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101 High Quality Books we will know

101 fiction books all children should read before leaving Kidsgrove Primary School


The National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school plus our school book.

Here are the books:


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl


Goodnight Mister Tom
by Michelle Magorian


Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll


by Roald Dahl


The Gruffalo
by Julia Donaldson


The Chronicles of Narnia
by C S Lewis


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle


We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
by Michael Rosen


by Shirley Hughes


Stig of the Dump
by Clive King


Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell


The Iron Man
by Ted Hughes


Flat Stanley
by Jeff Brown


Winnie the Pooh
by A A Milne


by Allan and Janet Ahlberg


Owl Babies
by Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson


The Hobbit
by J R R Tolkien


Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr Seuss


War Horse
by Michael Morpurgo


Grimm’s Fairy Tales
by The Brothers Grimm


The Tiger Who Came to Tea
by Judith Kerr


Peace at Last
by Jill Murphy


Artemis Fowl series
by Eoin Colfer


Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
by Lynley Dodd


Not Now Bernard
by David Mckee


Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney


The Twits
by Roald Dahl


I am David
by Anne Holm


The Highwayman
by Alfred Noyes


The Paddington series
by Michael Bond


Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch


Esio Trot
by Roald Dahl


Five Children and It
by E Nesbit


by Phillip Pullman


The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett


The Magic Far Away Tree
by Enid Blyton


Farmer Duck
by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury


Swallows and Amazons
by Arthur Ransome


The Silver Sword
by Ian Serraillier


The Worst Witch series
by Jill Murphy


The Borrowers
by Mary Norton


A Dark, Dark Tale
by Ruth Brown


The Jolly Postman
by Allan Ahlberg


Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan


by Neil Gaiman


by Anthony Browne


Treasure Island
by R L Stevenson


Voices in the Park
by Anthony Browne


by Charles Perrault


Pig Heart Boy
by Malorie Blackman


The Railway Children
by E Nesbit


Cloud Busting
by Malorie Blackman


by R L Stevenson


The Sheep Pig
by Dick King-Smith


by Alexis Deacon


The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Graham


by Christopher Paolini


The Mr Men and Little Miss series
by Roger Hargreaves


Gentle Giant
by Michael Morpurgo


Just So Stories
by Rudyard Kipling


The Velveteen Rabbit
by Margery Williams


by Carlo Collodi


Eagle of the Ninth
by Rosemary Sutcliff


Theseus and the Minotaur
by David Orme and Wendy Body


The Just William series
by Richmal Crompton


On the Way Home
by Jill Murphy


Pumpkin Soup
by Helen Cooper


Street Child
by Berlie Doherty


The Happy Prince and Other Stories
by Oscar Wilde


by Quentin Blake


The Day the Crayons Quit
by Drew Draywalt and Oliver Jeffers


The Snowman
by Raymond Briggs


My Mum
by Anthony Browne


The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery


The Tunnel
by Anthony Browne


by Benjamin Zephaniah


The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler
by Gene Kemp


The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein


Click Clack Moo: cows that type
by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin


The Phantom Tollbooth
by Norton Juster


The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter


I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato
by Lauren Child


The Skulduggery Pleasant series
by Derek Landy


The Early Years at Malory Towers
by Enid Blyton


Wolf Brother
by Michelle Paver


Birds Beasts and Relatives
by Gerald Durrell


The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
by Alan Garner


The Mrs Pepperpot series
by Alf Proysen


The Asterix Series
by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo


The Fib and Other Stories
by George Layton


The Giant’s Necklace
by Michael Morpurgo


The Kipper series
by Mick Inkpen


The Milly-Molly-Mandy series
by Joyce Lankester Brisley


The Suitcase Kid
by Jacqueline Wilson


Where the Wild Things Are
by Maurice Sendak