Recommended Reading List

This page is a place where we can recommend good books to each other. Basically, if you have read a good book or are reading a good book, tell us about it. We should end up with an amazing list of books with descriptions, summaries and reasons why people would enjoy reading them.

  1. Mr. Sam
    May 6, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    “Holes” by Louis Sachar is the best book I have read with students this year, and “Boy Overboard” by Morris Gleitzman is also a very enjoyable and powerful book for students in Y5, 6 or 7 to read. Both of these books are wel-written, have funny parts in them, make you think about serious global issues and provoke fantastic conversations.

  2. Arne
    May 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Percy Jackson and the lightning thief. This book is all bout Greek myth in the modern world and how it has adapted to ourselves. So there are Greek gods in this book and also it is very funny. This book also helps you learn about Greek Myths.

    • Mr. Sam
      May 6, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      Who is the author?

      • Arne
        May 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm

        Rick Riordan

  3. Ranvir
    May 6, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    1. Sideways Stories from Wayside School-Louis Sachar

    2. Absolutely Normal Chaos-Sharon Creech

    3. Magic Tree House-Midnight on the Moon-Mary Pope Osborne

    4. Holes Louis Sachar

    5. Mouse and the Motorcycle-Beverly Cleary.

    Absolute Stunners

    • Mr. Sam
      May 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

      Can you explain a little bit about why you recommend each book?

    • Ranvir
      May 13, 2010 at 4:46 pm

      1. Too funny. Makes you relax during times of stress

      2. Best book I’ve ever read. Very hilarious and in a diary form as well!

      3. Just good

      4. You know why

      5. Chilling.

      • 17saeriy
        June 12, 2010 at 9:03 am

        How can you relax if it is too funny?

  4. Amy
    May 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Nelly the monster sitter.
    I recommened people to read this book because I feel its a very fun, fantasy sort of book, I have read 2 of the books and now I’m on my third. In each book there are 3 stories of a girl called Nelly that monster sits. I think boys might not enjoy this book as much although I think its a book that you should try to read.

    Harry Potter.
    I think that people should read Harry Potter because Its a good book and it challenges youself. I am on book 5 now although I feel that Harry Potter is a “Must read book”. Harry potter is not only fun but it also helps you improve you vocabulary. I think that maybe in the middle of the series you should take a break and that is what I am doing now.

    • Mr. Sam
      May 7, 2010 at 1:57 pm

      Who are the authors?

      • Amy
        May 13, 2010 at 6:57 pm

        Harry Potter=J.K Rowling
        Nelly the monster sitter=Kes Gray

  5. Nathan
    May 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    The whole series of FUDGE that includes, 1: Tales of Fourth Grade Nothing. 2: Superfudge. 3: Fudge-a-mania. 4: Double fudge

    The Author is Judy Blume
    I would recommend these book because it has lots of imaganation which makes it very humorous. There are also some wierd things like Fudge thinks he can fly like a bird so he jumps off the monkey bars, lands face first onto the concrete floor and chips his 2 front teeth off.

    • Ness
      May 6, 2010 at 9:31 pm

      I agree the series of Fudge is really funny and good.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    I recommend you with the spiderwick chronicles series from book 1 -5. The author is tony ditterlizzi and holy black. It is a good set of fantasy books. It is filled with exciting, scary and funny parts.

  7. Ms Kate
    May 11, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Holes by Louis Sachar the best book I have ever read to kids your age. There are a couple of other Titles by louis Sachar that you may like to try – Super fast- Out of Control and The boy who lost his face -they are both in the NIST library.

    The kids in my Grade 5 class in Dhaka loved mysteries by Robert Swindells – We have Stone cold and Timesnatch in the library and there is a series called the outfit that you can buy online. These are a series of mysteries a group of kids that live in a small village solve together –

    Happy reading 6SS

    • Mr. Sam
      May 18, 2010 at 11:38 am

      I must agree with Ms. Kate. “Holes” is one of the best books I’ve ever read with kids. Read-aloud books and books that you read with a whole class have to be SO GOOD because otherwise it can become a bit boring for everyone. Authors like Morris Gleitzman use a lot of “cliffhangers” and techniques like that can turn a dull book into an exciting book. So simple.

  8. Taku
    May 13, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I started to read Percy Jackson and the lightning thief and good so maybe you guys can read and my dad has more of those stories so you can talk to me if you want a Percy Jackson books.

    • Mr. Sam
      May 18, 2010 at 11:36 am

      Who is the author, Taku?

      • Mick
        May 19, 2010 at 9:39 pm

        The author is Rick Riordan

  9. Rosna
    May 18, 2010 at 11:26 am

    “Sixth grade secrets” by Louis Sachar is really interesting and hillarious. Have a chance to read. This book can be read by girls and boys, It’s a bit of a harder level of reading but it is very fun if you read it in a group so you can enjoy with others. Unfortunately there isn’t this book in the library. It is about mainly about secret groups and having war which is very funny and cool names that no one has ever thought of.

  10. Mick
    May 19, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Percy Jackson is a really fun book. I read all five books in four days because I couldn’t stop reading. It is certainly the best book I read this year. It also has a creative plot about how the greeks myths move to the ”Western Civilization”. It also wants you to read the next chapter/book after you finish a chapter/book. It has a lot of adventure in it and lots of suprises but it is also based Greek myths. Some people also put this in the recommended list too because many people are reading it. The author is Rick Riordan.

    • Karam
      July 29, 2010 at 7:38 pm

      Yeah though I think most people started to because the movie probabaly made the book famous. Even though the movies messed the book up.

  11. Luca
    May 22, 2010 at 7:59 am

    You guys should read the “Harry Potter” series. It may be old but it is a lot of fun!! Also when the series gets closer to the last book it gets better and better. If you want you can borrow a book from me. I have the whole series!!

  12. Mr. Sam
    May 25, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    This is a great list of books that I got through Twitter from someone called Gail O’Connell. She teaches English here in Bangkok:

  13. September 20, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    I wish there was a like button 😛

  14. Arne
    September 28, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    The Lost Symbol: By Dan Brown

    This book is about a symbolist who is forced to unlock a secret ancient portal revealing ancient mysteries.

    I think this book is recommended for 11 years old and above because the book is about 500 pages long.

  15. 18jinj
    November 24, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

    It’s about a boy, a dragon and a forest brownie searching for a place where the dragons can live in peace, they meet extraordinary magical creatures and one ruthless villian
    This book is about 542 pages long.;

  16. Johann
    January 27, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    YAY Word Press put in a like button 🙂

    • 18Aayushk
      March 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

      I must say the Harry potter series is really good. It gets you stuck in the book after the first page. I also recommend Charlie bone series. The first book is called “Charlie Bone and the Midnight Prince”

  17. September 19, 2011 at 7:00 am

    Good times 😀

  18. Pat
    November 1, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    My recommend list is:

    Harry Potter Author: J.K Rowling Category: Fantasy

    Alex Rider Author: Anthony Horowitz Category: Spy Fiction

    And Animorphs Author: K.A Applegate Category: Fiction

    • 19yasmina
      April 19, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      why are they good?

  19. May 27, 2012 at 8:07 pm


    The books that are TOTTALY awesome is………….

    – Before I die

    – You against me

    – Gossip Girl

    – Don’t sweat the small stuff

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