Cargilfield Reading Lists

“I wonder what is in a book while it is closed? Oh, I know, it’s full of letters printed on paper, but all the same, something must be happening, because as soon as I open it, there’s a whole story with people I don’t know yet and all kinds of adventures and deeds and battles. And sometimes there are storms at sea, or it takes you to strange cities and countries. All those things are somehow shut up in a book. Of course, you have to open it and read it to find out what happens…..”

Wonderful words, I am sure you will agree! Of course, this reading list is not exhaustive: new and exciting children’s books are being published all the time and a visit to Waterstone’s will uncover any number of treasures just waiting to be opened. In addition, children’s individual reading habits and abilities are all different and they cannot be easily pigeon holed into year groups; they should be ambitious though, as a love of reading and of books is by far and away the best way to improve skills in English.

This is only meant as a guide, and of course, reading for pleasure is an intensely personal thing; this list is purely a guide and is in no way a prescribed list. Dip into it, find a favourite and turn the television off!!!

“I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book,” as Groucho Marx famously said!!

Happy reading!

Our new Reading List is being complied at the moment. In the meantime, here is our previous version - so many books, so many choices!

Reading List (Old)

Cargilfield where everyday is an adventure

Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.

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