100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss

The National Association for the Teaching of English ran a survey to find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. Here are the results:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
by Roald Dahl

Goodnight Mister Tom
by Michelle Magorian

Alice in Wonderland
by Lewis Carroll

Matilda
by Roald Dahl

The Gruffalo
by Julia Donaldson

The Chronicles of Narnia
by C S Lewis

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
by Michael Rosen

Dogger
by Shirley Hughes

Stig of the Dump
by Clive King

Black Beauty
by Anna Sewell

The Iron Man
by Ted Hughes

Flat Stanley
by Jeff Brown

Winnie the Pooh
by A A Milne

Funnybones
by Allan and Janet Ahlberg

Owl Babies
by Martin Waddell & Patrick Benson

The Hobbit
by J R R Tolkien

Green Eggs and Ham
by Dr Seuss

War Horse
by Michael Morpurgo

Grimm’s Fairy Tales
by The Brothers Grimm

The Tiger Who Came to Tea
by Judith Kerr

Peace at Last
by Jill Murphy

Artemis Fowl series
by Eoin Colfer

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy
by Lynley Dodd

Not Now Bernard
by David Mckee

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney

The Twits
by Roald Dahl

I am David
by Anne Holm

The Highwayman
by Alfred Noyes

The Paddington series
by Michael Bond

Amazing Grace
by Mary Hoffman and Caroline Binch

Esio Trot
by Roald Dahl

Five Children and It
by E Nesbit

Clockwork
by Phillip Pullman

The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Magic Far Away Tree
by Enid Blyton

Farmer Duck
by Martin Waddell and Helen Oxenbury

Swallows and Amazons
by Arthur Ransome

The Silver Sword
by Ian Serraillier

The Worst Witch series
by Jill Murphy

The Borrowers
by Mary Norton

A Dark, Dark Tale
by Ruth Brown

The Jolly Postman
by Allan Ahlberg

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
by Rick Riordan

Coraline
by Neil Gaiman

Zoo
by Anthony Browne