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The Richard Pate School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Year 3 Recommended Reading Book List

If you’re not sure what to read out of school, here are some suggestions.


Book Title


Mudpuddle Farm

Michael Morpurgo

Dinkin Dings and the Frightening Things

Guy Bass

Oi! Caveboy!

Alan MacDonald

Madame Pamplemousse and her Incredible Edibles

Rupert Kingfisher

The Boy with the Magic Numbers

Sally Gardner

There’s a Pharaoh in my Bath

Jeremy Strong

Spy Pups series and Spy Dogs Series

Andrew Cope

Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, George’s Marvellous Medicine, The Magic Finger

Roald Dahl

The Butterfly Lion

Michael Morpurgo

Walking the Bridge of your Nose (poetry and tongue twisters)

Michael Rosen

The Beast Quest series

Adam Blade

Lost in the Snow, Sam the Stolen Puppy

Holly Webb


Barbara Sleigh

Charlotte’s Web

E B White

Highway Robbery

Kate Thompson

Ivan the Terrible

Anne Fine

Invisible Fiends: Mr Mumbles

Barry Hutchison

Mr Majeika

Humphrey Carpenter

Noah Barleywater runs away

John Boyne

The Ogre of Oglefort

Eva Ibbotson


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