Top 100 recommended Year 5 books

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The Reader Teacher has chosen 100 recommended reads for Year 5 pupils, aged 9 to 10 years old. In the selection you will find: a wide range of novels to engage all readers, poetry collections to share and enjoy, fact-filled information texts and graphic novels.

The Reader Teacher Top 100 Recommended Reads Book Packs contain all of the titles from the relevant Reader Teacher list as displayed on their website. From time to time, a book in the list will be unavailable. When this happens, we will select a suitable replacement to complete your book pack. A full list of the books is shown below or you can download it from The Teacher Reader website.

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The Reader Teacher has chosen 100 recommended reads for Year 5 pupils, aged 9 to 10 years old. In the selection you will find: a wide range of novels to engage all readers, poetry collections to share and enjoy, fact-filled information texts and graphic novels.

From time to time this list may change - you can always find and download the most up to list of what the pack contains on The Reader Teacher website.


Alice's Adventures in WonderlandPaperback / softback
Running on the Roof of the WorldPaperback / softback
Reaching the Stars: Poems about Extraordinary Women and GirlsPaperback / softback
Me, My Dad and the End of the Rainbow : The most joyful book you'll read this year!Paperback / softback
The Vanishing TrickPaperback / softback
Sky SongPaperback / softback
A Pinch of MagicPaperback / softback
The Wizards of Once : Book 1Paperback / softback
The Storm Keeper's Island : Storm Keeper Trilogy 1Paperback / softback
There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom : RejacketedPaperback / softback
Now or Never: A Dunkirk Story (Voices #1)Paperback / softback
Fighting Fantasy:The Warlock of Firetop MountainPaperback / softback
Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Being GoodPaperback / softback
WonderscapePaperback / softback
MalamanderPaperback / softback
The PromisePaperback / softback
Viking BoyPaperback / softback
A Pocketful of StarsPaperback / softback
The Bad BeginningPaperback / softback
Skandar and the Unicorn Thief : The major new hit fantasy seriesHardback
My Brother Is a Superhero : Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book PrizePaperback / softback
The Wolves in the WallsMixed media product
The Strangeworlds Travel Agency : Book 1Paperback / softback
Love That DogPaperback / softback
Good News : Why the World is Not as Bad as You Think. Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book Awards 2022Paperback / softback
The Valley of Lost SecretsPaperback / softback
Being Me : Poems About Thoughts, Worries and FeelingsPaperback / softback
Who Let the Gods Out?Paperback / softback
The Secret of Nightingale WoodPaperback / softback
Shackleton's JourneyHardback
Tall StoryPaperback / softback
The Wonderful Wizard of OzPaperback / softback
The White Giraffe : Book 1Paperback / softback
The Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia : Book 1Paperback / softback
The Secret GardenHardback
A Street Dog Named PupPaperback / softback
British Museum: A History of the World in 25 CitiesHardback
Mythologica : An encyclopedia of gods, monsters and mortals from ancient GreekHardback
The UndefeatedPaperback / softback
Swallows And AmazonsPaperback / softback
The Fox Girl and the White GazellePaperback / softback
Race to the Frozen North : The Matthew Henson StoryPaperback / softback
Rise Up : Ordinary Kids with Extraordinary Stories (Winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2020)Hardback
Rumaysa: A FairytalePaperback / softback
The Umbrella MousePaperback / softback
The Secret of Platform 13 : 25th Anniversary Illustrated EditionPaperback / softback
RooftoppersPaperback / softback
Moth : An Evolution StoryPaperback / softback
Frankie's WorldPaperback / softback
MoondialPaperback / softback
SmilePaperback / softback
Charlie and Me : 421 Miles From HomePaperback / softback
Brightstorm: A Sky-Ship AdventurePaperback / softback
A Boy Called HopePaperback / softback
The Boy, the Bird and the Coffin MakerPaperback / softback
How To Live ForeverPaperback / softback
The HighwaymanPaperback / softback
High-Rise MysteryPaperback / softback
The Haunting of Aveline Jones : The first spine-tingling book in the Aveline Jones seriesPaperback / softback
Alastair Humphreys' Great AdventurersPaperback / softback
The Boy At the Back of the ClassPaperback / softback
Bloom : The Surprising Seeds of Sorrel FallowfieldPaperback / softback
Beetle BoyPaperback / softback
The Goldfish BoyPaperback / softback
The Girl Who Drank the MoonPaperback / softback
A Girl Called OwlPaperback / softback
The Ghost of Thomas KempePaperback / softback
The Garden of Lost SecretsPaperback / softback
Asha & the Spirit BirdPaperback / softback
The Apprentice WitchPaperback / softback
The Animals of Farthing Wood Modern ClassicPaperback / softback
Amari and the Night BrothersPaperback / softback
I Am Not a Label : 34 disabled artists, thinkers, athletes and activists from past and presentPaperback / softback
The ImaginaryPaperback / softback
The InfinitePaperback / softback
Just WilliamPaperback / softback
The Ship of ShadowsPaperback / softback
FrostheartPaperback / softback
The Lost Words : Rediscover our natural world with this spellbinding bookHardback
Roller GirlPaperback / softback
The Silver SwordPaperback / softback
The Neverending StoryPaperback / softback
The Railway ChildrenPaperback / softback
Unreal!Paperback / softback
Pages & Co.: Tilly and the BookwanderersPaperback / softback
Street ChildPaperback / softback
Mayhem MissionPaperback / softback
Mary PoppinsPaperback / softback
The Phantom TollboothPaperback / softback
Llama Out Loud!Paperback / softback
Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer AuntiesPaperback / softback
The Last Spell BreatherPaperback / softback
The Last BearPaperback / softback
Dragon MountainPaperback / softback
The Demon HeadmasterPaperback / softback
CosmicPaperback / softback
The Clockwork CrowPaperback / softback
A Kid in My Class : PoemsHardback
When Hitler Stole Pink RabbitPaperback / softback
The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle BoyPaperback / softback


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