100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school

At Boothferry Primary School we take reading very seriously.

One of our favourite quotes is :-

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss

The National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. Here are the results:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl

Goodnight Mister Tom
by Michelle Magorian

Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll

by Roald Dahl

The Gruffalo
by Julia Donaldson

The Chronicles of Narnia
by C S Lewis

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
by Michael Rosen

by Shirley Hughes

Stig of the Dump
by Clive King

Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell

The Iron Man
by Ted Hughes

Flat Stanley
by Jeff Brown

Winnie the Pooh
by A A Milne

by Allan and Janet Ahlberg

Owl Babies
by Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson

The Hobbit
by J R R Tolkien

Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr Seuss

War Horse
by Michael Morpurgo

Grimm’s Fairy Tales
by The Brothers Grimm

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
by Judith Kerr

Peace at Last
by Jill Murphy

Artemis Fowl series
by Eoin Colfer

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
by Lynley Dodd

Not Now Bernard
by David Mckee

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney

The Twits
by Roald Dahl

I am David
by Anne Holm

The Highwayman
by Alfred Noyes

The Paddington series
by Michael Bond

Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

Esio Trot
by Roald Dahl

Five Children and It
by E Nesbit

by Phillip Pullman

The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Magic Far Away Tree
by Enid Blyton

Farmer Duck
by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

Swallows and Amazons
by Arthur Ransome

The Silver Sword
by Ian Serraillier

The Worst Witch series
by Jill Murphy

The Borrowers
by Mary Norton

A Dark, Dark Tale
by Ruth Brown

The Jolly Postman
by Allan Ahlberg

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan

by Neil Gaiman

by Anthony Browne

Treasure Island
by R L Stevenson

Voices in the Park
by Anthony Browne

by Charles Perrault

Pig Heart Boy
by Malorie Blackman

The Railway Children
by E Nesbit

Cloud Busting
by Malorie Blackman

by R L Stevenson

The Sheep Pig
by Dick King-Smith

by Alexis Deacon

The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Graham

by Christopher Paolini

The Mr Men and Little Miss series
by Roger Hargreaves

Gentle Giant
by Michael Morpurgo

Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling

The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams

by Carlo Collodi

Eagle of the Ninth
by Rosemary Sutcliff

Theseus and the Minotaur
by David Orme and Wendy Body

The Just William series
by Richmal Crompton

On the Way Home
by Jill Murphy

Pumpkin Soup
by Helen Cooper

Street Child
by Berlie Doherty

The Happy Prince and Other Stories
by Oscar Wilde

by Quentin Blake

The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Draywalt and Oliver Jeffers

The Snowman
by Raymond Briggs

My Mum
by Anthony Browne

The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Tunnel
by Anthony Browne

by Benjamin Zephaniah

The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler
by Gene Kemp

The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein

Click Clack Moo: cows that type
by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin

The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato
by Lauren Child

The Skulduggery Pleasant series
by Derek Landy

The Early Years at Malory Towers
by Enid Blyton

Wolf Brother
by Michelle Paver

Birds Beasts and Relatives
by Gerald Durrell

The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
by Alan Garner

The Mrs Pepperpot series
by Alf Proysen

The Asterix Series
by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo

The Fib and Other Stories
by George Layton

The Giant’s Necklace
by Michael Morpurgo

The Kipper series
by Mick Inkpen

The Milly-Molly-Mandy series
by Joyce Lankester Brisley

The Suitcase Kid
by Jacqueline Wilson

Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak

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