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Fantastic books to get kids and young adults reading

S J Keeler
 
Before I Die
Before I Die
"A tear-jerker"
The Book Thief
The Book Thief
"A moving novel"
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
"Great novel to discuss issues of humanity and history with classes"
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
Northern Lights (His Dark Materials)
"My favourite YA novel - quite simply, it's beautiful."
Coram Boy
Coram Boy
"A fanastic introduction to historical fiction"
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Vintage Classics)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Vintage Classics)
"great introduction to classics, can be read on many different levels with different ages and this is a great cover."
Goodnight Mister Tom
Goodnight Mister Tom
"The book I remember reading most at school, my pupils still love it now"
The Silver Sword
The Silver Sword
"A simple story, good introduction to WW2"
Chanda's Secrets (Hardcover Educational Edition) (NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14)
Chanda's Secrets (Hardcover Educational Edition) (NEW LONGMAN LITERATURE 11-14)
"This is now on the new GCSE spec - often difficult to read, for older readers"
Face
Face
"Gangs, violence, swearing.  My pupils loved this."
Skellig: TV Tie-In
Skellig: TV Tie-In
"Stunning, I challenge any child who says they don't like reading to try this and see if it changes their mind!"
Noughts & Crosses: Book 1 (Part1 of Noughts & Crosses Trilogy)
Noughts & Crosses: Book 1 (Part1 of Noughts & Crosses Trilogy)
"Moving and thought-provoking"
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking)
The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking)
"Pupils loved this, a bit repetitive for me"
Ostrich Boys (Definitions)
Ostrich Boys (Definitions)
"Great for older readers"
Beast
Beast
"Fun and keeps you guessing, lots of tension"
The Book of Lost Things
The Book of Lost Things
"Another good one for older readers, challenging"
Stardust
Stardust
"Recommend all by Neil Gaiman, this is one of the best though"
Howl's Moving Castle
Howl's Moving Castle
"Clever and funny, an original read."
The BFG
The BFG
"OK, probably for younger readers but I still love it so you are never too old to enjoy the magic of dahl"
Why the Whales Came
Why the Whales Came
"Would recommend anything by this author - but this is a favourite"
Lord Loss (Book One of The Demonata)
Lord Loss (Book One of The Demonata)
"Very dark but a great read"
Piper
Piper
"A great read - about a different world"
Life As We Knew It
Life As We Knew It
"contemplates the end of the world"
Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
Sophie's World: A Novel About the History of Philosophy
"Quite a heavy read but great for a challenge - it contemplates the meaning of life and philosophy"
The Tulip Touch
The Tulip Touch
"A dark Tale"