Litrasaurus Recommends

Litrasaurus loves reading and he has read many, many books. Scroll down to see some books that you might enjoy. Don’t forget that there are Libraries where you can join and borrow books for free! Libraries are also great for browsing which is good if you just would like to see what kind of books might interest you.

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  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

    Set at Manor Farm the animals revolt against “Human Beasts” and chase the farmer away- They develop a life-style centred around “animalism” where the dream world they wish to create at the farm would be that “all animals are equal” Read this book to see how this works out- there are wonderful ani... Click here to read more

  • The BFG by Roald Dahl

    The story is about a girl called Sophie who is captured by a Giant, luckily for her he is a Big Friendly Giant and with his help they decide to stop the other giants who are planning to come to England to capture some children (chiddlers) for breakfast! Click here to read more

  • The Midnight Folks by John Masefield

    A young boy lives in an old country house filled with portraits of his ancestors- one night his great grandfather steps out of his portrait and tells him about a stolen treasure- an evil character called Abner is also searching for it too! The boy has some help from the Midnight Folk who join him... Click here to read more

  • The Box of Delights by John Masefield

    Written by the same author as ” The Midnight Folk” it is a thrilling adventure with mythical beings and characters. Whislt awaiting to board a train Kay meets an old Punch and Judy man who gives him a strange warning and a shiny black box that has magical powers- sinister strangers know of this b... Click here to read more

  • The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

    Much more than the Disney film – Lovely stories - This book has so much more than the story of how Mowgli was raised by the wolves in the Indian jungle. There is ‘Rikki-Tikki Tavi’ an heroic mongoose and ‘Toomai of the elephant’ the story of an elephant handler. A very readable book. ... Click here to read more

  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

    Jane Eyre is a young orphan being brought up by her cruel and rich aunt. She is sent away to boarding school which she looked forward to but here sadly life was far from ideal although she made a special friend. After the cruel headmaster left and was replaced her life improved and she became a t... Click here to read more

  • The Little White Horse by E. Goudge

    A unicorn! It Reminds Litrasurus of his friends in the Bluebell wood. The story is about Maria an orphan who is sent to live at “Moonacre Manor”. She discovers an enchanted valley and strange invisible servants in the house mysterious men from the Dark Wood and most importantly in the distan... Click here to read more

  • The Daring Book for Girls

    A book full of all sorts of things to know or do..from science projects to secret note passing skills -friendship bracelets-the perfect cartwheel-how to make a labyrinth-read about cowgirls-being a detective- and much much more. Click here to read more

  • The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley

    The story of a boy chimneysweep who in trying to clean the soot off him went into the water and became a water baby- cleaner and happier than ever before he enters a whole new under-sea and river world. He finds some beautiful and some frighhtening creatures and travels to the “Other end of nowhe... Click here to read more

  • The Complete Nonsense Book by Edward Lear

    Wonderful and funny rhymes by Edward Lear called Limericks- such as “The owl and the Pussycat.” Many hilarious, silly and wonderful rhymes to make you smile- at any age. Click here to read more

  • Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

    Many of you may have seen, at some time, a film or musical version or TV series of this book by Charles Dickens. None of them can compare with how his words can conjure up your own version of this story and paint a picture in your head of what it was like. Such colourful characters- Fagin and the... Click here to read more

  • The Twits by Roald Dahl

    Mr. & Mrs. Twit are most unpleasant so the Muggle-Wump monkeys and the Roly-Poly bird decide on a clever plan to give them a ghastly surprise! Click here to read more

  • Treasure Island by Robert L. Stevenson

    A wonderful adventure story with pirates, buried treasure- full of action- the main charcter is Jim Hawkins the son of an innkeeper on a coastal town – an old sea-farer who stayed there often, died and left a chest of his belongings in which was a strange document displaying what seemed to be a m... Click here to read more

  • Gullivers Travels by Jonathan Swift

    Gulliver narrates his various travels as he takes to the seas on several jouneys-His adventures in Lilliput starts after a shipwreck finds him tied by tiny threads – the people here were tiny another voyage led him to a land of giants-another to a floating island-another to a land where horses co... Click here to read more

  • Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

    A collection of eight stories by the author of Wind in the Willows. A wonderful read with adventure and pleasure for any age- The reluctant dragon, The magic ring, A saga of the seas, and much more…. Click here to read more

  • Aesops Fables

    A fable is a story that features animals, mythical creatures, plants or forces of nature which are given human features such as being able to talk- the stories have a message. Some date back as long ago as the 5th Century BC. Aesops fables are wonderful sometimes funny but always enjoyable, title... Click here to read more

  • Oxford Dictionary & Thesaurus

    (see Litrasaurus friend Thesaurus and did you know pages) Not just a reference book but a feast of words in Thesaurus and a great help with spelling and learning the meaning and origin of words in the dictionary, it is just amazing how many words there are in our language. Click here to read more

  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell

    Black Beauty is the name of a horse and the story tells of his life from his point of view. It is a treat for readers of all ages. It begins with his life in his early days as a colt and what happens after he has grown up. It is set in Victorian London and follows his changing fortunes as he is m... Click here to read more

  • Dangerous Book for Boys

    Never mind the title- girls should read it too! It is packed with things to do and make, plus interesting facts and figures too- How to beat someone at conkers, race a go-cart, famous battles, stories of courage , how to make the perfect paper plane, wonders of the world, first aid, fishing and s... Click here to read more

  • Matilda by Roald Dahl

    Matilda is a young girl whose parents call her all sorts of names and think she is foolish-but actually she is a genius with special powers! These she uses to get the better of them and her spiteful headmistress Miss Trunchbull. Lots of pranks and humour and a jolly good story. Click here to read more

  • The Witches by Roal Dahl

    An exciting story- the witches are detestable creatures disguising themseves as lovely ladies when secretly they want to "squish" and "squelch" all the children whom they despise. Luckily one boy and his Grandmother know how to recognise these horrible witches for what they really are. Find out i... Click here to read more

  • Charlotte's Web by E.B.White

    A kind but shy pig called Wilbur makes friend with a spider called Charlotte who lives in the rafters of his sty.Wilbur finds out what the fate of most pigs is to be and Charlotte determines to help him and so she spins a web which reads "some pig"! This convinces the farmer and other locals that... Click here to read more

  • The wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aitken

    Set a long time ago (at a time that never happened) England was overrun by wolves, but as Bonnie and her cousin discover there was more danger at home than the wolves, as their new Governess Miss Slightcap seemed most unpleasant- she would shut Bonnie in a cupboard and she fired all the friendly ... Click here to read more

  • Carries War by Nina Baldwin

    Set during the second world war, Carrie and her younger brother are evacuated from London to Wales where they were placed with a rather strict Mr. Evans and his timid sister. Their friend Albert was luckier and placed with Hepzibah Green who revelled in telling wonderful stories and the strange M... Click here to read more

  • Ben's Story by Norman Tebbit

    Sam is left paralysed after a car crash. Ben is a labrador dog, but he is a very special animal indeed. The two are brought together and quickly plunged into a breakneck adventure as they encounter the mysterious Miss Alice of MI6, and the sinister Sir John Munday. But time is running out for the... Click here to read more

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

      Mary Lennox is a ten year old who was born in India her parents were wealthy and had little time for her leaving her to the care of servants she was unaffectionate and sullen. Recently orphaned she was sent back to England to live with an uncle that she had never met who lived in a large man... Click here to read more

  • Swallows & Amazons by Arthur Ransome

    Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome The Walker children sail a borrowed dinghy named “Swallow” and the Blackett children sail a dinghy called “Amazon” and in the school holidays they set off to camp on an island on the lake. The two families meet on this island which they call “Wild Cat Isl... Click here to read more

  • The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

    Three children move to the countryside and find an Enchanted Wood. In this wood is “the magic faraway tree” home to some magical creatures that become their friends – together they visit strange lands that lie above the tree and have many exciting adventures, there is The Roundabout land, The lan... Click here to read more

  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

    She lived in a Lilac wood all alone and she was very old, she believes she is the last unicorn in the world and sets off to meet a magician (whose magic does not always work!). On her way she comes across a King Haggard who had banished Unicorns from the land. A lovely story of fantasy.. or is it... Click here to read more

  • Dragons at Crumbling Castle by Terry Pratchett

    Dragons had invaded Crumbling Castle whilst all King Arthurs’ knights were away on holiday or visiting their Grannies. Ralph a small boy found a suit of armour and was eager to wear it and so together with Wizard Fossfiddle and Fortnight the Friday knight they set off to defeat the fire-breathing... Click here to read more