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Porchester Must Reads

Porchester Must Reads

 

Porchester Must Reads is a carefully selected collection of 100 books that we recommend our children read during their time at Porchester.

 

Why did we introduce Porchester Must Reads?

The first aim of Porchester Must Reads is to expose all of our children to a range of high quality literature and help build a more varied vocabulary, regardless of their reading ability. The second aim is to promote the enjoyment associated with reading and therefore develop a life-long love of reading.

 

How did we select Porchester Must Reads?

The list of 100 books has been carefully compiled, to ensure a range of bestsellers, classics, up-and-coming authors and diverse themes are included. A section of our school library has been dedicated to the must reads and all children are able to take these books home to read. This allows children the choice of reading independently or sharing a story with an adult at home.

 

 

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

 

2. The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

 

3. Varjak Paw

SF Said

 

4. Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeff Kinney

 

5. The Firework Maker’s Daughter

Phillip Pullman

 

6. My Headteacher is a Vampire Rat

Pamela Butchart

 

7. Horrid Henry

Francesca Simon

 

8. A Child of Books

Oliver Jeffers

 

9. Malkin Moonlight

Emma Cox

 

10. Billionaire Boy

David Walliams

 

11. Oliver and the Seawigs

Philip Reeve

 

12. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

Neil Gaiman

 

13. The Secret of Platform 13

Eva Ibbotson

 

14. A Nest Full of Stars

James Berry

 

15. Perijee and Me

Ross Montgomery

 

16. The 13 Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths

 

17. Goodly and Grave

Justine Windsor

 

18. Belonging

Jeannie Baker

 

19. Operation Gadgetman!

Malorie Blackman

 

20. The Boy Who Went Magic

AP Winters

 

21. Firebird

Saviour Pirotta

 

22. Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink

Jennifer Killick

 

23. The Falcon Malteser

Anthony Horowitz

 

24. Running on the Roof of the World

Jess Butterworth

 

25. The Great Chocoplot

Chris Callaghan

 

26. Kick Off

Dan Freedman

 

27. How to Train Your Dragon

Cressida Cowell

 

28. You’re A Bad Man Mr Gum!

Andy Stanton

 

29. The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Dan Pilkey

 

30. A World of Information

Richard Platt

 

31. The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Liz Pichon

 

32. Great Women Who Changed The World

Kate Pankhurst

 

33. The Sandwich Thief

Andre Marois

 

34. The Boy Who Biked The World

Alastair Humphreys

 

35. The Accidental Prime Minister

Tom McLaughlin

 

36. The Wild Robot

Peter Brown

 

37. There May Be A Castle

Piers Torday

 

38. Shackleton’s Journey

William Grill

 

39. Demon Dentist

David Walliams

 

40. Goodnight Mister Tom

Michelle Magorian

 

41. The Suitcase Kid

Jacqueline Wilson

 

42. Firegirl

Tony Abbott

 

43. The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

Christopher Edge

 

44. Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief

Rick Riordan

 

45. The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman

 

46. Journey to the River Sea

Eva Ibbotson

 

47. Five On A Treasure Island

Enid Blyton

 

48. Time Travelling with a Hamster

Ross Welford

 

49. Kick

Mitch Johnson

 

50. Millions

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

 

51. Cogheart

Peter Bunzl

 

52. Cloud Busting

Malorie Blackman

 

53. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

JK Rowling

 

54. Matilda

Roald Dahl

 

55. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

 

56. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

CS Lewis

 

57. Beetle Boy

MG Leonard

 

58. Wonder

RJ Palacio

 

59. The Borrowers

Mandy Norton

 

60. Skellig

David Almond

 

61. The Girl of Ink and Stars

Kiran Milwood Hargraves

 

62. There’s A Boy In The Girls’ Bathroom

Louis Sachar

 

63. Once

Morris Gleitzmann

 

64. Groosham Grange

Anthony Horowitz

 

65. Roof Toppers

Katherine Rundell

 

66. A Girl Called Owl

Amy Wilson

 

67. The London Eye Mystery

Siobhan Dowd

 

68. The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff

Andy Seed

 

69. The Dreamsnatcher

Abi Elphinstone

 

70. The Hobbit

JRR Tolkien

 

71. A Library of Lemons

Jo Cotterill

 

72. The Bubble Boy

Stewart Foster

 

73. The House With Chicken Legs

Sophie Anderson

 

74. The Boy Who Sailed The Ocean in an Armchair

Lara Williamson

 

75. Pax

Sara Pennypacker

 

76. Black Powder

Ally Sherrick

 

77. Letters from the Lighthouse

Emma Carroll

 

78. A Long Walk to Water

Linda Sue Park

 

79. Sad Book

Michael Rosen

 

80. Watership Down

Richard Adams

 

81. Swimming to the Moon

Jane Elson

 

82. Peter Pan

JM Barrie

 

83. Winter Magic

Stories by Various Authors

 

84. The Last Wild

Piers Torday

 

85. The Goldfish Boy

Lisa Thompson

 

86. My Brother is a Superhero

David Solomons

 

87. Mold and the Poison Plot

Lorraine Gregory

 

88. Shadow Forest

Matt Haig

 

89. Brightstorm

Vashti Hardy

 

90. What Not to Do If You Turn Invisible

Ross Welford

 

91. Pig Heart Boy

Malorie Blackman

 

92. Max and the Millions

Ross Montgomery

 

93. Boy in the Tower
Polly Ho-Yen

 

94. The Demon Headmaster

Gillian Cross

 

95. Oranges in No Man’s Land

Elizabeth Laird

 

96. Tom’s Midnight Garden

Philippa Pearce

 

97. The Day I Was Erased

Lisa Thompson

 

98. Charlotte’s Web

EB White

 

99. A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness

 

100. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aitken

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