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2018 ERP

The Gifted Education Programme (GEP) Extensive Reading Programme (ERP) is a series of  3 lists (P4, P5 & P6) that are updated yearly.

The titles consist mainly of classics, award winners (Newbery & Caldecott medals in particular) and the occasional bestseller/popular title. The titles cut across all genres, although there is a deliberate linkage to the year’s theme  (e.g. The P4s contains more fairy tales while the P5 list contains more mystery stories).

These are excellent lists for parents who want to buy/borrow books for their children but are concerned about poor language/weak content (especially in some popular titles).  For example, The Dork Diaries and Captain Underpants series contain language/content that some parents may consider inappropriate.

There are some other details on the book lists but only the titles/authors should be of general interest.  You can find many of these titles at the National Library.


GEP ERP 2018 P4 (75 titles)

  1. Escape from Shadow Island by Paul Adam
  2. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
  3. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  4. Eyes of the Amaryllis by Natalie Babbitt
  5. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynee Reid Banks
  6. Granny the Pag by Nina Bawden
  7. The Secret History of Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck
  8. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale by Jenne Birdsall
  9. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  10. The Children of Green Knowe by Lynee Reid Banks
  11. Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  12. Piggybook by Anthony Browne
  13. Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  14. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. Keeper of the Doves by Betsy Byars
  16. The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars
  17. Tales of a Korean Grandmother by Frances Carpenter
  18. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Bevery Cleary
  19. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  20. The Cat Who Went To Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
  21. The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
  22. Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
  23. Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman
  24. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  25. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  26. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  27. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  28. The NeverEnding Story by Michael Ende
  29. The Chi’-Lin Purse by Linda Fang
  30. Step By Wicked Step by Anne Fine
  31. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  32. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  33. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  34. The Mouse and his Child by Russell Hoban
  35. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Jester
  36. Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  37. The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P Kelly
  38. Kimchi and Calamari by Rose Kent
  39. Totto-Chan, the Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
  40. Lost Riders by Elizabeth Laird
  41. Love, Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
  42. Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
  43. Strawberry Girl by Lois Lenski
  44. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  45. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
  46. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
  47. See You Around, Sam by Lois Lowry
  48. The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline by Lois Lowry
  49. The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt by Patricia MacLachlan
  50. Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan
  51. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
  52. Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay
  53. Ann of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  54. The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
  55. The Mozart Question by Michael Morpurgo
  56. It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
  57. Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  58. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  59. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  60. Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman
  61. Clockwork by Philip Pullman
  62. Pigeon Post by Arthur Ransome
  63. A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith
  64. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  65. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
  66. The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley
  67. Listen! by Stephanie Tolan
  68. Remembering Raquel by Vivian Vande Velde
  69. Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt
  70. The Garden of Empress of Cassia by Gabrielle Wang
  71. A Ghost in My Suitcase by Gabrielle Wang
  72. The Wishbird by Gabrielle Wang
  73. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
  74. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  75. Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska


GEP ERP 2018 P5 (105 titles)

  1. Extraordinary Losers: The Lunchbox Thief by Alejandro, Jessica
  2. Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong by A. J. Low
  3. Museum Mysteries: The Case of the Stolen Sculpture by Brezenoff, Steve
  4. Elephants can Remember by Christie, Agatha
  5. Murder on The Orient Express by Christie, Agatha
  6. The A.B.C Murders by Christie, Agatha
  7. The Murder on the Links by Christie, Agatha
  8. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Christie, Agatha
  9. The Moonstone by Collins, Wilkie
  10. The Woman in White by Collins, Wilkie
  11. The Case of the Crooked Candle by Gardner, Erie Stanley
  12. The Case of the Phantom Fortune by Gardner, Erie Stanley
  13. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg, E.L.
  14. The Boundless by Oppel, Kenneth
  15. The Adventures of the New Cut Gang by Pullman, Philip
  16. The Westing Game by Raskin, Ellen
  17. Figgs & Phantoms by Raskin, Ellen
  18. The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Raskin, Ellen
  19. The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Haunted Horrors by Read, Anthony
  20. Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly by Thomas, Donald
  21. The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes by Thomson, June
  22. The Deeping Secrets by Watson, Victor
  23. The Mudskipper by Yu, Ovidia
  24. Who was That Masked Man, Anyway? by Avi
  25. Tuck Everlasting by Babbitt. Natalie
  26. Heartlight by Barron, TA.
  27. Hope was here by Bauer. Joan
  28. The Wizard of Oz by Baum, L. Frank
  29. Ajeemah and his Son by Berry, James
  30. Tarzan Series by Burroughs, Edgar Ricey
  31. Graceling by Cashore, Kristin
  32. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Choldenko. Gennifer
  33. Beyond the Burning Lands by Christopher. John
  34. Where the Lilies Bloom by Cleaver. Vera and Cleaver. Bill
  35. Stonewords by Conrad, Pam
  36. The Dark is Rising by Cooper, Susan
  37. Into the Land of the Unicorns by Covile, Bruce
  38. Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis, Christopher Paul
  39. The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by DeFelice, Cynthia
  40. The Ropemaker by Dickinson, Peter
  41. The Twenty One Balloons by Du Bois, William Paene
  42. A Girl Named Disaster by Farmer, Nancy
  43. Yolonda’s Genius by Fenner, Carol
  44. Johnny Tremain by Forbes, Esther
  45. The Slave Dancer by Fox, Paula
  46. lnkheart by Funke, Cornelia
  47. The Thief Lord by Funke, Cornelia
  48. Elidor by Garner Alan
  49. A Year with Butch and Spike by Gauthier, Gail
  50. My Side of the Mountain by George, Jean Craighead
  51. Ellen Foster by Gibbons, Kaye
  52. The Little White Horse by Goudge, Elizabeth
  53. King of the Wind by Henry, Marguerite
  54. Out of the Dust by Hesse, Karen
  55. Up A Road Slowly by Hunt, Irene
  56. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving, Washington
  57. Howl’s Moving Castle by Jones, Diane Wynne
  58. And Now, Miguel by Krumgold, Joseph
  59. The Garbage King by Laird, Elizabeth
  60. Savvy by Law, Ingrid
  61. A Wizard of Earthsea by LeGuin, Ursula
  62. A Circle of Quiet by L’Engle, Madeleine
  63. A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle, Madeleine
  64. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Lewis, C.S.
  65. The Call of the Wild by London, Jack
  66. Rules by Lord, Cynthia
  67. Be A Perfect Person in Just Three Days by Manes, Stephen
  68. Winter by Marsden, John
  69. At the Back of the North Wind by MacDonald. George
  70. Journey by MacLachlan, Patricia
  71. Goodnight, Mister Torn by Margorian, Michelle
  72. Tamburlaine’s Elephants by McCaughrean, Geraldine
  73. The Kite Rider by McCaughrean, Geraldine
  74. Red-Dirt Jessie by Myers, Anna
  75. Flip-Flop Girl by Paterson, Katherine
  76. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Paterson, Katherine
  77. Tom’s Midnight Garden by Pearce, Phillipa
  78. The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Pratchett, Terry
  79. I was a Rat! by Pullman, Philip
  80. The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Pullman, Philip
  81. His Dark Materials (Series) by Pullman, Philip
  82. After Hamelin by Richardson, Bill
  83. How to Eat Fried Worms by Rockwell, Thomas
  84. Holes by Sachar, Louis
  85. Cut from the Same Cloth by San Souci, Robert D.
  86. My Name is Aram by Saroyan, William
  87. Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy by Schmidt, Gary D.
  88. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Selznick, Brian
  89. The Silver Sword by Serraillier, Ian
  90. Calico Captive by Speare, Elizabeth George
  91. The Sign of the Beaver by Speare, Elizabeth George
  92. The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Speare, Elizabeth George
  93. Call It Courage by Sperry, Armstrong
  94. Maniac Magee by Spinelli, Jerry
  95. First Light by Stead, Rebecca
  96. When You Reach Me by Stead, Rebecca
  97. Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  98. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Stewart, Trenton Lee
  99. The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Stewart, Trenton Lee
  100. Stuck in Neutral by Truman, Terry
  101. Dicey’s Song by Voight, Cynthia
  102. Knight Crusader by Welch, Ronald
  103. Belle Prater’s Boy by White, Ruth
  104. The Castle in the Attic by Winthrop, Elizabeth
  105. Dear Levi: Letters from the Overland Trail by Woodruff, Elvira


GEP ERP 2018 P6 (70 titles)

  1. The Road From Coorain by Conway, Jill Ker
  2. An American Childhood by Dillard, Annie
  3. Diary of A Young Girl by Frank, Anne
  4. Eleanor Roosevelt, A Life of Discovery by Freedman, Russell
  5. The Dragon’s Child by Yep, Laurence
  6. Carver: A Life in Poems by Nelson, Marilyn
  7. Go and Come Back by Abelove, Joan
  8. My Name is Mina by Almond, David
  9. Skellig by Almond, David
  10. Hidden in Plain Sight by Ang Su-Lin
  11. Sounder by Armstrong, William
  12. Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi
  13. Carrie’s War by Bawden, Nina
  14. The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury, Ray
  15. A Gathering of Days by Blos, Joan M.
  16. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by Boyne, John
  17. Ender’s Game by Card, Orson Scott
  18. The Education of Little Tree by Carter, Forrest
  19. The Grey King by Cooper, Susan
  20. Walk Two Moons by Creech, Sharon
  21. The Andromeda Strain by Crichton, Michael
  22. Storm by Crossley-Holland, Kevin
  23. l, Juan de Pareja by de Trevrno, Elizabeth B.
  24. Flora and Ulysses by DiCamillo, Kate
  25. The Gift by Dickinson, Peter
  26. Healer by Dickinson, Peter
  27. The Snake-Stone by Doherty, Bertie
  28. Uncle Ronald by Doyle, Brian
  29. Morning Girl by Dorris, Michael
  30. Midnight Blue by Fisk, Pauline
  31. The Owl Service by Garner, Alan
  32. Julie of the Wolves by George, Jean Craighead
  33. Spider Woman’s Granddaughters by Allen, Paula Gunn
  34. Rifles for Watie by Keith, Harold
  35. Olive’s Ocean by Henkes, Kevin
  36. I am David by Holm, Anne
  37. Rose Blanche by lnnocenti, Roberto
  38. Three Men In a Boat by Jerome, Jerome K.
  39. A Million Shades of Gray by Kadohata, Cynthia
  40. Jia: A Novel of North Korea by Kim, Hyejin
  41. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by L’Engle, Madeleine
  42. Ashes by Lasky, Kathryn
  43. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Lively, Penelope
  44. Betsy In Spite of Herself by Lovelace, Maud Hart
  45. Heaven to Betsy by Lovelace, Maud Hart
  46. Number the Stars by Lowry, Lois
  47. The Children of Lir by MacGill, Sheila
  48. The Exiles in Love by McKay, Hilary
  49. The Hero and the Crown by McKinley, Robin
  50. The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by McKillip, Patricia
  51. My Side of the Mountain by Naidoo, Beverley
  52. Wonder by Palacio, R.J
  53. Lyddie by Paterson, Katherine
  54. Brian’s Winter by Paulsen, Gary
  55. Something for Joey by Peck, Richard E.
  56. A Year Down Yonder by Peck, Richard E.
  57. The Chosen by Potok, Chaim
  58. The Promise by Potok, Chaim
  59. The Light in the Forest by Richter, Conrad
  60. The Best of Friends by Rostkowski, Margaret
  61. Missing May by Rylant, Cynthia
  62. The White Stag by Seredy, Kate
  63. Blackbriar by Sleator, William
  64. Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind by Staples, Suzanne Fisher
  65. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Taylor, Mildred D.
  66. The Mozart Season by Wolff, Virginia Euwer
  67. Last Summer with Maizon by Woodson, Jacqueline
  68. Maizon at Blue Hill by Woodson, Jacqueline
  69. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Yolen, Jane
  70. The Book Thief by Zusak, Markus






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