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Reading Ladder

Click on your Reading Age to view a list of recommended books available in the Library which will be suitable for you. These are only a guide. We have many more books which will also be suitable so you may also wish to search the Eclipse database or just come and ask if you need guidance.

Recommended Reads

The following recommended reads, listed by reading age, can all be found as eBooks on Sora

Reading Age 6-8 years (U11 R1)

Eat Cake and Run – Jo Cotterill
Lifters – Joe Craig
Kick Off – John Hickman
The Monster Story-Teller – Jacqueline Wilson
The Worst Boy in the World – Eoin Colfer

 Reading Age 8-9 years (U11 R2)

Midnight Gang – David Walliams
Middle School stories – James Patterson
Pax – Sara Pennypacker
How to Rob a Bank – Tom Mitchell
Indigo Blue – Cathy Cassidy 

 Reading Age 10-11 years (U11 R3)

 Head Kid – David Baddiel
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket – John Boyne
Soccer Squad – Bali Rai
My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overload – David Solomons
Squirm – Carl Hiaasen

 Reading Age 12 years (12-13 R1) 

Boy 87 – Ele Fountain
Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
Jemima Small Versus The Universe – Tamsin Winter
Jessica’s Ghost – Andrew Norriss
Murder Most Unladylike – Robin Stevens

Reading Age 12.5 years (12-13 R2)


Time Travelling with a Hamster – Ross Welford
First Light – Rebecca Stead
Letters from the Lighthouse – Emma Carroll
Sky Hawk – Gill Lewis
Cogheart – Peter Bunzl

Reading Age 13 years (12-13 R3)

The Maze Runner series – James Dashner
Apple and Rain – Sarah Crossan
The Extinction Trials – S M Wilson
Half Brother – Kenneth Oppel
The Company of Ghosts 

Reading Age 14 (14-19 R1)

Am I Normal Yet? Holly Bourne
Buffalo Soldier – Tanya Landman
Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon
All About Mia – Lissa Williamson
Bodyguard (Ambush) – Chris Bradford

 Reading Age 15-16 years (14-19 R2)

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Auslander – Paul Dowswell
The Bunker Diary – Kevin Brooks
The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness
Burn Mark – Laura Powell

 Reading Age 16+ years (14-19 R3)

The Humans – Matt Haig
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Attwood
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Animal Farm – George Orwell
A Gathering Light – Jennifer Donnelly



Recommended Reads  by Year Group

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