This is a reading list aimed mainly at our Year 5 children compiled by our lovely assistant, Amber.

These are our favourite children's fiction books for this age group - if you know of other amazing and much-loved books which you feel deserve a place here, please get in touch to let us know!


Title

Author

 

Skellig

David Almond

 

Harry Potter Series

J K Rowling

 

The Hobbit

J R R Tolkien

 

Anne of Green Gables*

L M Montgomery

 

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas

John Boyne

 

Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

 

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

 

Dragon Rider

Cornelia Funke

 

The Book Thief

Markus Zusak

 

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness

 

Holes

Louis Sachar

 

His Dark Materials Trilogy

Philip Pullman

 

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

 

Wonder

R J Palacio

 

The Hunger Games Trilogy

Suzanne Collins

 

Artemis Fowl Series

Eoin Colfer

 

Little Women*

Louisa May Alcott

 

Northern Lights

Phillip Pullman

 

Inkheart Trilogy

Cornelia Funke

 

Ingo*

Helen Dunmore

 

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson

 

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

 

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

 

The Chronicles of Narnia

C S Lewis

 

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

 

Five Children and It

E Nesbit

 

The Thief Lord

Cornelia Funke

 

Clockwork

Philip Pullman

 

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

Swallows and Amazons

Arthur Ransome

 

Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson

 

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

J R R Tolkien

 

The Borrowers

Mary Norton

 

Percy Jackson Series

Rick Riordan

 

Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Coraline

Neil Gaiman

 

Eragon*

Christopher Paolini

 

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

 

The Railway Children

E Nesbit

 

A Little Princess

Frances Hodgson Burnett

 

Wolf Brother*

Michelle Paver

 

Animal Farm

George Orwell

 

Chinese Cinderella

Adeline Yen Mah

 

The Star of Kazan

Eva Ibbotson

 

Flambards*

K M Peyton

 

The Hound of the Baskervilles

Arthur Conan Doyle

 

A Kestrel for a Knave

Barry Hines

 

The Little White Horse

Elizabeth Goudge

 

Watership Down

Richard Adams

 

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket

 

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

 

Peter Pan

J M Barrie

 

The Seeing Stone

Kevin Crossley-Holland

 

Boy

Roald Dahl

 

Going Solo

Roald Dahl

 

Zlata’s Diary

Zlata Filipović

 

The Weirdstone of Brisangamen

Alan Garner

 

A Wrinkle in Time

Madeleine L’Engle

 

The Indian in the Cupboard*

Lynne Reid Banks

 

Heidi

Johanna Spyri

 

Fire series

Chris D’Lacey

 

Tale of Redwall series

Brian Jacques

 

Little House on the Prairie*

Laura Ingalls Wilder

 

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt

 

The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliffe

 

The Box of Delights

John Masefield

 

The Call of the Wild

Jack London

 

The Wind in the Willows

Kenneth Grahame

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank Baum

 

The Wind Singer*

William Nicholson

 

Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak

 

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Mark Twain

 

What Katy Did

Susan Coolidge

 

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ursula K. Le Guin

 

Jumanji

Chris Van Allsberg

 

Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden

 

Kensuke’s Kingdom

Michael Morpurgo

 

Kasper, Prince of Cats

Michael Morpurgo

 

Shadow

Michael Morpurgo

 

The Other Side of Truth

Beverley Naidoo

 

The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

 

Varjak Paw

S F Said

 

Stay Where You Are and Then Leave

John Boyne

 

Once

Morris Gleitzman

 

Pig Heart Boy

Malorie Blackman

 

The Storm Keeper’s Island

Catherine Doyle

 

Millions

Frank Cottrell Boyce

 

The London Eye Mystery

Siobhan Dowd

 

Wave Me Goodbye

Jacqueline Wilson

 

Young Sherlock Holmes series

Andrew Lane

 

Five Find-Outers Mystery Series

Enid Blyton