Recommended reading

Usually the recommended reading lists refer to child’s age and ability to read. Here we suggest you a list of British and world literature classics and you may choose either adapted versions from Ladybird, Usborne Young Reading, etc. or full original stories which would suit 10 – 14 year olds.  Reading is very beneficial for children. It helps to form their views, develop personality. Also reading:

  • Is is an active mental process: Unlike sitting in front of the idiot box (TV), reading makes you use your brain.
  • Reading improves your vocabulary.
  • Gives you a glimpse into other cultures and places of the world. It is a brilliant tool to learn and understand history!
  • Improves concentration and focus.
  • Builds self-esteem: The more you read, the more knowledgeable you become. With more knowledge comes more confidence.
  • Improves memory.
  • Improves your discipline.
  • Improves creativity.
  • You always have something to talk about.
Famous British authors Famous authors from the rest of the world
  • Ashley Bernard – Johnnie’s Blitz – 1995
  • Ballantyne Robert Michael – The Coral Island – 1857
  • Barrie James Matthew – Peter Pan – 1904
  • Bawden Nina – Carrie’s War – 1973
  • Blackmore Richard Doddridge – Lorna Doone – 1869
  • Burnett Frances Hodgson – A Little Princess – 1905
  • Burnett Frances Hodgson – Little Lord Fauntleroy – 1886
  • Burnett Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden – 1911
  • Carroll Lewis – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – 1865
  • Carroll Lewis – Through the Looking Glass – 1871
  • Dahl RoaldCharlie and the Chocolate Factory – 1964
  • Dahl RoaldWitches – 1983
  • Defoe Daniel – Robinson Crusoe – 1719
  • Dickens CharlesOliver Twist – 1846
  • Dickens Charles David Copperfield – 1850
  • Doyle Arthur ConanThe Lost World – 1912
  • Grahame Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows – 1908
  • Haggard Henry Rider – King Solomon’s Mines – 1885
  • Kipling Rudyard – The Jungle Book – 1894
  • Leeson Robert – Red, White and Blue: Finding Out the Hard Way
  • Leeson Robert – Tom’s War Patrol
  • Leeson Robert – Tom’s Private War – 1998
  • MacDonald George – At the Back of the North Wind – 1871
  • MacDonald George – The Princess and the Goblin – 1871
  • Morpurgo Michael – Billy the Kid – 2000
  • Nesbit Edith – The Railway Children – 1906
  • Nesbit Edith – The Story of the Treasure Seekers – 1899
  • Norton Mary – The Borrowers – 1952
  • Ridley Philip – Scribbleboy – 1997
  • Scott Walter – Ivanhoe – 1819
  • Sewell Anna – Black Beauty – 1877
  • Stevenson Robert Louis – Kidnapped – 1886
  • Stevenson Robert Louis – Treasure Island – 1883
  • Stewart Paul and Riddell Chris – Beyond the Deepwoods – 1998
  • Stewart Paul and Riddell Chris – Stormchaser – 1999
  • Stewart Paul and Riddell Chris – Midnight Over Sanctaphrax – 2000
  • Swindells Robert– Hurricane Summer – 1997
  • Tolkien John Ronald Reuel – The Hobbit – 1937
  • Turnbull Ann – No Friend of Mine
  • Turnbull Ann – A Long Way Home
  • Walsh Jill Paton – Fireweed – 1970
  • Walsh Jill Paton – The Dolphin Crossing – 1969
  • Alcott Louisa May– Little Women – 1868
  • Baum Lyman Frank – The Wonderfull Wizard of Oz – 1900
  • Dodge Mary Mapes – Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates – 1865
  • Dumas Alexandre – The Three Musketeers – 1844
  • Gripe Maria – Hugo and Josephine – 1969
  • Harris Joel Chandler – Nights with Uncle Remus – 1883
  • Hautzig Esther – The Endless Steppe – 1968
  • Kerr Judith – When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit – 1971
  • Lindgren AstridEmil of Lönneberga – 1963
  • Lindgren AstridPippi Longstocking – 1945
  • Lindgren Astrid The Brothers Lionheart – 1973
  • London Jack – The Call of the Wild – 1903
  • London Jack – White Fang – 1906
  • May Karl – Winnetou – 1842
  • Montgomery Lucy Maud – Anne of Green Gables – 1908
  • Porter Eleanor Hodgman – Pollyanna – 1913
  • Preußler Otfried – The Little Ghost – 1966
  • Preußler Otfried – The Robber Hotzenplotz – 1962
  • Pyle Howard – King Arthur and His Knights – 1903
  • Pyle Howard – The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood – 1883
  • Saint-Exupéry Antoine de – The Little Prince – 1943
  • Salten Felix – Bambi. A Life in the Woods – 1923
  • Spyri Johanna – Heidi – 1880
  • Stowe Harriet Beecher Uncle Tom’s Cabin – 1852
  • Swift Jonathan – Gulliver’s Travels – 1726
  • Turner Ethel – Seven Little Australians – 1894
  • Twain Mark – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – 1884
  • Twain Mark – The Adventures of Tom Sawyer – 1876
  • Twain Mark – The Prince and the Pauper – 1881
  • Verne JulesAround the World in Eighty Days – 1873
  • Verne JulesA Journey to the Center of the Earth – 1864
  • Verne JulesTwenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea – 1870
  • Wiggin Kate Douglas – Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm – 1903
  • Wilde Oscar – The Happy Prince and Other Tales – 1888
  • Wyss Johann Rudolf – The Swiss Family Robinson – 1813