Junior Cycle English Texts for First Year 2016 -2019

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Rebeccas Rules

Anna Carey
Rebeccas back and life is not quite working out. Her boyfriend has moved to Canada. She has annoyed my best friends Cass and Alice by moping. Things have got to change. So Ive made some new rules. The most important one is: find something exciting to do. Something fun. Something new. Something like joining the school musical ...

The Scarecrow and His Servant

Philip Pullman
A tale of two friends: a scarecrow made of straw and turnip, and his servant, a clever little boy named Jack. Their journey of discovery takes them into hilarious situations and terrifying dangers, but Jacks common sense always saves the day. This is a story of friendship and love for younger readers.


Paulsen Gary


Nigel Hinton


Roddy Doyle
While Tom and Johnny are on a husky safari in Finland, their half-sister Grainne stays behind to face the mother who abandoned her. But Tom and Johnny are too caught up in their adventure to think of home - until they find themselves lost in the snow, struggling to survive...

Girl, Missing

Sophie McKenzie
A special 10th anniversary edition of the bestselling Girl, Missing from award-winning author Sophie McKenzie

Tuck Everlasting

Natalie Babbitt
Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten year old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks kidnap her and explain why living forever at one age is less than a blessing that it might seem.

The Cay

Theodore Taylor
Presents the study of the relationship between Phillip, white, American, and influenced by his mothers prejudices, and the black man upon whom Phillips life depends.


David Almond
Michaels world after his family moves house seems lonely and frightening, when his new baby sister is fighting for her life in hospital. Then he discovers something - a creature in the crumbling garage, and nothing is ever the same. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Whitbread Award and Hans Christian Andersen Award 2010.

The Boy Who Lost His Face

Louis Sachar
David was only trying to be cool when he helped some other boys steal an old ladys cane. But when the plan backfires, he is the one whom she curses. Now David cant seem to do anything right. But is this the curse at work or is David turning into a total loser?


Neil Gaiman

Girl, Stolen

Henry, April
Sixteen-year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mother fills her prescription. Before Cheyenne realizes what has happened, the car is being stolen from the car park. Cheyenne is not only sick with pneumonia - she is also blind. Griffin, the teenage driver, hadn't meant to kidnap her - he was just stealing a car.