Prince Albert School

Book Challenge

Dear parents,

This year we are launching The Great PA Book Challenge, an ongoing event to encourage reading for pleasure and to introduce children in years 4, 5 and 6 to high quality new books that we have in our school library. This is a fantastic opportunity for children to try out exciting new books from authors they may not know. Children taking part will need to read and review 10 books to be entered into a prize draw to win free books. The more books they read, the more chances they will have to win a prize.

The Challenge books will all be available in the school library, but they can also be bought online from Scholastic. Go to to browse the books and order online. For every £1 you spend, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.

This is the current list of books in the challenge; new books will be added throughout the year:

The Worst Witch- Jill Murphy

Letters from the Lighthouse- Emma Carroll

Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse- Chris Riddell

There May be a Castle- Piers Torday

Clockwork- Philip Pullman

Time Travelling with a Hamster- Ross Welford

The Great Chocoplot- Christ Callaghan

The Girl of Ink and Stars- Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Legend of Podkin One-Ear- Kieran Larwood

Dragon’s Green- Scarlett Thomas

Boy in the Tower- Polly Ho-Yen

Wonder- R.J. Palacio

Hamish and the World-Stoppers- Danny Wallace

The Wolf Wilder- Katherine Rundell

Cogheart- Peter Bunzl

The Secret of Nightingale Wood- Lucy Strange

Millions- Frank Cottrell Boyce

The London Eye Mystery- Siobhan Dowd

Phoenix- S.F. Said

The Dreamsnatcher- Abi Elphinstone

Beetle Boy- M.G. Leonard

The Last Wild- Piers Torday

Who Let The Gods Out?- Maz Evans

Northern Lights- Philip Pullman

Howl’s Moving Castle- Diana Wynne Jones


Room 13- Robert Swindells


Rooftoppers- Katherine Rundell


The Bubble Boy- Ross Stewart


Keep watching the school website and our Twitter page ( to see the newest books to be added to the list.

Happy reading!

Miss A. Fanning