Year 6

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Year 6 Recommended Book List

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

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£33.00

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (group set, 7 books)

Oh my ears and whiskers, how late its getting! Would you be surprised to see a white rabbit take a watch out of his waistcoat pocket? It certainly seems a... Read more

£50.00

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

£95.00

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

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

£44.00

Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot by Horatio Clare (group set, 7 books)

Aubrey is the rambunctious young hero whose antics often land him in trouble. But when his father, Jim, falls under the horrendous spell of the Terrible Yoot, everything changes. Aubrey... Read more

£39.00

Beetle Boy by M G Leonard (group set, 7 books)

Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue. But... Read more

£50.00

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

£39.00

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

£39.00

Bubble Boy, The by Stewart Foster (group set, 7 books)

Amir is mad. He's crazy. But the hospital wouldn't let a crazy person in. They must have interviewed him and checked his qualifications. But maybe he didn't even meet them?... Read more

£39.00

Call of the Wild, The by Jack London (group set, 7 books)

Life is good for Buck in Santa Clara Valley, where he spends his days eating and sleeping in the golden sunshine. But one day a treacherous act of betrayal leads... Read more

£39.00

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden (group set, 7 books)

Evacuated from London to Wales during World War II, Carrie and her brother are sent to live with the very strict Mr Evans. In trying to heal the breach between... Read more

£33.00

Chasing the Sun by Veronique Tadjo (group set, 7 books)

A wonderful collection of short stories, both traditional and modern, by 12 authors from all across Africa. Old fables that have been passed down through the decades sit alongside contemporary... Read more

£39.00

Children of the King by Sonya Hartnett (group set, 7 books)

It's the Second World War and, with London becoming an increasingly dangerous place to live, the Lockwood children are whisked away to the Heron Hall, to stay with their Uncle... Read more

£39.00

Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society by Adeline Yen Mah (group set, 7 books)

During her lonely childhood in Shanghai, Adeline Yen Mah wrote adventure stories to escape from her terrible step-mother and cruel siblings. The characters she created often became more real to... Read more

£39.00

Christmas Carol, A and other Christmas Stories (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

£39.00

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

£39.00

Cogheart by Peter Bunzl (group set, 7 books)

Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her? With her friends - Robert, the... Read more

£44.00

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

£39.00

Fireweed by Jill Paton Walsh (group set, 7 books)

A re-issue of a Jill Paton Walsh's outstanding, award winning war time story. Bill is a fifteen-year-old runaway evacuee, and he's finding that surviving on the streets of London is pretty... Read more

£39.00

Frost Hollow Hall by Emma Carroll (group set, 7 books)

A spine-tingling debut novel with a strong period flavour that will delight all those who love a good ghost story. When Tilly is dared to go skating by Will Potter... Read more

£39.00

Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar (group set, 7 books)

Tamaya is on a scholarship to the prestigious Woodridge Academy and every day she and seventh-grader Marshall walk to school together. They never go through the woods. And when they... Read more

£39.00

Garbage King, The by Elizabeth Laird (group set, 7 books)

Inspired by the true story of an African childhood lived on the edge of destitution, award-winning Elizabeth Laird's new novel takes readers on an unforgettable emotional journey. When Mamo's mother... Read more

£72.00

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

£39.00

Graveyard Book, The by Neil Gaiman (group set, 7 books)

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the... Read more

£55.00

Grimm Tales (group set, 7 books)

In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a'clear as water' retelling,... Read more

£33.00

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

£39.00

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

£39.00

Hero on a Bicycle by Shirley Hughes (group set, 7 books)

Hero on a Bicycle is a gripping and moving first novel by one of the world's best-loved writers for children. In extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things ...it... Read more

£50.00

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

£39.00

Holes by Louis Sachar (group set, 7 books)

Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck going back generations, so he is not too surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to Camp Green Lake Juvenile... Read more

£39.00

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (group set, 7 books)

Roy’s family has just moved again - this time to flat and boring Coconut Grove in Florida. As the new kid, he is easy prey for Dana Matherson, the thick-headed... Read more

£44.00

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

£39.00

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

£39.00

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

£39.00

Last Leopard, The by Lauren St John (group set, 7 books)

Martine is looking forward to the holidays and riding Jemmy, her white giraffe, until an accident sends her and Ben on a journey to the Matobo Hills wilderness in Zimbabwe.... Read more

£61.00

Line of Fire by Barroux (group set, 7 books)

One winter's morning, illustrator Barroux was walking down a street in Paris when he made an extraordinary discovery: the diary of a soldier in the First World War. Barroux rescued... Read more

£55.00

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

£39.00

Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge, The (group set, 7 books)

When Albie's mum dies, it's natural he should wonder where she's gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about Albie's mum... Read more

£55.00

Memorial by Gary Crew & Shaun Tan (group set, 7 books)

Memorial is a story about a tree planted beside a war memorial for the Unknown Soldier, in a small country town by returned servicemen. Years on, the tree has grown... Read more

£39.00

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce (group set, 7 books)

Frank Cottrell Boyce's story, Millions - the tale of a not-so-great train robbery - is an absolute treasure! Two brothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train... Read more

£39.00

Once by Morris Gleitzman (group set, 7 books)

Once by Morris Gleitzman is the story of a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape the orphanage he lives in to save his Jewish parents from the Nazis... Read more

£39.00

Other Side of Truth, The by Beverley Naidoo (group set, 7 books)

This is the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. Their father is a political journalist who refuses to stop criticising the... Read more

£33.00

Poems From the Second World War by Gaby Morgan (group set, 7 copies)

Poems from the Second World War is a moving and powerful collection of poems written by soldiers, nurses, mothers, sweethearts and family and friends who experienced WWII from different standpoints.... Read more

£44.00

Rabbits, The by John Marsden (group set, 7 books)

The Rabbits, written by John Marsden, is partly allegorical fable about colonisation, told from the viewpoint of the colonised. An unseen narrator describes the coming of ‘rabbits’ in the most... Read more

£39.00

Ransom of Dond, The by Siobhan Dowd (group set, 7 books)

As the younger of a pair of twins, Darra has always known the terrible destiny that awaits her. To bring good luck and prosperity to her island community, the thirteenth... Read more

£39.00

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell (group set, 7 books)

Join plucky heroine Sophie, her eccentric guardian Charles, and her intrepid orphan allies on the rooftops of Victorian Paris, as they encounter suspense and adventure that will keep kids of... Read more

£44.00

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

£39.00

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

£44.00

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

£39.00

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

£44.00

Skellig by David Almond (group set, 7 books)

 When a move to a new house coincides with his baby sister's illness, Michael's world seems suddenly lonely and uncertain. Then, one Sunday afternoon, he stumbles into the old, ramshackle garage... Read more

£39.00

Sky Dancer by Gill Lewis (group set, 7 books)

Joe has always loved the moorlands above his home: the wildness, the freedom, the peace. But since his father died, everything has changed, and the moors are no longer a... Read more

£39.00

Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis (group set 7 books)

When Callum and his friends find Iona on Callum's farm they try to chase her back into the village. But Iona runs from them up into the hills. It is... Read more

£39.00

Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone (group set, 7 books)

 In the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren't so easy... Read more

£72.00

Sleeper and the Spindle, The by Neil Gaiman, Chris Riddell ( 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

£39.00

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

£39.00

Stories from Shakespeare by Geraldine McCaughrean (group set, 7 books)

Ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays, retold for children by multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. From love, jealousy, greed and betrayal to mad kings, magic and murder, Geraldine McCaughrean retells some... Read more

£44.00

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

£39.00

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

£44.00

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell (group set, 7 books)

From his seat in the tiny aeroplane, Fred watches as the mysteries of the Amazon jungle pass by below him. He has always dreamed of becoming an explorer, of making... Read more

£39.00

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (group set, 7 books)

Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped. When her friend disappears, she volunteers to guide the search. The world beyond the... Read more

£50.00

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

£39.00

The Last Wild (group set, 7 books)

This is a story about a boy named Kester. He is extraordinary, but he doesn't know that yet. All he knows, at this very moment, is this: 1. There is a... Read more

£33.00

The Secret Garden (group set, 7 books)

''"People never like me and I never like people," Mary thought.'When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking... Read more

£44.00

The Wolf Wilder (group set, 7 books)

Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of... Read more

£55.00

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

£39.00

Treason by Berlie Doherty (group set, 7 books)

Will Gaveston is page boy to little Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. When his father is accused of treason and thrown into Newgate Prison, Will has to go... Read more

£55.00

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

£72.00

Wall by Tom Clohosey Cole (group set, 7 books)

One boy's struggle to reunite his family, published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall. Although based around true stories, the wall is symbolic... Read more

£39.00

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

£39.00

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

£33.00

Whale Boy by Nicola Davies (group set, 7 books)

Michael, a young boy growing up on the tropical island of Rose Town, has been saving up for his own fishing boat for years. But when a terrible storm wrecks... Read more

£44.00

Wonder by R J Palacio (group pack, 7 books)

 Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other... Read more