The Redmoor Read-More is a wide list of recommended fiction
for teenage readers. There are all sorts of books here from
quick reads for those who find reading a struggle, to thrilling
page-turners, to well-respected classics.
This booklet is designed to help you choose books that you will
love, whatever your ability or tastes. At the back of the booklet
you will find some reading challenges. Demonstrate your bookworming by completing some of these and win a spectacular
Redmoor Read-More prize...or two.
What the codes mean:
not many words on a page, often
lots of pictures
just right for 11-14 year olds who are
quite confident readers
a more demanding book for
accomplished readers who like a
challenge. The content, language or style
may be more suited to mature
S* This means the book is one of a series. Look out for the
others by the same author!
If you like fantasy and romance (and enjoy watching Twilight, Being Human, The
Vampire Diaries) try...
Voices of Dragons by Carrie Vaughn
Graceling by Kristin Cashore
Daughter of Fire and Ice by Marie-Louise
Siren by Patricia Rayburn
w Spider by Jenny Nimmo
If you like fantasy stories like the Harry Potter series and Lord of the Rings try...
The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan S* (The Ranger’s Apprentice, Book One)
Heroes of the Valley by Jonathan Stroud
The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott
The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney S*
ver’s Ransom by Emily Diamand
Northern Lights by Philip Pullman S*
The Chronicles of Narnia by C S Lewis
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver S*
The Wind Singer by William Nicholson S*
Eragon by Christopher Paolini S*
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke S*
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness S*
The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
Pratchett S* (Discworld)
Skellig by David Almond
Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
The Dark Ground by Gillian Cross S*
If you’re keen on sport, try...
Dream On by Bali Rai
The Fix by Sophie McKenzie
Foul Play by Tom Palmer
Priceless by Andrew Fusek Peters S* (Skateboard Detectives Book One)
If you like stories about animals and the natural world try...
The Midnight Zoo by Sonya Harnett
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Call of the Wild by Jack London
A Kestrel for a Knave by Barry Himes
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell
Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo
Blitzcat by Robert Westall
A stranger at Green Knowe by Lucy M Boston
If you like your books to be funny, try...
Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
The Crazy Collector by Diana Hendry
Mr Stink by David Walliams
Small Change for Stuart by Lissa Evans
Desirable by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett
The Killer Underpants by Michael Lawrence
Big Nate: The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World by Lincoln Pierce
Warning- Aliens Are Invading the School by Dinah Capparucci
If you’re into crime stories, James Bond-style thrillers, action and the chase try...
Trash by Andy Mulligan
Theodore Boon by John Grisham S*
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
2 Die 4 by Nigel Hinton
Traitor by Andy McNab S* (Boy Soldier)
Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz S* (Alex Rider)
Silverfin by Charlie Higson S* (Young James Bond)
Black Ice by Andy Lane S* (Young Sherlock Holmes)
Cherub: The Recruit by Robert Muchamore S*
The Falcon’s Malteser by Anthony Horowitz S* (Diamond Brother Detective Agency)
If you like an adventurous page-turner, try...
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
Malice by Chris Wooding
Holes by Louis Sachar
Revolver by Marcus Sedgwick
Shift by Jennifer Bradbury
Airman by Eoin Colfer
Torrent! by Bernard Ashley
Percy Jackson: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan S*
Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John
Tamar by Mal Peet
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
Stone Cold by Robert Swindells
Blade by Tim Bowler S*
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins S*
If you are interested in reading about the lives of real people...
Toast by Nigel Slater
Boy by Roald Dahl
Mud, Sweat and Tears (Junior Edition) by Bear Grylls
If you like serious stories about real life, families around the world and their problems
and friendships try....
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece by Annabel Pitcher
Everybody Jam by Ali Lewis
The Outsiders by S E Hinton
The Catcher in the Rye by J D Salinger
Junk by Melvin Burgess
The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
Are You There God, It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo
Fight by Chris Powling
River Boy by Tim Bowler
Flour Babies by Anne Fine
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech
Dear Nobody by Berlie Doherty
Where I Belong by Gillian Cross
If you are into science fiction and futuristic stories (and enjoy watching Dr Who,
Torchwood, Sarah Jane Adventures, Smallville) try...
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
The Angel Experiment by James Patterson
Across the Universe by Beth Rivas
Leviathan by Scott Westerfield
I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
Triskellion by Will Peterson
The Enemy by Charlie Higson
Ship Breaker by Paulo Bacigalupi
The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Alien by Tony Bradman
1984 by George Orwell
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
War of the Worlds by H G Wells
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham
If you enjoy stories about war try...
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Machine Gunners by Robert Westall
Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden
Goodnight Mr Tom
In Spite of All Terror by Hester Burton
Postcards from No-Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers
If you are thrilled by unsettling or horrifying stories of the supernatural or strange try...
The Haunting by Margaret Mahy
The Changeover by Margaret Mahy
The Owl Service by Alan Garner
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Gone by Michael Grant S*
Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Revenge of the Witch by Joseph Delaney
Ghosting by Keith Gray
The Haunting of Cassie Palmer by Vivien Alcock
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Dr Jeckyl and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Grave Dirt by E E Richardson
Thing by Chris Powling
Whispers in the Graveyard by Theresa Breslin
The Scarecrows by Robert Westall
Darkside by Tim Becker S*
A Living Nightmare by Darren Shan S* (Cirque du Freak)
If you are interested in how people lived, worked and died in the past (and enjoy
historical costume dramas on TV) try...
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Prisoner of the Inquisition by Theresa Breslin
Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry by Mildred D Taylor
Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
The Lantern Bearers by Rosemary Sutcliffe
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
The Agency: A Spy in the House by Y S Lee
Plague by David Orme
Viking Warrior by Judson Roberts S* (first in the Strongbow saga)
Crossing the tracks by Barbara Stuber
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Nightjohn by Gary Paulsen
A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
Tom’s Midnight Garden by Phillippa Pearce
The Family from One End Street by Eve Garnett
If you love teenage drama, girl-meets-boy stories and diaries, try...
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Dessen
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend
Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
Go to www.goodreads.com for reader reviews of all
the books to help you make your choice!
1 Book = 10 vivos
2 Books = 20 vivos
5 books = £3 Amazon voucher
8 books = Free book of your choice from the list
10 books = One free book and an Amazon vouch
20 books = Mr Coombs’ special mystery prize!
Complete a task from the following choices for
each book you have read from the list to claim
your Redmoor Read-More prize...
• Book review: (collect a sheet from the library)
• Characterisation: write a monologue or diary in the style of one of the main
characters from the book.
• Cliff-hanger Moment: explain which part of the book had you desperate to read on
and why (aim for around 300 words).
• Write an extra chapter, for example ten years later.
• Imagine you had been asked to write the sequel or next book in the series. Write a
synopsis (summary) of the next book or the first chapter.
• Write a 20 question quiz about the book.
• Imagine that tomorrow you get to meet the author. Write a set of clever interview
questions to ask him or her.
• Imagine the book is going to be made into a film or TV series. Write a synopsis of
the film, suggesting suitable actors and explaining the changes you would make to
the storyline and why.
• Storyboard the final scene of the book. (Collect a sheet from the library)
• Write a list of questions you would like to ask the protagonist (main character) if you
could interview him or her.
• Imagine the same storyline but in a different genre (horror, sci-fi, romance etc).
Write a blurb for the new book which shows how the change in genre affects the
Hand in your evidence in The Zone (library). It will be seen by Mrs Barnes or
Mrs Groocock who will award you the vivos or prize. Don’t forget to put your
name on it!