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Level F

The Iliad and the Odyssey  
  Marcia Williams
The original adventure stories are brilliantly retold in this amazing graphic novel.

Number the Stars  
  Lois Lowry
Set in Nazi-occupied Denmark in 1943, ten-year-old Annemarie embarks on a courageous and dangerous mission to save her best friend.

  Roald Dahl
A wonderfully comic book packed with eccentric characters, evil relatives and lots of laughs.

  David Almond
Life looks grim for Michael, with a sick sister, a new home and no friends, until he finds Skellig and things start to improve in strange, haunting ways in this uplifting, eerie tale.

The Incredible Journey  
  Sheila Burnford
Three animal friends set out on an emotional, dramatic and truly incredible journey across the Canadian wilderness to find their owners.

Volcanoes (100 Facts)  
  Chris Oxlade
All you wanted to know about volcanoes – and more! This book is full of amazing facts and spectacular photographs.

The House with Chicken Legs 
  Sophie Anderson
Marinka's grandmother is a Yaga, a guide for the dead on their journey to the afterlife. Marinka is training to take up the role, but is it the life she wants?

Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness)  
  Michelle Paver
Prehistoric hunter Torak finds himself alone when a demonic bear slays his father. But everything changes when he develops a powerful bond with an orphaned wolf cub.

  Steve Sheinkin
The story of how spies, scientists and servicemen helped to create the world's first atomic bombs, and by doing so, shaped the course of history.

The Book of Three (The Chronicles of Prydain)  
  Lloyd Alexander
This, the compelling first part of the Chronicles of Prydain, follows Taran, assistant pig-keeper, and his strange companions on a pursuit through perilous woods.

A Wizard of Earthsea  
  Ursula Le Guin
Young wizard Ged battles a sinister creature as he comes to realise that his fate may be far more important than he ever dreamt possible.

  Katherine Paterson
After a huge black bear breaks into the kitchen Lyddie’s life is thrown into turmoil. This uplifting tale follows her determined efforts to survive and reunite her family.

Ways to Live Forever  
  Sally Nicholls
Eleven-year-old Sam has lived with leukemia for almost as long as he can remember. Together with his best friend, he tries to make the most of life. Contains adult themes.

  James Vance Marshall
Two children survive a plane crash, but, stranded in a hot, dry Australian desert, their future looks bleak. Out of nowhere an Aboriginal boy appears to save them. A haunting tale of survival.

Swallows and Amazons  
  Arthur Ransome
This classic book follows the adventures of the Walker children as they sail, camp and explore in the English Lake District. Warning: may contain PIRATES!

The Night Gardener 
  Jonathan Auxier
Desperate and looking for work, siblings Molly and Kip find jobs at a creepy Victorian manor house whose inhabitants may not be who they seem . . . A supernatural gothic mystery.

The Red Pony  
  John Steinbeck
Four excellent, related stories trace Jody Tiflin’s adolescence as he learns about courage, responsibility and loss.

A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms  
  Paul B Janeczko (ed.) and Chris Raschka
This colourful book provides a fascinating introduction to over two-dozen poetic forms.

  Charlie Higson
A brilliant, action-packed tale depicting the early life of the world’s best-known superspy: James Bond.

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler  
  E L Konigsburg
Two children run away from home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. There they attempt to solve a mystery involving a statue and a very rich old lady.

  Gillian Cross
Young Cassy realises that a recurring nightmare, glimpses of a mysterious stranger and memories of her father may mean that her grandmother’s life is in danger.

The Sword in the Stone  
  T H White
A fantastic adventure, full of magic and humour, that traces the story of the legendary King Arthur and the amazing characters that surround him.

The Secret Garden  
  Frances Hodgson Burnett
Sickly orphan Mary finds a long-neglected garden. As the garden blooms she learns to love life and makes new friends.

The Wind in the Willows  
  Kenneth Grahame
A wonderful tale of adventure and friendship featuring Mole, Water Rat, Badger, and the mischievous Toad.

Treasure Island  
  Robert Louis Stevenson
A brilliant adventure story featuring sneaky pirates, a hunt for treasure in far-off, exotic lands and lots of action on the high seas.

Just William  
  Richmal Crompton
Funny stories set in 1920s Britain following the antics of cheeky schoolboy William Brown.

  Frank Cottrell Boyce
In difficult times the National Gallery in London sends its collection to a remote Welsh mountain, where the art inspires the inhabitants of a nearby village.

  Brian Jacques
A gripping tale of good versus evil as the mice of Redwall Abbey have to protect their home from the wicked rat warlords.

The Railway Children  
  E Nesbit
Roberta, Peter and Phyllis begin a series of exciting adventures while trying to solve the mystery of their father’s disappearance.

Alice in Wonderland  
  Lewis Carroll
Join Alice on her weird, wonderful adventures down the rabbit hole. A classic book full of humour and unforgettable characters.

* 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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