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The Giver

Lois Lowry
Its a perfect world, where everything looks right. But ugly truths lie beneath. In a future society, life appears civilised and ordered. But when 12-year-old Jonas is given the job of Receiver of Memories he realises the horrible truth that lies behind the perfect facade.


Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Eleven-year-old Marty Preston loves to spend time up in the hills behind his home in West Virginia. Sometimes he takes his .22 rifle to see what he can shoot, like some cans lined up on a fence. But one summer, Marty comes across a young beagle. And then the trouble begins.

The Whipping Boy

Sid Fleischman

Diceys Song

Cynthia Voigt
Now that the four abandoned Tillerman children are settled in with their grandmother, Dicey finds that their new beginnings require love, trust, humor, and courage.

Visit to William Blakes Inn

Nancy Willard

Jacob Have I Loved

Katherine Paterson
Louises grandmothers spiteful taunt rages in Louises ears, and she knows that she, like the biblical Esau, was the despised elder twin. Caroline, musically gifted and easy mannered, was the favourite and life on the island of Rass during the early 1940s was hard, especially for Louise.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

Mildred D. Taylor
We have no choice of what colour were born or who our parents are or whether were rich or poor. What we do have is some choice over what we make of our lives once were here. The Mississippi of the 1930s was a hard place for a black child to grow up in, but still Cassie didnt understand why farming his own land meant so much to her father.

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh

Robert C. OBrien
Time is running out for Mrs Frisby. She must move her family of mice before the farmer destroys their home. But her son, Timothy, is too ill to survive the move. Help comes in the unexpected form of a group of mysterious, super-intelligent rats. But the rats are in danger too, and little by little Mrs Frisby discovers their extraordinary past.

The Wheel on the School

Meindert DeJong

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman
WINNER of the 2010 Cilip Carnegie Medal, the Newbery Medal and the Booktrust Teenage Book Prize 2009, and shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award Adult edition of Neil Gaimans highly anticipated new novel, stunningly illustrated by Gaimans long-time collaborator, Dave McKean.

Bud, Not Buddy

Christopher Paul Curtis

Number the Stars

Lois Lowry