Good Reads

Stuck for something good to read? Here are some suggestions for some of our current favourites!

Key Stage 3

  • The Crossover / Booked / Rebound – Kwame Alexander (graphic novel version of The Crossover is also available)
  • The House with Chicken Legs / The Girl Who Speaks Bear – Sophie Anderson
  • The Parent Agency / Head Kid – David Baddiel
  • The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club – Alex Bell
  • Cogheart / Moonlocket / Skycircus / Shadowsea – Peter Bunzl
  • Apple and Rain / The Weight of Water – Sarah Crossan
  • The Clockwork Crow / The Velvet Fox - Catherine Fisher
  • Boy 87 / Lost – Ele Fountain
  • Brightstorm / Wildspark / Dark Whispers - Vashti Hardy
  • Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson
  • High Rise Mystery - Sharna Jackson
  • Kid Normal series – Greg James
  • Race to the Frozen North - Catherine Johnson
  • Young Sherlock series – Andrew Lane
  • Inkling – Kenneth Oppel
  • Wonder – R J Palacio
  • Armistice Runner / D-Day Dog – Tom Palmer
  • The Boy at the Back of the Class / The Star Outside my Window – Onjali Q. Raúf
  • Rooftoppers / The Wolf Wilder / The Explorer – Katherine Rundell
  • Smart / 928 Miles from Home / The Boy Who Lied – Kim Slater
  • Malamander - Thomas Taylor
  • Gaslight / Seaglass - Eloise Williams

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Great adventure reads for Year 7 which link with your work on The Explorer by Katherine Rundell


Key Stage 4

  • The Crossover / Booked / Rebound – Kwame Alexander (a graphic novel version of The Crossover is also available)
  • Noughts and Crosses – Malorie Blackman
  • Am I Normal Yet?/ Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? – Holly Bourne
  • One / Moonrise / Toffee - Sarah Crossan
  • Rosie and Jack – Mel Darbon
  • Becoming Dinah – Kit de Waal
  • The Lie Tree – Frances Hardinge
  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder – Holly Jackson
  • Split / I Am Thunder / Kick the Moon – Muhammad Khan
  • Orange Boy – Patrice Lawrence
  • Two Can Keep a Secret - Karen M. McManus
  • The Knife of Never Letting Go – Patrick Ness
  • Things a Bright Girl Can Do – Sally Nicholls
  • Heartstopper – Vols 1, 2 & 3 – Alice Oseman (graphic novels)
  • The Million Pieces of Neena Gill – Emma Smith-Barton
  • On the Come Up – Angie Thomas
  • Girl, Boy, Sea – Chris Vick
  • Paper Avalanche / The Art of Being Normal / All About Mia – Lisa Williamson

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Children's Book Award 2020 Shortlist for Older Readers