knowledge

Sally Kindberg & Tracey Turner

Historical

 
 

Year 6

Reading List

Summer Term

 

 

Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

Historical

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Classics

A Boy Called M.O.U.S.E.

Penny Dolan

Adventure

Coraline

Neil Gaiman

Fantasy

Once (Series)

Morris Gleitzman

Historical

SilverFin (Young Bond Series)

Charlie Higson

Adventure

Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson

Adventure

Garbage King

Elizabeth Laird

 

Oranges in No Man’s Land

Elizabeth Laird

Historical

Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce

Classics

Northern Lights (Series)

Phillip Pullman

Fantasy

Grimm Tales

Phillip Pullman

 

Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry

Mildred Taylor

Historical

The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

Classic

Raspberries on the Yangtze

Karen Wallace

Realistic Fiction

 

Non-Fiction

 

Title

Author

Genre

Mummy Laid an Egg

Babette Cole

PSHCE

The Diary of a Young Girl

Anne Frank

Historical

Who was Charles Darwin? (Series)

Deborah Hopkinson

Science

Europe: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Lonely Planet

Geography / General knowledge

Evolution Revolution

Robert Winston

Science

I am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World

Malala Yousafzai

PSHCE