Books to Enjoy - King`s College School

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Books to Enjoy - King`s College School
Books to Enjoy
Second and Third Form
ADVENTURE
Escape from Shadow Island (Series)
by Paul Adam
Teenage escapologist broadens his repertoire of escapes!
The Valley of the Ancients
by David Alric
Epic expedition to Amazon uncovers ancient creatures. Contains scientific
glossary.
Down the Wire (Series)
by Bernard Ashley
Gun ho news reporter Ben Maddox makes news in jet-setting thriller.
Solitaire (Series)
by Bernard Ashley
Shipwrecked boy strives to survive by himself on Solitaire Island.
Return to the Lost World
by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore
Dinosaur adventures from the two Steves!
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Return to 20,000 Leagues under the Sea
by Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore
Classic adventure. Contemporary retelling.
Ice Quake (Series)
by Colin Bateman
Dynamic duo, Michael and Katya, battle blizzards and bears in the Canadian
Arctic.
Titanic 2020 (Series)
by Colin Bateman
The new Titanic sets sail, seemingly unsinkable. Will people never learn?
If You’re Reading This, It’s too Late (Series)
by Pseudonymous Bosch
Mystery and mayhem aplenty! Quirky, deliciously self-conscious writing.
The New Adventures of Tarzan, the Jungle Warrior
by Andy Briggs
Legendary loin-cloth-wearing hero battles baddies in sweaty savannah!
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Saxby Smart: The Poisoned Arrow (Series)
by Simon Cheshire
Interactive sleuthing! Help Saxby solve three more ‘mind-mangling’ mysteries.
The Aztec Code
by Stephen Cole
Criminal masterminds. Technological wizardry. Mysterious sects. Not one for
girls!
Z. Rex (Series)
by Steve Cole
Laboratory-built dinosaur goes on the rampage.
Half Moon Investigations (Series)
by Eoin Colfer
Dinky detective investigates colossal crimes.
Lion Boy (Series)
by Zizou Corder
Boy sets out to free both his abducted parents and his friends, a troupe of
circus lions.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Jimmy Coates: Killer (Series)
by Joe Craig
Killer kid takes on the criminals. A warm up for Higson and Horowitz!
The Dark Ground: The Lost (Series)
by Gillian Cross
Teenager wakes up alone in a jungle. Find out why!
Master Crook’s Crime Academy: Burglary for Beginners (Series)
by Terry Deary
Rookie robbers learn the tricks of the trade. From the author of the Horrible
Histories.
Secret Breakers: The Power of Three (Series)
by H L Dennis
Code-breaking chums set out to crack an ancient mystery.
The History Keepers: The Storm Begins (Series)
by Damian Dibben
Time-travel capers as Jake struggles to find where – and when – his parents
are!
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Magician’s Elephant
by Kate Di Camillo
Fortune-teller foretells orphan’s quest for his sister.
The Seven Professors of the Far North (Series)
by John Fardell
Trio of children set out on arctic mission to rescue abducted adults.
Stone Heart (Series)
by Charlie Fletcher
Gargoyles and statues come to life in a vividly imagined London.
Toby Alone
by Timothee de Fombelle
The adventures of tiny Tony in his Lilliputian forest world. First of two-part
story.
The Thief Lord
by Cornelia Funke
Sleuth seeks to track down two orphaned children on the run in Venice.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Devil’s Breath (Series)
by David Gilman
Thriller. One to try if you’ve exhausted Horowitz and / or Higson.
The Boy who Fell Down Exit 43
by Harriet Goodwin
Subterranean adventures after joy-riding car crash.
The Magnificent Twelve: The Call (Series)
by Michael Grant
Unlikely hero Mack MacAvoy is summoned for some globe-trotting dogooding!
Gold of the Gods
by Bear Grylls
Boy puts his survival skills to the test.
Striker: Sudden Death (Series)
by Nick Hale
Action adventure, Alex Rider-style.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Playing with Fire
by Jonathan Harlen
Easy-peesy action-packed adventures with the pint-sized PI.
Invisible City (Series)
by M G Harris
Action on every page in this, the first in The Joshua Files Series.
Secret City (Series)
by Jan-Andrew Henderson
Charlie ventures into subterranean city and makes startling discovery there...
First Strike (Series)
by Jack Higgins and Justin Richards
Twins Jade and Rich seek to avert nuclear war – and a family crisis!
Silverfin (Series)
by Charlie Higson
Young Bond takes on the baddies in the first of his adolescent adventures.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Stormbreaker (Series)
by Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider, school boy spy, kicks off his high adrenalin adventures.
Journey to the River Sea
by Eva Ibbotson
Orphan leaves stuffy London for life in the amazing Amazon.
The Adventures of Tintin
by Alex Irvine
Tintin and Snow’s epic big screen adventures brought to book!
The Island of Thieves (Series)
by Josh Lacey
Tom and Uncle Harvey travel to South America set out on an exciting quest
for hidden gold.
The Sultan’s Tigers
by Josh Lacey
Dodgy duo seek family ‘heirloom’ in this lively, adventure romp.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Skulduggery Pleasant (Series)
by Derek Landy
Girl and ghoul double act share rip-roaring adventures.
Young Sherlock Holmes: Death Cloud (Series)
by Andrew Lane
London’s criminal underworld meets its match – and a literary legend is born!
Tanshan Tigers: The Stolen Jade (Series)
by Dan Lee
Crime-fighting karate kids pounce on thieves in this easy read romp.
The Mysterious Benedict Society
by Trenton Lee Stewart
Wacky adventures with puzzles, codes and a diabolical villain.
Leopard Adventure (Series)
by Anthony McGowan
New page-turning adventures inspired by the Willard Price Adventure books.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Ring of Five
by Eoin McNamee
Cherub-style ‘Spooks’ academy trains kids for spy missions.
Shark Island (Series)
by David Miller
Boy and girl fight for survival on remote, tropical island.
The Phoenix Files: Arrival (Series)
by Chris Morphew
Schoolboy scrambles to save the world. Action thriller.
Across the Wide, Wide Sea
by Michael Morpurgo
An epic sea journey of discovery – in more than one sense.
Operation Red Jericho
by Joshua Mowll
Good old-fashioned adventure – great illustrations from real things.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Justin Thyme
by Panama Oxridge
Daffy adventures outside Loch Ness as boy races to solve mystery ‘justin
thyme’.
Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life
by James Patterson and Chris Tebbett
Gobby wild child recounts High School histrionics. Humour – of sorts.
The Baker Street Mysteries: The Shadow of Evil (Series)
by Tim Piggott-Smith
Sam Wiggins and the Baker Street ‘Irregulars’ battle Professor Moriarty on
Holmes’ behalf.
Lion Adventure (Series)
by Willard Price
Classic adventure series of globe-trotting brothers, Hal and Roger Hunt.
Operation Ocean Emerald (Series)
by Ilkka Remes
Sassy schoolboy outsmarts stupid terrorists. A Luke Barron adventure.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Devil’s Triangle (Series)
by Mark Robson
Boys go AWOL in the Bermuda Triangle.
Imperial Spy (Series)
by Mark Robson
Espionage and assassinations aplenty in this fast-paced series.
Forbidden Island
by Malcolm Rose
‘Keep Out’ sign is green light for curious kids! Thriller.
Jordan Stryker: Bionic Agent (Series)
by Malcolm Rose
Bionic boy enjoys blockbuster adventures.
Alpha Force: Hostage (Series)
by Chris Ryan
Alpha Force, a group of gun-ho teenagers, sets out to catch bad guys in the
Arctic.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Fire Ancestors: Tiger (Series)
by Jeff Stone
Martial Arts adventures in Ancient China. Bang-crash-wallop aplenty!
Blood Hunters
by Steve Voake
Horrific predators wreck havoc.
H.I.V.E. (Series)
by Mark Walden
First in series about top-secret school of villainy.
Broken Sky
by Chris Wooding
Anime-inspired adventures of twins Ryushi and Kia.
S.T.O.R.M: The Ghostmaster (Series)
by E L Young
Covert organisation uses brain power to rid the world of evil threats.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
ANIMALS Tiger Wars (Series)
by Steve Backshall
Do-gooders strive to save endangered animals in the Indian Himalayas.
Fire Bringer
by David Clement-Davies
Birthmarked deer sets out on quest to fulfil ancient prophesy.
Fly Cherokee, Fly
by Chris d’Lacey
Boy looks after injured racing pigeon in this simple but affecting tale.
The Tale of Despereaux
by Kate Di Camillo
The riotous adventures of a rodent.
The Wind in the Willows
by Kenneth Graham
Mole, Ratty, Badger and Toad battle the evil inhabitants of the Wild Wood.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Time Stops for No Mouse
by Michael Hoeye
The adventures of a stay-at-home mouse.
Seekers: The Quest Begins (Series)
by Erin Hunter
Orphan polar bear cubs make bid for freedom guided by Pathway Star.
One Dog and his Boy
by Eva Ibbotson
Boy and pooch form inseparable bond in Eva Ibbotson’s final book.
Redwall (Series)
by Brian Jacques
Classic anthropomorphic tales, written in non-chronological order.
The Silver Claw
by Gary Kilworth
An otter is summoned by the mysterious Silver Claw to save his people from
disaster.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Sky Hawk
by Gill Lewis
Boy and girl strive to protect rare bird from harm in the Scottish highlands.
White Dolphin
by Gill Lewis
Cornish kid conservationists battle bullying local fisherman.
Call of the Wild
by Jack London
Husky fights for survival in the frozen North.
Everything for a Dog
by Ann M Martin
Doggy drama! A schmaltzy offering for animal-lovers.
Shark Attack (Series)
by Anthony Masters
Drama above and below water in the first of the Predator Series.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Born to Run
by Michael Morpurgo
The adventures of a greyhound puppy by those who knew him – and himself.
Why the Whales Came
by Michael Morpurgo
Children land on fog-locked island and invoke ancient curse.
Silverwing (Series)
by Kenneth Oppel
Adventures aplenty for Shade the Silverwing bat.
Dog
by Daniel Pennac
See the world through a dog’s eyes in this short, heart-warming tale.
Eye of the Wolf
by Daniel Pennac
Boy befriends one-eyed wolf at zoo.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Catligula (Series)
by Robin Price
Adventures in Ancient Rome with a cast of cats!
The Great Escape
by Megan Rix
Furry trio make bid for freedom from bomb-blasted London.
Varjak Paw
by S F Said
Sassy Mesopotamian cat leads revolt against his oppressive owner.
I am the Great Horse
by Katherine Roberts
Alexander the Great’s horse tells all. Off-beat.
The Pig Scrolls
by Paul Skipton
Talking porker Gryllus the Pig tells all.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
A Tiger too Many
by Anthony Wooten
Amidst the Blitz, feisty girl fights zoo authorities seeking to put down sickly
tiger.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
FANTASY
Dirk’s Gently Holistic Detective Agency
by Douglas Adams
Dirk strives to catch the murderer of computer empire chief.
Fire and Ice
by Jackie Andrews
Detective duo battle baddies. Fantasy thriller.
Unlikely Exploits: The Fall of Fergal (Series)
by Philip Ardagh
Daffy characters in a serious of riotous escapades.
The Invisible Friend
by Louise Arnold
Misfit boy and ghost join forces for mutual benefit.
Stitch Head (Series)
by Guy Bass
Daffy drama in Castle Grotteskew involving mad professor’s mini-creation.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
An Awfully Beastly Business: The Big Beast Sale (Series)
by The Beastly Boys
Monster mayhem in large typeface! Easy read.
Pig-Heart Boy
by Malorie Blackman
Pioneering doctor makes unusual transplant offer.
Doctor Illuminatus
by Martin Booth
Two modern day children battle against a 15th Century alchemist.
River Boy
by Tim Bowler
Grieving girl meets mysterious boy of the river.
Noah Barleywater Runs Away
by John Boyce
An eight year old’s eccentric adventures in a fairy tale forest.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Golden Armour: The Helmet (Series)
by Richard Brown
Two children are chosen by unhappy goddess to reunite piece of magical
armour.
Warriors: Warriors of Alavna (Series)
by N M Browne
Time-travelling duo learn magical arts unknown to mild-mannered SW19
children.
Mysteries of the Septagram: Kobal (Series)
by Paul Bryers
Kidnapping, castles and a crazy scientist.
The New Heroes: Absolute Power (Series)
by Michael Carroll
Superheroes and Supervillains slug it out. Double-spaced drama!
The Remarkable Adventures of Tom Scatterhorn: The Museum’s Secret
by Henry Chancellor (Series)
Globe-trotting time travels with the eponymous Tom.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Artemis Fowl (Series)
by Eoin Colfer
Artemis battles ill-tempered fairies in first of best-selling series.
The Magician’s House Quartet
by William Corlett
William and friends venture up some secret steps up a chimney to where a
magician lives.
Foundling
by D M Cornish
Men and monsters battle it out. Contains Monster Hunters’ Glossary!
The Titan Prophesy: Rise of the Dark One (Series)
by A M Crawford
Titanic-sized adventures involving Greek mythology, mystical creatures and
magic.
The Wardstone Chronicles (Series)
by Joseph Delaney
Six wicked titles so far, telling the story of Tom, the Spook’s apprentice.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Fire Within
by Chris d’Lacey
Dragons with magical powers – and feelings – come to life!
The Belgariad (Series)
by David Eddings
Orphan sets out to recover the Orb of Aldur – and save the universe.
The Sea of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer
Boy banished to the kingdom of the trolls seeks magical well to escape.
The Oracle (Series)
by Catherine Fisher
Girl seeks to right wrongs in the first of this fantasy trilogy.
Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan (Series)
by John Flanagan
Battleschool reject Will is apprenticed to a new and mysterious master.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Eager (Series)
by Helen Fox
Set in a future world where technology rules, and humans are second class
citizens.
Inkheart (Series)
by Cornelia Funke
Bookbinder brings books to life. Literally.
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
by Alan Gardner
Classic fantasy adventure.
Maggot Moon
by Sally Gardner
Dyslexic anti-hero exposes – in his own inimitable style - the truth of a lunar
landing.
A Tale Dark and Grimm
by Adam Gidwitz
Anarchic re-telling of classic fairy tales. Quite gory. Very grim.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Tunnels (Series)
by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams
Father disappears down an unknown tunnel; son unearths terrifying secret…
Nelly the Monster Sitter: Grerks, Squurms and Water Greeps
by Kes Gray
Monster-sitting mayhem on the Moneliniar Estate!
George’s Secret Key to the Universe
by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
Quantum thrills and galactic adventures. Includes factfile and photos.
Boom!
by Mark Haddon
Alien mayhem as Jimbo and Charlie strive to stop the world going Boom!
Tales from the Sinister City: The Black Book of Secrets (Series)
by F E Higgins
Body-snatching, live burial and tooth-pulling all feature in this gloriously
Gothic offering.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Tales from the Sinister City: The Eyeball Collector
by F E Higgins
Quirky gothic adventures featuring a glass-eyed villain.
The Saint of Dragons: Samurai (Series)
by Jason Hightman
Do-gooding dragon slayers strive not to become toast!
Raven’s Gate (Series)
by Anthony Horowitz
Ancient evil threatens modern day England. First in The Power of Five series.
The Secret of Platform 13
by Eva Ibbotson
Wizard, ogre and old hag pursue a spoilt brat prince.
The Star of Kazan
by Eva Ibbotson
Annika’s adventures in Vienna begin when she inherits clothes from a strange
old lady.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Wicked (Series)
by Paul Jennings and Morris Gleitzman
Weird and wacky goings on with animals mutating into gruesome monsters!
Maskmaker
by Jane Johnson
Boy dons disguise and travels to faraway worlds aided by talking cat!
The Nightmare Factory
by L A Jones
Siblings wake up trapped in a parallel universe. Nightmare, indeed!
Space Crime Conspiracy
by Gareth P Jones
London lad gets embroiled in the inter-galactic crime of the century. Fun.
The Divide (Series)
by Elizabeth Kay
Sick boy wakes up in magical world and seeks cure for illness.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Children of the Lamp: The Akhenaten Adventure (Series)
by P B Kerr
Twins set out on magical adventures.
Seven Sorcerers
by Caro King
Sorcerers, spells and strange creatures in the land of Drift.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
by C S Lewis (Series)
Lucy stumbles into Narnia, a strange, magical world.
A Wizard of Earthsea (Series)
by Ursula le Guin
Good and evil do battle in this pre-Potter world of wizards, dragons and
magic.
The Palace Library
by Steven Loveridge
Time-slip tale to enchanting fantasy world.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Einstein’s Underpants – and how they saved the World
by Anthony McGowan
Alien invasion averted by special pair of pants. A riotous read!
Charlie Bone and the Beast
by Jenny Nimmo
Yet more action-packed fantasy adventures!
The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday (Series)
by Garth Nix
Seven days. Seven keys. Seven books.
The Seventh Tower: The Fall (Series)
by Garth Nix
As punishment for seeking to steal a precious sunstone, Tal is thrown from
the tower…
Trouble Twisters
by Garth Nix & Sean Williams
Explosive action in a quiet coastal town.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Sabriel
by Garth Nix
When her father is trapped by Death, Sabriel sets out to save him.
Shadow of the Dragon: Kira (Series)
by Kate O’Hearn
Gutsy girl eclipses knights. Shadow of the Dragon series.
Triskellion (Series)
by Will Peterson
Archaelogical adventures with a paranormal twist. Trilogy.
The Magic Thief (Series)
by Sarah Prineas
Adventures in the wizarding world of Wellmet. Beautifully illustrated.
Larklight (Series)
by Philip Reeve
Unexpected visitor at house spinning through space prompts Inter-galactic
escapades.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
No Such Things as Dragons
by Philip Reeve
Dragon-slaying duo encounters a man-munching monster. Or do they?!
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Series)
by Rick Riordan
Percy, son of Posiedon, seeks to prevent a war amongst the gods.
The Red Pyramid (Series)
by Rick Riordan
An explosion at the British Museum unleashes an ancient Evil and chaos
ensues.
Dragon Orb (Series)
by Mark Robson
Dragon-riders rollercoaster through the skies on epic adventures.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Series)
by J K Rowling
Needs no introduction. The saga starts here!
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
by J K Rowling
For lovers of Hogwarts, this is a must.
Magyk (Series)
by Angie Sage
Best-selling series, full of magic and wit.
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The Alchemist (Series)
by Michael Scott
An empty grave suggests that Alchemist Nicholas Flamel has cheated death –
but how?
Elf Girl & Raven Boy: Fright Forest (Series)
by Marcus Sedgwick
Dynamic duo face trolls, ogres and goblins in a variety of settings. Easy read!
The Raven Mysteries: Flood and Fang (Series)
by Marcus Sedgwick
Family battles troll and tsunami, as told by a raven.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Book of Dead Days
by Marcus Sedgwick
A crusty old magician seeks to escape demonic spirits in a subterranean city.
Lord Loss (Series)
by Darren Shan
Needs no introduction. Holiday hokum for boys!
The Sleeping Army
by Francesca Simon
The Lewis chessmen in the British Museum come to life... Norse know-how is
put to the test!
The Ratbridge Chronicles: Here Be Monsters! (Series)
by Alan Snow
Skulduggery with wonderful drawings.
Vampirates: Demons of the Sea (Series)
by Justin Somper
Swashbuckling adventures on the high seas.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Shapeshifter: Finding the Fox (Series)
by Ali Sparkes
COLA (Children of Limitless Ability) kid finds his inner fox!
Frozen in Time
by Ali Sparkes
Thawed time-travellers marvel at modernity!
The Emerald Atlas
by John Stephens
Time-travelling orphan trio take on dwarves, a donut-eating professor, and a
truly evil crone!
The Edge Chronicles (Series)
by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell
Twin abandoned at birth is brought up by trolls.
The Ratastrophe Catastrophe (Series)
by David Lee Stone
Magical adventures in the rodent-riddled land of Illmoor.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Bartimaeus Trilogy (Series)
by Jonathan Stroud
Stroppy young wizard with a cynical, self-centred demon and other problems.
Shadowmancer
by G P Taylor
Evil vicar seeks world domination... from Whitby!
The Hobbit
by J R R Tolkien
Bilbo the hobbit’s epic adventures culminate with a Smaug encounter.
Greenwich Chronicles: The Time Wreccas (Series)
by Val Tyler
Goblin-like creatures strive to steal the Tick from the Timepiece of the
Guardians... and stop Time for eternity!
Bloodhunters (Series)
by Steve Voake
Squidgy specimen from expedition grows into unstoppable predator!
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Shipley Manor Adventure: Shipley Manor (Series)
by Tim Walker
Tom battles baddies - and bureaucracy - at the magical, ship-shaped manor.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
OTHER CULTURES
City of the Beasts
by Isabel Allende
Ecological adventure set deep in the heart of the Amazon.
Rift
by Beverley Birch
Terrorists abduct good guys in Africa.
Rubbish Town Hero
by Nicola Davies
Discovery in dump leads to dangerous journey. Simple, but affecting.
The Conch Bearer
by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
A journey through the Himalayas to return the magic conch shell to its home.
The Breadwinner (Series)
by Deborah Ellis
Brutality – and bravery – in Taliban-controlled Afghanistan.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
In the Sea there are Crocodiles
by Fabio Geda
Poignant, personal account of brave boy’s journey from Afghanistan to Italy.
Boy Overboard
by Morris Gleitzman
Football fanatics in Taliban-troubled Afghanistan.
Broken Glass
by Sally Grindley
Two children root around the city’s rubbish dumps, collecting broken glass.
Spilled Water
by Sally Grindley
To be born a girl in China is to be like spilled water – a mistake. Learn more;
read on.
Oranges in No Man’s Land
by Elizabeth Laird
Short, sharp, moving story of girl in Beirut risking her life to save her family’s.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
The Garbage King
by Elizabeth Laird
Slum kid befriends rich kid in Ethiopia’s capital city.
The Western Mysteries: The Case of the Deadly Desperadoes (Series)
by Caroline Lawrence
Quirky girl narrator seeks justice in the lawless ‘Wild West’.
Fish
by L S Matthews
Refugee boy takes rescued fish on long and dangerous journey.
Cyrano
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Long-nosed Cyrano helps his rival win the girl he loves.
Greek Myths
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Stunning retellings of classic tales.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Stop the Train
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Cissy and friends struggle to survive in the Wild West.
Dogsong
by Gary Paulsen
Young Inuit boy makes surprising find in the Arctic...
Hatchet
by Gary Paulsen
City boy Brian fights for his life alone in the wilds of Canada.
A Long Way from Chicago
by Richard Peck
Joey and his sister visit their gun-toting grandma in Al Capone era romp.
Holes
by Louis Sachar
Stanley Yelnats gets banged up in a Texas bootcamp for a crime he did not
commit.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Revolver
by Marcus Sedgwick
Boy stands up for himself in the icy wilds of the Arctic.
Dragon Keeper (Series)
by Caroline Wilkinson
Young slave girl makes perilous journey across China – with dragon friend.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
PAST TIMES
Eddie Dickens (Series)
by Philip Ardagh
The stench and stealth of 19th Century England are conjured up in this daft
and perfect series.
The Shakespeare Stealer (Series)
by Gary Blackwood
Antics and intrigue on and off stage in Shakespeare’s London.
Viking Boy
by Tony Bradman
Warrior boy goes to war in the Land of Ice and Fire.
Fire, Bed and Bone
by Henrietta Branford
The Peasants’ Revolt, as told by an old hunting dog.
Dream Master: Gladiator (Series)
by Theresa Breslin
Boy travels through Time and Space to live his dreams - and fight for his life!
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Nathan Fox: Dangerous Times
by L Brittany
Boy spy battles baddies in Tudor times.
Gideon the Cutpurse
by Linda Buckley-Archer
Time-travelling adventure set in a world of highwaymen, thieves and
cutpurses.
The Warriors Trilogy: Warriors of Alarna (Series)
by N M Browne
On a school trip, two pupils slip back in time to an alternative Roman Britain.
Al Capone does my Shirts
by Gennifer Choldenko
Living with gangsters on Alcatraz Island.
King of Shadows
by Susan Cooper
Young actor travels back to Elizabethan England... and meets Shakespeare.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Victory
by Susan Cooper
Drama and danger on Nelson’s flagship.
Halo
by Zizou Corder
Disguised as a boy, Halo spars with the Spartans.
The Fire Thief
by Terry Deary
Time travelling Prometheus discovers what humans have done with his gift of
fire.
Powder Monkey (Series)
by Paul Dowswell
The drama and danger of the battle of Trafalgar. Stirring stuff.
The Blood Stone
by Jamilla Gavin
Boy sets out on epic adventure to rescue abducted father held by Mogul
Emperor.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Rebels
by Russell Gascoigne
Tom and Rab fight for their lives in an England ravaged by Civil War.
The Diamond of Drury Lane (Series)
by Julia Golding
Cat Royal gets into all sorts of scrapes in 18th Century London.
Raven Boy
Boy befriends bird in Plague-ridden, Fire-ravaged olde London.
The London Murder Mysteries: Murder on Stage (Series)
by Cora Harrison
Alfie and gang seek out suspects in the sinister streets of gas-lit London.
The Stowaway
by Karen Hesse
Boy stows away on Captain Cook’s ship bound for the Pacific.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Eye of the Moon (Series)
by Dianne Hofmeyer
Good kids pursued by bad adults in this exotic adventure set in ancient Egypt.
A Hero on a Bicycle
by Shirley Hughes
Resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Italy.
Gold Seekers
by Jane Johnson
Magic, mystery and pirate mayhem!
Bearkeeper
by Josh Lacey
Pip seeks – and finds – hairy adventures in Shakespeare’s London.
Roman Mysteries: The Thieves of Ostia (Series)
by Caroline Lawrence
Adventures aplenty in Ancient Rome.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon
Power and Stone
by Alice Leader
Roman family sent to Hadrian’s Wall get chilly welcome on all fronts.
The Case of the London Dragonfish (Series)
by Joan Lennon
Girl sleuth battles baddies in Victorian England. Easy read!
Stratford Boys
by Jan Mark
What a performance! Drama at home with Shakespeare and family.
A Little Lower than Angels
by Geraldine McCaughrean
Stone mason’s apprentice flees bullying master to join a group of travelling
players.
Not the End of the World
by Geraldine McCaughrean
The real story of Noah’s Flood as told by its female characters.
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The Whispering Roads
by Livi Michael
Think you have it bad? Imagine life in a poor 19th Century family in
Manchester.
Road to London
by Barbara Mitchelhill
Skulduggery in Elizabethan London – and a plot to kill the Queen.
Arthur: High King of Britain
by Michael Morpurgo
20th Century boy stumbles upon ancient King and hears of his dazzling
adventures.
Hitler’s Angel
by William Osborne
Boy spies on mission to find and kidnap a girl who could bring down Hitler.
Wolf Brother (Series)
by Michelle Paver
Boy and wolf set on perilous quest to find the Mountain of the World Spirit.
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Charley Feather
by Kate Pennington
Gruesome 18th Century London is no joke.
Spirit of the Titanic
by Nicola Pierce
Ghost child stowaway travels on the Titanic’s maiden voyage.
Urgum the Axe Man
by Kjartan Poskitt
Lunatic fun as caveman confronts his worst nightmare: a baby barbarian!
Dodger
by Terry Pratchett
Sewer scavenger dodges bullies and bacteria! Lively Dickensian romp.
Black Arts
by A Prentice and J Weil
Magic and mayhem in 16th century London.
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Death and the Arrow (Series)
by Chris Priestley
Mysterious murders in plague-riddled London.
The Baker Street Boys: The Case of the Disappearing Detective
by Anthony Read (Series)
Diminutive sleuths investigate crimes on Sherlock Holmes’ patch.
Here Lies Arthur
by Philip Reeve
A new take on the Arthurian legend: ‘lies’ is a pun!
The Invisible Detective: Shadow Beast (Series)
by Justin Richards
Four kids investigate crimes in between-the-wars London. Second in Series.
Sword of Light (Series)
by Katherine Roberts
Adventures in Camelot as the secret daughter of King Arthur, battles baddies
on her father’s behalf.
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The Mausoleum Murder (Series)
by Katherine Roberts
Adventures in Ancient Rome with a magical twist.
Gladiator: Fight for Freedom (Series)
by Simon Scarrow
Action, action, and yet more action as child-gladiator fights for his life – and
for justice.
Hitler’s Canary
by Sandi Toksvig
‘Hitler’s Canaries’ was the putdown phrase used to describe the Danes under
Nazi occupation.
Johnny Swanson
by Eleanor Updale
Lovable trickster seeks to exonerate mother on murder charge.
Montmorency (Series)
by Eleanor Updale
Gentleman thief runs amok in Victorian England.
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PRESENT TIMES Heaven Eyes
by David Almond
Three orphans run away – and meet a mysterious fourth one.
Skellig
by David Almond
Boy finds heavenly creature in garage.
Too Much Trouble
by Tom Avery
Oliver Twist updated: Illegal immigrants fall in with gang of shoplifters.
The Transfer
by Terence Blacker
Fantasy football becomes horribly real.
Operation Eiffel Tower
by Elen Caldecott
Jack and siblings strive to reunite disunited parents. Jacqueline Wilson for
boys!
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Glory in the Cup (Series)
by Bob Cattrell
The Glory Gardens cricket team take to the field.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The long-awaited sequel to the flying car classic!
Millions
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Bag full of money falls from the sky and proves to be unwelcome gift.
The Unforgiven Coat
by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Two brothers from Mongolia try to adapt to school in Liverpool. Based on a
true story.
How to Train your Dragon (Series)
by Cressida Cowell
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III’s journey from Boy to Braveheart.
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Ruby Holler
by Sharon Creech
Old couple adopt abandoned twins from grotty orphanage for ‘big adventure’.
The Demon Headmaster (Series)
by Gillian Cross
A school of hard-working, neatly dressed, well-behaved kids. How does he do
it?
Just William (Series)
by Richard Crompton
Hapless William gets into all kinds of scrapes – but he means well really!
A Dog Called Grk
by Joshua Doder
Boy sets out to reunite stray dog with its Eastern European owners.
The London Eye Mystery
by Siobhan Dowd
Boy uses his Asperger’s Syndrome to solve mystery. Clever twist.
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Madame Doubtfire
by Anne Fine
Unusual nanny warms the hearts of children in ‘her’ care.
The More the Merrier
by Anne Fine
The True Story of Christmas. Eating Things on Sticks is its unofficial sequel.
Kick Off (Series)
by Dan Freedman
Jamie proves himself a star – on and off the football pitch.
Ghost Knight
by Cornelia Funke
Boarding school new boy battles ancient spectre.
The Robber Baron’s Daughter
by Jamila Gavin
Posh girl is forced to confront the evil of human trafficking.
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Bumface
by Morris Gleitzman
Angus aches for adventure as Bumface the pirate. Memorable opening!
Pure Dead Magic (Series)
by Debi Gliori
Merry mayhem in Scotland with the gloriously eccentric Stega-Borgia
household.
Gravenhunter
by Harriet Goodwin
Boy is forced to spend a holiday at a Gothic mansion. Worse still, it’s with a
girl!
Chomp
by Carl Hiaasen
Reptiles, wranglers and red necks in the Florida Everglades. Gloriously wacky
stuff.
Horowitz Horror (Series)
by Anthony Horowitz
Tales to send a shiver up your spine from the ever-readable, best-selling
author!
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The Get Rich Quick Club
by Rose Impey
The double-spaced adventures of two money-making mates.
The Vampire Blog
by Pete Johnson
Boy becomes half-vampire, and gets craving for blood!
Sparks
by Ally Kennen
Coffin-stealing, longboat-burning, wish-granting black comedy.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
Ups and downs of school life as described by the eponymous Greg.
The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
by Penelope Lively
Twee Oxfordshire family plagued by ill-tempered poltergeist!
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Five Children and It
by E Nesbit
Family move to the countryside and make amazing discovery in a gravel pit…
Foul Play
by Tom Palmer
Danny’s idea of heaven – football and crime.
Freak the Mighty
by Rodman Philbrick
Two misfits – one huge, one tiny – team up to conquer the world.
Lobster Boy
by Roderick Philbrick
‘Lobster Boy’ seeks to catch massive Bluefin tuna to restore his family’s
fortunes.
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom
by Louis Sachar
Counsellor Carla sorts out big-mouth Bradley.
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Wonder Struck
by Brian Selznick
Split stories recounted in words and beautiful black and white pictures. A
weighty, wondrous book.
The Midnight Library: Voices (Series)
by Nick Shadow
Short, spine-chilling stories in large print!
Bootleg
by Alex Shearer
Chocoholics take to arms in a world without chocolate!
The Fugitives
by Alex Shearer
Hapless duo seek shelter with couple after blowing up a building.
The Speed of the Dark
by Alex Shearer
Madcap scientist makes himself miniature with ingenious invention.
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Cycling for Gold (Series)
by Owen Slot
Speedy Sam seeks Olympic glory on two wheels.
All the Wrong Questions: Who could that be at this hour? (Series)
by Lemony Snicket
Hard-boiled detective stuff... and no clear cut answers.
Feather Boy
by Nicky Stringer
Bullied boy gets sent on unusual quest.
Billionaire Boy
by David Walliams
Spoilt rich kid Joe Spud has everything he needs in life... except a friend.
Molesworth
by Geoffrey Williams
Molesworth’s adventures at St Custard’s skool.
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More Books to Enjoy 2014-15
Second Form
Letters from an Alien Schoolboy by Ros Asquith
Monster mayhem with riotous illustrations. Easy read.
My Brother’s Shadow by Tom Avery
Bereaved girl seeks emotional warmth and security.
Brixton Brothers: Danger Goes Berserk by Mac Barnett
Dinky detectives in send up of Hardy Boys series!
Joe Rat by Mark Barratt
Sewer-dwelling boy swaps the gutter for the grime of Victorian London.
Titanic 2020 by Colin Bateman
Will people never learn? New ship sets sail and enters choppy waters...
Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior by Chris Bradford
Plucky youngster becomes apprentice warrior – and seeks to right wrongs.
The New Heroes: The Quantum Prophesy by Michael Carroll
Dinky duo develop strange powers – and prepare to save the world.
Granny Samurai, the Monkey King and I by John Chambers
Quirky comedy about a boy scribe, a no nonsense granny and a primate with a
vendetta.
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Aliens Stink! by Steve Cole
Boy stands up to three-eyed aliens. Wacky design / illustrations!
Magic Ink by Steve Cole
Joke-filled, cartoon-splattered epic adventures from the Astrosaurs author.
Put Out the Light by Terry Deary
Youngsters man-up in war torn Britain and Germany.
The Fire Thief by Terry Deary
First in new trilogy set in Ancient Greece by the Horrible Histories author.
Scream Street: Fang of the Vampire by Tommy Donbavand
Claw-scratched, blood-splattered hokum by the diminutive Darren Shan!
The Amazing Tale of Ali Pasha by Michael Foreman
Soldier befriends tortoise. Yes, you heard that right!
War Game by Michael Foreman
Beautifully illustrated account of the Christmas Day miracle at the Front.
The Ship Between the Worlds by Julia Golding
High octane adventures on the High Seas!
Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding
Avalon under attack – classic setting, contemporary chaos!
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Fizzlebert Stump, the boy who ran away from the Circus by A F Harrold
Tomfoolery and tightropes in this short, daffy book.
The Deadly 7 by Garth Jennings
Hapless Nelson extracts the Seven Deadly Sins from his own body. Monster
mayhem ensues!
The One that Got Away: A Misfitz Mystery by Josh Lacey
Siblings strive to solve mystery in this green-themed, old-fashioned joyous romp.
Kid Swap: A Jiggy McCue Story by Michael Lawrence
Parents sign up son for Reality TV torture. Entertaining!
Moon Bear by Gill Lewis
Boy and bear bond – both long to be free...
We Give a Squid a Wedgie by A Alexander London
Kids tackle Kraken in novel fashion. One in a series of pun-packed books.
The Phoenix Files by Chris Morphew
Texan teen in extraordinary clock-ticking adventures.
I, Funny by James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein
An easy read with short chapters and lots of pictures.
Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver
Boy befriends orphan wolf cub and seeks to avenge his father’s death.
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The Baker Street Mysteries: The Shadow of Evil by Tim Pigott-Smith
Baker Street gang in Victorian crime capers.
Five
Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders
Follow up to the original Nesbit series.
The Ministry of Ghosts by Alex Shearer
Kids answer advertisement for Saturday job... at strange old house.
The Lost Gods by Francesca Simon
Old Norse meets New Eng-er-land! Brilliant follow up to The Sleeping Army.
The Sleeping Army by Francesca Simon
Bored schoolgirl wakes up Viking army by mistake. Riotous, rip-roaring fun!
Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up? by Rob Stevens
Oddball ginger-haired schoolboy seeks lookalike to impress long-lost Mum.
Dark Lord: A Fiend in Need by Jamie Thomson
The Dark Lord (aka Dirk Lloyd) in rescue romp!
The Wrong Side of the Galaxy by Jamie Thomson
Harry gets abducted by aliens. Funny (clever) and funny (silly) stuff!
For more recommended reading suggestions, go to: kcs.org.uk
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Books to Enjoy Updates 2015-16
Second Form
The Parent Agency by David Baddiel
What if it were possible to choose your parents? Who would YOU select?!
The Person Controller by David Baddiel
Video game controller with a difference helps twins cope with real life!
Frozen Fish Fingers by Jason Beresford
The wacky adventures of secret superheroes Chimp, Nightingale, Kangaruby and
Slug Boy.
The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Boy turns bright green on school trip and meets in hospital his own ‘Green
Goblin’.
Danny Dread by Ben Davis
‘Wimpy Kid’-like goody-two-shoes son rejects the family business of being bad.
Muddle and Win: The Battle for Sally Jones by John Dickinson
Ex-wart Muddlespot seeks to send guardian angel to the dark side. Delightfully
daffy.
Dragon Shield by Charlie Fletcher
Dragons hunt humans in a strange, freeze-framed London.
The Last Musketeer by Stuart Gibbs
Boy tumbles through time to meet – and unite – the Three Musketeers.
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Monkey and Me by David Gilman
The last thing Beanie expected to find in a haunted house was a chimpanzee!
Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding
Avalon under attack. Classic setting. Contemporary chaos!
The Impossible Boy by Mark Griffiths
New kid on the block wows all with magic. Who’s he kidding? For less confident
readers.
Mission Survival: Gold of the Gods by Bear Grylls
Mission impossible: no food, no compass... Escape? No way!
Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Cartoonish capers in the swamps of Florida with the eponymous, one-eyed
weirdo.
The Woebegone Twins by Christopher William Hill
Troublesome twins – and Karloff the parrot - in a Lemony Sicketty-like Gothic
romp.
Lupo and the Secret of Windsor Castle by Aby King
Cocker spaniel strives to prove itself innocent of puppy crimes at the castle.
Wacky!
Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis
Learn about the osprey and its incredible 45 day, 4000 mile journey to Africa!
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Monster Odyssey: The Wrath of the Lizard Lord by Jon Mayhew
Dynamic pair venture underground – and battle the hellish monsters there.
The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin
Bonkers boy bad mouths the PM and chaos ensues!
The Phoenix Files: Arrival by Chris Morphew
Action thriller: schoolboy scrambles to save the world!
An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo
The extraordinary true story of an ordinary man who could have killed Hitler...
Adventure Island: The Mystery of the Hidden Gold by Helen Moss
Discovery of tattered treasure map in storm-lashed lighthouse brings trouble.
Gods and Warriors: The Crocodile Tomb by Michelle Paver
Book 4 in the series. Hylas and Co seek out new adventures in ancient Egypt.
A Soldier’s Friend by Megan Rix
Pussy and pooch come under fire in No Man’s Land of WWI.
Survival Squad: Out of Bounds by Jonathan Rock
Scout squad struggle to locate lost chum. Includes ‘Survival Tips’ at back of book.
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Five Children on the Western Front by Kate Saunders
Follow up to the original Nesbit series.
The Ministry of Ghosts by Alex Shearer
Teenagers join obscure ministry’s ghost-chasing team. Spoiler alert: twist at end!
All the Wrong Questions: Shouldn’t you be in School? by Lemony Snicket
Snicket seeks to solve another mystery in Stain’d-by-the-Sea. Is baddie Hangfire to
blame?
Killer Species: Menace from the Deep by Michael P Spradlin
Swamp-dwelling super-croc swishes it tail and snaps its jaws. Yikes!
Would the Real Stanley Carrot Please Stand Up? by Rob Stevens
Ginger-haired oddball seeks stunt double to meet long-lost mother.
The Dragonet Prophecy: Wings of Fire by Tui T Sutherland
Taloned terror! Dragons, dragons and yet more dragons!
Meteorite Strike by A G Taylor
Meteorite strikes Earth, unleashing a deadly virus. Action-packed sci-fi adventure.
The Mysterious Benedict Society & the Prisoner’s Dilemma
by Trenton Lee Stewart
Kids out-think and out-wit witless adults in their bid to save Stonetown.
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More Books to Enjoy 2014-15
Third Form
Captain by Sam Angus
Boy sets off to fight in Gallipoli and bonds with refugee boy and donkey.
Tiger Wars by Steve Backshall
Do-gooders strive to save endangered animals in the Indian Himalayas.
The Boy with the Tiger’s Heart by Linda Coggin
Misfits flee civilisation to be wild – and free. An unusual, intriguing book.
Secret Breakers: The Power of Three by H L Dennis
Code-breaking chums set out to crack an ancient mystery.
Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson
A pacy set of high octane, inter-connected stories.
Stone Heart by Charlie Fletcher
Gargoyles and statues come to life in a vividly imagined London.
Tinder by Sally Gardner
Dark fairy tale. Orphaned soldier healed by shaman sets off with set of magical
dice.
Knightley and Son by Rohan Gavin
Tweed-wearing father and son investigate the weird and unexplained.
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Loyal Creatures by Morris Gleitzman
Real-life cavalry capers in World War I by the best-selling Australian author.
Gold of the Gods by Bear Grylls
Teenage tough guy Beck Granger battles jungle giants.
Invisible City by M G Harris
Action on every page in this, the first in The Joshua Files Series.
Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty
Battle shy boy strives to stop a monstrous invasion.
Skink No Surrender by Carl Hiaasen
Cartoonish capers in the Florida everglades with the eponymous, one-eyed
weirdo.
A Dark Inheritance by Chris D’Lacey
Paranormal boy sets out to solve paranormal mystery.
The Fastest boy in the World by Elizabeth Laird
Ethiopian boy’s brave, bare-footed quest.
Young Sherlock: Death Cloud by Andrew Lane
Dinky detective investigates big crimes in this best-selling crime series.
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Lost Worlds by Andrew Lane
Boy seeks DNA of ‘lost world’ creatures in homage to Conan Doyle’s adventures.
I Spy: The Constantinople Caper by Graham Mark
Espionage and adventure in the exotic East.
The Wrath of the Lizard Lord by Jon Mayhew
Monster mayhem from the author of Mortlock.
Itch by Simon Mayo
Boy has explosive fun with the Periodic table!
Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo
The adventures of a greyhound puppy by those who knew him – and himself.
Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo
WWI-era adventures in the Scillies.
Phoenix Code: Secrets of the Tombs by Helen Moss
Girl and boy seek to solve the mystery of the Benben stone.
Gods and Warriors by Michelle Paver
Wolf Brother author’s new adventure series set in the Greek Bronze Age.
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The Chaos Code by Justin Richards
Continent-crossing, code-breaking adventures from the Dr Who author.
Time Raiders: The Infinity Cage by Alex Scarrows
Best-selling series. Indiana Jones action meets Dr Who time travel!
Wings of Fire by Tui T Sutherland
Fantasy. Five dragons are destined to end the world. Yikes!
Meteorite Strike by A G Taylor
Meteorite strike unleashes deadly alien virus. Yuck!
The Last Wild by Piers Torday
Troubled boy sets out on quest with last remaining creatures in a creature-less
world.
The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
Resilient boy shrugs off jibes to achieve skateboarding success.
Shoot to Kill by Steve Cole
Latest in the ‘Young Bond’ series franchise: guns, gangsters... and a gruesome
discovery.
Super Human by Michael Carroll
Comicbook capers in grown up prose.
For more recommended reading suggestions, go to: kcs.org.uk
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Books to Enjoy Updates 2015-16
Third Form
Captain by Sam Angus
Boy sets off to fight in Gallipoli and bonds with refugee boy and donkey.
Dragon Racer: Legacy of Fire by Margaret Bateson-Hill
Dragon Racing baddie seeks revenge on the dragon-racing world from his cell!
The Disappearance of Tom Pile by Ian Beck
Strange lights give war-weary locals the jitters. Is there a supernatural explanation?
Bodyguard: Ransom by Chris Bradford
Teenage martial arts expert Connor Reeves headlocks hoodlums. Bone-crunching
action!
Young Bond: Shoot to Kill by Steve Cole
Boy Bond hits Hollywood: Lights. Camera. Murder. New writer, old franchise!
Pirate’s Boy by E B Colin
Cabin becomes wannabe cut-throat in this salt water adventure.
Hacking Timbuktu by Stephen Davis
Free running adventures and cyber fighting in sub-Saharan Africa.
Mortal Chaos by Matt Dickinson
A pacy set of high octane, inter-connected stories.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
Small boy, with big skateboarding dream, battles overprotective mother!
Tim Defender of the Earth by Sam Enthhoven
‘Tyrannosaur: Improved Model’ (geddit?) battles the real monster – mankind.
Gerry Anderson’s Gemini Force 1: Black Horizon by M G Harris
Spoiled brat learns the benefits of teamwork in this action-packed thriller.
Invisible City by M G Harris
Action on every page in this, the first in the Joshua Files series.
Darkmouth by Shane Hegarty
Battle shy boy strives to stop a monstrous invasion.
The Boy who Biked the World (Part 2) by Alastair Humphreys
Yes, really. 46,000 bottom-numbing miles! Easy non-fiction read, tricky ride.
The Unicorne Files: A Dark Inheritance by Chris d’Lacey
Boy with paranormal powers is hired by secretive investigative agency.
Gorilla Dawn by Gill Lewis
Caring kids strive to release captive gorilla from Congolese poachers.
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon We Give a Squid a Wedgie by C Alexander London
Goofy adventure series with squabbling twins fighting squid – and each other.
Shark Adventure by Anthony McGowan
Kids battle sharks and smugglers in this Williard Price-inspired adventure.
Ring of Five: The Ghost Roads by Eoin McNamee
Concluding episode of trilogy: Rookie spy takes on seriously experienced baddie!
Secrets of the Tombs: The Phoenix Code by Helen Moss
Boy and girl stumble on ancient secret – and join forces to solve it.
Young Houdini: The Magician’s Fire by Simon Nicholson
When a magician disappears into thin air, Harry and friends investigate!
The Ascendance Trilogy: The Runaway King by Jennifer A Nielsen
New King Jason fights for his life – and the survival of his kingdom. Epic fantasy.
Winter’s Bullet by William Osborne
Renegade pair of Dutch kids try to end the war by killing Hitler.
No Such Things as Dragons by Philip Reeve
Dragon-slaying duo encounter a man-munching monster. Or do they?
King’s College Junior School, Wimbledon The Bomber Dog by Megan Rix
Boy and pooch form inseparable bond behind enemy lines in WWII.
Stranded 3: Survivors by Jeff Probst & Chris Tebbetts
You know the drill: no adults, no supplies, no chance... No way!
Smart by Kim Slater
Homeless man is discovered. Who dunnit? Who really cares?
Operation Rhino by Lauren St John
The final African adventure in the award-winning White Giraffe series.
The Adjusters by Andrew Taylor
Perfect children live perfect lives in a perfect town. Smells fishy, eh?
The Last Wild by Piers Torday
Troubled boy sets out on quest with last remaining creatures in a creature-less
world.
Dark Woods by Steve Voake
Two teenagers forge friendship after ill-advised walk in the woods.
The Boy who sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson
Quirkily-voiced story about a boy, his brother and his pet snail!
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