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Reading List - Year 7

Top 25 books for Year 7 students to read and enjoy.  A more comprehensive list can be downloaded below.


The Railway Children by E Nesbit
Anne of Green Gables by L.M.Montgomery


The Outlaw Varjak Paw by S.F.Said
Alpha Force Series by Chris Ryan
Emil and the Detectives by E Kastner

Different Cultures

The Garbage King by Elizabeth Laird
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by S Rushdie
The Girl Savage by Katherine Rundell
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson


Bob: No Ordinary Cat by James Bowen
Diary of Anne Frank
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

Science Fiction

Ship Between the Worlds by J Golding
Earthfall by Mark Walden
Maze Runner by James Dashner


How to Train your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
A Wrinkle in Time by M L’Engle

History/Current Affairs

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus
Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
Oranges in No Man’s Land by E Laird


Apple and Rain by Sarah Crossan
A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson
Big Numbers by M Morrison (non-fiction)
Big Questions by M Morrison (non-fiction)

Year 7 Suggested Reading List