Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy

Library

The Importance of Reading

Reading boosts imagination and creativity, is essential for success, and gives us a better understanding of the world around us.  The more you read, the more you understand.


 

Recommended Reading List for KS3

Spring/Summer 2021

Adventure

Wilbur Smith – Thunderbolt (Easy) – Read on Extract

The Short Knife Elen Caldecott – The Short Knife (Average) – Read an Extract

Katherine Rundell – The Good Thieves (Easy) – Read an Extract

Robin Stevens – Death Sets Sail (Easy)

Anthony Horowitz – Secret Weapon (Average) – Read an Extract

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51rjhTSuS4L._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Lesley Parr – The Valley of Lost Secrets (Easy) – Read an Extract

Nizrana Farook – The Boy who met a Whale (Easy)– Read Extract 

Richard Lambert – The Wolf Road (Average) – Read an Extract

Emma by Jane Austen: 9780143107712 | PenguinRandomHouse.com: Books Little Women By Louisa May Alcott The Jungle Book By Rudyard Kipling Classics

Louisa May Alcott – Little Women (Average)

Rudyard Kipling – The Jungle Book (Average)

Jane Austin – Emma (Challenging)

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Charlie Higson – Worst Holiday Ever (Average)

Keren David – What We’re Scared of (Average)

Justin A Reynolds – Forever Ends on Friday (Average) – Read an Extract

Rachel Renee Russell – Frenemies Forever and Crush Catastrophe

https://images-eu.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41OvHOmJToL._SY291_BO1,204,203,200_QL40_ML2_.jpg Michelle Obama – Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers (Average)

A M Dassu – Boy Everywhere (Average) 

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51EU62LXzML._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Jacqueline Wilson – Love Frankie (Easy) – Read an Extract

Alyssa Hollingsworth – The Invisible Boy (Average)

Holly Smale – Far From Perfect (Average)  - Read an Extract

Michael Morpurgo – Boy Giant (Easy) 

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51A+Uv1+CTL._SX327_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Fantasy

Rick Riordan – The Tower of Nero (Easy)

Eoin Colfer – Deny all Charges (Easy)

Ross Mackenzie – Feast of the Evernight (Average)

History

Catherine Barter – We Played with Fire (Average) – Read an Extract

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51aWwFlGAsL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Eve Ainsworth – Kicking Off (Easy) – Read an Extract

Celia Rees – Witch Child (Challenging) – Read an Extract

Humour

Kay’s Anatomy: A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body Adam Kay – Kay’s Anatomy – Read an Extract

David Walliams – The Beast of Buckingham Palace (Easy)

https://blackwells.co.uk/jacket/l/9780241475249.jpg Short Stories

Philip Pulman – Serpentine (Easy)

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Lauren St John – Kat Wolf Takes the Case (Crime)

Alan Gibbons – Dream Team (Football)

Frank Cottrell Boyce – Runaway Robot (Humour)

Runaway Robot Laugh Out Loud Onjali Q Rauf – The Night Bus Hero (Issues)

James Patterson – Laugh out Loud  (Family

 

 

 

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Recommended Reading List for KS4

Spring/Summer 2021

What She Found in the Woods Adventure

Book cover for 9781509836956 Frances Hardinge – Deeplight (Average) Read an Extract

Josephine Angelini - What she found in the Woods (Average) - Read an Extract

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51VBgMw+-lL._SX306_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Patrick Ness – Burn (Average) Read an Extract

Nic Stone – Dear Justice (Easy) – Read an Extract

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41WN8bqZtwL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg James Patterson – Hawk (Maximum Ride) (Easy)

Fantasy

Sara Holland – Phoenix Flame (Average)

Ciannon Smart – Witches Steeped in Gold (Average)

Jennifer Donnelly – Poisoned (Average) Read an Extract

Book cover for 9781509899456 Cassandra Clare – The Lost book of the White (Average)

Holly Black – The Queen of Nothing (Average)

S J Howard – The Traveller’s Stone (Easy)

Tomi Adeyemi – Children of Virtue and Vengeance (Average) Read an Extract

Sara Holland – Havenfall (Average) Read an Extract

Ransom Riggs – The Conference of Birds (Average) Read an Extract

Person's hand holding book logo, Cartoon Film Illustration, book, cdr,  comic Book, reading png | PNGWing Issues/Family/Friendships/Relationships

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41gX4SrnoDL._SX334_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Dan Freedman – Unstoppable (Easy) Read an Extract

Media of Toffee Sarah Crossan – Toffee (Average) Read an Extract

Berlie Doherty – Deep Secret (Easy) Read an Extract

Lisa Williamson – All about Mia (Average) Read an Extract

Malorie Blackman – Crossfire (Average)

The Silent Stars Go By (Hardback) Holly Bourne – What Magic is this (Easy)

Furious Thing Sally Nicholls – The Silent Stars go by (Average) - Read an Extract

Sara Barnard – Goodbye, Perfect (Average) Read an Extract

Eve Ainsworth – Magpie (Average) Read an Extract

Jenny Downham – Furious Thing (Average) Read an Extract

Neal Shusterman – Game Changer (Average)

The Fountains of Silence Magpie History

Liz Kessler – When the World was Ours (Average)

Ruta Sepetys – The Fountains of Silence (Average)

Elizabeth Wein – The Enigma Game (Average) Read an Extract

 

 

 

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Fated Lauren James – The Starlight Watchmaker (Easy)

Lauren James – The Deep-Sea Duke (Easy)

Chillers/Thrillers

Teri Terry – Fated (Average)

Suzanne Collins – The Ballad of Songbirds (Average)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51DU7mOXsUL._SX316_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Sarah Waters – The Little Stranger (Challenging)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51K84pomCRL._SX305_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Crime

Holly Black – Good Girl, Bad Blood (Average)

Penny Joelson – Things the Eye can’t see (Average)

Classics

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61iAmj8BfQL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg Maya Angelou – I Know why the Caged Bird Sings (Challenging)

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings: The international Classic and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller (Virago Modern Classics) Charles Dickens – A Tale of Two Cities (Challenging)

George Orwell – 1984 (Average)

F Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Average)

Poetry

Carol Ann Duffy – The Bees

 

Boy, Everywhere Person's hand holding book logo, Cartoon Film Illustration, book, cdr,  comic Book, reading png | PNGWing Quick Reads

Tanya Landman – Jane Eyre: A retelling

A M Dassu – Boy Everywhere (War) – Read an Extract

Anthony McGowan – Lark (Adventure)

Small Town Hero Patrick Neate – Small Town Hero (Issues)

Cynthia Murphy – Last one to Die (Adventure) - Read an Extract

 

 

Lark Jane Eyre A Retelling Last One To Die (Paperback)