Reading

Learning to read involves more than just following a school's reading scheme.  At Acorn we would encourage all children to read for pleasure.  For older readers we now have a list of a wide selection of books that your child may enjoy reading for pleasure.


Pilgrim's Progress - John Bunyan - 1678

Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe - 1719

Gulliver's Travels - Jonathan Swift - 1726

The Nutcracker and the Mouse King - E. T. A. Hoffman - 1816

The Hunchback of Notre Dame - Victor Hugo - 1831

A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens - 1843

The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas, père - 1844

Fairy Tales - Hans Christian Andersen - 1846 (English)

David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - 1850

A Tale of Two Cities - Charles Dickens - 1853

The Coral Island - R. M. Ballantyne - 1857

Tom Brown's Schooldays - Thomas Hughes - 1857

The Water Babies - Charles Kingsley - 1863

A Journey to the Center of the Earth - Jules Verne - 1864

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll - 1865

Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates - Mary Mapes Dodge - 1865

Little Women - Louisa May Alcott - 1868

Lorna Doone - R. D. Blackmore - 1869

Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea - Jules Verne - 1870

At the Back of the North Wind - George MacDonald - 1871

The Princess and the Goblin - George MacDonald - 1871

Through the Looking-Glass - Lewis Carroll - 1871

A Dog of Flanders - Ouida - 1872

What Katy Did - Susan Coolidge - 1873

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Mark Twain - 1876

Black Beauty - Anna Sewell - 1877

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood - Howard Pyle - 1883

Nights with Uncle Remus - Joel Chandler Harris - 1883

Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson - 1883

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain - 1884

Heidi - Johanna Spyri - 1884 (English)

King Solomon's Mines - H. Rider Haggard - 1885

Kidnapped - Robert Louis Stevenson - 1886

Little Lord Fauntleroy - Frances Hodgson Burnett - 1886

The Happy Prince and Other Tales - Oscar Wilde - 1888

The Blue Fairy Book - Andrew Lang - 1889

The Adventures of Pinocchio - Carlo Collodi - 1891 (English)

Seven Little Australians - Ethel Turner - 1894

Moonfleet - J. Meade Falkner - 1898

The Story of the Treasure Seekers - E. Nesbit - 1899

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - L. Frank Baum - 1900

Five Children and It - E. Nesbit - 1902

Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling - 1902

King Arthur and His Knights - Howard Pyle - 1902-3

The Call of the Wild - Jack London - 1903

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm - Kate Douglas Wiggin - 1903

Peter Pan - J. M. Barrie - 1904

A Little Princess - Frances Hodgson Burnett - 1905

The Railway Children - E. Nesbit - 1906

White Fang - Jack London - 1906

Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery - 1908

The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame - 1908

The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett - 1909/1911

The Lost World - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - 1912

Pollyanna - Eleanor H. Porter - 1913

The Magic Pudding - Norman Lindsay - 1918

The Story of Doctor Dolittle - Hugh Lofting - 1920

The House at Pooh Corner - A. A. Milne - 1927

Emil and the Detectives - Erich Kästner - 1929

Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder - 1935

The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien - 1937

Curious George – Margret Rey and H. A. Rey - 1941

The Little Prince - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry - 1943

Pippi Longstocking - Astrid Lindgren - 1945

Goodnight Moon - Margaret Wise Brown - 1947

The Wizard of Oz – L. Frank Baum

The Wind and the Willows – Kenneth Grahame  

The Chronicles of Narnia - C.S. Lewis  

Harry Potter series – J.K.Rowling

Under the Hawthorn Tree – Marita Conlon McKenna

Tom’s Midnight Garden – Philippa Pearce

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe – Penelope Lively

 

Fact Books

 

Encyclopaedias

 

Newspapers (age appropriate)

 

National Geographic

Travel Brochures – eg Disney

 

Children’s movie guides and cinema listings

 

Fact books

Telephone directories

 

Acorn Integrated Primary School, 110 Victoria Road, Carrickfergus

Email: info@acornintegratedps.carrickfergus.ni.sch.uk

School Tel:  028 9336 0115    Nursery Tel: 028 9335 5229    Fax: 028 9332 9725  

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