Here is a list of suggested reading.  All these books have been enjoyed in recent years by Cardinal Heenan pupils from Years 7 and 8. It is certainly not complete - only a guide; use it as a starting point and you will find many other authors whose books you enjoy. The slightly more challenging texts are marked with an asterisk. (*)

Little Women - Louise M Alcott
Skelling Kit's Wilderness - David Allmond
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou *
A Break in the Sun - Bernard Ashley
Lorna Doone - R D Blackmore
Tiger Eyes - Judy Blume
Jennings and Derbyshire - Anthony Buckeridge *
Kite - Melvin Burgess
The Cartoonist - Betsy Byers
The Big Game - Rob Childs
The Dark is Rising - Susan Cooper
The Chocolate War - Robert Cormier *
Just William - Richmal Crompton
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
The Little Princess - Antonne De-Saint-Expurery
The Making of Fingers Finnigan - Berlie Doherty
Gallow's Hill - Louis Duncan
The Summer House - Anne Fine
The Day of the Jackal - Frederick Forsyth *
The Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank *
Black Jack - Leon Garfield
The Owl Service - Alan Garner
The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
Redwall - Brian Jacques
Three Men in a Boat - Jerome K Jerome *
We, The Haunted - Pete Johnson
The Phantom Tollbooth - Norton Juster
The Jungle Book - Rudyard Kipling
Goodnight Mr Tom - Michelle Magorian
The Daydreamer - Ian McEwan
Johnny and the Bomb - Terry Pratchett
Northern Lights - Phillip Pullman
Harry Potter - J K Rowling
The Catcher in the Rye - J D Salinger *
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry - Mildred Taylor
The Hobbit - J R R Tolkein
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Mark Twain *
The War of the Worlds - H G Wells *
The Illustrated Mum - Jaqueline Wilson

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