Author: R. J. Palacio

My name is August. I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things – eating…


The Graveyard Book

Author: Neil Gaiman

A boy is brought up by ghosts in the local graveyard after his family is killed by a murderer. Nobody Owens, known to his friends as ‘Bod’, is a perfectly…


Why The Whales Came

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Best friends Daniel and Grace are warned that Samson Island is cursed and they should not go there. They are also told to keep away from the Birdman, who everyone…


The Robe of Skulls

Author: Vivian French

An exuberant, hilarious and wildly entertaining fairy tale with a cast of characters who are good, bad and very, very ugly. The sorceress Lady Lamorna wants a skull-studded gown of…


Stinkbomb & Ketchup-Face and the Badness of Badgers

Author: John Dougherty

Laugh out loud craziness, that will leave you wanted to read more from this dynamic duo. We all know that badgers are bad! It’s in the name bad(gers), otherwise they…


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Author: Ian Fleming

‘Crackpot’ is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a WRECK, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts…


Running Wild

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Epic and heart-rending jungle adventure  Will and his mother are on a trip to Indonesia to help them come to terms with his soldier father’s death when another tragedy strikes….


Wendy Quill is a Crocodile’s Bottom

Author: Wendy Meddour

A hilarious story of a young girl desperate to make it big. Follows the life of Wendy Quill as she takes part in the school play, auditions to be a…


Private Peaceful

Author: Michael Morpurgo

A stunning novel of the First World War told in the voice of a young soldier A stunning novel of the First World War told in the voice of a…


The Desperate Journey

Author: Kathleen Fidler

The Desperate Journey tells the story of the Highland Clearances as they affect one small family.  The Murrays are forced to load their possessions onto a cart and travel across…


The Last Wolf

Author: Michael Morpurgo

A thrilling tale of adventure and loyalty set in the time of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Rebellion Miya’s grandfather discovers all about the internet with Miya’s help and…


Shiverton Hall

Author: Emerald Fennell

A deliciously creepy tale that will have readers needing to keep the light on at night . . . Arthur Bannister has been unexpectedly accepted into Shiverton Hall, which, as…


The Boy in the Biscuit Tin

Author: Heather Dyer

When Ibby is sent to stay with her Aunt, she discovers her cousin Francis, has shrunk to the size of a mouse using a magic set he found in the attic….


Born to run

Author: Michael Morpurgo

One dog, so many adventures This is the story of a courageous, funny, friendly greyhound who takes you on a journey beyond any dog’s imagination. He experiences life with three…


Action Dogs: The Howling Inferno

Author: Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore

Evil killer cats against the good Action Dogs. Catty crime lord Katmanchew is claws away from stealing a world famous painting and holding it to ransom. This is a job…


The name of this book is a secret

Author: Pseudonymous Bosch

A story bursting with secret codes, mysterious characters, magic and above all SECRETS.  The mysterious magician Pietro Bergamo has perished in a house fire – or has he? He leaves…


The Poet’s Dog

Author: Patricia MacLachlan

Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words,…



Author: Claire McFall

When teenager Dylan pulls herself free from a train wreck and emerges onto an almost deserted Scottish hillside, she believes she is the only survivor. Seeing the figure of a…


The Girl Savage

Author: Katherine Rundell

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this “gripping, magical, and heartwarming tale of resilience, friendship,…


Stig of the Dump

Author: Clive King

Barney wanders to the edge of the disused chalk pit, falls in when the ground gives way and ends up in a kind of cave where he meets Stig. Barney…



Author: Shane Hegarty

A robot tries to find his way back to his owner after he wakes up damaged in a scrapyard. Boot has only two-and-a-half memories and a broken screen. He remembers…


Beyond the Odyssey

Author: Maz Evans

Elliot embarks on a dangerous odyssey to find a magical potion that could save his mum. Along the way he makes a few discoveries about himself, his family and his…


Help! I Smell A Monster

Author: Justin Davies

If you like your books to be monstrously funny and full of adventure, then this is for you. Alice MacAlister is afraid of three things, flying, snakes AND dogs. When…


The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Rory Rooney and Tommy-Lee Komissky are not the best of friends, so when they find themselves in an isolation ward because they have both turned green, it’s really not ideal….


Swimming Against the Storm

Author: Jess Butterworth

Disaster strikes when Avery goes missing and a storm is coming, putting their lives at risk in the search to find Avery. Will they be able to save the village…


Icarus Was Ridiculous

Author: Pamela Butchart

Izzy is back and this time she’s telling us all about four Ancient Greek Myths, but in a way that only Izzy would do!  A funny and accessible way for…


The Star Outside My Window

Author: Onjali K. Rauf

That new star up there must be my mum! Aniyah runs away from her foster home to the Royal Observatory to try to get the new star named after her…


The Fox Busters

Author: Dick King-Smith

Can three brave clever chickens manage to outwit the foxes, who prowl around the farm looking for their next meal? Chickens have a reputation for being a bit silly. However,…


I, Cosmo

Author: Carlie Sorosiak

Cosmo, the golden retriever, tells his story about attempting to save his human family, become a star and eat lots of bacon! Cosmo’s family is falling apart. The human mum…


The Golden Butterfly

Author: Sharon Gosling

The Golden Butterfly danced in the air, beautiful and impossible, yet there before their eyes. Then the Magnificent Marko flicked his wand again. There was a shower of sparks, a…


Agent Weasel and the Fiendish Fox Gang

Author: Nick East

Agent Weasel, spy and member of WI6, along with his dormouse sidekick, Doorkins, investigate a spate of crimes committed by a gang of foxes. Peculiar and strange happenings have been…


Aliens Invaded My Talent Show

Author: Matt Brown

When some very important School Inspectors threaten to close Eric’s school, his headmistress decides to put on a talent show. A talent show with Eric in it! And Eric’s magic…


Pig Heart Boy

Author: Malorie Blackman

Cameron is thirteen and desperately in need of a heart transplant when a pioneering doctor approaches his family with a startling proposal. He can give Cameron a new heart –…


Nevermoor:The Trials of Morrigan Crow

Author: Jessica Townsend

A girl born under an unlucky sign and destined to die on her 11th birthday is given a chance to join a secret magical society which would save her from…


Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks

Author: Katie and Kevin Tsang

Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything! Although it was a bit scary the one time, that HUGE shark tried to eat him at the aquarium. When Sam is invited…


Pirate McSnottbeard in the Zombie Terror Rampage

Author: Paul Whitfield

A fast and funny pirate romp for fans of Mr Gum and Barry Loser. Packed with comic art and more gags than you can wave a kipper at.  A laugh-out-loud pirate romp…


Wed Wabbit

Author: Lissa Evans

Quite silly and sometimes scary this is also a book about friendship, family, childhood fears and growing up. It’s also very funny and highly imaginative. You won’t read many books…


The Train to Impossible Places

Author: P. G. Bell

A magical adventure with trolls, talking frogs, blonde bears and truly horrible baddies and, of course, the most amazing train. Suzy loves physics and finding answers to any problem that…


My Parents Cancelled My Birthday

Author: Jo Simmons

A 10-year-old boy has big plans for his birthday, but he seems doomed to disaster! Due to several crises within the family, Tom’s birthday party is on hold. It’s a…


Utterly Me, Clarice Bean

Author: Lauren Child

Clarice Bean likes to daydream although she thinks it’s because her head has too much information in it. If only the awful teacher, Mrs Wilberton, would let her just read…