Great Reading Books for Year 6 Children!

As the children reach the end of Primary School, they will be going on the Year 6 residential trip, doing their SATs (eeeeeeeek! Trust me don’t worry about SATs!) and reading books that are a little bit older in themes and content. Here is a list of exciting reading books ideal for Year 6 children!

<——– Go to My Exciting List of Books for Year 5 Children

A great reading quote to encourage year 6 children to read
  • Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo
  • Skellig by David Almond
  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
  • Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden
  • Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo
  • A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson
  • Illegal by Eoin Colfer
  • Time Travelling with a Hamster by Ross Welford
  • The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • SeaBEAN by Sarah Holding
  • Eren by Simon P Clark
  • The Railway Children by E Nesbit
  • Holes by Louis Sachar
  • Abomination by Robert Swindells
  • Raspberries on the Yangtze by Karen Wallace
  • The Crowstarver by Dick King-Smith
  • Awful End by Philip Ardagh
  • The Explorer by Katherine Rundell
  • Wonder by RJ Palacio
  • Erika’s Story by Ruth Vander Zee
  • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
  • Front Desk by Kelly Yang
  • Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth
  • The Journey by Francesca Sanna
  • The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  • Watership Down by Richard Adams
  • Fruit and Nutcase by Jean Ure
  • Granny by Anthony Horowitz
  • Lion Boy by Zizou Corder
  • The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
  • The Viewer by Gary Crew
  • My Sword Hand is Swinging by Marcus Sedgwick
  • The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
  • Journey to Jo-burg by Beverley Naidoo
  • Superfudge by Judy Blume
  • Tell Me No Lies by Malorie Blackman
  • Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
front cover of pig heart boy by malorie blackman a great reading book for children in year 6

Hope this helps and you enjoy the books on the list! Have I forgotten your favourite book? Let me know!

<——– Go to My Great List of Reading Books for Year 5 Children!

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