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2019 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.

The list of titles for 2019 is more than 50% shorter than that of 2018.  Only a few new books have been added. Many of the books removed are hard-to-find titles.

GEP ERP 2019 P4 (55 titles)

  1. Escape from Shadow Island by Paul Adam
  2. The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
  3. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynee Reid Banks
  4. The Secret History of Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck
  5. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale by Jenne Birdsall
  6. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  7. The Children of Green Knowe by Lynee Reid Banks
  8. Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  9. Piggybook by Anthony Browne
  10. Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  11. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  12. Tales of a Korean Grandmother by Frances Carpenter
  13. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Bevery Cleary
  14. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  15. The Cat Who Went To Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
  16. The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
  17. Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
  18. Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman
  19. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  20. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  21. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  22. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  23. The NeverEnding Story by Michael Ende
  24. The Chi’-Lin Purse by Linda Fang
  25. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  26. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  27. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Jester
  28. Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  29. The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P Kelly
  30. Totto-Chan, the Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
  31. Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
  32. here the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  33. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
  34. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
  35. See You Around, Sam by Lois Lowry
  36. The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline by Lois Lowry
  37. The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt by Patricia MacLachlan
  38. Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan
  39. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
  40. Ann of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  41. It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
  42. Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  43. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  44. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  45. Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman
  46. Clockwork by Philip Pullman
  47. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  48. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
  49. The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley
  50. Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt
  51. The Garden of Empress of Cassia by Gabrielle Wang
  52. A Ghost in My Suitcase by Gabrielle Wang
  53. The Wishbird by Gabrielle Wang
  54. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
  55. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

GEP ERP 2019 P5 (33 titles)

  1. Sherlock Sam and the Missing Heirloom in Katong by A. J. Low
  2. The A.B.C Murders by Christie, Agatha
  3. Murder on The Orient Express by Christie, Agatha
  4. Elephants can Remember by Christie, Agatha
  5. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Christie, Agatha
  6. The Murder on the Links by Christie, Agatha
  7. The Moonstone by Collins, Wilkie
  8. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg, E.L.
  9. The Fibonacci Revelation by Puri, Radhika
  10. The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Haunted Horrors by Read, Anthony
  11. Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly by Thomas, Donald
  12. The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes by Thomson, June
  13. Tuck Everlasting by Babbitt. Natalie
  14. The Wizard of Oz by Baum, L. Frank
  15. Al Capone Does My Shirts by Choldenko. Gennifer
  16. The Dark is Rising by Cooper, Susan
  17. Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis, Christopher Paul
  18. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving, Washington
  19. Howl’s Moving Castle by Jones, Diane Wynne
  20. The Garbage King by Laird, Elizabeth
  21. A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle, Madeleine
  22. A Circle of Quiet by L’Engle, Madeleine
  23. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Lewis, C.S.
  24. The Call of the Wild by London, Jack
  25. Journey by MacLachlan, Patricia
  26. Tom’s Midnight Garden by Pearce, Phillipa
  27. The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Pullman, Philip
  28. Holes by Sachar, Louis
  29. The Silver Sword by Serraillier, Ian
  30. When You Reach Me by Stead, Rebecca
  31. Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  32. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Stewart, Trenton Lee
  33. The Mudskipper by Yu, Ovidia

GEP ERP 2019 P6 (30 titles)

  1. Diary of A Young Girl by Frank, Anne
  2. Eleanor Roosevelt, A Life of Discovery by Freedman, Russell
  3. The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leyson, Leon
  4. Carver: A Life in Poems by Nelson, Marilyn
  5. My Name is Mina by Almond, David
  6. Skellig by Almond, David
  7. Hidden in Plain Sight by Ang Su-Lin
  8. Carrie’s War by Bawden, Nina
  9. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by Boyne, John
  10. The Martian Chronicles by Bradbury, Ray
  11. Ender’s Game by Card, Orson Scott
  12. Walk Two Moons by Creech, Sharon
  13. The Andromeda Strain by Crichton, Michael
  14. Flora and Ulysses by DiCamillo, Kate
  15. The Gift by Dickinson, Peter
  16. I am David by Holm, Anne
  17. Rose Blanche by lnnocenti, Roberto
  18. Three Men In a Boat by Jerome, Jerome K.
  19. A Million Shades of Gray by Kadohata, Cynthia
  20. A Swiftly Tilting Planet by L’Engle, Madeleine
  21. Ashes by Lasky, Kathryn
  22. The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Lively, Penelope
  23. Number the Stars by Lowry, Lois
  24. Wonder by Palacio, R.J
  25. Brian’s Winter by Paulsen, Gary
  26. Something for Joey by Peck, Richard E.
  27. The Chosen by Potok, Chaim
  28. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Taylor, Mildred D.
  29. The Devil’s Arithmetic by Yolen, Jane
  30. The Book Thief by Zusak, Markus

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