English Reading Scheme recommended booklists (Junior Form)

English Reading Scheme recommended booklists (Senior Form)

Private Peaceful

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Harpercollins Childs

ISBN-10: 0007791127

Call No.: F / MOR

I have the whole night ahead of me, and I won't waste a single moment of it… I want tonight to be long, as long as my life…

As young Private 'Tommo' Peaceful looks back over his childhood from the blazing battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of his family life deep in the countryside. But the clock is ticking. Every moment Tommo spends remembering the past brings him another moment closer to something which will change his life forever… One of the most striking novels of recent years, this intense and heartfelt reflection on war casts an unshakeable spell.

Little Women

Author: Louisa May Alcott

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN-13: 9780141311722

Call No.: F / ALC

Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Tomboy Jo dreams of being a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first… but Amy, the youngest, likes to get her own way. With their father away fighting in the Civil War, times are tough and money is tight. Putting on plays, helping neighbours or ice-skating on the lake, the sisters' infectious sense of fun helps to pull them through. But through sisterly squabbles, happy times and heartbreakingly sad ones, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.

Chinese Cinderella:
The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books

ISBN: 0440228654

Call No.: F /MAH

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline Yen Mah returns to her roots to tell the story of her painful childhood and her ultimate triumph and courage in the face of despair. Adeline's affluent, powerful family considers her bad luck after her mother dies giving birth to her. Life does not get any easier when her father remarries. She and her siblings are subjected to the disdain of her stepmother, while her stepbrother and stepsister are spoiled. Although Adeline wins prizes at school, they are not enough to compensate for what she really yearns for -- the love and understanding of her family.

The Little Prince

Author: Adeline Yen Mah

Publisher: 寂天文化

ISBN-10: 957585845X

Call No.: F / EXU

After being stranded in a desert after a crash, a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet and his search for what is most important in life.


Author: Ellen Weiss

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN-13: 978-0141312491

Call No.: F / WEI

All Shrek wants is a little peace and quiet. So when Lord Farquaad promises to clear Shrek's swamp of fairy-tale creatures in exchange for Princess Fiona, Shrek embarks on a quest to rescue her. But Fiona is not as sweet as she appears, and saving her turns out to be more of a challenge than Shrek expected.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Author: Jeff Kinney

Publisher: Amulet Books

ISBN-13: 978-0810987586

Call No.: F / KIN

Being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg Heffley, who finds himself thrust into high school where undersized weaklings share the hallways with kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: The Commercial Press (H.K.)

ISBN: 9620716612

Call No.: F / DIC

Ebenezer Scrooge doesn't like Christmas. He doesn't like people. He only likes money. But after spends a very strange Christmas Eve with three ghosts, next morning the once bad Mr. Scrooge wishes everybody a Merry Christmas! Since it was published in 1843, Charles Dickens's celebrated story about the meaning of Christmas has captured the hearts of millions of people all over the world.

Captain Underpants and the Preposterous Plight of the Purple Potty People

Author: Pilkey, Dav

Publisher: Scholastic US

ISBN-13: 9780439376143

Call No.: F / PIL

Have George and Harold completely lost their minds? Their time-travelling purple potty has landed them in a crazy place where the teachers are always nice- the cafeteria serves delicious food- and the school principal- Mr. Krupp actually thinks they're funny. Something is very wrong - and it gets even wronger when the boys pet pterodactyl- Crackers- and Sulu the Bionic Hamster are kidnapped by George and Harold's evil twin look-alikes. Now George and Harold must face their cleverest enemies yet: Themselves! Could this be another job for the amazing Captain Underpants?


Author: Nancy Yi Fan

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN-13: 978-0007250738

Call No.: F /FAN

Swordbird is an epic new fantasy from twelve-year-old child prodigy Nancy Yi Fan, which will be published globally by HarperCollins. An exciting and action-packed tale of birds at war, this novel shows how friendship and courage can overcome tyranny. Stone-run Forest was once a peaceful place, but suddenly the local woodbird tribes, the Cardinals and Blue Jays, find themselves at odds -- precious food supplies have been stolen and fighting has broken out. Unbeknown to the woodbirds, the evil hawk Turnatt has been turning the tribes against one another as part of his evil strategy to take over the forest. He has already enslaved many captives from the surrounding tribes, who he's been forcing to build an evil fortress in which he plans to confine all the woodbirds. And the Cardinals and Blue Jays are to be his next victims. Thanks to an escaped slavebird Miltin, the woodbirds learn of Turnatt's strategy. But the only way to save the forest is to call on the legendary Swordbird -- the heroic bird of peace.

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