Realistic Fiction

Gripping tales that really could happen, from Journey to Jo’Burg (D-3) to A Kestrel for a Knave (H-13).

Level D

Journey to Jo'Burg: A South African Story (D-3)

by Beverley Naidoo

Double Act (D-5)

by Jacqueline Wilson

Sarah, Plain and Tall (D-8)

by Patricia MacLachlan

The Breadwinner (D-13)

by Deborah Ellis

My Side of the Mountain (D-21)

by Jean Craighead George

The Cay (D-23)

by Theodore Taylor

Stig of the Dump (D-25)

by Clive King

Where the Red Fern Grows (D-26)

by Wilson Rawls

The Toothpaste Millionaire (D-30)

by Jean Merrill

Level E

The Boy at the Back of the Class (E-1)

by Onjali Q Raúf

Island of the Blue Dolphins (E-5)

by Scott O'Dell

Anne of Green Gables (E-7)

by L M Montgomery

Harriet the Spy (E-9)

by Louise Fitzhugh

Maniac Magee (E-10)

by Jerry Spinelli

Journey to the River Sea (E-11)

by Eva Ibbotson

Walk Two Moons (E-12)

by Sharon Creech

Seven Little Australians (E-17)

by Ethel Turner

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (E-18)

by Joan Aiken

Bridge to Terabithia (E-19)

by Katherine Paterson

River Boy (E-22)

by Tim Bowler

Tom's Midnight Garden (E-23)

by Philippa Pearce

Black Beauty (E-25)

by Anna Sewell

Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up? (E-27)

by Rob Stevens

George's Secret Key to the Universe (E-29)

by Lucy Hawking and Stephen Hawking

Keeper (E-30)

by Mal Peet

Level F

Skellig (F-4)

by David Almond

Ways to Live Forever (F-13)

by Sally Nicholls

Walkabout (F-14)

by James Vance Marshall

Swallows and Amazons (F-15)

by Arthur Ransome

The Red Pony (F-17)

by John Steinbeck

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler (F-20)

by E L Konigsburg

Wolf (F-21)

by Gillian Cross

The Secret Garden (F-23)

by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Framed (F-27)

by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Railway Children (F-29)

by E Nesbit

Level G

The Owl Service (G-5)

by Alan Garner

Face (G-7)

by Benjamin Zephaniah

Madame Doubtfire (G-8)

by Anne Fine

The Old Man and the Sea (G-11)

by Ernest Hemingway

Goodnight Mister Tom (G-15)

by Michelle Magorian

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (G-23)

by Mildred D Taylor

Level H

So Much to Tell You (H-6)

by John Marsden

Of Mice and Men (H-8)

by John Steinbeck

Cry, the Beloved Country (H-11)

by Alan Paton

A Kestrel for a Knave (H-13)

by Barry Hines

All Creatures Great and Small (H-17)

by James Herriot

A Little Piece of Ground (H-24)

by Elizabeth Laird

Little Women (H-27)

by Louisa M Alcott

Noughts and Crosses (H-28)

by Malorie Blackman

Level I

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (I-1)

by John Boyne

The Joy Luck Club (I-3)

by Amy Tan

Flowers for Algernon (I-4)

by Daniel Keyes

Life of Pi (I-8)

by Yann Martel

Three Men in a Boat (I-18)

by Jerome K Jerome

David Copperfield (I-22)

by Charles Dickens

To Kill a Mockingbird (I-26)

by Harper Lee

Empire of the Sun (I-28)

by J G Ballard

Further Reading

Lord of the Flies (FR-1)

by William Golding

The Catcher in the Rye (FR-2)

by J D Salinger

To Sir, with Love (FR-3)

by E R Braithwaite

All Quiet on the Western Front (FR-16)

by Erich Maria Remarque

Metamorphosis and Other Stories (FR-17)

by Franz Kafka

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (FR-19)

by John le Carré

An Unsuitable Job for a Woman (FR-22)

by P D James

Farewell, My Lovely (FR-25)

by Raymond Chandler

On the Road (FR-27)

by Jack Kerouac

The Death of Ivan Ilyich (FR-30)

by Leo Tolstoy

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