A selection of books for 5th and 6th class – thanks to everyone for their recommendations! I’ve included links to the Book Depository which is one of my favourite places to buy books and there’s always great deals! (Please note these are affiliate links) If you have any other books that you’d like to add please send me the list and I’ll include them.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Fire Within by Chris D’lacey


The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

Tiger Rising by Kate di Camillo

Private Peaceful by  Michael Morpurgo


Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

Benny and Omar by Eoin Colfer


Goodnight Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo


The Wednesday Wars by Gary D Schmidt

The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

The Guns of Easter by Gerard Whelan


Tiger Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks

Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty

Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden


Under the Hawthorn Tree by Marita Conlon McKenna

Wildflower Girl by Marita Conlon McKenna

Fields of Home by Marita Conlon McKenna


The White Giraffe by Lauren St. John

Skellig by David Almond

Kensukes Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo


The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

In Deep Dark Wood by Marita Conlon McKenna

The Village by the Sea by Anita Desai


Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

Out of my mind by Sharon M. Draper

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit


There’s a Boy in the Girls Bathroom by Louis Sachar

Dracula (Abridged) by Bram Stoker

I am David by Anne Holm


Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne

Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis

Artemis Fowl Books by Eoin Colfer


Chalkline by Jane Mitchell

Flight of the Doves by Walter Macken

Spirit of the Titanic by Nicola Pierce


Fugitives by Alexander Gordon Smith

Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt


Al Capone Does my Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Over the Wall by Peter Wartman

Diary of Anne Frank


Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan

Colm and the Lazarus Key by Kieran Mark Crowley

Wildnerness by Roddy Doyle


Taking Sides by Brian Gallagher

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Boy – Roald Dahl


Once Series by Morris Gleitzman

Tom Crean: Ice Man

Faraway Home by Marilyn Taylor