Below is a list of books recommended to Key Stage 3 students. All of the books below are available from Mrs Harris, the School Librarian…

Title Author Short Read?
His Dark Materials Philip Pullman
Holes Louis Sachar
Ketchup Clouds Annabel Pitcher
My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece Annabel Pitcher
A Seven Letter Word Kim Slater
Private Peaceful Michael Morpurgo
Salt to the Sea Ruta Septys
A Monster Calls Patrick Ness
Little Soldier Bernard Ashley
Terror Kid Benjamin Zephaniah
Wonder R.S. Palacio
The Nest Kenneth Oppel
Dreaming the Bear Mimi Thebo
Fire Colour One Jenny Valentine
How I Live Now Meg Rosoff
Cowgirl Giancarto Gemin
The Boy in the Tower Polly Ho-Yen
Ways to Live Forever Sally Nicholls
Five on the Western Front Kate Saunders
Wolf Hollow Lauren Wolk
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Judith Kerr
Once series Morris Gleitzman
Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson
I am Number Four Pittacus Lore
The Maze Runner Series James Dashner
Divergent Series Veronica Roth
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins
Noughts and Crosses Malorie Blackman
Oranges in No Man’s Land Elizabeth Laird
The Wee Free Men Terry Pratchett
Discworld series Terry Pratchett
Sabriel Garth Nix
Railhead Philip Reeve
Blood Red Road Moira Young
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
When I Was Joe Keren David
Animal Farm George Orwell
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking series) Patrick Ness
Doctor Who various authors
Horowitz Horror Anthony Horowitz
Barry Loser series Jim Smith
Time Riders series Alex Scarrow
The Name of This Book is Secret Pseudonymous Bosch
Framed Frank Cottrell Boyce
Look Into My Eyes (Ruby Redfort series) Lauren Child
The London Eye Mystery Siobhan Dowd
The Enemy Charlie Higson
Silverfin (Young Bond series) Charlie Higson
Sky Hawk Gill Lewis
Itch/Itch Rocks Simon Mayo
Diamond Girls Jacqueline Wilson
Trash Andy Mulligan
Rooftoppers Katherine Rundell
Smart Kim Slater
Liar and Spy Rebecca Stead
Pig Heart Boy Malorie Blackman
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney
The Diary of a Young Girl Anne Frank
The Fault in our Stars John Green
Girl Missing Sophie McKenzie
Goodnight Mr Tom Michelle Magorian
The Weight of Water/One Sarah Crossan
The Bubble Wrap Boy Phil Earle
The Bone Sparrow Zana Fraillon
The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
Garbage King Elizabeth Laird
We Are All Made of Molecules Susin Nielsen
Skellig David Almond
Skullduggery Pleasant Derek Landy
Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz
Warhorse Michael Morpurgo
Coraline Neil Gaiman
Harry Potter series J.K.Rowling
The Hate U Give Angie Thomas
Lies We Tell Ourselves Robin Talley
Brace Mouth, False Teeth Sita Brachmachari
Where The World Ends Geraldine McCaughrean
Shadow of the Minotaur Alan Gibbons
Noble Conflict Malorie Blackman
Artemis Fowl series Eoin Colfer
Mortal Engines Philip Reeve
The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings J.R.R.Tolkein
Tom Gates series Liz Pichon
The World of Norm series Jonathan Meres
The Penalty Mal Peet
Foul Play Tom Palmer
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas John Boyne
Charlotte’s Web E.B.White
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
The Book Thief Marcus Zuzak
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
Beast Quest series Adam Blade
Gallagher Academy series Ally Carter
Tracks of the Tiger (and others) Bear Grylls
A Series of Unfortunate Events (books 1-13) Lemony Snickett
Soldier Dog Sam Angus
The Last Wild series Piers Torday
Murder in Midwinter Fleur Hitchcock
The Last Wild series Piers Torday
Murder in Midwinter Fleur Hitchcock
Cliffhanger Jacqueline Wilson Yes
Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads David Almond Yes
Odd Frost and the Giants Neil Gaiman Yes
Twist Cottage Anthony Horowitz Yes
The Boy With the Lightning Feet Sally Gardner Yes
Diary of an (un)teenager Pete Johnson Yes
Contact Malorie Blackman Yes