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Discussion in 'Primary' started by stevenlomax1984, Mar 14, 2020.
Hi has anyone got suggestions for great books to read in year 6?
"I am David" is great. "Holes" is also a good book for Year 6.
Of these I've read Kensuke's Kingdom, Carries War, Lion Boy, The Girl of Ink and Stars, The Silver Sword, Goodnight Mr Tom.
Tom's Midnight Garden, 5 Children and it, Artemis Fowl, The Butterfly lion, Moondial, .......
Here’s my Top 100 Recommended Reads for Year 6 with display posters & pupil lists to use in the classroom:
Thank you very much for this - really useful. I'm currently updating our Year 6 class library - I'm familiar with many of the books on the list, but some are new to me. I'm going to order some - who knows, I might have lots of enforced time at home very soon to enjoy reading them myself!
There are lots of good suggestions on the school reading list website, which has recommended lists for each age group - also, try magazines! - they're a great way to keep year 6s engaged with reading each day.
I probably wouldn't put it in the class library, but our Year 6 loved Robert Swindells 'Stone Cold' read to them as a class novel. Prompted lots of good discussion about how and why people become homeless and how we can help them. It's also a good example of a split narrative. Was planning to move onto 'Abomination' but lockdown beat me to it!
I can also highly recommend Eleven by Tom Rogers. It is the story of 9/11 told from the point of view of a boy who turns 11 on the day, so easy for kids to empathise with. Nothing gory mentioned but one of the few children’s books I’ve both laughed and cried at.
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