Reading Lists for M1-M3

Introduction
At Dwight School London we strive to make links between home and school as strong as possible so that it brings us, you and your children together in a shared value of education.

All teachers at Dwight have accepted literacy to be a fundamental principle of learning because good literacy is a key factor in raising standards across all school subjects. We also believe that subject knowledge and interest will increase if an effective reading programme with particular focus on both fiction and nonfiction reading around the subject area is promoted.

This list has been designed to share with you a list of recommended books both fiction and nonfiction for students of M1 to M3. We would like to promote extensive and extended reading in the classroom and beyond so that it is developed as a natural habit which is purposeful, social and helps cognition.

Personalised Learning and Sparking the Genius
In an academic year students are required to read at least 5 non-fiction books from a choice of subject areas and 5 fiction books. For students new to English some of these books could be read in their home language. Each student will be required to participate in a review session of READ and TALK, once a month for 15 minutes during lunch time. These sessions will be aimed at promoting social communication skills and enhancing reading habits. Pupils will have assembly opportunities for book review and promotion through school website.

Some teachers may recommend a suitable non-fiction book that relates to a unit they are teaching as a starter or a plenary in their lessons.

The initial booklist is a modest reading endeavour and by no means exhaustive .We hope to update and expand this booklist as and when curricular departments suggest additions.

Parents and students are also welcome to recommend books to enhance the booklist.

MYP1 to MYP3 Suggested Fiction Reading List

This is a very modest list of reading and by no means exhaustive. The following books have been compiled from various sources of most suitable books for MYP. However, students can select any book that they would like to read regardless of their year groups. E-book reading is also welcome.

For more choices on Fiction books please refer to the separate English Department Reading List

M1 Fiction Books



Adventure

Title

Author

Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz

Swallows & Amazons

Arthur Ransome

Lion Boy

Zouzou Corder

Cold Tom

Sally Prue

Troy

Adele Gèras

The Thief Lord

Cornelia Funke

The Moon Riders

Theresa Tomlinson

Castaways of the Flying Dutchman

Brian Jacques

Prince Caspian.The Return to Narnia

Lewis, C.S.

Number The Stars

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Lois Lowry

Classics

Little Women

Louisa May Alcott

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett

Heidi

Johanna Spyri

Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

Alice ’s Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

The Lost World

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Railway Children

Elizabeth Nesbit

The Hobbit

J R R Tolkien

The Water Babies

Charles Kingsley

Black Beauty

Anna Sewell

Ballet Shoes

Noel Streatfield

The Wizard of Oz

Frank Baum

Pollyanna

Eleanor H. Porter

Anne of Green Gables

L.M. Montgomery

The Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Peter Pan

J. M. Barrie

Real Life

Teenage

The Princess Diaries

Meg Cabot

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Refugee Boy

Benjamin Zephaniah

Madame Doubtfire

Anne Fine

Plague 99

Jean Ure

Granny the Pag

Nina Bawden

Step by Wicked Step

Anne Fine

Just Don’t Make a Scene Mum!

Rosie Rushton

Mates, Dates & Sole Survivors

Cathy Hopkins

Saffy’s Angel

Hilary McKay

Holes

Louis Sachar

Lola Rose

Jacqueline Wilson

Vicky Angel

Jacqueline Wilson

The Story of Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson

Feeling Sorry for Celia

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Jaclyn Moriarty

Fantasy

Moon Riders

Teresa Tomlinson

Northern Lights

Philip Pullman

Stormchasers

Stewart & Riddell

Redwall

Brian Jacques

The Hobbit

JRR Tolkien

The Earthsea Quartet

Ursula Le Guin

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

Joan Aiken

Stravaganza: City of Masks

Mary Hoffman

Inkheart

Cornelia Funke

Artemis Fowl

Eoin Colfer

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Tony Di Terlizzi & Holly Black

Cry of the Icemark

Stuart Hill

The Blade of Fire

Stuart Hill

The Wind of Fire Trilogy

William Nicholson

Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling

Narnia

C.S. Lewis

Watership Down

Richard Adams

The Named

Marianne Curley

The Edge Chronicles

Stewart & Riddell

The Day of the Triffids

John Wyndham

Plague 99

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Jean Ure

Biography/Autobiography

Diary of Anne Frank

Anne Frank

A Child Called ‘It’

David Pelzer

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr

Chinese Cinderella

Adeline Yen Mah

My Family & Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

All Creatures Great and Small

James Herriot

A Story of my Life

Return to M1 Option List

Helen Keller

History

Goodnight Mr Tom

Michelle Magorian (WWII)

The Wheel of Surya

Jamila Gavin (Indian independence)

Kiss the Dust

Elizabeth Laird (Kurdish refugees)

The Ruby in the Smoke

Philip Pullman (first of the Sally Lockhart trilogy set in Victorian London)

Roman Mysteries

Caroline Lawrence

Sweet Clarinet

James Riordan (WWII)

The Silver Sword

Ian Serraillier

Carrie’s War

Nina Bawden

I Coriander

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Sally Gardner

Life Issues

Walk Two Moons

Sharon Creech

Vicky Angel

Jacqueline Wilson (a girl coping with the death of a friend)

Chandra

Mary Hendry (arranged marriage)

Ruby Holler

Sharon Creech

The Edge

Alan Gibbons

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night

Mark Haddon

Time

Mark Haddon

Millions

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Frank Cottrell Boyce


M2 - Reading List

Historical

Private Peaceful

Michael Morpurgo

Sweet Clarinet

James Riordan

Roman Mysteries

Caroline Lawrence

Tiger, Tiger

Lynne Reid Banks

Pompeii

Robert Harris

Petals in the Ashes

Mary Hooper

I Coriander

Sally Gardner

No Shame, No Fear

Return to M2 Option List

Ann Turnbull

Teen Girl

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen

Dyan Sheldon

Indigo’s Star; Saffy’s Angel

Hilary Mckay

Mates, Dates…

Cathy Hopkins

Skinny Melon and Me

Jean Ure

Georgia Nicholson series

Louise Rennison

What a Week to Make A Stand etc

Rosie Rushton

Feeling Sorry for Celia; Finding Cassie Crazy

Jaclyn Moriarty

Bhangra Babes

Narinder Dhami

Freaky Friday

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Mary Rogers

Classics

Great expectations

Charles Dickens

Swiss Family Robinson

J.D. Weiss

The Borrowers

Mary Norton

Five Children and It

E. Nesbit

Anne of Green Gables

L.M. Montgomery

Little Women

Return to M2 Option List

Louisa M. Alcott

Animals

Deptford Histories etc

Robin Jarvis

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Terry Pratchett

Watership Down

Richard Adams

Lion Boy

Zizou Corder

Redwall Series

Brian Jacques

My Family and Other Animals

Gerald Durrell

Skinny Melon and Me

Jean Ure

Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling

Biography/Personal Stories/Real Life/ Other

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Cultures

A Small Person Far Away; When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

Judith Kerr

Chinese Cinderella

Adeline Yen Mah

Boy

Roald Dahl

A Child Called ‘It’

Dave Pelzer

Garbage King

Elizabeth Laird

Fire Eaters

David Almond

Martyn Pig

Kevin Brooks

I am David

Anne Holm

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

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Mark Haddon

Detective Stories

The Body in the Library etc

Agatha Christie

The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart series)

Philip Pullman

Montmorency

Eleanor Updale

Horror

Witchcraft

Wicca

Cate Tiernan

The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray

Chris Wooding

Day of the Triffids

John Wyndham

The Saga of Darren Shan

Return to M2 Option List

Darren Shan

Other Worlds/ Fantasy

Moon Riders

Teresa Tomlinson

Cry of the Icemark

Stuart Hill

The Blade of Fire

Stuart Hill

Stravaganza Series

Mary Hoffman

His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman

Inkheart

Cornelia Funke

The Edge Chronicles

Chris Stewart & Philip Riddell

The Goose girl

Shannon Hale

Eragon

Christopher Paolini

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Lemony Snicket

Mr Monday; Sabriel

Garth Nix

The Supernaturalist


Return to M2 Option List

Eoin Colfer




Funny

Holes

Louis Sachar

Georgia Nicholson Series

Louise Rennison

Millions

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Frank Cottrell Boyce

M3 Reading List

Biography

Wild Swans

Jung Chang

Angela’s Ashes

Frank McCourt

Memoirs of a Geisha

Arthur Golden

Born Confused

Tanuja Desai Hidier

Rani & Sukh; (Un)arranged Marriage

Bali Rai

Garbage King; A Little Piece of Ground

Elizabeth Laird

The Color Purple

Alice Walker

Noughts & Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Useful Idiots

Return to M3 Option List

Jan Mark

History

Remembrance

Theresa Breslin

Pompeii

Robert Harris

The Girl with the Pearl Earring

Tracy Chevalier

The Other Boleyn Girl

Return to M3 Option List

Philippa Gregory

Teen Girl

Georgia Nicholson series

Louise Rennison

Mates, Dates…

Cathy Hopkins

Bridget Jones’ Diary

Helen Fielding

Lola Rose

Jacqueline Wilson

Between You and Me

Julia Clarke

Beauty

Robin McKinley

The Mediator series

Return to M3 Option List

Meg Cabot

Issues

Junk

Melvin Burgess

Looking for JJ

Anne Cassidy

The Opposite of Chocolate

Return to M3 Option List

Julie Bertagna

Classics

Pride & Prejudice

Jane Austen

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Thomas Hardy

Tess of the d’Urbervilles

Thomas Hardy

Northanger Abbey

Jane Austen

Tale of Two Cities

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Charles Dickens

Other Worlds/Fantasy/ Adventure

Across the Nightingale Floor

Lian Hearn

City of Stars; City of Masks

Mary Hoffman

His Dark Materials

Philip Pullman

The Wee Free Men

Terry Pratchett

Sabriel

Garth Nix

Song of the Lioness Quartet

Tamora Pierce

Tales of Shannara

Terry Brooks

Discworld

Terry Pratchett

I Robot

Isaac Asimov

The Gift

Alison Croggons

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy

JRR Tolkien

Shadowmancer; Wormwood

G.P. Taylor

Alex Rider Novels (Stormbreaker etc)

Return to M3 Option List

Anthony Horowitz

Animals

White Fang

Jack London

Jennie

Paul Gallico

Tarka the Otter

Henry Williamson

Life of Pi

Return to M3 Option List

Yann Martel

Funny

Bridget Jones Diary

Helen Fielding

The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents

Terry Pratchett

How I Live Now

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Meg Rosoff

For students new to English

Abridged or simplified, graded books can support students learning English vocabulary and language structures. Many series from major publishers provide a wide variety of fiction titles, including those from the M1-M3 lists, and come with audio versions. Two such series especially designed for English language learners are noted below.

Penguin English Readers and English Active Readers with reading levels

Pearson ELT

(Audio resources also available )

Oxford Bookworm Graded Readers

Oxford Publication

Audio resources also available

Consider jumping into the digital world

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The kindle e-book list on amazon.co.uk and the Gutenberg contains hundreds of classics for free that can be downloaded.

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Audio Books
Make use of your CD players and introduce audiobooks to your child as it develops listening, skills and greater imagination. BBC Audiobooks have a range of titles and genres in majority of the popular classic books written by authors like Roald Dahl, Mark Twain and Charles Dickens.

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Non-Fiction Books suggested by Curricular Departments

Some recommended books on the list may be suitable for students with higher reading ability.

English

(A separate booklist is available from the English Department for a greater variety )

Books available in Dwight library

Consolation of Philosophy

Boethius

Homage to Catalonia

Orwell


Wealth of Nations

A Smith


Great Expectations

Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens

War Horse

Michael Morpurgo

In Cold Blood

Truman Capote


Call of the Wild

Return to Non-Fiction Option List

Jack London

Maths


Number devil

Hans Magnus Enzensberger

30 –Second Maths

Editor Richard Brown

Murderous Math. Guaranteed to Bend your Brain


Kjartan Poskitt

How much is a million?

David M Schwartz


The Greedy Triangle

Marilyn Burns


The Librarian who Measured the Earth

Kathryn Lasky


The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secrets

Simon Singh


The adventures of a Curious Character

Richard Feynman


The Music of the Primes

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Marcus Du Sautoy


Science


How loud can you burp?

Glenn Murphy

Why is Snot Green

Glenn Murphy

Horrible Science Series:

1.Fatal Forces 2. Shocking Electricity 3. Blood Bones & Body bits 4.Microscope Monsters 5. Disgusting Digestion 6. Painful Poison 7.Nasty Nature 8. Evoke or Die

Glenn Murphy

Discover

Beverley Birch

Charles Darwin

Dennis Hamley

Spilling the beans of Albert Einstein

Frances Mayes

Bang! how we came to be

Michael Rubino


Science and Technology a guide to famous scientists

Bob Fawke

Batman Science : The real world science behind Batman’s gear

Tammy Enz


The big book of Why Time

Kids Magazine


Diary of a time traveller

David Long


How to make a torna

Mike O’Hara

Gruesome but true story about brain science

Phineas Gage


Bomb ; the race to build and steal the world's most dangerous weapon

Steve Sheinkin


Almost astronaut : 13 women who dared dream M2-5

Tanya Lee Stone


What’s happening to our planet

Tony Juniper


Biographies of famous scientists 90 minute reads :

1.Galileo 2. Newton 3. Mendel 4. Faraday

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John and Mary Gribbin

Humanities


Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Yuval Noah Harari


Mythologies

Roland Barthes


Sophie's World

Jostein Gaarder

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson

How it all began ( stories behind the history of brand names )

Maurice Baren


Any of the Horrible Histories series

Terry Deary

The Great fire of London

P Robson


The Holocaust for Beginners

H. Bresheeth


The Blitz

S . Ross

Modern Britain 1914 to present

J .Harrison


I am Malala: A girl who stood up for education and changed the world

Malala Yousafzi and Christina Lamb

In order to live: a North Korean girl's journey to freedom

Yeonmi Park


Growing up in slavery : stories about climate change

Yuval Taylor


The autobiography of Martin Luther King Jnr

Martin Luther King


Guns, Germs, and Steel

Jared Diamond


How it All Began ( History of how famous products began)

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Maurice Baren

Art


Balinese Masks Spirits of an Ancient Drama

Judy Slattum

Drama room

Story Telling with our Students

David Heathfield

Drama room

Shakespeare the Elizabethan

AL Rouse

Drama room

Screenwriter's Bible

David Trotter

Drama room

It's Behind You! The Story of Panto

Peter Lathan

Drama room

Theatre - The Lively Art

Wilson and Goldfarb

Drama room

Chinese Theatre- Happiness and Sorrows on the Stage

Wenliang et al

Drama room

Kathakali Dance Drama

Phillip Zarilli

Drama room

Visual Arts - all in the art room


Drama room

Practical Calligraphy

Mike Parton

Drama room

Graphic Design

Peter Bridgewater

Drama room

Asian Art

Kerrigan and Robinson

Drama room

The Rough Guide to World Music


Music room

The New Anthology of Music


Music room

The New History of Jazz

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A Shipton

Music room

Languages

Spanish

Cartas desde el infierno

Ramón Sampedro. (Higher reading ability)

Diarios de motocicleta

Ernesto Che Guevara.

Diario de un cuidador

Pablo A. Barredo.


The story of the Olympic Games

Richard Brassy. M2

The Little Picasso

Catherine de Duve. Kate’Art Editions. M1, M2, M3

Spain and the Spanish

Focus on Europe. Ed Neeham. M1, M2, M3

Nations of the World. Mexico

Jen Green. M2, M3

Global Cities. Mexico City

Edward Parker M2, M3

Countries of the World. Spain

Neil Champion M2, M3

Countries of the World. Mexico

Edward Parker M2, M3

Countries of the World. Chile

Marion Morrison M2, M3

Countries of the World. Argentina

Les and daisy Fearns. M2, M3

The Aztecs, History beneath your feet.

Peter Chrisp

12 October 1492

Columbus reaches the Americas.

Cherrytree books, Malam.

The Aztecs, The Ancient World.

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Wayland

French

La France / histoire curieuse et insolite

Pierre Deslais, Rodolphe Ferron. MYP 5 Proficient - DP


30 jeux autour des impressionnistes

De Philippe Dupuis


Les 100 plus beaux tableaux impressionnistes De Atlas

Several authors


Les Zenfants zéro déchet - Ze Mission

Jérémie Pichon and Bénédicte Moret


Le cinéma Broché

Return to Non-Fiction Option List

Jean-Michel Billioud and Raphaël Gauthey


Mandarin

Selection Reading (400 ebooks) - M1, M2

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PHE

Superguides Swimming

Rick Cross

Touching the Void

Joe Simpson

Soul of a butterfly

Muhammed Ali


Athletics

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Clive Gifford

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