Suggested Reading List for KS3

AuthorTitleGenre  Points 
Almond, DavidSkelligMystery11+BL 3.54
Cooper, SusanThe Dark is RisingModern Classic11+BL 6.213
Cottrell-Boyce, FrankFramedHumour11+BL 4.29
Gaiman, NeilThe Graveyard BookGothic11+BL 5.110
Higson, CharlieSilverfinThriller11+BL 5.914Young Bond
Kinney, JeffDiary 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, MichaelWar HorseWar11+BL 5.96
Oppel, KennethAirbornAdventure11+BL 5.115
Riordan, RickPercy Jackson and the Lightning ThiefFantasy/Mythology11+BL 4.513
Snicket, LemonyA Series of Unfortunate Adventures: The Bad BeginningAdventure11+BL 6.44A Series of Unfortunate Adventures
Stanton, AndyYou're a Bad Man, Mr GumHumour11+BL 5.42Mr Gum
Tolkien, J R RThe HobbitFantasy11+BL 6.616
Westall, RobertThe Machine GunnersWar/Modern Classics11+BL 4.87
Zephaniah, BenjaminRefugee BoyAdventure/conflict11+BL 5.610
Adams, DouglasThe Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyScience Fiction/Humour12+BL 6.68Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'Trilogy'
Almond, DavidClayMystery12+BL 3.26
Boyne, JohnThe Boy in the Striped PyjamasWar/Modern Classics12+BL 5.87
Buchan, JohnThe Thirty-Nine StepsThriller12+BL7.47
Choldenko, GenniferAl Capone does my ShirtsAdventure12+BL 3.57
Colfer, EoinArtemis FowlFantasy12+BL 5.09Artemis Fowl
Cooper, SusanOver Sea, Under StoneFantasy12+BL 5.412Dark is Rising
Cottrell-Boyce, FrankMillionsAdventure12+BL 4.06
Doyle, MalachyWho is Jesse Flood?Modern fiction12+BL 5.15
Durrell, GeraldMy Family and Other AnimalsBiography12+BL7.817
Forde, CatherineFat Boy SwimModern fiction12+BL 5.16
Hiaasen, CarlHootModern fiction12+BL 5.29
Hinton, NigelTime BombWar12+Bl 5.010
Holm, AnneI am DavidWar/Modern Classics12+Bl 5.68
Horowitz, AnthonyScaredThriller12+BL4.92Alex Rider
Kebbe, JonathanNoodle headModern fiction12+BL 5.48
Le Guin, UrsulaA Wizard of EarthseaFantasy12+Bl 6.79Earthsea Quartet
McNab, Andy & Rigby, RobertBoy SoldierThriller12+BL 5.410Boy Soldier
Morpurgo, MichaelPrivate PeacefulWar12+BL 5.27
Muchamore, RobertThe RecruitThriller12+BL 4.511Cherub
Nicholson, WilliamThe Wind SingerFantasy12+BL 5.412Wind on Fire Trilogy
Paterson, KatherineBridge to TerabithiaTragedy12+BL 4.65
Paulsen, GaryHatchetAdventure12+BL 5.77Hatchet
Pavar, MichelleWolf BrotherFantasy12+BL 4.58Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
Peet, MalKeeperSport/Mystery12+BL 5.18Paul Faustino Mysteries
Practhett, TerryTruckersFantasy12+BL 4.47Bromeliad Trilogy
Pratchett, TerryThe colour of magicFantasy12+BL 6.411Discworld
Pullman, PhilipNorthern LightsFantasy12+BL 6.219His Dark Materials Trilogy
Ransome, ArthurSwallows and AmazonsClassics12+BL 5.115
Reeve, PhilipMortal EnginesFantasy12+Bl 6.613Mortal Engines Trilogy
Rowling, J KHarry Potter and the Philosopher's StoneFantasy12+BL6.012Harry Potter
Sachar, LouisHolesModern fiction12+BL 4.67Small Steps
Sedgwick, MarcusMy Swordhand is SingingGothic12+BL 5.25
Shan, DarrenCirque du FreakHorror12+BL 4.87The Saga of Darren Shan/Demonata
Stevenson, Robert LouisKidnappedAdventure/Classic12+Bl 8.015
Stevenson, Robert LouisTreasure IslandAdventure/Classic12+Bl 8.312
Stewart, Paul & Riddell, ChrisBeyond the DeepwoodsFantasy12+BL 4.97The Edge Chronicles
Stroud, JonathanThe Amulet of SamarkandFantasy12+BL5.919Bartameus Trilogy
Sutcliffe, RosemaryThe Eagle of the Ninth12+BL 7.115
Tolkien, J R RThe Fellowship of the ringFantasy12+BL 6.129The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Towsend, SueThe Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Ages 13 3/4Humour12+BL 5.17Adrian Mole
Trease, GeoffreyCue for TreasonAdventure/Historical12+BL 5.910
Twain, MarkThe Adventures of Tom SawyerClassics12+BL 8.112The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Updale, EleanorMontmorencyAdventure/Historical12+BL 7.38Montmorency
Adam, RichardWatership DownModern Classic13+BL 6.225
Aiken, JoanThe Wolves of Willoughby ChaseModern Classic13+BL 6.57
Blackman, MaloriePig Heart BoyLife issues13+BL 4.38
Bradbury, RayFahrenheit 451Modern Classic13+BL 5.27
Brooks, KevinBeingFantasy13+BL 4.111
Christie, AgathaMurder on the Orient ExpressDetective fiction13+BL 6.29Agatha Christie
Haddon, MarkThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-timeModern fiction13+BL 5.410
Hines, BarryA Kestrel for a KnaveModern fiction/Classic13+BL 5.49
Paolini, ChristopherEragonFantasy13+BL 5.625Inheritance Trilogy
Patterson, JamesI, Alex CrossThriller13+BL5.010Alex Cross
Swindells, RobertStone ColdLife issues13+Bl 4.34
Zephaniah, BenjaminFaceModern fiction13+BL 5.37
Blackman, MalorieNoughts and CrossesModern fiction14+BL 4.014Noughts and Crosses Trilogy
Breslin, TheresaDivided CityModern fiction14+BL 4.37
Brooks, KevinMartyn PigModern fiction14+Bl 3.78
Brown, DanThe Da Vinci CodeThriller14+BL 6.423
Burgess, MelvinBloodtideFantasy14+BL 5.117
Christopher, LucyStolenLife issues14+BL 4.312
Cormier, RobertThe Chocolate WarAdventure14+BL 5.48
Crichton, MichaelJurassic ParkAdventure14+BL 7.320
Dickens, CharlesOliver TwistClassics14+BL 11.333
Golding, WilliamLord of the FliesAdventure/Classic14+BL 5.09
Green, JohnAn abundance of KatherinesRelationships14+BL 5.510
Hearn, LianAcross the Nightingale FloorFantasy14+BL 5.914Tales of the Otori
Hinton, S EThe OutsidersModern fiction14+BL 4.77
Hornby, NickFever PitchModern fiction14+BL 8.615
Lee, HarperTo Kill a Mocking BirdAmerican Classic14+BL 5.615
Marks, GrahamZooModern fiction14+BL 6.111
Martel, YannLife of PiModern Classic14+BL 5.716
McPhail, CatherineUnderworldHorror14+BL 3.67
Morgan, NicolaFleshmarketAdventure/Historical14+BL 4.88
Ness, PatrickThe knife of never letting goModern fiction14+BL4.416
Orwell, GeorgeAnimal FarmModern Classic14+BL 7.35
Paulsen, GaryWhite FoxAdventure14+BL 4.56
Peet, MalExposureModern fiction14+BL 5.013
Remarque, Erich MariaAll Quiet on the Western FrontWar/Modern Classics14+BL 6.010
Salinger, J DCatcher in the RyeModern Classic14+BL 4.711
Steinbeck, JohnOf Mice and MenModern classic14+BL 4.54
Swindells, RobertDaz 4 ZoeScience Fiction14+BL 4.96
Wells, H. G.The War of the WorldsClassics14+BL9.111
Wyndham, JohnThe Day of the TriffidsScience Fiction14+BL 6.915

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