Friday, 3 June 2011

50 books every child should read

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
The Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson-Burnett
The Talking Parcel by Gerald Durrell
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
The Beasts of Clawstone Castle by Eva Ibbotson
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilde
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo
Emil and the Detectives Erich Kästner
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
A Wrinkle in Time By Madeliene L'Engle
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Tom's MIdnight Garden by Philippa Pearce
The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
Magic series by Edward Eager
Anne of Green Gables by by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
Boy by Roald Dahl
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Pheonix and the Carpet by E. Nesbit
The Latern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
Bridge to Terabithia by  Katherine Paterson
The dark is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper
The Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo
The Pendragon Adventure Series by D. J. MacHale
Pery Jackson and The Olympians by Rick Riordan
Silverwing by Kenneth Oppel
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black
Stig of the Dump by Clive King
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman
The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
Leven Thumps series by Obert Skye
A Series of Unfortunate Events series by Lemony Snicket

List compiled by Richard Davies in response to British Education Secretary Michael Grove stating that 11-year-olds should read 50 books a year.