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90 Books you Should Read Before you Grow Up

90 Books you Should Read Before you Grow Up


Opening a book for the very first time should fill everyone, both adult and child, with a sense of excitement and anticipation. Books enable children to discover new worlds, meet new worlds, meet new people and learn about the past, but they also have the power to transform lives. By sparking growing imaginations, stimulating critical thinking and helping to develop empathy, reading gives children the very skills they need to succeed at school, at work and in life.

There are so many amazing books available out there for children to read and so it seems only appropriate for Bishopton Primary School to come up with a list of '90 books you Should Read Before you Grow Up' during our second "Year of Reading". 

Compiling the list was no mean feat and I am sure there are many more deserving books which could well and truly take a place on the recommended reading list. However, those that have got a place on the list are very deserving and superb reads from cover to cover.

The recommendations are divided into three categories:

     * Ages 4-6

     * Ages 7-9

     * Ages 9-11

There is no need to limit your child according to their age - these are age-appropriate recommendations which are based on general reading ability and subject matter. So please use your judgement when selecting from the list - after all, I have known the odd 7-year-old to read and enjoy Harry Potter!

Getting hold of these books need not be expensive either. Though some of the newer titles may be slightly more expensive, many of the others can be picked up on ebay second hand for a few pounds. Libraries also stock a huge range of these titles, so borrowing is another option. Bishopton also has many of these books on the shelves in classrooms and our school library.

So, what are you waiting for? How many can you read before you grow up?


Mrs. Graver, English Manager 


Access the list of '90 books you should read before you grow up' here: