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List of Recommended Books for Year 5 to Read

Book Reviews and Authors

  • The Giant Baby - Allan Ahlberg
  • The Peppermint Pig - Nina Bawden
  • A Thief in the Village - James Berry
  • Hacker - Majorie Blackman
  • The Eighteenth Emergency - Betsy Byars
  • Figgie Hobbin - Charles Causley
  • Moondial - Helen Cresswell
  • The Green Children - Kevin Crossley-Holland
  • Children in Winter - Berlie Doherty
  • Elidor - Alan Garner
  • The Iron Woman - Ted Hughes
  • The Secret Platform - Eva Ibbotson
    An ogre, a fey, a hag, and a wizard travel from their magical world to London, to rescue the kidnapped son of their King and Queen.
  • Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling
  • Maphead - Leslie Howarth
  • Hiawatha - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Susan Jeffers
  • The Daydreamer - Ian McEwan
  • The Exiles - Hilary McKay
  • Ishtar & Tammuz - Christopher Moore & Christina Balit
  • The Wreck of the Zanzibar - Michael Morpurgo
  • Earthways Earthwise - Judith Nicholls
  • Matt's Millions - Andrew Norris
  • The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes
  • Krindlekrax - Philip Ridley
  • Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - J. Rowling
  • How Dogs Really Work - Alan Snow
  • The Capricorn Bracelet - Rosemary Sutcliff
  • Pigeon Summer - Ann Turnbull
  • The Mennyms - Sylvia Waugh
  • Charlotte's Web - E. White
  • The Lottle Project - Jacqueline Wilson

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