Key Stage 3

Suggested Reading List

Fiction

Author

Title

S E Hinton

The Outsiders

Louis Sacher

Small Steps (sequel to Holes)

Anne Holm

I am David

Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Michelle Magorian

Goodnight Mr Tom

Phillip Reeve

Mortal Engines

Gillian Cross

Dark Ground

John Green

The Fault In Our Stars

Mark Haddon

The Curious Incident and the dog in the night time

Douglas Adams

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Patrick Ness

A Monster Calls

Philip Pullman

Northern Lights

Jamila Gavin

Coram Boy

J. R. R. Tolkien

Lord of The Rings

Gillian Cross

Tightrope

Celia Rees

Witch Child

Francis Hardinge

The Lie Tree

Francis Hardinge

Deeplight

JK Rowling

Harry Potter Series

George Orwell

Animal Farm

Tomi Adeyemi

The Children of Blood and Bone

R J Palacio

Wonder

Catherine Wilkins

The Weird Friends Fan Club

Elizabeth Wein

White Eagles

Anne Cassidy

Looking for JJ

Sally Gardner

Maggot Moon

Philip Pullman

The Ruby in the Smoke

Leah Moore

Conspiracy of Ravens

Taran Matharu

Contender: The Chosen

More Challenging Classics

Author

Title

Aldous Huxley

Brave New World

Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird

William Golding

Lord of the Flies

Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

Charlotte Bronte

Jane Eyre

Arthur Conan Doyle

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Marcus Zusak

The Book Thief

Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray

Stephen Fry

Mythos

Richard Adams

Watership Down

Philip Pullman

The Book of Dust

Non-Fiction

Author

Title

Anne Frank

The Diary of Anne Frank

Greta Thunberg

No-one’s Too Small To Make A Difference

Bill Bryson

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Rachel Ignotofsky

The Incredible Ecosystems of Planet Earth

Malala Yousafzai

I am Malala

Dorling Kindersley

100 Women Who Made History

Linda Bailey & Julia Sarda

Mary and Frankenstein

Rachel Ignotofsky

Women in Science

Jo Nelson

Destination: Planet Earth

Joe Simpson

Touching the Void

Maria Ana Peixe

Outside: A Guide to Discovering Nature

Sangma Francis & Lisk Feng

Everest

Bear Grylls

How to Stay Alive

If your child needs a bit of a push to read at the minute, try to use their interests to engage them in books.  Sporting biographies or autobiographies can be useful if your child is keen on sports or has a particular hobby.  Audio books can also be a useful way to promote reading if you need to try something new.  If there is nothing on this list that appeals, please feel free to email for additional suggestions – we’re always happy to talk about new books and reading.