Which 10 books should children read before they leave school?
George Orwell’s dystopian masterpiece 1984 has beaten Harry Potter to the top of a list of books that every student should read before leaving primary and secondary school.
And Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was the top choice for children to have read by the time they leave primary school.
The selection, from the Times Educational Supplement is dominated by classic literature and was chosen by 500 teachers.
Top 10 books that every student should read before leaving secondary school:
Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
And, top 10 books that every student should read before leaving primary school:
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Matilda by Roald Dahl
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak