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Great books to read before High School


How many of these have you read?

The Adventures of Tin Tin by Herge

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Narnia Series by C. S. Lewis

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aitken

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

The Witches, Matilda, The BFG by Roald Dahl

Truckers Series by Terry Pratchett

The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

Flour Babies by Anne Fine

Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling

Skellig by David Almond

Holes by Louis Sachar

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Journey to River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Once by Morris Gleitzman

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

Beatrix Potter: the Complete Tales

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum

The Winnie-the-Pooh Collection by AA Milne

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton

Jo of the Chalet School by Elinor M Brent-Dyer

The Railway Children by E Nesbit

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Charlotte’s Web by EB White

Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

The Complete Nonsense of Edward Lear

Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb

A Little History of the World by Ernst Gombrich

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

Paddington Series by Michael Bond

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Stormbreaker Series by Anthony Horowitz

Keeper by Mal Peet

How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff

Fattypuffs and Thinifers by André Maurois


Can you read them all before you leave OLSK?