St. Mary's

Literary Canon

Students will begin their St Mary’s Literary Canon reading journey when they join us in Year 7. During afternoon reading time, students read with their Form Tutor and form group. The book lists from September 2021 can be found below. You will notice that some titles are repeated in multiple year groups, this is because our reading calendar was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Author Biography – Jeff Kinney (Born 19 February 1971)

American born Jeff Kinney is definitely one of your favourite authors.  You all know him as the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series and his books fly off my library shelves every day! Growing up, Jeff’s dream was to be a newspaper cartoonist. His first decent…
by | Friday 27th March, 2020
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Year 7 Books

From September 2022

You Are Awesome by Matt Syed
Peter Pan by James Matthew 
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 
The Gospel of Mark
Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin 
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Year 8 Books

From September 2022

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon 
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 
Notes From a Small Island by Bill Bryson 
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien 
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway

Year 9 Books

From September 2022

I Am Malala by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai 
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway 
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee 
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 
The Gospel of Mark 
After the First Death by Robert Cormier 
You Are Awesome by Matt Syed

Year 10 Books

From September 2022

Letters of Note by Various
The Help by Kathryn Stockett 
The Gospel of Mark