Books for Year 9 – a selection of reading books to challenge and interest pupils aged 13-14 in KS3 secondary schools. Authors include Gary Paulsen and Judy Blume.
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Books for KS3 children and teens aged 11-14 – our recommendations
Please find below our suggested reading lists for Year 7 (11-12-year-olds), Year 8 (12-13-year-olds), and Year 9 (13-14-year-olds). These book choices are regularly updated and feature titles from a wide range of genres to appeal to both confident and reluctant readers
The School Reading List compiles this list of recommended books monthly. This book of the month list highlights new releases and editions of fiction and non-fiction books suitable for children and young adults aged 5-16.
Our recommended graphic novels for teens and young adults aged 12-16 to appeal to reluctant readers and able readers alike. This list includes works by Tony Medina, Stephen Collins, Terri Libenson, Raina Telgemeier, Meg-John Barker and Neil Gaiman.
A selection of reading books to challenge and interest Year 8 pupils – aged 12-13 – in KS3 secondary schools. Authors include Michael Morpurgo and Anne Fine.
Books for year 7 – our reading recommendation for 11 year olds at the start of secondary school in Year 7. There’s a selection of choices including classics, well-known authors, new titles, cult fiction and short stories. This recommended Year 7 reading list is aimed at all ability ranges.
Each month, the School Reading List compiles a list of recommended books and on this page, we feature an archive of recommendations for picture books, fiction, and nonfiction from previous years.