5 & 6’s Your Ultimate Summer Reading List

πŸ“š Our ultimate list of summer reading titles will be sure to inspire! Reading 7 books in 7 weeks is something to admire. Rediscover old favourites, or dive into something new. Check out our list for a little peek-a-boo.


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Hover over each book to find out more details. Click the title of the book to borrow (Make sure you are logged into Moodle)πŸ‘Œ

DRAMA 🀩😬🀫

When seventh-grader Josephine’s mother is diagnosed with breast cancer, she wants to keep it secret, even from her best friend Makayla, but her twin brother, Chance, has other ideas.

Pink Hair and other Terrible Ideas By Andrea Pyros

Edie is excited with a capital E to start secondary school with best friend Oscar – the fish to her chips, the bananas to her custard. So when they are put in different classes and Oscar quickly makes new friends, Edie is devastated.

The Amazing Edie Eckhart By Rosie Jones

Jill goes along with the rest of the fifth-grade class in tormenting a classmate about being fat, and then finds out what it is like when she, too, becomes a target.

Blubber By Judy Blume

An intimate portrait of the relationship between a hard-working mother and her teenage daughter. Stunningly sad but ultimately uplifting, it is about being a ‘good mother’ or a ‘good daughter’.

Life on the Refrigerator Door By Alice Kuipers

After Clem’s house burns to the ground, leaving her with nothing she is forced to move in with her dad and start a new school. To fit in on her first day Clem reveals a secret she immediately regrets. How will Clem deal with everything when all she wants to do is run away.

The Secrets we Keep By Nova Weetman

Clem is slowly rebuilding her life after a house fire destroyed everything. She’s about to start high school with her best friends, Bridge and Ellie, and she’s happy living with her dad in their tiny flat.

The Secrets we Share By Nova Weetman

COMEDY πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€ͺ

# Book 1 in A series of unfortunate events

The Bad Beginning By Lemony Snicket

Have you ever been kissed by a dog? Ever had to eat Vegemite off your sister’s big toe? Have you had a job delivering teeth? Has a bloodthirsty magpie ever been out to get you? I have. I’m Tom Weekly.

My Life and Other Stuff I Made Up By Tristan Bancks

Think your teachers are bad? Wait till you meet this lot. These ten tales of the world’s most splendidly sinister teachers will have you running for the school gates.

The World’s Worst Teachers By David Walliams



MYSTERY & CRIME πŸ˜±πŸ‘»πŸ§Ÿβ€β™‚οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are in Egypt, taking a cruise along the Nile. They are hoping to see some ancient temples and a mummy or two; what they get, instead, is murder.

Death sets Sail By Robin Stevens

Hazel discovers the body of the Science Mistress, Miss Bell – but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now the girls have to solve a murder, and prove a murder has happened in the first place before the killer strikes again

Murder most Unladylike By Robin Stevens

Book #4 The girls from Eden College are going on a camping trip to Mount Midnight National Park. Ella is nervous but excited about camping in a tent in the middle of the bush.

Ella at Eden – Camp Midnight By Laura Sieveking

GRAPHIC NOVELS πŸ­πŸ„πŸŒˆ

Joining the Baby-sitter’s Club after moving to a new town, Stacey helps her new friends outmaneuver a rival sitter group while coming to terms with her diabetes.

The Truth about Stacey By Raina Telgemeier

Once upon a time, the kingdoms of the fairy-tale world lived in perfect harmony under the guidance of the Happily Ever After Assembly. But not all creatures and territories have been invited to this peaceful union.

Goldilocks: Wanted dead of Alive By Chris Colfer and Illustrated by Jon Proctor

OTHER TITLES RUNNING OUT THE DOOR πŸ‘½πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈπŸ†

How to save a dragon: 1) Assemble equipment. Water, Weet-Bix, sugar, syringe, sticky tape, scissors. 2) Believe in everything. Pip likes to sit at the waterhole at dusk and remember Mika, her best friend. When she finds a half-dead creature at the waterhole, everything changes. She knows she has to save this small dragon and return it to where it comes from. But how?

Dragon Skin By Karen Foxlee

Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas eve something terrible happens — DP is lost. But Christmas eve is a night for miracles and lost causes, a night when all things can come to life…even toys.

The Christmas Pig By J.K. Rowling

For three years and eight months Felix has lived in a convent orphanage high in the mountains of Poland. He is different from the other orphans, though, as Felix is convinced his parents are still alive and that they will one day come back to get him. But instead, the orphanage is visited by a group of Nazis. (Goodreads 2021)

Once By Morris Gleitzman

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