Year 6 Whole Class Reading Units

Lists of Reading Domains and skills covered can be obtained by clicking below:

Yr 6 Reading Skills covered

Yr6 Whole Class Reading Leon and the Place Between by Grahame Baker-Smith
 Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers

to be in Abdul Kazam's magic show and he gets transported to a mysterious world.


Yr6 Whole Class Reading Pig Heart Boy by Malorie Blackman
 A thought-provoking journey of a thirteen-year old boy wanting a normal life - but he

needs a heart transplant.

Yr6 Whole Class Reading Holes by Louis Sachar
 A story of friendship with clever plot twists using vivid descriptions throughout.

Yr6 Whole Class Reading Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll
Olive must solve a mystery of her own within a World War Two setting of

mysterious dangers and secret codes.

Yr6 Whole Class Reading Trash by Andy Mulligan
Raphael lives on a dumpsite, making a living sifting through rubbish.

One day, he makes an extraordinary and deadly discovery.

Yr 6 Whole Class Reading Once by Morris Gleitzman
The story of a young Jewish boy who is determined to escape the orphanage he

lives in to save his Jewish parents from the Nazis.


Yr 6 Whole Class Reading Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Maia, an orphan, can’t wait to reach her distant relatives a thousand miles up the Amazon.


Yr 6 Whole Class Reading Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo (same as Y5 unit)
Michael's parents buy a yacht and take him off to sail around the world.  But a tragedy occurs and Michael is shipwrecked with no food or no water and he is all alone - or so he thinks...



Yr 6 Whole Class Reading The Watertower by Gary Crew
An unusual but intriguing picture book for Key Stage Two. This book contributes as much through its pictures as it does its text and has plenty of mystery to discover. Sinister with a twist...


Yr 6 Whole Class Reading Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins (same as Y5 unit)
The first in a series from the author of THE HUNGER GAMES. When eleven-year-old Gregor falls through a grate in the laundry room of his apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland.



Yr 6 Whole Class Reading The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali A.Rauf
An inspiring tale focusing on a child refugee that will help children think about what it is to be a good person whatever your circumstances.


Yr 6 Whole Class Reading The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Forbidden to leave her island, Isabella dreams of the faraway lands her cartographer father once mapped.



Yr 6  Whole Class Reading Journey to Jo’burg by Beverley Naidoo (same as Y5 unit)
The story is set in South Africa during the apartheid years. Two young children are travelling alone to Jo’burg to try to find their mother who is needed back in the family village.

Yr 6  Whole Class Reading The 1,000 Year Old Boy by Ross Welford
This is a story about someone who wants to stop living forever...Alfie Monk is like any other nearly teenage boy - except he's 1,000 years old and can remember the last Viking invasion of England.


Upper Key Stage Two Whole Class Reading Here We Are by Oliver Jeffers
Discover the delights of the planet Earth with this thought-provoking picture book.  A non-fiction unit.


Upper Key Stage Two Whole Class Reading The One and Only Ivan
A poignant story about a gorilla kept in captivity and the determination to change things for the better - a story of friendship, art, and hope.