Suggested Reading List for KS3

AuthorTitleGenre  Points 
Almond, David SkelligMystery11+BL 3.54
Cooper, Susan The Dark is RisingModern Classic11+BL 6.213
Cottrell-Boyce, Frank FramedHumour11+BL 4.29
Gaiman, Neil The Graveyard BookGothic11+BL 5.110
Higson, Charlie SilverfinThriller11+BL 5.914Young Bond
Kinney, Jeff Diary of a Wimpy KidHumour11+BL 5.23Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Lewis, C.S. The Lion the Witch and the WardrobeClassics11+BL 5.76The Chronicles of Narnia
Morpurgo, Michael War HorseWar11+BL 5.96
Oppel, Kenneth AirbornAdventure11+BL 5.115
Riordan, Rick Percy Jackson and the Lightning ThiefFantasy/Mythology11+BL 4.513
Snicket, Lemony A Series of Unfortunate Adventures: The Bad BeginningAdventure11+BL 6.44A Series of Unfortunate Adventures
Stanton, Andy You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum Humour11+BL 5.42Mr Gum
Tolkien, J R R The HobbitFantasy11+BL 6.616
Westall, Robert The Machine GunnersWar/Modern Classics11+BL 4.87
Zephaniah, Benjamin Refugee BoyAdventure/conflict11+BL 5.610
Adams, Douglas The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyScience Fiction/Humour12+BL 6.68Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'Trilogy'
Almond, David ClayMystery12+BL 3.26
Boyne, John The Boy in the Striped PyjamasWar/Modern Classics12+BL 5.87
Buchan, John The Thirty-Nine StepsThriller12+BL7.47
Choldenko, Gennifer Al Capone does my ShirtsAdventure12+BL 3.57
Colfer, Eoin Artemis FowlFantasy12+BL 5.09Artemis Fowl
Cooper, Susan Over Sea, Under Stone Fantasy12+BL 5.412Dark is Rising
Cottrell-Boyce, Frank MillionsAdventure12+BL 4.06
Doyle, Malachy Who is Jesse Flood?Modern fiction12+BL 5.15
Durrell, Gerald My Family and Other AnimalsBiography12+BL7.817
Forde, Catherine Fat Boy SwimModern fiction12+BL 5.16
Hiaasen, Carl HootModern fiction12+BL 5.29
Hinton, Nigel Time BombWar12+Bl 5.010
Holm, Anne I am DavidWar/Modern Classics12+Bl 5.68
Horowitz, Anthony ScaredThriller12+BL4.92Alex Rider
Kebbe, Jonathan Noodle headModern fiction12+BL 5.48
Le Guin, Ursula A Wizard of EarthseaFantasy12+Bl 6.79Earthsea Quartet
McNab, Andy & Rigby, Robert Boy SoldierThriller12+BL 5.410Boy Soldier
Morpurgo, Michael Private PeacefulWar12+BL 5.27
Muchamore, Robert The RecruitThriller12+BL 4.511Cherub
Nicholson, William The Wind SingerFantasy12+BL 5.412Wind on Fire Trilogy
Paterson, Katherine Bridge to TerabithiaTragedy12+BL 4.65
Paulsen, Gary HatchetAdventure12+BL 5.77Hatchet
Pavar, Michelle Wolf BrotherFantasy12+BL 4.58Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
Peet, Mal KeeperSport/Mystery12+BL 5.18Paul Faustino Mysteries
Practhett, Terry TruckersFantasy12+BL 4.47Bromeliad Trilogy
Pratchett, Terry The colour of magicFantasy12+BL 6.411Discworld
Pullman, Philip Northern LightsFantasy12+BL 6.219His Dark Materials Trilogy
Ransome, Arthur Swallows and AmazonsClassics12+BL 5.115
Reeve, Philip Mortal EnginesFantasy12+Bl 6.613Mortal Engines Trilogy
Rowling, J K Harry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneFantasy12+BL6.012Harry Potter
Sachar, Louis HolesModern fiction12+BL 4.67Small Steps
Sedgwick, Marcus My Swordhand is SingingGothic12+BL 5.25
Shan, Darren Cirque du FreakHorror12+BL 4.87The Saga of Darren Shan/Demonata
Stevenson, Robert Louis KidnappedAdventure/Classic12+Bl 8.015
Stevenson, Robert Louis Treasure IslandAdventure/Classic12+Bl 8.312
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, Chris Beyond the DeepwoodsFantasy12+BL 4.97The Edge Chronicles
Stroud, Jonathan The Amulet of SamarkandFantasy12+BL5.919Bartameus Trilogy
Sutcliffe, Rosemary The Eagle of the Ninth12+BL 7.115
Tolkien, J R R The Fellowship of the ringFantasy12+BL 6.129The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Towsend, Sue The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Ages 13 3/4Humour12+BL 5.17Adrian Mole
Trease, Geoffrey Cue for TreasonAdventure/Historical12+BL 5.910
Twain, Mark The Adventures of Tom SawyerClassics12+BL 8.112The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Updale, Eleanor MontmorencyAdventure/Historical12+BL 7.38Montmorency
Adam, Richard Watership DownModern Classic13+BL 6.225
Aiken, Joan The Wolves of Willoughby ChaseModern Classic13+BL 6.57
Blackman, Malorie Pig Heart BoyLife issues13+BL 4.38
Bradbury, Ray Fahrenheit 451Modern Classic13+BL 5.27
Brooks, Kevin BeingFantasy13+BL 4.111
Christie, Agatha Murder on the Orient ExpressDetective fiction13+BL 6.29Agatha Christie
Haddon, Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeModern fiction13+BL 5.410
Hines, Barry A Kestrel for a KnaveModern fiction/Classic13+BL 5.49
Paolini, Christopher EragonFantasy13+BL 5.625Inheritance Trilogy
Patterson, James I, Alex Cross Thriller13+BL5.010Alex Cross
Swindells, Robert Stone ColdLife issues13+Bl 4.34
Zephaniah, Benjamin FaceModern fiction13+BL 5.37
Blackman, Malorie Noughts and CrossesModern fiction14+BL 4.014Noughts and Crosses Trilogy
Breslin, Theresa Divided CityModern fiction14+BL 4.37
Brooks, Kevin Martyn PigModern fiction14+Bl 3.78
Brown, Dan The Da Vinci CodeThriller14+BL 6.423
Burgess, Melvin BloodtideFantasy14+BL 5.117
Christopher, Lucy StolenLife issues14+BL 4.312
Cormier, Robert The Chocolate WarAdventure14+BL 5.48
Crichton, Michael Jurassic ParkAdventure14+BL 7.320
Dickens, Charles Oliver TwistClassics14+BL 11.333
Golding, William Lord of the FliesAdventure/Classic14+BL 5.09
Green, John An abundance of KatherinesRelationships14+BL 5.510
Hearn, Lian Across the Nightingale FloorFantasy14+BL 5.914Tales of the Otori
Hinton, S E The OutsidersModern fiction14+BL 4.77
Hornby, Nick Fever PitchModern fiction14+BL 8.615
Lee, Harper To Kill a Mocking BirdAmerican Classic14+BL 5.615
Marks, Graham ZooModern fiction14+BL 6.111
Martel, Yann Life of PiModern Classic14+BL 5.716
McPhail, Catherine UnderworldHorror14+BL 3.67
Morgan, Nicola FleshmarketAdventure/Historical14+BL 4.88
Ness, Patrick The knife of never letting goModern fiction14+BL4.416
Orwell, George Animal FarmModern Classic14+BL 7.35
Paulsen, Gary White FoxAdventure14+BL 4.56
Peet, Mal ExposureModern fiction14+BL 5.013
Remarque, Erich Maria All Quiet on the Western FrontWar/Modern Classics14+BL 6.010
Salinger, J D Catcher in the RyeModern Classic14+BL 4.711
Steinbeck, John Of Mice and MenModern classic14+BL 4.54
Swindells, Robert Daz 4 ZoeScience Fiction14+BL 4.96
Wells, H. G. The War of the WorldsClassics14+BL9.111
Wyndham, John The Day of the TriffidsScience Fiction14+BL 6.915

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