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Reading Ladder

Click on your Reading Age to view a list of recommended books available in the Library which will be suitable for you. These are only a guide. We have many more books which will also be suitable so you may also wish to search the Eclipse database or just come and ask if you need guidance.

14+  R3
14+  R2
14+  R1 
12-13   R3
12-13   R2
12-13   R1
U11   R3
U11   R2
U11   R1

Recommended Reads

The following recommended reads, listed by reading age, can all be found as eBooks on our eplatform

Reading Age 6-8 years (U11 R1)

Eat Cake and Run – Jo Cotterill
Lifters – Joe Craig
Kick Off – John Hickman
The Monster Story-Teller – Jacqueline Wilson
The Worst Boy in the World – Eoin Colfer

 Reading Age 8-9 years (U11 R2)

Midnight Gang – David Walliams
Middle School stories – James Patterson
Pax – Sara Pennypacker
How to Rob a Bank – Tom Mitchell
Indigo Blue – Cathy Cassidy 

 Reading Age 10-11 years (U11 R3)


Head Kid – David Baddiel
The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket – John Boyne
Soccer Squad – Bali Rai
My Gym Teacher is an Alien Overload – David Solomons
Squirm – Carl Hiaasen

 Reading Age 12 years (12-13 R1)


Boy 87 – Ele Fountain
Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
Jemima Small Versus The Universe – Tamsin Winter
Jessica’s Ghost – Andrew Norriss
Murder Most Unladylike – Robin Stevens

Reading Age 12.5 years (12-13 R2)


Time Travelling with a Hamster – Ross Welford
First Light – Rebecca Stead
Letters from the Lighthouse – Emma Carroll
Sky Hawk – Gill Lewis
Cogheart – Peter Bunzl

Reading Age 13 years (12-13 R3)


The Maze Runner series – James Dashner
Apple and Rain – Sarah Crossan
The Extinction Trials – S M Wilson
Half Brother – Kenneth Oppel
The Company of Ghosts 

Reading Age 14 (14-19 R1)


Am I Normal Yet? Holly Bourne
Buffalo Soldier – Tanya Landman
Everything Everything – Nicola Yoon
All About Mia – Lissa Williamson
Bodyguard (Ambush) – Chris Bradford

 Reading Age 15-16 years (14-19 R2)


The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
Auslander – Paul Dowswell
The Bunker Diary – Kevin Brooks
The Rest of Us Just Live Here – Patrick Ness
Burn Mark – Laura Powell

 Reading Age 16+ years (14-19 R3)


The Humans – Matt Haig
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Attwood
Never Let Me Go – Kazuo Ishiguro
Animal Farm – George Orwell
A Gathering Light – Jennifer Donnelly



Recommended Reads  by Year Group

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9 Year 10Year 11