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Year 6



Year 6 Recommended Book List

Fiction, short stories, poetry, non-fiction and picture books for year 6

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All About Politics by Andrew Marr (group set, 7 books)

Get the low down about people, politics, and power with Andrew Marr  All About Poltics is a straight-talking guide to how politics really work. All the political structures and ideas are... Read more


Arrival, The by Shaun Tan (group set, 7 books, hardback)

What drives so many to leave everything behind and journey alone to a mysterious country, a place without family or friends, where everything is nameless and the future is unknown.... Read more


Beowulf by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Charles Keeping (group set, 7 books)

'For a long while Beowulf leaned on the blood-stained sword; his heart was pounding. A man with the strength of thirty! Slayer of Grendel and slayer of the sea-wolf! A... Read more


Blackberry Blue and Other Fairy Tales by Jamila Gavin (group set, 7 books)

Prepare to enter a world of magicians, enchanted forests, talking animals and wicked witches...These beautifully written and original stories will delight readers of all ages, and the stunning illustrations by... Read more


Christmas Carol, A by Charles Dickens (group set, 7 books)

The ultimate Yuletide fairy tale. No plum pud till you’ve read it! Christmas? Bah, humbug! Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint. He’s horrid to everyone. The spirit of Christmas?... Read more


Clockwork by Philip Pullman (group set, 7 books)

Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wend them up, nothing will stop them ...A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and... Read more


Fib, The Swap, The Trick and Other Stories, The by George Layton (group set, 7 books)

In The Fib, The Swap and The Trick George Layton's collections of short stories evoke a nostalgic, atmospheric view of growing up in the 1950s.   short story collection modern... Read more


Flying Free by Nicola Davies (group set, 7 books)

Colin lives with his mum and big brother and is in a hurry to grow up. But when his brother gives him an air rifle for his birthday and he... Read more


God Beneath the Sea, The by Leon Garfield, Edward Blishen (group set, 7 books)

Leon Garfield and Edward Blishen retell some of the most famous Greek myths in this classic of children's literature. This is the epic history of the Greek Gods told from... Read more


Half a Man by Michael Morpurgo, Gemma O'Callghan (group set, 7 books)

Michael Morpurgo remembers the post-war Britain of his childhood in this unflinching and deeply poignant tale of the physical and mental scars of war. From a young age, Michael was... Read more


Happy Prince and Other Stories, The by Oscar Wilde (group set, 7 books)

A haunting, magical fairy-tale collection, in which Oscar Wilde beautifully evokes (among others) 'The Happy Prince', who was not so happy after all, 'The Selfish Giant', who learned to love... Read more


Highwayman, The (group set, 7 books)

Alfred Noyes's famous poem still has the power to thrill us as we read the story of the highwayman and his doomed love for Bess, the landlord's black-eyed daughter. Charles... Read more


How to Live Forever by Colin Thompson (group set, 7 copies)

Colin Thompson's books are mystical and complex, they will appeal to children and adults alike and demand to be returned to as there is always a new image to see... Read more


Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo (group set, 7 books)

This is the story of love, commitment and the flowering of the human spirit against the background of South Africa's apartheid. Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old... Read more


Jungle Book, The by Rudyard Kipling (group set, 7 books)

The Jungle Book is a classic story of friendship between man and beast. Saved from the jaws of the evil tiger Shere Khan, young Mowgli is adopted by a wolf... Read more


Lost Thing, The by Shaun Tan (group set, 7 books)

The Lost Thing is a story about a boy who discovers a bizarre-looking creature whilst out collecting bottle-tops at the beach. Having guessed that it is lost, he tries to... Read more


Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan (group set, 7 books)

Rose Blanche was the name of a group of young German citizens who, at their peril, protested against the war. Like them, Rose observes all the changes going on around... Read more


Savage, The by David Almond, Dave McKean (group set, 7 books)

Imagine you wrote a story and that story came true. This is exactly what happens to Blue Baker when he writes about a savage living alone in the woods near... Read more


Season Songs by Ted Hughes (group set, 7 books)

A collection of twenty-eight poems grouped to represent the four seasons. Read more


Shadow Cage, The by Philippa Pearce (group set, 7 books)

A classic collection of ghost stories and tales of the supernatural from one of the greatest children's writers of all time and author of Tom's Midnight Garden. Beautifully crafted stories... Read more


Singing for Mrs Pettigrew by Michael Morpurgo (group set, 7 books)

This collection by the 2003-2005 Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, contains short stories, essays and commentaries to illuminate the craft of storytelling. Analyzing all aspects of writing - character, plot, sources... Read more


Slog's Dad by David Almond, Dave McKean (group set, 7 books)

Slog believes in life after death. He reckons that the scruffy bloke sitting outside the pork shop is his dad come back to visit him for one last time -... Read more


Story of the Blue Planet, The (group set, 7 books)

 An eco-fable with heart and humour Brimir and Hulda are best friends, living on a beautiful blue planet where there are no grown-ups, life is wild and free, and each... Read more


Sun Time Snow Time by Grace Nichols (group set, 7 copies)

Grace Nichols' first collection of poetry for children, Come on into my Tropical Garden, was published in 1988. Give Yourself a Hug followed in 1994. Sun Time Snow Time combines... Read more


Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (group set, 7 books)

Be careful what you wish for ...Andi is short. And she has lots of wishes. She wishes she could play on the school basketball team, she wishes for her own... Read more


The Lady of Shalott ( group set, 7 books)

Four gray walls, and four gray towers, Overlook a space of flowers, And the silent isle imbowers The Lady of Shalott. Tennyson's romantic poem, full of atmosphere and emotion, tells... Read more


The Sleeper and the Spindle by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell Hardback (group set, 7 books)

On the eve of her wedding, a young queen sets out to rescue a princess from an enchantment. She casts aside her fine wedding clothes, takes her chain mail and... Read more


Tom's Midnight Garden by Edith - graphic novel version (group set, 7 books)

A beautiful adaptation of the classic novel. Renowned graphic novel artist, Edith, has created an enchanting version of the classic Tom's Midnight Garden. This is a new and special way... Read more


Viewer, The by Gary Crew, illustrated by Shaun Tan (group set, 7 books)

Written by acclaimed horror writer Gary Crew, The Viewer tells the peculiar story of a boy whose obsession with curious artefacts leads him to discover an strange box at a... Read more


War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (group set, 7 books)

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from... Read more


Way Home by Libby Hathorn and Gregory Rogers (group set, 7 books)

It's night and the dark is filled with strange sounds as Shane makes his way home. On a fence he finds a stray cat that at first growls and spits... Read more