My favourite books for older children (in no specific order)

A Listmania! list by Kerry Martin
 
Sabriel
1.  Sabriel by Garth Nix
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  "Read the first in the Old Kingdom series and discover one of the best fantasy novels ever. Sabriel, daughter of the Abhorsen discovers the full extent of her powers and faces the dead."
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Lirael
2.  Lirael by Garth Nix
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  "Second in the series and just as brilliant as the first. The story continues with Sabriel's children and a young girl, Lirael who just doesn't seem to fit in at her home in the Clayr's glacier."
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Abhorsen
3.  Abhorsen by Garth Nix
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  "Abhorsen continues the story where Lirael left off. Very exciting, with a fast pace and the conclusion of this book is completely breathtaking."
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Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
4.  Northern Lights (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Northern Lights is the first book in His Dark Materials trilogy. An absolutely enthralling introduction to Lyra and her deamon, Pan. Lyra travels on a quest to beyond the northern lights."
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The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials)
5.  The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "The second book in the trilogy. In this novel, Will is introduced and meets Lyra in a world haunted by soul-sucking spectres, with the subtle knife at its centre."
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The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials)
6.  The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "A fantastic end to the trilogy, all is building up to the final epic battle between good and evil."
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The Ruby in the Smoke (Point)
7.  The Ruby in the Smoke (Point) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "This book introduces Sally Lockhart, as she searches for the cause behind her father's mysterious death."
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The Shadow in the North (Point)
8.  The Shadow in the North (Point) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Join Sally, fred and Jim as they try to discover who the blonde bellman is who seems to be at the centre of evil events escalating around them."
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The Tiger in the Well (Point)
9.  The Tiger in the Well (Point) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Sally Lockhart is content, she has a secure job as a financial advisor and a lovely baby daughter, however the ground is about to be ripped out from under her feet..."
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The Wind on Fire Trilogy: "The Wind Singer", "Slaves of the Mastery", "Firesong"
10.  The Wind on Fire Trilogy: "The Wind Singer", "Slaves of the Mastery", "Firesong" by William Nicholson
The list author says:
  "Kestrel and Bowman detest the restrictive lives they are forced to lead in their walled in city, Aramanth. In this trilogy they rebel and go on a quest to find the true homeland of the Manth people."
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The Doomspell Trilogy: /a
11.  The Doomspell Trilogy: /a by Cliff McNish
The list author says:
  "Rachel and Eric are kidnapped by an evil witch and thrown into another world. The witch has stolen many children but she has met her match in Rachel."
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2): 1/7
12.  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia, Book 2): 1/7 by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "This is a timeless classic that all children should read. Enter the magical world of Narnia through a wardrobe and encounter Aslan the lion, an evil witch and talking beasts."
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The Hobbit
13.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "travel on a perilous quest with Bilbo Baggins the hobbit, Gandalf the wizard and 13 dwarves as they go to fight smaug the dragon to reclaim their treasure."
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Tom's Midnight Garden (Puffin Books)
14.  Tom's Midnight Garden (Puffin Books) by Philippa Pearce
The list author says:
  "Enter Tom's magical garden that he discovers one night when the clock strikes 13. However the garden is not there during the day..."
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Harry Potter Paperback Box Set: Four Volumes
15.  Harry Potter Paperback Box Set: Four Volumes by J. K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "Harry Potter is amazing and this box set encompasses the first four books. An absolute must for everyone."
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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5): 5/7
16.  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter 5): 5/7 by J.K. Rowling
The list author says:
  "The fifth book in the series and the best as Harry has to encounter Voldermort's return, but is not believed by most of the wizard community."
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Noughts and Crosses
17.  Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman
The list author says:
  "An absorbing, thought-provoking novel where white (noughts) is wrong and black (cross) is right. Sephy, a cross and Callum, a nought are close friends in a world that won't recognise equality."
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Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy)
18.  Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy) by Cornelia Funke
The list author says:
  "This story is about a little girl, Meggie and her father who both love books but Meggie's father is concealing a storytelling secret. This is a thrilling adventure where imaginary becomes real."
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Shadowmancer
19.  Shadowmancer by G.P. Taylor
The list author says:
  "Enter a world of superstition, folklore, magic and witchcraft. This amazing story has a fast pace and will keep you enthralled until the very last page."
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Anne of Green Gables
20.  Anne of Green Gables by L. Montgomery
The list author says:
  "The first in a series of novels about heart-warming, imaginative Anne Shirley and her antics as she is adopted by the Cuthberts to live at Green Gables in Avonlea."
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Before I die 2 4 Apr 2013
Genre of The Book 3 24 Feb 2013
Kindle edition 0 1 Oct 2012
The Old Kingdom Trilogy on Kindle PLEASE! 0 19 Sep 2012
Religous controvesy 4 6 May 2012
I'm totally addicted to the Inkheart books, I need a new book to read. Does anyone have any recommendations? (Teen) 3 13 May 2011
Genre of The Book 1 7 May 2011
Genre of The Book 3 21 Jan 2011
I need a new book to read!! Fantasy and adventure for 16 year old! 3 26 Dec 2010
books for a voracious 9yr old boy 0 16 Nov 2010
Sad Ending 0 3 Feb 2010
steampunk/gaslight novels-recommendations 0 9 Dec 2009
 
   

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Last updated: 01/11/2004
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