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  • Bradshaw Way,
  • Parkside,
  • Stafford,
  • ST16 1TH
Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the website. PLEASE NOTE: The school phone number has changed and is now 01785 450 145. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge.

Year 3

Mrs Thorley’s Recommended Reads!

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken

Matilda – Roald Dahl

Esio Trot – Roald Dahl

James and the Giant Peach- Roald Dahl

The BFG – Roald Dahl

Horrid Henry (series) – Francesca Simon

The Invisible Child and the Fir Tree – Tove Jansson

Harry Potter (series) – J.K. Rowling

Amelia Fang and the Barbaric Ball – Laura Ellen Anderson

Wave Me Goodbye – Jacqueline Wilson

Happy Holidays – Jacqueline Wilson

Double Act – Jacqueline Wilson

The Bed and Breakfast Star – Jacqueline Wilson

Alex Rider (series) – Anthony Horowitz

The Iron Man – Ted Hughes

The Sheep Pig – Dick King-Smith

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – C.S. Lewis

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak – Phillipa Pearce

The Cat in The Hat – Dr Suess

Billionaire Boy – David Walliams

Bad Dad – David Walliams

Future Ratboy – Jim Smith

Mr Stink – David Walliams

Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

The Racehorse who Disappeared – Claire Balding

The Racehorse who Wouldn’t Gallop – Claire Balding

Magnus Chase – Rick Riordan

Tom Gates (series) – Liz Pichon

Normal Kid – Greg James

The Girl with the Lost Smile – Miranda Hart

Sputnik’s Guide to Life on Earth – Frank Cottrell Boyce

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (series) – Jeff Kinney

Time Travelling with a Hamster – Ross Welford

Just William – Richmal Crompton

The Midnight Peacock – Katherine Woodfine

The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd

The Secret Garden – Lesley Sims

The Magic Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton

The Folk of the Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton

The Enchanted Wood – Enid Blyton

Uncle Albert and the Quantum Quest – Russell Stannard

The 91-Storey Treehouse – Andy Griffiths

Tilly and the Time Machine – Adrian Edmondson

The Fox and the Ghost – Michael Morpurgo

Little Foxes – Michael Morpurgo

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark – Jill Tomlinson

You’re a Bad Man Mr Gum! – Andy Stanton

Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies – Pamela Butchart

Bear Grylls Adventures – Bear Grylls

Jedi Academy – Jeffrey Brown

Oliver and the Seawigs – Philip Reeve


I hope this helps in terms of providing a range of reads and a good challenge for your child. If you need any more ideas, feel free to come and speak to me.


Mrs Thorley