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What are Yr 6s reading these days?

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MrsWembley Mon 15-May-17 14:25:20

Need a reading list with nothing too taxing topic-wise, but with sufficient interest and language for a secondary age reader.


RedSkyAtNight Mon 15-May-17 14:47:01

DD has recently read
- classics such as Little Women, Anne of Green Gables...
- Eva Ibottson
- Malorie Blackman
- Swallows and Amazons series
- Percy Jackson
- the 1st Hunger Games book but couldn't get into the sequels

tarheelbaby Mon 15-May-17 15:28:03

DD is in yr5 but part of a mixed yr5-yr6 class. She loves David Walliams books. Others have read the Ruby Redfort series, which is for girls who have outgrown Clarise Bean (which DD also liked). The Harry Potter series is also popular, but was too wordy for her, and DD loved the Little House on the Prairie books when I read them aloud. Last summer, she loved the Marsh Road Mysteries series and read some of the Unfortunate Series of Events but lost interest after 1 or 2 of those.

GuestWW Mon 15-May-17 15:31:55

My DC are reading / have read (Y5 & Y6):
Time Travelling with my Hamster - Ross Welford
A Slice of the Moon - Sandi Toksvig
Car Jacked - Ali Sparkes
They always read the latest Tom Gates and David Walliams - not challenging but very enjoyable. Also David Baddiel.

Trb17 Mon 15-May-17 15:32:17

Dork Diaries

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Pointless Blog

Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series

Molly moon series

mrz Mon 15-May-17 17:19:28

The Nowhere Emporium
A girl called Owl
Who let the gods out?
The Goldfish boy
Beetle Boy
The many worlds of Albie Bright
Time travelling with a hamster
The girl of ink and stars
The dream snatcher

Coffeetasteslikeshit Mon 15-May-17 17:22:48

Nothing! He hates reading.

However, when forced to, he has enjoyed a couple of David Baddiel (sp?) books, particularly The Person Controller, which is about siblings who get hold of a games controller which controls people. It was quite funny.

He also liked the Tom Gates books.

Trb17 Mon 15-May-17 17:42:08

@mrz thanks for that list... loads of new ones I'd not heard of ... now ordered smile

mrz Mon 15-May-17 18:38:22

The uncommoners
The wolf wilder
The boy who sailed the ocean in an armchair
Lockwood and co

mrz Mon 15-May-17 19:05:28

Some really great books published in the last year or so

Mandolinoparadiso Mon 15-May-17 20:35:03

Skulduggery Pleasant
The Mysterious Benedict Society
Boy in the Tower

MrsWembley Mon 15-May-17 22:53:22

Thank-you, all! An amazing list, which I shall study in more detail tomorrow...

LiveLifeWithPassion Mon 15-May-17 22:56:58

Wolf Brother series
The boy who biked the world

BlueChampagne Tue 16-May-17 13:25:11

Wimpy Kid
Series of Unfortunate Events
Harry Potter

BarbarianMum Tue 16-May-17 21:22:32

Derek Landy. Terry Pratchett (Discworld series). Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy.

GoldHeart Wed 17-May-17 00:22:14

Ds (Y5) is currently reading Wonderboy for the second time.

He loves reading, has read lots already mentioned.

Going to have a look at Mrz's suggestions. Always on the lookout for new material.

pamplemoussed Wed 17-May-17 11:43:05

goodnight mister tom
the island at the end of everything
little bits of sky
cream buns and crime - a murder most unladylike
boy in the tower
wolf wilder
swallows and amazons

1busybee Wed 17-May-17 16:59:51

Young Sherlock, how to train dragon, top 10 of everything, Guinness book of records, diary of Ann frank, David walliams, Time Riders, the hobbit

mrz Wed 17-May-17 18:57:24

Black Powder
Wild Boy
The graveyard book
Wizard of Earthsea
The dark is rising
Twelve minutes to midnight

ChoudeBruxelles Wed 17-May-17 18:58:48

Ds is reading bear grylls adventure books at the moment and also really enjoys asterisk comic books (although they're out of print so I've been getting them on eBay)

jolufc Wed 17-May-17 18:59:11


That1950sMum Wed 17-May-17 19:04:00

The Wolf Brother series by Michelle Paver
The Chris D'Lacey Dragon Books
The Boy who Swam with Piranhas by David Almond
The London Eye Mystery
Harry Potter (obviously!)

mrz Wed 17-May-17 19:14:27

The many worlds of Albie Bright

GoldHeart Thu 18-May-17 00:33:51

Sorry I meant Wonder blush

Mandolinoparadiso Thu 18-May-17 11:18:21

As well as being obsessed with the entire Skulduggery Pleasant series for the last couple of months, DS has also recently enjoyed a couple of Malory Blackman books – Antidote and Hacker. He's also spent many hours poring over two DK books – Super Bug Encyclopedia and Super Nature Encyclopedia.

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