Birches Head Academy

Reading List


Year 7 :

The Taming of the Tights by Louise Rennison

The Rest of us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Skellig by David Almond

Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah

Lifters by Joe Craig

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Danny Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Boy by Roald Dahl

Going Solo by Roald Dahl

The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

Room 13 by Robert Swindells

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Once by Morris Gleitzman

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo

Year 9:

Face by Benjamin Zephaniah

Noughts and Crosses Series by Malorie Blackman

The Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins

Divergent by veronica Roth

Lord of the Rings Series by J.R.R Tolkien

Looking for Alaska by John Green

I am Malala by Christine Lamb and Malala Usafzai

The Diary of Anne Frank By Anne Frank

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

The Lie Tree by Francs Hardinge

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

The Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend   

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon  

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

Year 8:

Holes by Louis Sachar

Trash by Andy Mullgan

Stone Cold by Robert Swindells

The Edge by Alan Gibbons

The Boy in the Dress by David Williams

Gangsta Granny by David Williams

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dhal  

The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

A Monster calls by Patrick Ness

A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Hines

Artemis Foul by Eoin Colfer

Goodnight Mr Tom by Michelle Magorian

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For students, parents and carers

The Staffordshire Youth Commission launched two surveys looking at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education and the mental health of students and parents.

We would be extremely grateful if you could support us by completing these surveys.

The surveys can be accessed via the below links:

Parents Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5FLJKTS

Students Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5FSPK5G

Thank you