YEAR 6 – Top 20 reads

256003Life on the refrigerator door – Alice Kuipers

Claire and her mother are running out of time, but they don’t know it. Not yet. Claire is wrapped up with the difficulties of her bourgeoning adulthood—boys, school, friends, identity; Claire’s mother, a single mom, is rushed off her feet both at work and at home.

880717Chinese Cinderella: the secret story of an unwanted daughter – Adeline Yen Mah

This is the story of a Chinese woman who suffered appalling emotional deprivation and rejection by her family as a child growing up in China and Hong Kong in the 40s and 50s, and of its consequences in her adult life.

once-seriesOnce series – Morris Gleitzman

Felix, a Jewish boy in Poland in 1942, is hiding from the Nazis in a Catholic orphanage. The only problem is that he doesn’t know anything about the war, and thinks he’s only in the orphanage while his parents travel and try to salvage their bookselling business. Read the whole series.

The toilet kid – Pat Flynn, Tom JellettThe Toilet Kid - Pat Flynn

Matt ‘ a.k.a. The Tuckshop Kid ‘ is back! And he’s smaller than ever! He’s lost weight, is sort-of enjoying exercise and is going out with the perfect girl, Kayla, who loves food as much as he does. He can hardly believe his luck. But when Matt uncovers Kayla’s secret, he realises that no one is perfect and sometimes problems can take on a life of their own.

10375753 Staying alive in year 5 – John Marsden

Scott and his friends are simply staying alive in year 5 until their surprising new teacher, Mr Murlin, comes along. Boring textbooks go into the bin, eating chocolate in class becomes compulsory and suddenly it’s OK to be weird.

Dork diaries – Rachel Renee Russell

The-Dork-DiariesTitles in This Set: Dork Diaries 3 1/2: How to Dork Your Diary; Dork Diaries; Dork Diaries: Party Time; Dork Diaries: Pop Star.

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54903Marley: a dog like no other – John Grogan

Meet Marley, a yellow fur ball of a puppy who quickly grows into a large, rowdy Labrador retriever. Marley is always getting into trouble, whether he is stealing underwear or crashing through doors. But those who know and love Marley accept him as a dog like no other. He brings joy to his family and teaches them what really matters in life.

TomGates6bksThe brilliant world of Tom gates series – Liz Pichon

All Tom Gates wants to do is get tickets to see his favourite band when they come to town. It’s not easy when he’s up against Delia, his weirdo big sister. All of his plans seem to get him into major trouble!

1754278The boy in the striped pyjamas – John Boyne

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their home to a new house far far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do.

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ClariceBeanClarice Bean spells trouble – Lauren Child

Clarice Bean is in for a spell of trouble — and shares a lesson about kindness — in this hilarious sequel to the NEW YORK TIMES bestseller.

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6676603Percy Jackson and the lightning thief – Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life.
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AliceMirandaAlice-Miranda Series – Jacqueline alice_miranda_021Harvey

Alice-Miranda Highton-Smith-Kennigton-Jones can’t wait to start boarding school. When she arrives at Winchesterfield-Downsfordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, the adventure begins . . .

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  Diary of a wimpy kid – Jeff Kenny


IIMG_0733t’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are uniquely revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary.

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169296Diary of a would-be princess: the journal of Jillian James – Jessica Green

Jillian James is not popular. She’s not a Princess. She’s not a Normal. Most of the Princesses and Normals think she’s one of the Dorks. In her classroom journal, Jillian records her thoughts about school, family, and friends, as well as her deepest wish to be in the Princess clique.


7601629The pencil of doom – Andy Griffiths

From the bestselling author of THE DAY MY BUTT WENT PSYCHO, a hilarious school-based series — this time focusing on a very magical, insidious pencil.

Henry McThrottle thought Northwest Southeast Central School was wacky. But then he comes across the Pencil of Doom … and things get REALLY out of control.


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3021645Candyfloss – Jacqueline Wilson

Floss loves spending weekends with her dad in his greasy spoon café. But when her mother and stepfather announce they are moving to Australia, Floss finds herself in an impossible situation. If she decides to stay with Dad, inept but loving and lots of fun, she won’t get to see her mom for six whole months. But if she goes with her mom, can her dad get along without her?

45343The Nixie’s song – Tony DeTerlizzi, Holly Black

A brand-new cycle of the New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles begins. Eleven-year-old Nicholas Vargas moves with his newly remarried father into the soon-to-be-completed Mangrove Hollow in Florida. But an expedition to a nearby lake turns up a little nixie with a giant problem. Illustrations.


4051623How to train your dragon –  Cressida Cowell

Hiccup Haddock Horrendous III was a truly extraordinary Viking hero. The warrior chieftain and awesome sword fighter was known as ‘the Dragon Whisperer’, on account of his power over these terrifying beasts. But it wasn’t always like that, and this is the story of his rise to fame, in his own words.

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