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P4 GEP ERP List

The Extensive Reading Programme (ERP) has been a mainstay of the Gifted Education Programme (GEP) since the 90s. It is a curated list of books (mainly fiction) to help students broaden their horizons and expose them to different writing styles.

Below is the list of P4 GEP ERP books. The titles are grouped according to reading difficulty level, with Level 3 being the most challenging to read but also richer in language and themes.

Suggested modern film and television adaptations (some of which we have screened at Joyous Learning) are also included, to help students better understand and appreciate the stories through various media. To receive notifications on upcoming complimentary GEP ERP book movie screening and commentary events, subscribe to our newsletter. Our GEP/Advanced English programme incorporates discussions, analyses and the writing of book reviews (required as part of the MOE GEP English syllabus) of selected important GEP ERP texts. Download the programme booklet to find out how else our enriched curriculum, which ties in with the MOE GEP English scheme of work, is meticulously designed to help your P4 GEP child do well in school.

Level 1

  1. Broach, Elise – Masterpiece
  2. Browne, Anthony – Piggybook
  3. Browne, Anthony – Voices in the Park
  4. Lawson, Robert – Rabbit Hill

Level 2

  1. Adam, Paul – Escape from Shadow Island
  2. Aiken, Joan – The Wolves of Wiloughby Chase (1989 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  3. Applegate, Katherine – The One and Only Ivan (2020 film adaptation available on Disney+)
  4. Banks, Lynne Reid – The Indian in the Cupboard (1995 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  5. Birdsall, Jeanne – The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy
  6. Blume, Judy – Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  7. Boston, Lucy M. – The Children of Green Knowe (1986 television adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  8. Cleary, Beverly – Dear Mr. Henshaw
  9. Clements, Andrew – Frindle
  10. Coatsworth, Elizabeth – The Cat Who Went to Heaven
  11. Creech, Sharon – The Boy on the Porch
  12. Creech, Sharon – Absolutely Normal Chaos
  13. Cushman, Karen – Matilda Bone
  14. Dahl, Roald – Matilda (loose 1996 film adaptation available on Netflix)
  15. Dahl, Roald – The BFG (2016 film adaptation available on Disney+)
  16. Fang, Linda – The Ch’i-Lin Purse: A Collection of Ancient Chinese Stories
  17. Fine, Anne – Step by Wicked Step
  18. Fleischman, Sid – The Whipping Boy (1994 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  19. Gipson, Fred – Old Yeller (1957 film adaptation available on Disney+)
  20. Jester, Norton – The Phantom Tollbooth
  21. Kuroyanagi, Tetsuko – Totto-Chan: The Little Girl at the Window
  22. LaFleur, Suzanne – Love, Aubrey
  23. MacLachlan, Patricia – The Facts and Fictions of Minna Pratt Book
  24. MacLachlan, Patricia – Word After Word After Word
  25. Mah, Adeline Yen – Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter
  26. Montgomery, Lucy Maud – Anne of Green Gables (loose 1979 film/television adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  27. Morpurgo, Michael – The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips
  28. Neville, Emily Cheney – It’s Like This, Cat
  29. O’Brien, Robert C. – Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (loose 1982 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  30. Smith, Doris Buchanan – A Taste of Blackberries
  31. Spyri, Johanna – Heidi (2015 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  32. Stead, Rebecca – Liar & Spy
  33. Voight, Cynthia – Young Fredle
  34. Wang, Gabrielle – The Garden of Empress Cassia
  35. Wang, Gabrielle – A Ghost in My Suitcase
  36. Wang, Gabrielle – The Wish Bird
  37. Webster, Jean – Daddy-Long-Legs
  38. White, E.B. – Charlotte’s Web (2006 film adaptation available on Netflix)
  39. Wojciechowska, Maia – Shadow of a Bull

Level 3

  1. Beck, Ian – The Secret History of Tom Trueheart
  2. Burnett, Frances Hodgson – The Secret Garden (2020 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  3. Byars, Betsy – The Midnight Fox
  4. Carpenter, Frances – Tales of a Korean Grandmother
  5. Kate DiCamillo – The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  6. Kate DiCamillo – The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread (2006 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  7. Ende, Michael – The Neverending Story (loose 1984 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  8. Grahame, Kenneth – The Wind in the Willows (1949 film adaptation available on Disney+)
  9. Kadohata, Cynthia – Kira-Kira
  10. Kelly, Eric P. – The Trumpeter of Krakow
  11. Lin, Grace – Where the Mountain Meets the Moon
  12. Lin, Grace – Starry River of the Sky
  13. Lowry, Lois – Gossamer
  14. Lowry, Lois – See You Around, Sam
  15. Lowry, Lois – The One Hundredth Thing about Caroline
  16. Paterson, Katherine – Bridge to Terabithia (2007 film adaptation available, but difficult to source)
  17. Paulsen, Gray – Hatchet
  18. Pullman, Philip – Count Karlstein
  19. Pullman, Philip – Clockwork
  20. Synder, Zilpha Keatley – The Witches of Worm

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