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 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…
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Year 7 Books

From September 2022
You Are Awesome
You ARe AWesome

by Matt Syed

The Book Thief
The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

Coram Boy
Coram Boy

By Jamila Gavin

Peter Pan
Peter PAn

By James Matthew Barrie

Mark's Gospel
The Gospel

According to Mark

The Jungle Book
The Jungle Book

by Rudyard Kipling

Year 8 Books

From September 2022
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time

by Mark Hudson

Notes From A Small Island
Notes From A Small Island

by Bill Bryson

The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man And

By Jamila Gavin

The Diary of Anne Frank
The Diary of

By Anne Frank

The Hobbit
The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

Year 9 Books

From September 2022
I Am Malala
I Am Malala

by Christina Lamb and Malala Yousafzai

To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird

by Harper Lee

Mark's Gospel
The Gospel

according to Mark

You Are Awesome
You Are Awesome

by Matt Syed

The Old Man and the Sea
The Old Man And The Sea

by Ernest Hemingway

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

After The First Death
After The First Death

by Robert Cormier

Year 10 Books

From September 2022
Letters of Note

by various authors

Mark's Gospel
The Gospel

according to Mark

The Help
The Help

by Kathryn Stockett

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