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Getting your little one to read can be one of life's most difficult challenges. Recent research shows that only half of all children say they enjoy reading.


When it comes to P6 and P7 students, they're in a really tricky spot! On one hand, they're some of the oldest kids in the school...but they're little because they're still well...10 years old.


That's why we've compiled a list with some of the best and most loved stories that 'worked' for previous Primary school students. This fully comprehensive list will help to improve literacy skills in various ways, with many of the texts below having previously appeared on either the AQE and/or GL assessment.

1. tom gates (Series)

With over 5 million copies sold around the world, Liz Pichon's Tom Gates is one of the safest bets for getting even the most stubborn of children to read.

There are now 24 books in the Tom Gates series. The latest addition is Dog Zombies Rule (for now) which you can pick up for only £4!

Other titles include:

Super Good Skills (almost)

Genius Ideas (mostly)

A Tiny Bit Lucky

2. Slime

David Walliams' latest release is the No. 1 Bestseller Slime.


A hilarious read for the youngsters (and maybe even you!) and a definite page-turner. Try Slime and understand what all the fuss is about!

Other titles include:

The Midnight Gang

Gangsta Granny

The World's Worst Children


One of the lesser known Morpurgo titles, The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips is a story we've recommended to many of our past students.


This heart-warming story will make you want to explore more of the genius pieces of work Michael Morpurgo has released.

Other titles include:

Private Peaceful

War Horse

The Butterfly Lion


A story that will last you a lifetime. (And there's a great film to watch once you've finished the book!)

E.B. White's Charlotte's Web is a fantastic piece of literature, perfect for honing the skills required to analyse the behaviour and actions of characters!

Other titles include:

Stuart Little

The Trumpet of the Swan


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