UPDATE: We are pleased to announce that a number of new books have been added to the RRL. Look out for the 'NEW' symbol! *

Level D

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes  
  Eleanor Coerr
The touching true story of a girl who became ill as a result of the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan.

Just the Right Size (Animal Science)
  Nicola Davies and Neal Layton
Have you ever wondered why ants are so small and elephants are so big? This book explains all!

Journey to Jo'Burg: A South African Story  
  Beverley Naidoo
A poignant story about life in apartheid-era South Africa. When their baby sister falls ill, Naledi and Tiro set off to find their mother, who works in Johannesburg.

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!  
  Andy Stanton
A very, very funny story about grumpy Mr Gum that will have you laughing like a tickled seal.

Double Act  
  Jacqueline Wilson
The amusing story of Ruby and Garnet, twin sisters who look the same, but have very different personalities.

Who Was Albert Einstein?  
  Jess Brallier and Robert Andrew Parker
Find out about the life and science of the man who discovered that E=mc2 in this fascinating biography of the world-famous scientist.

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing  
  Judy Blume
A very funny story featuring the long-suffering Peter and his tearaway little brother.

Sarah, Plain and Tall  
  Patricia MacLachlan
A heart-warming tale about love, loss and family set in nineteenth-century Midwest America.

The Little Prince  
  Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
A pilot crashes in the desert and meets the little prince, who is full of strange and amazing stories about the things he has seen.

Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH  
  Robert C O'Brien
A family of mice face a race against the clock to save their home, with the help of super-intelligent rats.

My Life with the Chimpanzees  
  Jane Goodall
Jane Goodall’s own account of her adventures in Africa, living among a group of chimpanzees.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World 
  Kate Pankhurst
This wonderful book introduces women whose contributions have changed the world we live in, featuring Coco Chanel, Rosa Parks, Marie Curie and many more.

The Breadwinner  
  Deborah Ellis
Based on real accounts from Afghan refugees, The Breadwinner is a deeply affecting tale of a young girl who supports her family under trying and dangerous conditions.

Emil and the Detectives  
  Erich Kästner
A country lad, in Berlin for the day, gets robbed and meets a good-natured gang who help him in his hunt for the thief.

James and the Giant Peach  
  Roald Dahl
Poor James gets sent to live with his wicked aunts, but some magic crystals and an enormous peach lead to an extraordinary adventure.

Love That Dog  
  Sharon Creech
Jack doesn’t think that he likes poetry, until his teacher, Miss Stretchberry, opens his eyes to the endless possibilities and fun that can be had with words.

The Firework-Maker's Daughter  
  Philip Pullman
According to her father, firework-making is not a suitable job for a girl, but Lila disagrees and sets out to prove him wrong in this wonderful adventure.

How to Train Your Dragon
  Cressida Cowell
Weedy little Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third will one day be leader of his Viking tribe, but first he has to train his equally weedy dragon.

A Bear Called Paddington  
  Michael Bond
Fabulous, funny stories about the loveable bear Paddington’s adventures.

Peter Pan  
  J M Barrie
Wendy, John and Michael fly off to Neverland with Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up. An unforgettable adventure featuring mermaids, fairies and evil pirates.

My Side of the Mountain  
  Jean Craighead George
Young Sam learns about survival, courage, danger and the meaning of family during a year that will change his life.

The Indian in the Cupboard  
  Lynne Reid Banks
Omri’s unwanted birthday present becomes the most precious, magical – and dangerous – present ever!

The Cay  
  Theodore Taylor
When a young boy is marooned on an island with a wise old man, he must face his fears and prejudices. A gripping tale of survival, acceptance and hope.

Ella Enchanted  
  Gail Carson Levine
Ella bravely battles against her ‘gift’ of obedience, meeting elves, ogres and a handsome prince along the way.

Stig of the Dump  
  Clive King
Barney makes friends with a Stone Age man who is living and recycling in a rubbish dump.

Where the Red Fern Grows  
  Wilson Rawls
The exciting, dramatic story of a boy and his brave, loyal dogs.

Mary Poppins  
  P L Travers
Mary Poppins is a nanny with a big difference – she’s magic!

Five on a Treasure Island (The Famous Five)  
  Enid Blyton
The first book in the Famous Five series finds our heroes on an exciting search for gold! But they’re not alone…

The Saga of Erik the Viking  
  Terry Jones
An action-packed adventure featuring Vikings, dragons and giants!

The Toothpaste Millionaire  
  Jean Merrill
When young Rufus discovers that there’s money to be made in toothpaste not even huge toothpaste companies can stand in his way.

* Please note that the implementation date for the revised RRL varies between regions. Both the latest edition and the 2017 edition are available on the 'Download the RRL' page.

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