Book Recommendations

The Silly Book of Side-Splitting Stuff by Andy Seed

An extremely funny book of facts and true stories

Absolutely Everything by Christopher Lloyd

“A History of Earth, Dinosaurs, Rulers, Robots and Other Things Too Numerous” – this fantastic non-fiction book is highly recommended.

A Boy Called Hope by Lara Williamson

An original and interesting peek into the life of Dan Hope and his dysfunctional family. Touching and thought-provoking.

Illegal by Eoin Colfer

A thrilling graphic novel. Ebo is left alone when his brother disappears and his sister has already fled. Now he must set out on an epic and dangerous journey across deserts and through dangerous city streets to reach the sea, and a chance to escape and find his family.

The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie

When a strange shop appears out of nowhere, Daniel finds himself drawn into the mysterious building, it’s never-ending passages and surprises. He starts working for the owner – Mr Silver – but when Mr Silver vanishes into thin air, Daniel has to face threats and dark forces to save the Emporium.

Time Travelling With a Hamster by Ross Welford

A moving and memorable story about time travel. When Al reads a letter it sets off a chain of events in which he races to travel back to 1984 to try and save his late father.

The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Isabella finds herself in a captivating quest to find the mysterious lands her father once mapped. In this beautifully realised adventure story with elements of magic, myth and legend, Isabella finds herself the unlikely heroine tasked with saving her world.

Eren by Simon P Clark

A deceptively dark story about a boy taken by his mum to live in the country after a family drama. Eren is the strange and magical creature that lives in the attic.

Granny by Anthony Horowitz

Joe is miserable and longs to escape from his huge family mansion. But more dangerous is his evil granny who has truly horrid plans for him. Can Joe escape her clutches?

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien

The classic tale of Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, and his quest to travel with Gandalf and a band of dwarves to steal the treasure of a fearsome dragon.

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo


After a storm, Michael is washed overboard from his parent’s yacht and finds himself marooned on a distant island with a Japanese solider who survived the Hiroshima bombing. Kensuke and Michael become unlikely friends.