Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
The Dixie Grammar School – Library Services                                                  Platinum Reading ListThese ar...
Author                    Title                                            Genre/Keywords                                 ...
Author              Title                                           Genre/Keywords                                   ReadH...
Author                 Title                                            Genre/Keywords                                    ...
Author                  Title                                           Genre/Keywords                                 Rea...
Author                   Title                                              Genre/Keywords                                ...
Author                 Title                                            Genre/Keywords                                    ...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5

Platinum Reading List


Published on

Reading list for the Platinum Award of our Year 7 and 8 Reading Challenge.

  • Be the first to comment

Platinum Reading List

  1. 1. The Dixie Grammar School – Library Services Platinum Reading ListThese are over 150 books which have been selected by the Librarian for students who have reached the Platinum stage of the readingprogramme. They are all excellent reads, with varying levels of challenge. Parents please note that whilst we recommend these books toour Year 7-9 students, some may contain more mature themes and concepts such as bereavement, crime, racism, prejudice etc.The books on the list are all Fiction, if students prefer to read non-fiction, such as autobiographies, they should see Mrs Robinson todiscuss how to achieve their Platinum Award. Students are welcome to recommend books to be considered for this list – please see MrsRobinson.Award-Winners are shown in bold – such as Carnegie Medal, Smarties Prize, Blue Peter Award etc. They include books shortlisted forawards so that students have plenty of choice.Author Title Genre/Keywords ReadDouglas Adams Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy Humour, Science FictionRichard Adams Watership Down Adventure, Animals, AwardLouisa M Alcott Little Women Classic, FamiliesDavid Almond Skellig Award, FantasyLaurie Halse Anderson Chains Adventure, Award, Historical, Journeys, SlaveryR J Anderson Knife Adventure, Fairies, FantasyNina Bawden Carries War Evacuees, World War IIJulia Bertanga Exodus Adventure, Award, Science FictionMalorie Blackman Noughts and Crosses Love, Prejudice, RacismMalorie Blackman Pig-Heart Boy Award, CourageCreated: 12/12/11 Updated: 13/12/2011 ©DGS Library Services
  2. 2. Author Title Genre/Keywords ReadTim Bowler River Boy Award, Death, FamiliesFrank Cottrell Boyce Millions Adventure, Award, Crime, HumourJohn Boyne Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Film tie-in, Holocaust, World War IIHenrietta Branford Fire, Bed and Bone Animals, Award, HistoricalTheresa Breslin Remembrance Historical, World War ITheresa Breslin Whispers in the Graveyard Award, Ghosts, HorrorKevin Brooks Martyn Pig Award, Crime, Death, Families, MysteryFrances Hodgson Burnett Secret Garden Classic, FriendsBetsy Byars Midnight Fox Animals, ClassicLewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland Classic, FantasyAnne Cassidy Looking for JJ Award, Murder, New IdentityGennifer Choldenko Al Capone Does My Shirts Award, Disability, FamilyEoin Colfer Artemis Fowl Adventure, Crime, FantasyLouise Cooper Demon crossing Award, Ghosts, HorrorSusan Cooper Dark is Rising Award, Fantasy, Magic, Film tie-inZizou Corder Halo Adventure, Ancient Greece, FantasyJames Dashner Maze Runner Dystopias, Science FictionKeren David When I Was Joe Friends, Gangs, Lies, ThrillerJoseph Delaney Spook’s Apprentice Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, SupernaturalEmily Diamand Flood Child Adventure, Award, Kidnapping, PiratesPeter Dickinson Ropemaker Award, Fantasy, QuestsChris dLacey Fly, Cherokee, Fly Award, Birds, Growing UpJennifer Donnelly Gathering Light Award, Growing Up, MurderSiobhan Dowd London Eye Mystery Detectives, MysteryPaul Dowswell Auslander Adventure, Historical, World War IICreated: 12/12/11 Updated: 13/12/2011 ©DGS Library Services
  3. 3. Author Title Genre/Keywords ReadHelen Dunmore Ingo Fantasy, MermaidsJeanne DuPrau City of Ember Science FictionAnne Fine Madame Doubtfire Families, Film tie-ins, HumourAnne Fine Tulip Touch Award, HorrorCatherine Fisher Snow-Walker Trilogy Adventure, Fantasy, Magic, QuestsDan Freedman Kick Off Football, SportCornelia Funke Inkheart Adventure, FantasyNeil Gaiman Graveyard Book Award, Chiller, Crime, GhostsSally Gardner I, Coriander Award, Historical, MagicJamila Gavin Coram Boy Adventure, Award, Historical, Orphans, SlaveryAdele Geras Troy Ancient Greece, Award, Historical, WarAlan Gibbons Shadow of the Minotaur Ancient Greece, Award, Gaming, FantasyMorris Gleitzman Once, Now and Then Adventure, Escape, Friends, World War IIJulia Golding The Diamond of Drury Lane Adventure, Award, HistoricalKeith Gray Ostrich Boys Adventure, Award, JourneysM G Harris Joshua Files Series Adventure, ThrillerSonya Hartnett Thursdays Child Australia, Families, PovertyJulie Hearn Merrybegot Historical, Magic, WitchesLian Hearn Across the Nightingale Floor Award, Fantasy, Japan, Love, WarF E Higgins Black Book of Secrets Fantasy, MysteryCharles Higson Silverfin Adventure, Spies, ThrillerStuart Hill Cry of the Icemark Fantasy, WarMary Hoffman Stravaganza : city of masks Adventure, Fantasy, Time TravelAnne Holm I am David Award, Escape, PrisonMary Hooper At the Sign of the Sugared Plum Adventure, Historical, PlagueCreated: 12/12/11 Updated: 13/12/2011 ©DGS Library Services
  4. 4. Author Title Genre/Keywords ReadAnthony Horowitz Alex Rider novels Adventure, Spies, ThrillerEva Ibbotson Journey to the River Sea Adventure, Award, JourneysPaul Jennings Unbelievable Humorous short storiesDiana Wynne Jones Charmed life Award, Fantasy, MagicGene Kemp Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler Award, Humour, SchoolAlly Kennen Beast Award, Families, MonstersJudith Kerr When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Adventure, Escape, World War TwoClive King Stig of the Dump Adventure, Classic, FantasyDick King-Smith Sheep Pig Animals, Film tie-inJeff Kinney Diary of a Wimpy Kid Diaries, HumourSuzanne LaFleur Love, Aubrey Families, Grief, LoveElizabeth Laird Red Sky in the Morning Award, Disabilities, FamiliesTanya Landman Apache Adventure, Award, Historical, Native AmericansDerek Landy Skulduggery Pleasant Adventure, Detectives, FantasyUrsula K Le Guin Wizard of Earthsea Fantasy, Magic, WizardsMadeleine LEngle Wrinkle in Time Award, Classic, Science FictionC.S. Lewis Chronicles of Narnia Series Award, Classic, FantasyPenelope Lively Ghost of Thomas Kempe Award, Ghosts, Humour, SupernaturalSaci Lloyd Carbon Diaries 2015 Diaries, Future, Science FictionPittacus Lore I am Number Four Aliens, Science Fiction, ThrillerMichelle Magorian Goodnight Mister Tom Award, Evacuees, World War IIMargaret Mahy Changeover Award, Fantasy, SupernaturalGemma Malley Declaration Dystopias, Freedom, Science FictionJohn Marsden Tomorrow When the War Began Adventure, Australia, WarJames Vance Marshall Walkabout Adventure, Australia, ClassicCreated: 12/12/11 Updated: 13/12/2011 ©DGS Library Services
  5. 5. Author Title Genre/Keywords ReadGeraldine McCaughrean Death Defying Pepper Roux Adventure, Award, HumourGeraldine McCaughrean White Darkness Adventure, Antarctica, AwardHilary McKay Saffy’s Angel Adoption, Families, SistersSophie McKenzie Girl, Missing Adoption, KidnappingRobin McKinley Beauty Fantasy, Love, MagicAndy McNab Boy soldier Action, Adventure, ThrillerCliff McNish Breathe Ghosts, HorrorMichael Morpurgo Amazing story of Adolphus Tipps Animals, Families, War, World War TwoMichael Morpurgo Private Peaceful Adventure, Award, Brothers, World War IBeverley Naidoo Other Side of Truth Africa, Award, BullyingPatrick Ness Monster Calls Bereavement, Grief, Fear, MonstersSally Nicholls Ways to Live Forever Award, Death, Leukaemia, UpliftingWilliam Nicholson Wind Singer Award, FantasyGarth Nix Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen Adventure, Fantasy, MagicMary Norton Borrowers Adventure, Award, Classic, FantasyPat OShea Hounds of the Morrigan Fantasy, MagicChristopher Paolini Eragon Dragons, FantasyKatherine Paterson Bridge to Terabithia Award, Bereavement, Friends, GriefGary Paulsen Hatchet Award, Adventure, SurvivalMichelle Paver Wolf Brother Adventure, Fantasy, MagicPhillipa Pearce Tom’s Midnight Garden Adventure, Award, Classic, FantasyMal Peet Keeper Award, Football, SportAnna Perera Guantanamo Boy Freedom, Kidnapping, PrisonAnn Pilling Black Harvest Classic, Horror, IrelandTerry Pratchett Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents Award, Fantasy, HumourCreated: 12/12/11 Updated: 13/12/2011 ©DGS Library Services
  6. 6. Author Title Genre/Keywords ReadMaggie Prince Raiders Tide Adventure, Historical, LoveSally Prue Cold Tom Adventure, Award, Fairies, FantasyPhilip Pullman His Dark Materials Trilogy Award, Fantasy, MagicCelia Rees Witch Child Historical, Supernatural, WitchesPhilip Reeve Mortal Engines Adventure, Award, Science FictionPhilip Ridley Scribbleboy Art, Award, HumourRobert Rigby Goal! Football, SportRick Riordan Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief Adventure, Award, FantasyJ K Rowling Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone Award, Fantasy, Magic, WizardsLouis Sachar Holes Award, Crime, Film tie-ins, ThillerAlex Scarrow TimeRiders Science Fiction, Time TravelMarcus Sedgwick Foreshadowing Supernatural, War World War IMarcus Sedgwick My Swordhand is Singing Award, Horror, VampiresIan Serrailler Silver Sword Adventure, Journeys, World War IIAnna Sewell Black Beauty Animals, Classic, HorsesAlex Shearer Speed of the Dark Science FictionNicky Singer Feather Boy Bullying, CourageSarah Singleton Amethyst Child Cults, Friends, SecretsJustin Somper Vampirates Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, VampiresJerry Spinelli Stargirl Courage, Friends, LoveRobert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island Adventure, Classic, Pirates, TreasurePaul Stewart Beyond the Deep Woods FantasyJonathan Stroud Amulet of Samarkand Fantasy, Humour, MagicRosemary Sutcliff Eagle of The Ninth Adventure, Classic, Historical, RomansRosemary Sutcliff Black Ships Before Troy Ancient Greece, Award, HistoricalCreated: 12/12/11 Updated: 13/12/2011 ©DGS Library Services
  7. 7. Author Title Genre/Keywords ReadG P Taylor Shadowmancer Fantasy, Magic, WitchcraftMildred D Taylor Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry Award, Classic, Prejudice, Racism, USAKate Thompson New Policeman Award, Fantasy, Magic, MysterySandi Toksvig Hitler’s Canary Adventure, Denmark, Nazis, World War TwoJ R R Tolkien Hobbit Adventure, FantasySue Townsend Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 Diaries, HumourJenny Valentine Finding Violet Park Award, Self DiscoveryMark Walden Higher Institute of Villainous Education Adventure, Award, Crime, HumourPat Walsh Crowfield Curse Award, Historical, SupernaturalRachel Ward Numbers Adventure, Supernatural, ThrillerRobert Westall Machine Gunners Adventure, Award, War, World War Two,E B, White Charlottes Web Animals, Classic, FriendsT H White Sword In the Stone Adventure, Classic, Fantasy, King ArthurJacqueline Wilson Illustrated Mum Award, FamiliesJeanette Winterson Tanglewreck Fantasy, TimeTravelVirginia Euwer Wolff True Believer Award, Families, RelationshipsChris Wooding Malice Comic Strips, FantasyDavid Yelland Truth About Leo Bereavement, Families, GriefBenjamin Zephaniah Refugee Boy Courage, Refugees, WarCreated: 12/12/11 Updated: 13/12/2011 ©DGS Library Services