We at Shakespeare Academy love to read, and are always happy to share the love. Here are some of our favourites, roughly organised by age.

* Titles marked with an asterisk are available from the Shakespeare Academy lending library.

Years 3-4
Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The BFG by Roald Dahl
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
* The Moomins and the Great Flood (and the series) by Tove Jansson
The Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda

Years 5-6
* Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (and the series) by Rick Riordan
* Wonder by R. J. Palacio
* Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
* Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery
* The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
* A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
The Chronicles of Narnia (starting with The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe) by C. S. Lewis
* The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
* Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
* Redwall (series) by Brian Jacques
* The Story of the Treasure Seekers (and series) by E. Nesbit
* The Giver (and series) by Lois Lowry
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Breadcrumbs by Anne Ursu
The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

Years 7-8
* The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Alexie Sherman
* The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
* Uglies (and series) by Scott Westerfeld
* The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
* The Song of the Lioness quartet by Tamora Pierce
* The Immortals quartet by Tamora Pierce

Years 9-10
* Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
* Animal Farm by George Orwell
* The Hate Race by Maxine Beneba Clarke
The Lord of the Rings series by J. R. R. Tolkien
* The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
* The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
* The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan
Hover Car Racer by Matthew Reilly
Magician by Raymond E. Feist
* The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
* The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Years 11-12 (and beyond)
* Atonement by Ian McEwan
* The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
* The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
* Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys
* White Oleander by Janet Fitch
* Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
* A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
The Powder Mage trilogy by Brian McClellan