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100 Books to Read Before You Leave Yattendon

100 Books to Read Before You Leave Yattendon


Welcome to our 100 books to read at Yattendon School competition.


Here at Yattendon, we know that reading can make a crucial difference to children’s future successes, and we strive for every child to think that reading is enjoyable and something that they want to do!  We are often asked to recommend books and authors, so we have narrowed down and compiled a list of 100 books we would endorse to children of all ages at our school. 


For every book that your child reads on our 100 books, children will be awarded a raffle ticket to go into their own year group prize draw.



Happy reading!

100 Books to Read at Yattendon Poster

100 Books to Read at Yattendon Parent/Carers' Guide

Full List of Titles


1          Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2          The Butterfly Lion

3          You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

4          The Hodgeheg

5          A Bear Called Paddington

6          The Sheep-Pig

7          Cliffhanger

8          Africa: Amazing Africa

9          The Magic Faraway Tree

10        The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

11        Dragons at Crumbling Castle

12        The Firework Maker’s Daughter

13        Charlotte’s Web

14        Belonging

15        The Iron Man

16        Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

17        The Night Bus Hero

18        The Iron Woman

19        Matilda

20        Operation Gadgetman!

21        Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

22        Stig of the Dump

23        The Kick Off

24        The Green Ship

25        Fungus the Bogeyman

26        Diary of a Wimpy Kid

27        The 13-Storey Treehouse

28        Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

29        The Adventures of Captain Underpants

30        Oliver and the Seawigs

31        Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

32        The Accidental Prime Minister

33        Danny Chung does not do maths

34        Varjak Paw

35        Michael Rosen’s Sad Book

36        You are a champion

37        The Day I Fell into a Fairytale

38        Billionaire Boy

39        The Suitcase Kid

40        Firebird

41        Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink

42        The Falcon’s Malteser

43        A World of Information

44        The Boy who Biked the World

45        Viking Boy

46        Millions

47        How to Train Your Dragon

48        Famous Five: Five on a treasure island

49        Beetle Boy

50        Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

51        Running on the Roof of the World

52        The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

53        Eric Appleby: Zero to hero

54        The Secret Garden

55        Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

56        Kensuke’s Kingdom

57        Wonder

58        Wolf Brother

59        The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures

60        A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Bad Beginning)

61        Warhorse

62        The Dreamsnatcher

63        The Legend of Podkin One-Ear

64        Planetarium

65        The Light Jar

66        Crater Lake

67        Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

68        Howls Moving Castle

69        Listen, Layla

70        The Silver Sword

71        The Wolves of Currumpaw

72        Clockwork

73        The Borrowers

74        The House with Chicken Legs

75        The Wild Robot

76        Inside out & Back Again

77        Carrie’s War

78        Artemis Fowl

79        The Hobbit

80        The Northern Lights

81        Alex Rider: Stormbreaker

82        Illegal

83        Nevermoor: The trials of Morrigan Crow

84        Lionboy

85        The Boy at the Back of the Class

86        Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun

87        Phoenix

88        Black Beauty

89        Holes

90        The Girl of Ink & Stars

91        The Arrival

92        Cogheart

93        A Long Walk to Water

94        Strange Star

95        Mortal Engines

96        Pig Heart Boy

97        Skellig

98        The Hunger Games

99        Once

100      The Explorer