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100 Primary School Books Children Should Read

Looking for the top 100 Primary School Books that children should read? The TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. Here are the results.

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Top 100 Books

Books 1 to 20
1          Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
2          Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
3          Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4          Matilda by Roald Dahl
5          The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
6          The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis
7          The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
8          We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
9          Dogger by Shirley Hughes
10        Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
11        Stig of the Dump by Clive King
12=      Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
12=      The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
14        Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
15        Winnie the Pooh by A A Milne
16        Funnybones by Allan and Janet Ahlberg
17=      Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson
17=      The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
19        Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss
20        War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Books 21 to 40

21=      Grimm’s Fairy Tales by The Brothers Grimm
21=      The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr
23        Peace at Last by Jill Murphy
24        Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
25        Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy by Lynley Dodd
26        Not Now Bernard by David Mckee
27        Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
28        The Twits by Roald Dahl
29        I am David by Anne Holm
30        The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes
31        The Paddington series by Michael Bond
32        Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch
33        Esio Trot by Roald Dahl
34        Five Children and It by E Nesbit
35        Clockwork by Phillip Pullman
36        The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
37        The Magic Far Away Tree by Enid Blyton
38        Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury
39        Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
40        The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

Books 41 to 60

41        The Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy
42        The Alfie and Annie Rose series by Shirley Hughes
43        Shakespeare Stories by Leon Garfield
44        Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
45        Six Dinner Sid by Inga Moore
46        Sad Book by Michael Rosen
47        The Borrowers by Mary Norton
48=      A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
48=      The Jolly Postman by Allan Ahlberg
50        Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
51        Coraline by Neil Gaiman
52        Zoo by Anthony Browne
53        Treasure Island by R L Stevenson
54        Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
55        Cinderella by Charles Perrault, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti
56        Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
57        The Railway Children by E Nesbit
58        Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman
59=      Kidnapped by R L Stevenson
59=      The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith

Books 61 to 80

61=      Beegu by Alexis Deacon
61=      The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham
63=      Eragon by Christopher Paolini
63=      The Mr Men and Little Miss series by Roger Hargreaves
65=      Gentle Giant by Michael Morpurgo
65=      Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling
67        The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
68        Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illustrated by Roberto Innocenti
69        Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff
70        Theseus and the Minotaur by David Orme and Wendy Body
71=      The Just William series by Richmal Crompton
71=      On the Way Home by Jill Murphy
71=      Pumpkin Soup by Helen Cooper
71=      Street Child by Berlie Doherty
71=      The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde
76=      Angelo by Quentin Blake
76=      The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Draywalt and Oliver Jeffers
76=      The Snowman by Raymond Briggs
79        My Mum by Anthony Browne
80=      The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
80=      The Tunnel by Anthony Browne

Books 81 to 100

82=      Face by Benjamin Zephaniah
82=      The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tyler by Gene Kemp
84        The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
85=      Click Clack Moo: cows that type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
85=      The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
85=      The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
88=      I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato by Lauren Child
88=      The Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy
88=      The Early Years at Malory Towers by Enid Blyton
88=      Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
92=      Birds Beasts and Relatives by Gerald Durrell
92=      The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner
94        The Mrs Pepperpot series by Alf Proysen
95=      The Asterix Series by Rene Goscinny and Albert Uderzo
95=      The Fib and Other Stories by George Layton
97        The Giant’s Necklace by Michael Morpurgo
98        The Kipper series by Mick Inkpen
99=      The Milly-Molly-Mandy series by Joyce Lankester Brisley
99=      The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson