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Must Reads

Must Reads


These are our Year 5 'Must Read' books. They have been carefully chosen as fantastic books for a Year 5 child to read. They are both fun and challenging, and feature a diverse range of genres and themes. They are also worth a bonus sticker on your reading chart!

Most of these books are in our class libraries, though they are in high demand so availability is limited!


The Wolf Wilder, by Katherine Rundell

Wonder, by R.J. Palacio

The Magician's Nephew, by C.S. Lewis

The Fastest Boy in the World, by Elizabeth Laird

The Boy at the Back of the Class, by Onjali Q. Rauf

There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, by Louis Sachar

The London Eye Mystery, by Siobhan Dowd (Mrs Pearce's favourite!)

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase, by Joan Aiken

The Polar Bear Explorers' Club, by Alex Bell

The White Giraffe, by Lauren St John

Armistice Runner, by Tom Palmer

Danger is Everywhere, by David O'Doherty

Tom's Midnight Garden, by Phillipa Pearce

The Witches, by Roald Dahl

Bad Girls, by Jacqueline Wilson

Quick! Let's Get Out of Here, by Michael Rosen and Quentin Blake

The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods, by Samuel J. Haplin

The Adventures of King Arthur, by Russell Punter

The Girl with Space in her Heart, by Lara Williamson

The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling

The Percy Jackson series, by Rick Riordan

The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey, by Anna Milbourne

Women in Science, by Rachel Ignotofsky

Stories of Survival, by Paul Dowswell

Africa, Amazing Africa, by Atinuke and Mouni Feddag