Bishop Rawstorne Church of England Academy


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


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,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 | 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),204,203,200_.jpg Family/Issues/Relationships/Friendships

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,204,203,200_QL40_ML2_.jpg Michelle Obama – Becoming: Adapted for Younger Readers (Average)

A M Dassu – Boy Everywhere (Average),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),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)


Catherine Barter – We Played with Fire (Average) – Read an Extract,204,203,200_.jpg Eve Ainsworth – Kicking Off (Easy) – Read an Extract

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


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) Short Stories

Philip Pulman – Serpentine (Easy),204,203,200_.jpg,204,203,200_.jpg Quick Reading

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,204,203,200_.jpg Patrick Ness – Burn (Average) Read an Extract

Nic Stone – Dear Justice (Easy) – Read an Extract,204,203,200_.jpg James Patterson – Hawk (Maximum Ride) (Easy)


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,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)


Teri Terry – Fated (Average)

Suzanne Collins – The Ballad of Songbirds (Average),204,203,200_.jpg Sarah Waters – The Little Stranger (Challenging),204,203,200_.jpg Crime

Holly Black – Good Girl, Bad Blood (Average)

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

Classics,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)


Carol Ann Duffy – The Bees


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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)