Year 3 Reading List

KindlekraxKrindlekrax by Philip Ridley

Ruskin Splinter is small and thin, with knock-knees, thick glasses and a squeaky voice, and the idea of him taming a dragon makes the whole class laugh. Big, strong Elvis is stupid but he looks like a hero. So who is more likely to get the big part in the school play? But when the mysterious beast, Krindlekrax, threatens Lizard Street and everyone who lives there, it is Ruskin who saves the day and proves he is the stuff that heros are made of after all.


Varjak PawVarjak Paw by S. F. Said

Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He has never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way, a secret martial art for cats.
There are Seven Skills in the way of Jalal, whispered the Elder Paw. We know only three of them. Their names are these. Slow-Time. Moving Circles. Shadow-walking.' Now Varjak must use the Way to survive in a city full of dangerous dogs, cat gangs and, strangest of all, the mysterious Vanishings.

Worst WhichThe Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she is making an awful mess of it.

She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick  and when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues...


Charlottes WebCharlotte's Web by E. B. White

A poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl.

Wilbur the pig's life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger. Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur from the chopping block, and comes up with an ingenious way to do just that.

Make you LaughI Bet I Can Make You Laugh by Joshua Seigal and Friends

Packed full of stupendously silly, fantastically funny and hysterically hilarious poems, this brilliant anthology is edited by exciting young poet, Joshua Seigal. Featuring a diverse range of contributors and some brand new poems from Joshua himself, this book is perfect for anyone who needs a giggle or a belly laugh.



Nothing To See Here Hotel by Steven Butler

Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magicalNothing to See Hotel creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel.

When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action to get ready for their important guest. But it soon becomes obvious that the Banister family are going to  have their work cut out with the demanding prince and his never-ending entourage, especially when it turns out the rude little prince is hiding a secret.

Harley HitchHarley Hitch and the Iron Forest by Vashti Hardy

The Iron Forest near Harley’s home is unlike any other, plants and trees grow cogs and hinges and other mechanical parts and all of Inventia depends on it. So when a strange fungus is discovered, there is a race to find a solution. Without essential parts for inventions, the town is quickly falling apart.

But just who or what is behind the mysterious infestation? Join Harley her dog Sprocket and best friend Cosmo on some problem solving adventures to save the day, with chaotic results!


The Boy who grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd

The Boy who grew DragonsWhen Tomas discovers a strange old tree at the bottom of his grandad's garden, he doesn't think much of it. But he takes the funny fruit from the tree back into the house - and gets the shock and delight of his life when a tiny dragon hatches! The tree is a dragonfruit tree, and Tomas has got his very own dragon, Flicker

Flicker is great fun, but also very ... unpredictable. Yes, dragons are wonderful, but they also set fire to your toothbruth and leave your pants hanging from the TV aerial. Tomas has to learn how to look after Flicker - and quickly. Then something extraordinary happens - more dragonfruits appear on the tree.


Charlie Changes into a ChickenCharlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland

Charlie McGuffin has an incredible secret.  He can change into animals. All sorts of animals, in fact - a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino.

Trouble is, it only happens when he gets worried, and right now, Charlie has quite a lot to worry about.

With the help of his three best friends, Charlie needs to find a way to deal with his crazy new power - and fast.


Interview with a TigerInterview with a Tiger by Andy Seed and Nick East

If you could talk to animals, what would you ask? Get familiar with 10 fierce and furry beasts as they step up to the mic and share their habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes, favourite foods, and more. Each animal has its own attitude and story to tell.

In this fun and fact filled book, bite-sized text in a question and answer format is paired with colourful and engaging illustrations throughout, perfect for emerging or reluctant readers, or any young animal enthusiast who enjoys a bit of humour!


A Day in the LifeA Day in the Life by Mike Barfield and Jess Bradley

If you have ever wanted to know what a panda does all day, how your heart shifts all that blood around your body or what makes a rainbow shine, you have come to the right book.

A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You features the answers to all these questions and many more, all told in a fun comic book format in three sections: Human Body, Animal Kingdom and Earth and Science. A Day in the Life... is packed with facts, laughs and amazing illustrations you can dive into all day long.

Ellie and the Cat

Ellie and the Cat by Malorie Blackman

Ellie is the rudest, most spoilt child her grandma has ever met and it's time that she learnt a lesson! So with a little bit of magic and some help from Jolly the cat, Grandma's going to make sure that Ellie changes her ways. Can Ellie work hard to prove that she can be good? Or is she destined to spend the rest of her days trapped in the body of a mean old cat? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant or dyslexic readers aged 8+.


CreakersThe Creakers by Tom Fletcher

Lucy Dungston has woken up to find all the grown-ups in her town have disappearedLucy's friends are thrilled there are no more grown-ups. They are running wild, building roads of trampolines and eating cereal for every meal. But Lucy wants her mum back and nothing is going to stop her, even if it means having to venture into the strange, upside-down world of the mysterious monsters under her bed!

And the upside-down world is not the most hygienic of places.

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat by Chris RiddellOttoline

Ottoline lives in a stylish apartment in Big City with a small hairy creature called Mr. Munroe. Together they look after the Brown family's eclectic collections and dabble in a spot of detective work. So they are the first to the scene of the crime when a string of high-society dog-nappings and jewel thefts hits Big City. Ottoline (who luckily has a diploma from the Who-R-U Academy of Disguise) and Mr. Munroe go undercover to expose an ingenious scam masterminded by a furry feline crook, the Yellow Cat.

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that, whether you want them to or not. Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys' first good mission. The gang are going to break 200 dogs out of the Maximum Security City Dog Pound. Will Operation Dog Pound go smoothly? Will the Bad Guys become the Good Guys? And will Mr Snake please stop swallowing Mr Piranha?


Toto the Ninja Cat by Dermot O'Leary Toto

Toto and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat master who taught her back in Italy where they were born. By day, Toto and Silver seem to be ordinary cats, but by night, they love to have adventures!

One evening, news reaches Toto that a king cobra has escaped from London Zoo! Together with help from a very posh cat and two hungry tigers, Toto and Silver must investigate. Can they find the giant snake, before it's too late?