Design a site like this with
Get started

2020 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 2020 is largely similiar to that of 2019 with only a few changes.

GEP ERP 2020 P4 (63 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. The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynee Reid Banks
  5. The Secret History of Tom Trueheart by Ian Beck
  6. The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale by Jenne Birdsall
  7. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
  8. The Children of Green Knowe by Lynee Reid Banks
  9. Masterpiece by Elise Broach
  10. Piggybook by Anthony Browne
  11. Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
  12. The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. The Midnight Fox by Betsy Byars
  14. Tales of a Korean Grandmother by Frances Carpenter
  15. Dear Mr. Henshaw by Bevery Cleary
  16. Frindle by Andrew Clements
  17. The Cat Who Went To Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
  18. The Boy on the Porch by Sharon Creech
  19. Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech
  20. Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman
  21. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  22. The BFG by Roald Dahl
  23. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo
  24. The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
  25. The NeverEnding Story by Michael Ende
  26. The Chi’-Lin Purse by Linda Fang
  27. Step by Wicked Step by Anne Fine
  28. The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman
  29. Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
  30. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
  31. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Jester
  32. Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  33. The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric P Kelly
  34. Totto-Chan, the Little Girl at the Window by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi
  35. Love, Aubrey by LaFleu Suzanna
  36. Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
  37. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  38. Starry River of the Sky by Grace Lin
  39. Gossamer by Lois Lowry
  40. See You Around, Sam by Lois Lowry
  41. The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline by Lois Lowry
  42. The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt by Patricia MacLachlan
  43. Word After Word After Word by Patricia MacLachlan
  44. Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
  45. Ann of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  46. The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo
  47. It’s Like This, Cat by Emily Neville
  48. Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  49. Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
  50. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
  51. Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman
  52. Clockwork by Philip Pullman
  53. A Taste of Blackberries by Doris Buchanan Smith
  54. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  55. Liar and Spy by Rebecca Stead
  56. The Witches of Worm by Zilpha Keatley
  57. Young Fredle by Cynthia Voigt
  58. The Garden of Empress of Cassia by Gabrielle Wang
  59. A Ghost in My Suitcase by Gabrielle Wang
  60. The Wishbird by Gabrielle Wang
  61. Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
  62. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  63. Shadow of a Bull by Maia Wojciechowska

GEP ERP 2020 P5 (43 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. The A.B.C Murders by Christie, Agatha
  5. Murder on The Orient Express by Christie, Agatha
  6. Elephants can Remember by Christie, Agatha
  7. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Christie, Agatha
  8. The Murder on the Links by Christie, Agatha
  9. The Moonstone by Collins, Wilkie
  10. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler by Konigsburg, E.L.
  11. The Adventures of the New Cut Gang by Pullman, Philip
  12. The Fibonacci Revelation by Puri, Radhika
  13. The Tattooed Potato and Other Clues by Raskin, Ellen
  14. The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Haunted Horrors by Read, Anthony
  15. Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly by Thomas, Donald
  16. The Secret Notebooks of Sherlock Holmes by Thomson, June
  17. Tuck Everlasting by Babbitt. Natalie
  18. The Wizard of Oz by Baum, L. Frank
  19. The Dark is Rising by Cooper, Susan
  20. Bud, Not Buddy by Curtis, Christopher Paul
  21. Inkheart by Funke, Cornelia
  22. The Thief Lord by Funke, Cornelia
  23. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Irving, Washington
  24. Howl’s Moving Castle by Jones, Diane Wynne
  25. Castle in the Air by Jones, Diane Wynne
  26. The Garbage King by Laird, Elizabeth
  27. A Wizard of Earthsea by LeGuin, Ursula
  28. A Wrinkle in Time by L’Engle, Madeleine
  29. A Circle of Quiet by L’Engle, Madeleine
  30. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Lewis, C.S.
  31. The Call of the Wild by London, Jack
  32. Journey by MacLachlan, Patricia
  33. The Great Gilly Hopkins by Paterson, Katherine
  34. Tom’s Midnight Garden by Pearce, Phillipa
  35. The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Pullman, Philip
  36. Holes by Sachar, Louis
  37. The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Selznick, Brian
  38. The Silver Sword by Serraillier, Ian
  39. Call It Courage by Sperry, Armstrong
  40. When You Reach Me by Stead, Rebecca
  41. Treasure Island by Stevenson, Robert Louis
  42. The Mysterious Benedict Society by Stewart, Trenton Lee
  43. The Mudskipper by Yu, Ovidia

GEP ERP 2020 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. My Name is Mina by Almond, David
  5. Skellig by Almond, David
  6. Hidden in Plain Sight by Ang Su-Lin
  7. Carrie’s War by Bawden, Nina
  8. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by Boyne, John
  9. Ender’s Game by Card, Orson Scott
  10. The Grey King by Cooper, Susan
  11. Walk Two Moons by Creech, Sharon
  12. The Andromeda Strain by Crichton, Michael
  13. Flora and Ulysses by DiCamillo, Kate
  14. Julie of the Wolves by George, Jean
  15. I am David by Holm, Anne
  16. Rose Blanche by lnnocenti, Roberto
  17. Three Men In a Boat by Jerome, Jerome K.
  18. A Million Shades of Gray by Kadohata, Cynthia
  19. Orphan Train Girl by Kline, Christina Baker
  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. The Chosen by Potak, Chaim
  27. Missing May by Rylant, Cynthia
  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

%d bloggers like this: