Comely Park's Essential Booklist

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P6 at Comely Park Primary, Falkirk, gave recommendations to their teachers to encourage them to read the books they loved – what a great idea!

GingerSnaps by Cathy Cassidy

Read this book because it’s cool, it’s different and it’s quirky! Let’s see if you like the band…

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Read this because it’s an action-packed and exciting fantasy novel.The Uncommoners

The Uncommoners: The Crooked Sixpence by Jennifer Bell

Read this book because it’s exciting, mysterious and leaves you on a cliff hanger.

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Read this because it’s a thrilling, scary story that makes you think about the world in a different way.  

The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

Read this book because it’s fun and exciting. It captures your imagination.

The 13-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths

Read this because it’s a funny book and I would like to see what you think of it!

Varjak Paw by S.F. Said

Read this because it is a fun, action-packed story that teaches you to believe in yourself. It’s a great story to read in your spare time. It is fun, mysterious and adventurous - it is my favourite book ever!

The Sleekit Mr Tod by Roald Dahl and translated by James Robertson

Read this because the Scots language is so descriptive and makes the story much more lively. Gallus!

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

Read this book because it’s full of adventure and drama.

Nightfall by Jake Halpern and Peter Kujawinski

Read this book because the characters are described really well. Perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman.

CogheartCogheart by Peter Bunzl

Read this because it is Victorian science fiction that gets you thinking about being treated fairly and what makes you human.

Alex Rider: Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz

Read this because it is a tense, exciting and action-packed book that is funny as well.

Goosebumps: One Day at HorrorLand by R.L. Stine

Read this book if you like scary situations and hilarious endings!

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie

Read this because it is set in a magical Scotland, is really atmospheric and at times creepy…

The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson

Read this book because it has humour in it, even in serious situations.

The Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard

Read this because it is all about bravery in a madcap way and is not what you expect!

Hetty FeatherHetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson

Read this book because it is enjoyable and knowledgeable - a great way to learn about Victorian life. It is very different from other Jacqueline Wilson books. 

The Last Wild by Piers Torday

Read this if you like funny and exciting animal adventures.

Iron Man: The Gauntlet by Eoin Colfer

Read this if you like action-packed adventure and mystery – and super-rich, super-smart super heroes!

Tom Gates: Top of the Class (Nearly) by Liz Pichon

Read this book because it is very funny and you get to know the characters really well. The illustrations really help to tell the story.

Flood by Alvaro F Villa

Read this as it’s great for your imagination because there are no words – just amazingly detailed pictures!


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