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Our recommendations for more able readers



Watership Down by Richard Adams


 Fiver, the rabbit is sure that something terrible is about to the burrow where he lives - but no one will listen to him, what will he do?



The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

David Fickling Books

Bruno is looking around his new home at 'Out-With' when he meets Shmuel, who lives on the other side of a fence, but there is more to it than meets the eye! 



The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


In Panem,  its Capitol rules twelve Districts, enslaving the people as workers and controlling them through hunger.



The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


After his family are unfortunately killed, Bod is brought up in a graveyard by ghosts.



The Owl Service by Alan Garner

HarperCollins Children's Books

When Alison comes across an old dinner service in the loft, it starts a strange chain of events that look like they will effect everyone's lives.


Coram Boy by Jamila Gavin

Egmont is about Toby, who is saved from an African ship as a small child, and Aaron, the illegitimate son of the heir to a huge estate.



The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon

Red Fox

This is a funny novel and was also the winner of the inaugural Booktrust Teenage Prize.



Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Walker Books

 Alex Rider, a 14 year old boy, finds his life in turmoil on finding that his late uncle wasn't a popular, kind hearted banker, but actually a field agent for MI6.



The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean

Oxford University Press

Haoyou feels useless when the man responsible for the death of his father's attempts to marry his mother. Trying to support her himself, the young boy joins a travelling circus.



Northern Lights by Philip Pullman


This is another incredible book in Philip Pullman's multi-award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy.



Witch Child by Celia Rees

Bloomsbury Children's Book

This book is about Mary the granddaughter of a witch and he exciting adventures.



The Fellowship of The Ring by J R R Tolkien


This is the first part of J R R Tolkien's masterpiece The Lord of the Rings, this story is about a young hobbit Frodo Baggins, who goes on many exciting adventures.