Saturday, 3 September 2016

Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - The Books

Today we celebrated the the children completing their reading challenges for the summer with a trip to see The BFG at the cinema. The children had all completed their original challenges early, and had been given an extra platinum award to work for each. The cinema trip (a very rare treat for us) was their final prize. Michael and I, however, both only just completed our 8 books each!

I have spent quite a bit of the summer getting ideas of books for them to read - especially the eldest - so I thought I'd list what they read in case it is a helpful resource for others looking for ideas.

Challenges Completed

7 Year Old's Books:

Usborne Reading Series: The Railway Children; Jason and the Golden Fleece; The Wind in the Willows

The Adventures of the Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

The Mighty Slide by Allan Ahlberg

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

The Cat who Wanted to Go Home by Jill Tomlinson

Five on a Treasure Island by Enid Blyton

Five Go Adventuring Again by Enid Blyton

Five Run Away Together by Enid Blyton

The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine

9 Year Old's Books:

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson

North or be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson

The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson

Sheepdog in the Snow by Lucy Daniels

Foals in the Field by Lucy Daniels

Tales from China by Cyril Birch

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

More About Paddington by Michael Bond

Celtic Mythology by Fiona MacDonald

The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling

City of Gold and Lead by John Christopher

Pool of Fire by John Christopher

When the Tripods Came by John Christopher

The Starlight Barking by Dodie Smith

Gold of the Gods by Bear Grylls

Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

Myths of the Norsemen by Roger Lancelyn Green

Skellig by David Almond

The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

The Wandering Wombles by Elisabeth Beresford

Truckers by Terry Pratchett

Diggers by Terry Pratchett

Wings by Terry Pratchett

Ingo by Helen Dunmore

10 Year Old's Books:

William the Fourth by Richmal Crompton

William's Happy Days by Richmal Crompton

William by Richmal Crompton

The Kestral by Lloyd Alexander

Westmark by Lloyd Alexander

The El Dorado Adventure by Lloyd Alexander

Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson

North or be Eaten by Andrew Peterson

The Monster in the Hollows by Andrew Peterson

The Warden and the Wolf King by Andrew Peterson

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Valley of Fear by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Hornblower Goes to Sea by C.S. Forrester

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

When the Sleeper Awakes by H.G.Wells

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

The Green Ember by S.D. Smith

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff

The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliff

Truckers by Terry Pratchett

Diggers by Terry Pratchett

Wings by Terry Pratchett

Ingo by Helen Dunmore

The Tide Knot by Helen Dunmore

The Deep by Helen Dunmore

The Crossing of Ingo by Helen Dunmore

Stormswept by Helen Dunmore

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Itch by Simon Mayo

Itch Rocks by Simon Mayo

Itch Craft by Simon Mayo

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie

C.T. Studd by Janet and Geoff Benge

The Owl Service by Alan Garner

One Dog and His Boy by Eva Ibbotson

My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

The King of Shadows by Susan Cooper

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