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9 must-read books

Updated: Dec 17, 2019

Don't know what to choose?

Well, here are a few books that we definitely recommend...

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1. THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (8+)

by E. Nesbit


This is a fantastic classic about a family who live in London but when their Father is wrongly accused and imprisoned on the charge of selling state secrets they have to move to a small country house, which over looks a railway station.The children spend lots of time there, even befriending an old gentleman.They tell him of their troubles and find out that he could be a lot of help in freeing their father! It's up to them if their father will ever come back to his beloved family.


2. WONDER (8-12)

by R.J. Palacio


Wonder is an emotional book about a boy called Auggie, who has a facial disfigurement. The book is about how he starts school in Year 5. He makes friends and enemies and learns some important lessons about life along the way.







3. THE MURDER MYSTERY SERIES (8+)

By Robin Stevens


This series is amazing! It is all about two girls ( Daisy and Hazel ) who have started a "Detective society". They work out mysteries, mostly murder. There are 9 books in this must read series. It is easy to read and very enjoyable for children over the age of 8. The first book is set at their school Deepdean where ordinary school life suddenly becomes a danger to all... They are great books, a must read!




4. THE BOY WHO HIT PLAY (9-14)

By Chloe Daykin


This is an amazing book that we would definitely recommend you to read. It is about a young boy called Elvis who has been adopted. When he was a baby, he was found by a man called George Lucas on a bench dressed with a baby suit with the word HELP on it. One day Elvis wants to know the truth; who are his parents? George has a friend called Lloyd who would turn up at odd places in the house. He is their only chance to make contact with them. Will he ever find his parents?



5. THE BOY AT THE BACK OF THE CLASS (8-12)

By Onjali Q. Raif


This book is amazing! It's about a group of friends who welcome a refugee called Ahmed who has lost his parents. The group befriend him and try to find a way to get his parents back.

Will they manage?

The author has also raised awareness about refugees by writing this book.






6. THE CHILDREN OF CASTLE ROCK ( 8+) By Natasha Farrant


This book is set in Scotland at a boarding school called Stormy Loch Academy. A little girl named Alice was sent there for a new start after her mother dies. Everyone there is talking about the "Great Orienteering Challenge" where children are sent off in teams, unsupervised, for three days. Alice sees her chance... she just needs to persuade her team members, Jesse and Fergus to follow her to a legendary castle in the Scottish highlands.



7. THE MAGIC FARAWAY TREE (6-101)

By Enid Blyton


Joe, Beth and Frannie have just moved to a new house in the country. They have a picnic in the woods one day and discover some enchanted secrets.They visit the Land of Take-What-You-Want and Santa Claus's Castle. Will they reveal all the secrets of the wood?






8. THE SECRET OF NIGHTINGALE WOOD (9+)

By Lucy Strange


This a fantastic book about a girl called Henrietta (Henry). Her brother, Robert, died in a fire and they moved to a new house in the countryside with the baby they call Piglet. Her father has to leave for work and her mother gets ill. Henry is lost and scared as a doctor spins around her mother, giving her pills where the real point is unknown.





9. MAISIE HITCHINS (6+)

By Holly Webb


This detective series for younger children, is fun to read and really hooks the reader in. There is lots of suspense in these books and Maisie is a very good and fun detective to read about.



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