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Reluctant Reads - Ages 5+

The Jelly That Wouldn't Wobble
Angela Mitchell
Read on CBeebies 2 May at 6.50pm 2 May 2013 All fans of ice cream and jelly will love this story of the secret of making a jelly wobble. The Princess loves all kinds of jelly and she loves the... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 10/05/2012
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Follow That Car
Lucy Feather
Hey you, Mouse needs help! He has to catch the gorilla in the bright yellow car, let's go! On Mouse's instructions, readers follow the path taken by Gorilla, through brightly coloured, super-busy spreads. There he goes, through the town, round... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Hardback | Released 02/04/2015
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Quack Quack Moo, We See You!
Mij Kelly
Poppa Bombola can't find his daughter! He searches the yard, and the pond and the sty, he searches the cowshed and starts to cry, 'oh, where's my darling daughter?' Luckily the farmyard animals are on hand to help and Poppa... Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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Aliens Love Underpants
Claire Freedman
The best-selling story of the Aliens' delight in underpants now has the addition of sound! Aliens and pants both have special noises on the sound board and children will love joining in the story by pressing the buttons. Featured in: 3+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Hardback | Released 11/10/2012
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Charlie and Lola: We Completely Must Go to London

Best-selling Charlie and Lola and their best friends Marve and Lotta are very excited to be going on a trip to London! They gaze up at Buckingham Palace and wonder which is the Queen's Bedroom, they look in wonder at... Featured in: 3+ readers | Diamond Jubilee | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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The Children Who Smelled a Rat
Allan Ahlberg
As the children of such exceptional parents, it is no surprise that the Gaskitt children are all set for an adventure of their own. A bumper book with extra chapters in which baby Gary Gaskitt and twins Gloria and Gus... Featured in: 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 27/03/2012
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The Cat Who Got Carried Away
Allan Ahlberg
A wonderful and humorous family adventure for the ever active Gaskitts. This time it is Horace the cat who has a starring role when he follows a pram and finds himself hot on the heels of a thief! Soon Mr... Featured in: 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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Dog's Dinner (Jack Splat)
Lou Kuenzler
Follow Jack Splat, a fearless fly, on his eventful day out enjoying as many disgusting things as possible. The weather is hot and sticky and the park is the perfect place for every kind of tasty treat including fleas, frogs... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading 2011 | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Ninja Meerkats 1 : The Clan of the Scorpion
Gareth P. Jones
Bravery propels this entertaining adventure of how the four meerkat members of the Clan of the Scorpions fight to the death to prevent the evil ringmaster's plan for world domination. A Big Cat is missing from the Hong Kong zoo;... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading 2011 | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2011
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Superfly Pest (Jack Splat)
Lou Kuenzler
This is a hilarious new series, told from the fly-on-the-wall perspective of our death-defying hero Jack Splat as he goes about his daily business - landing on tasty bits of food and spreading germs. But there is danger everywhere for... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading 2011 | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 30/04/2011
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Dirty Bertie : Kiss!
Alan MacDonald
Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping of comic chaos! Join Bertie as he struggles to escape from the clutches of Angela Nicely, attempts to prove that anything Know-All Nick can do,... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Dirty Bertie is 10
Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2011
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Flat Stanley - Chapter Book
Jeff Brown
Stanley is a perfectly ordinary little boy until an extra large notice board falls on top of him and makes him completely flat. Luckily, Stanley is of a cheerful disposition and he adapts readily to his new, flat self and... Featured in: 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | Best Books Guide
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2003
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Reader ReviewedOliver and the Seawigs
Philip Reeve
Winner of the UKLA Award 2015 in the 7 - 11 years category. Award-winning Philip Reeve spins a hugely original yarn encompassing moving islands, a short sighted mermaid, a stuck-up boy by the name of Stacey de Lacey and his... Featured in: 7+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks | Schools | UKLA Book Awards
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2014
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Traction Man Is Here (Book & CD)
Mini Grey
Hurrah for Traction Man, the toy hero who, with his faithful side kick Scrubbing Brush, is up for adventures anytime and anyplace. They'll tackle any challenge and bravely fight their way through to success. But, when Traction Man is given... Featured in: 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2008
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Hop on Pop
Dr. Seuss
Dr Seuss' original combination of humour and simplicity makes his books perfect for early readers. Hop and Pop, Cup and Pup, Mouse and Mouse – Dr Seuss shows how simply words are constructed and therefore how they can be broken... Featured in: 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 06/05/2003
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Fergus Crane
Paul Stewart
A deservedly prize-winning title, Fergus Crane is a delightful, fantastical romp with a nautical theme. Young Fergus Crane receives a mysterious invitation to join the School Ship Betty-Jeanne. What he finds on board from the sinister headmaster Captain Claw through... Featured in: 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2005
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Eat Your Peas
Kes Gray, Nick Sharratt
The familiar theme of picky eating is given a great twist.Mum wants Daisy to eat her peas. She wants her to eat her peas SO MUCH that she's willing to bribe her with a host of treats from special... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2007
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Blow Me Down!
Allan Ahlberg
Three perfectly worded and shaped stories make beginning reading fun and easy! The title story follows three burglars as they go about their business while giants and gorillas feature in the other two. Excellent illustrations match all three. Perfect... Featured in: 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/1990
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Funnybones
Allan Ahlberg
Three white-boned skeletons have a great night out when they set forth with the express intention to “frighten somebody”. Big skeleton, little skeleton and dog skeleton live in the dark, dark cellar of a dark, dark house on a dark,... Featured in: 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 17/07/1999
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Michael Rosen
Fantastic, cumulative adventure as a family cheerfully sets out on a brave hunt to find the bear. It could be frightening but they're not scared. They're full of confidence in what they are doing. Caves, mud, rivers, forest … whatever... Featured in: 3+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 16/09/1993
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Reader ReviewedThe Unlikely Outlaws
Philip Ardagh
Reading Age 6-9 Interest Age 7-10 There are actually four stories for the price of one in this chunky little book. It brings together three of Philip Ardagh's jolly adventures of the Green Men of Gressingham. The Green Men (brown... Featured in: 5+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2015
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Reader ReviewedMonster and Chips
David O'Connell
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & April 2013 Debut of the Month Fans of The Wimpy Kid will love this delightfully disgusting and dangerous story about what happens when Joe sets out to buy some chips from... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Year | Summer Reading | Debuts of the Month | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 28/02/2013
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Reader ReviewedAttack of the Lizard King
Rex Stone
Exciting adventures in this easy to read series about two boys and the dangerous dinosaurs they encounter – especially the deadly Tyrannosaurus Rex. Jamie's dad is opening a dinosaur museum in Dinosaur Cove. Jamie expects to find some fossils but... Featured in: 5+ readers | Summer Reading | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/02/2013
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The BFG 30th Anniversary Edition
Roald Dahl
This is a delightful, funny and exciting story about a special friendship between two people from different worlds – a giant and a child. As the story develops it shows how trust and love develops between them. It also shows... Featured in: 5+ readers | Audio Books | Bookshelf Essentials | Summer Reading 2012 | Christmas 2012 | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 03/05/2012
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A Roman Rescue (Charlie and Bandit Adventures)
Kelly Gerrard
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. New time travel series in appealing, witty, graphic novel format. Charlie follows his dog Bandit when he accidentally falls into a sinkhole transporting them to Ancient Rome. Searching for his... Featured in: 5+ readers | Books of the Month | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | 2011 Great Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2011
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Michael
Tony Bradman
A wonderful celebration of a boy who is thought to be bad but is just... different! At school, Michael's teachers despair of him. He is late, scruffy, cheeky and doesn't listen. He loves reading and sums and science. But NOT... Featured in: 5+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2009
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson
“A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.”So begins the story of how a clever little mouse outwits his big scary enemy. The tasty little mouse needs... Featured in: 5+ readers | Guest Editor Axel Scheffler | Bedtime Reading | Bookshelf Essentials | Reluctant Readers | Picture Book Parade | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 21/08/1999
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Reluctant Reads - Ages 7+

The Black Knight of Gressingham 4u2read
Philip Ardagh
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7 Philip Ardagh is one of the funniest - and cleverest - authors around and his stories of the Green Men of Gressingham are not only laugh-out-loud funny, they do a fair bit of consciousness... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/06/2015
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Reader ReviewedMoone Boy: the Blunder Years
Chris O'Dowd, Nick Vincent Murphy
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Martin Moone- one boy and a load of sisters! That means Martin is always in trouble of one kind or another. What would you do? When Martin asks his friend Padraic for... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 23/04/2015
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Reader ReviewedA Dog Called Flow
Pippa Goodhart
Shortlisted for the Smarties Prize and the Kathleen Fidler Award. Oliver is struggling at school, and the other children laugh at him. What he really wants is a dog, a dog to love him loyally and uncritically; a dog to... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 19/03/2015
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By Hook or by Crook
Jan Mark
Interest Age 6-9 Reading Age 6+ There are two stories by Jan Mark in this hugely attractive little book in Barrington Stoke's new Conkers series, both set in Medieval England. The Abbot of Canterbury needs the help of a poor... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2015
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50 Football Skills

A handy pocket-sized paperback book packed with skills and tricks to improve technique on the pitch. Covers all areas of playing the 'beautiful game', from the basics of attacking and defending to the complexities of making a perfect corner kick... Featured in: 7+ readers | Fascinating Facts | 5+ readers | World Cup 2014 | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Street Corner Dad
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 7 Set in Liverpool during World War II, Alan Gibbon's novel is a compelling drama. It packs a real emotional punch despite its short extent, which is Barrington Stoke style, part of their method of... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/01/2015
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Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney
Hard Luck, book 8 of the hilarious, globally-bestselling and award-winning Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, is now out in paperback. Francesca Dow, m.d. of Penguin Children's, said: “Millions... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 29/01/2015
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Reader ReviewedFortunately, the Milk ...
Neil Gaiman
One of our Books of the Year 2014 Award-winning Neil Gaiman brilliantly weaves a spell-binding story taking readers up and away on a wild fantasy in which dinosaurs and space travel happily coexist. And all because…Dad has to go out... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Year 2014 | All Shortlists and Winners | Children's Laureate | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Robot's Revenge
Clive Gifford
A thrilling adventure in which you the reader decide the route of the adventure, using your knowledge and learning more from the book about robotics and inventions. You may have to sneak past sensors, pull the power on a monster... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2014
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The Chronicles of Harris Burdick
Chris Van Allsburg
Chris Van Allsburg's illustrations in The Mysteries of Harris Burdick have inspired readers for more than twenty five years. Now they are interpreted afresh in fourteen vivid stories by award winning US authors including Louis Sachar, Jon Scieszka and Chris... Featured in: 7+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/11/2013
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Codename: The Tickler
Tommy Donbavand
Join Special Agent Fangs Enigma - the world's greatest vampire spy - and his werewolf sidekick Puppy Brown as they battle society's worst criminal monsterminds. This is the second in a new series of comedy horror adventures from the bestselling... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Reader ReviewedOperation Golden Bum
Tommy Donbavand
September 2013 Book of the Month Launching a zany, pun-filled new series, the exploits of this vampire spy will spook and tickle readers in equal measure. Special Agent Fangs Enigma works with his side kick Puppy Brown, a smart talking... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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Reader ReviewedGladiator Clash
Chris Blake
In this first book in the Time Hunters series, school boy Tom has an unfortunate habit of breaking statues in museums! Every time he does so, he releases an ancient curse and finds himself stepping back into the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Time Hunters Series
Format: Paperback | Released 04/07/2013
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Magic Ink
Steve Cole
One of our Books of the Year 2013 & May 2013 Book of the Month A comic strip comes to life with the help of some magic ink... a hilarious adventure that could only have come from the madcap mind... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Month | Books of the Year | 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 23/05/2013
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The Terrible Tales of the Teenytinysaurs!
Gary Northfield
A super-inventive comic strip book jam-packed with seven hilarious adventures about the highly entertaining gang of outrageous mini dinosaurs. The gang includes Dave, a dude and the natural leader of the pack, dreamy Ronnie who would rather hang out with... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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Hooey Higgins and the Awards of Awesomeness
Steve Voake
Classroom life as experienced by the pupils is brilliantly evoked in this hilarious story about the ridiculousness of endless awards and certificates. As the head announces yet more awards for achieving wonderful things, Twig wonders why he has never won... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever and the Best Worst Summer Ever
Henry Winkler, Lin Oliver
Henry ‘The Fonz' Winkler adds a new title to his best-selling Hank Zipzer series. Hank does not want to spend his summer in Summer School. That's no holiday! Instead, he wants to go to the Junior Explorer's Program and it... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/05/2013
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Reader ReviewedThe Grunts In Trouble
Philip Ardagh
September 2012 Book of the Month. Meet the Grunts! Mr and Mrs, their cat Ginger Biscuit, two donkeys Clip and Clop and Sunny, a child Mr Grunt stole off a washing line as a present for Mrs Grunt. The Grunts... Featured in: 7+ readers | Guest Editor Axel Scheffler | Christmas 2012 | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Nosy Crow | Schools | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 29/08/2012
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Sam Silver, Undercover Pirate 2 : The Ghost Ship
Jan Burchett, Sara Vogler, Leo Hartas
A ghostly piratical adventure with thrills, spills and chills! This is the second in a fantastic new series that combines undercover adventure, time-travelling, treasure hunting and swashbuckling exploits. Everything a 7+ year old is looking for in a book. But... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Eeek! The Runaway Alien
Karen Inglis
April 2012 Book of the Month. A boy, an alien and football - without any shadow of doubt it's a match made in heaven for boys in particular and if you have a reluctant reader in the house aged from... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 29/02/2012
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The Smallest Horse in the World
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. Best-selling author Jeremy Strong takes a thoughtful look at how a bit of magic and invention helps when times are tough. Bella falls out with the new girl Swan; she doesn't believe half the... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2012
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Pitt Street Pirates
Terry Deary
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. The Pitt Street Pirates want to find the treasure and they want to find it quickly. Led by Captain Roger Redbeard (who doesn't actually have a red beard) they need to build a boat,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback | Released 16/11/2011
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The Red Dragons of Gressingham
Philip Ardagh
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 7+. A witty story of a very unusual group of outlaws and the very strange quest they set out on. Once a fearsome fighting force, the Green Men of Gressingham are now best known for their... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/04/2012
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Mad Iris Goes Missing
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 7+ Reading Age 8+. Jeremy Strong, creator of Streaker, the fastest and most out of control dog in the world, now brings readers Mad Iris. Iris is certainly a most unusual character. For a start she is an ostrich.... Featured in: 7+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2012
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Ninja Meerkats 4 : Hollywood Showdown
Gareth P. Jones
The author has just been named as winner of the Blue Peter Book Award for 2012. Meerkats are everywhere in films and commercials at the moment so it seems quite normal for a terrific little series to be created for... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Geronimo Stilton: Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye
Geronimo Stilton
March 2012 Book of the Month. This is an adventure you'll never forget. Meet Geronimo, a newspaper owner whose favourite pastime is writing tales of adventure set in his hometown of New Mouse City, the capital of Mouse Island. You'll... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Noah's Rocket
Tony Frais
Inspired by the biblical story of Noah's Ark this is an action-packed modern day rendition with plenty of twists and turns. Poor Noah appears to have been asked to do the impossible for every time he tries to build a... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 08/09/2004
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Dirty Bertie : Ouch!
Alan McDonald
Dirty Bertie - the boy with nose-pickingly disgusting habits - is back for another helping in A&E after an accident with a door, forgetting his swimming trunks on a visit to Splash City, and proving that Know-All Nick doesn't actually... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading 2011 | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Dirty Bertie is 10
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2011
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The Da Finchi Code (Krow Twins)
J. D. Smith
This has to be one of the most mad-cap books that's come through Lovereading in a long time! It will be loved by boys in particular and a great one for reluctant readers as well with its short chapters and... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading 2011 | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2011
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Boy Zero Wannabe Hero The Petrifying Plot of the Plummeting Pants
Peter Millett
Hair-raising super deeds are Charlie Applejack's speciality. Or, so he thinks. But, his skills are not enough to get him into Super School. Poor Charlie! Luckily, he has the chance to show his skills when general Pandemonium captures the world's... Featured in: 7+ readers | Summer Reading 2010 | Debuts of the Month | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2010
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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events 1)
Lemony Snicket
This bestselling series (in fact in the top five of bestsellers of the last decade), now at long last available in paperback, launches with the suitably named title that charts the unlucky reason why the whole woeful story of the... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Lemony Snicket
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2012
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Terry Deary's Knights' Tales: The Knight of Spurs and Spirits
Terry Deary
A sad story of cruelty in high places gives a chilling history lesson about the power of the rich over the life and death of the poor. Sir Robert is a bad tempered master who lashes out at his servants... Featured in: 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2009
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Demon Defenders: Zombies in the House
Jake Lancing
Terrific comedy adventures with a footballing twist that are sure to be loved by boys in particular as well as reluctant readers. These books show that mischievousness doesn't necessarily mean naughty! The kids are part of an anything-but-ordinary football team. ... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Summer Reads 2009
Format: Paperback | Released 02/04/2009
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Mudpuddle Farm: Six Animal Adventures
Michael Morpurgo
The enjoyable interactions of the animals that live at Mudpuddle Farm are brilliantly brought to life by former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo. Different animals are highlighted in the six separate adventures. There's the cunning of Mossop the lazy cat who... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2009
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Weird Street: The Curse Of Captain Cross-eyed
Margaret Ryan
Weird Street is a terrific little four book series that will get 6-9 year old boys (in particular) and girls really reading and enjoying it. Weird Street is on Johnny's paper round, a bizarre, scary and extremely unusual paper round, where he... Featured in: 7+ readers | Books of the Year 2009 | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2009
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The Mapmaker's Monsters - Beware The Buffalogre!
Rob Stevens
The first in an upbeat adventure-fantasy series with character led humour that is perfect for boys. Think Shrek meets Pirates of the Caribbean. Hugo is an apprentice mapmaker with a knack for attracting the weirdest things to him. So why is he so surprised... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2009
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The Jumble Book
Roger Stevens
Published in aid of Dyslexia Action, this splendid jumble of short poems contains a little bit of everything from a mighty assortment of poets, including Roger Stevens, Brian Moses, John Foster, Michael Rosen, Paul Cookson, and Kit Wright. It is... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/01/2009
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Reader ReviewedMini Winnie
Laura Owen
It was with a thrill and eager anticipation that we at Lovereading4kids saw this fabulous new series of young fiction for children of 5+. Finding good books for those children moving on from picture books is always a tough call... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2008
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Clover Twig And The Incredible Flying Cottage
Kaye Umansky
Enjoy a fantastic romp through some crazy magic. Clover Twig's new job as cleaner to the stranage Mrs Eckles comes with a very special house. It's a cottage that can fly! But a flying home has many problems - not... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2008
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Karate Princess In Monsta Trouble
Jeremy Strong
Zany, headlong adventure is kept under control – just! – in this hilarious adventure of Belinda, the Karate Princess. Belinda is bored and when she's bored, her karate habit causes a great many things to get broken… Luckily, her uncle... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 18/01/2001
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The Legend of Spud Murphy
Eoin Colfer
With five brothers in one house things often get out of hand. When Dad has ‘had enough', he decides that Will and Marty should spend the afternoon in the Library. But he doesn't know about the librarian, Mrs Murphy…Can Will... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | Audio Books | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2005
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Bad Spell for the Worst Witch
Jill Murphy
Long before Harry Potter got to Hogwarts, Mildred Hubble had been learning similar skills at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. Unfortunately, Mildred is the very worst pupil in the school. Now back for a second year, things aren't going any... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 28/07/1983
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Reader ReviewedCool!
Michael Morpurgo
Award winning author Michael Morpurgo crams a great deal of emotion into this beautifully told short novel. Lying in a coma after being knocked down by a car, ten year old Robbie is unable to move or speak or see... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Michael Morpurgo Month | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2003
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The Outlaw Varjak Paw
S F Said
Winner of the Blue Peter Book of the Year 2007 and winner of Blue Peter Prize 2007 'The Book I Couldn't Put Down.'Varjak Paw is a cat with attitude – as well as knowing each of the Seven... Featured in: 7+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 10/04/2014
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Reader ReviewedThe Butterfly Lion
Michael Morpurgo
The inspiring magic of a white lion brings friendship and hope to a lonely ten year old. Miserable at his boarding school, Bertie runs away. He is rescued by a kind old lady who tells him of how another Bertie,... Featured in: 7+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Michael Morpurgo Month | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 07/05/1996
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The Dancing Bear
Michael Morpurgo
Every girl will devour this incredibly poignant story of a young girl who adopts an abandoned bear cub. An utter delight. In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion... Featured in: 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Michael Morpurgo Month | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 29/06/1994
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I Was A Rat!
Philip Pullman
Acclaimed author Philip Pullman turns his hand to a stunning and original story for younger readers. Who is Roger? He says he was a rat - and some of the time he behaves like a rat. But, he is also... Featured in: 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2004
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Mr Majeika
Humphrey Carpenter
Magic carpets don't usually turn up in schools, but this is exactly what happens when Class Three's new teacher flies in through the classroom window and lands on the floor with a bump.Mr Majeika can behave just like any... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 25/04/1985
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Horrid Henry's Big Bad Book
Francesca Simon
In each of the ten hilarious stories in this collection, Horrid Henry is up to no good. He frightens the daylights out of the new teacher, causes chaos on a school trip and he nearly drowns everyone in the swimming... Featured in: 7+ readers | 5+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | Horrid Henry 20th Anniversary
Format: Paperback | Released 04/08/2005
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The Adventures of Ook and Gluk, Kung-fu Cavemen from the Future
Dav Pilkey
A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011 From the creators of the massively successful Captain Underpants series comes a terrific blend of past and future featuring Flintstone style cavemen but set in the future. The characters Ook and Gluk... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Hardback | Released 05/05/2011
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Reluctant Reads - Ages 9+

Reader ReviewedHouse of Robots
James Patterson
James Patterson knows just how to write page-turning stories, and he puts that skill to excellent use in his books for children. House of Robots is the first in a new series created with Chris Grabenstein and tells the story... Featured in: 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 16/07/2015
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Holes
Louis Sachar
Wholly original and brilliantly plotted, Holes is a funny and poignant story about surviving. When Stanley Yelnats is falsely accused of stealing a pair of trainers, he is sent off to Camp Green Lake which is not a camp, not... Featured in: 11+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | Summer Reading/Activity | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reader ReviewedKenny Wright Superhero
James Patterson
Kenny Wright is smart, polite, and really good at chess, none of which does anything to impress the kids at his new Middle School, which is one tough place. But when, he's forced to teach one of his regular tormentors... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Bright Star
Jenny Oldfield
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ A touching story about the healing friendship between an unhappy girl and a beautiful and wild horse. Following her parents divorce, Morgan is sent to her aunt's ranch deep in the country. Morgan hates... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/06/2014
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The Number 7 Shirt
Alan Gibbons
Interest Age 9 -14 Reading Age 8+. Perfect for reluctant or struggling readers. This is an action-packed story involving a boy who dreams of being a football pro. Because fiction and non-fiction are interwoven together, it's likely to attract less... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 18/09/2012
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Contact
Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 7+ Malorie Blackman is adept at writing thought-provoking books as full of ideas as they are of action and adventure. This futuristic drama is set in a world where humans are banned from touching one... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/04/2015
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Robot Girl
Malorie Blackman
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ When it comes to writing involving, thought-provoking page-turners, Malorie Blackman is unbeatable. In this short novel in Barrington Stoke's dyslexia-friendly format, she's returns to one of her favourite themes and turns the readers' perception... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2015
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Reader ReviewedSave Rafe!
James Patterson
March 2015 Book of the Month Save Rafe! gives struggling middle school student Rafe Khatchadorian another chance to prove himself. In this adventure he is spending a week on an outdoor survival expedition in order to be accepted back into... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 26/02/2015
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I Funny
James Patterson
Jamie Grimm, he funny. He very funny in fact. Book one in this new series by James Patterson follows his progress as he enters a local comedy competition for kids. The plotline allows for jokes a-plenty, while Jamie's comical observations... Featured in: 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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The Girl with the Sunshine Smile
Karen Mccombie
Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ Best-selling Karen McCrombie brilliantly captures the whirlwind of emotions that Meg is thrown into when her mum starts dating a new partner. Meg loves her life with just her mum. Everything is neat and... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/10/2014
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The Story of Matthew Buzzington
Andy Stanton
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Creator of the best-selling Mr Gum series, Andy Stanton delights again is this story of the importance of self-belief. 10 year old Matthew Buzzington badly needs some special powers when his family suddenly relocates to... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools | Bath Kids Book Festival
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedDanger is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger
David O'Doherty
August 2014 Book of the Month This book lets you know exactly how to avoid all sorts of dangers of the most unlikely kind. It is a brilliantly funny handbook that will have boys and girls with enquiring minds completely... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | Christmas Books 2014 | Fascinating Facts | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 07/08/2014
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Minecraft: the Official Beginner's Handbook

If you are new to the world of Minecraft gaming or know someone who is then these books are a terrific addition to this online gaming sensation but in book form. And, according to some of the gaming fans, the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/05/2015
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Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder: The Great Gold Robbery
Jo Nesbo
Best-selling Doctor Proctor is back in a swift moving, smart talking new adventure. This time inventive scientist Doctor Proctor together with his young friends Nilly and Lisa are after a Russian billionaire who has robbed all the gold bars from... Featured in: 9+ readers | Christmas 2013 | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 24/10/2013
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The Cupcake Wedding
Gillian Cross
Interest Age 8 - 12 Reading Age 7+ Best-selling Gillian Cross tells a funny and touching wedding story. Holly's sister Mia and her boyfriend James are only 19 but they are sure they want to get married. Holly's mum and dad are... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/06/2013
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First Term at L'Etoile
Kelly Willoughby, Holly Willoughby
Dreaming of stardom? All the highs and lows of school life and the vital role of friends in it as a group of new students begin their first term at L'Etoile, School for Performing Arts, the best school for stars... Featured in: 9+ readers | Summer Reading | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 20/06/2013
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Reader ReviewedFizzlebert Stump and the Bearded Boy
A. F. Harrold
March 2013 Book of the Month Fizzlebert Stump's Circus is back for a second riotous show during which everything can – and does – go terribly wrong. The new act features the very, very hairy Barboozul family which includes Wystan,... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/03/2013
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Eagle Strike Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz, Antony Johnston
In this title, Horowitz's world-renowned teen super-spy Alex Rider's fourth mission is turned into a slick, thrilling, fast-paced and stylish graphic adaptation. It brings to life all the adventure, thrills and spills of this bestselling story. Following the triumphant, international... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Graphic Novels | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/06/2012
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Adventure Island 2 : The Mystery of the Midnight Ghost
Helen Moss
Cracking adventures on the island of Castle Key are at the heart of this exciting series. Jack and his brother Scott are sure their holiday in this remote location in Cornwall will be dull. But, how wrong can they be?... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/07/2011
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The Ghost in the Bath
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 8 - 12 Reading Age 8+. Ghosts and history whizz through this hilarious story. Luke hates most things that happen at school – and he especially hates history. When his teacher sets the class a project to do... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2012
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Virus
Tommy Donbavand
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Unleashing a virus in the ICT class looks like a harmless prank. Nahim only sends the link to Polly and Amina as they build their website about a stage school for a bit of a... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 18/04/2012
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Mad Iris
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Jeremy Strong, creator of Streaker, the fastest and most out of control dog in the world, now brings readers Mad Iris. Iris is certainly a most unusual character. For a start she is an... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2012
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Don't Go In The Cellar
Jeremy Strong
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. When Zack finds the words “Don't go into the cellar” written on the wall of his bedroom in the family's new room he immediately wants to do so. Especially since the house doesn't have... Featured in: 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Dyslexia-friendly
Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2012
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Everything's Amazing (Sort Of) : Tom Gates 3
Liz Pichon
March 2012 Book of the Month. From the winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize comes the third amazing instalment of this brilliant series. This again takes the form of Tom's battered homework diary - crammed with his scribbles and stories. Totally accessible for... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Month | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys
Format: Paperback | Released 01/03/2012
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Scrum!
Tom Palmer
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. A passion for rugby and a dilemma about it too lies at the heart of this touching story of a boy with a big decision to make. Steven shares his passion for Rugby League with... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 19/10/2011
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Green Men of Gressingham
Philip Ardagh
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 7+. The Green Men of Gressingham are medieval outlaws. When a new tax is introduced, they turn to kidnapping! A hilarious play on Robin Hood. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers. ... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 22/10/2010
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Fox Friend
Michael Morpurgo
Interest Age 7-12 Reading Age 8+. This is a wonderfully touching and beautifully crafted story about growing up and learning about real life from an author who is widely considered to be the best teller of stories for children. He's... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/02/2012
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Candy Girl
Karen Mccombie
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. Hilarious comedy by a top author. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here. A Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 22/11/2010
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Ninja: First Mission
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 8+. An action-packed adventure with strong messages of determination and self-belief and a terific twist in the tail. New Ninja Taka has a last chance to prove himself on a special mission demanding all the daring... Featured in: 9+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/06/2011
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Undead Ed and the Howling Moon
David Grimstone
A hilarious and freaky new series from David Grimstone, featuring a one-armed zombie, a werewolf with a difference and a renegade arm with a mind of its own. Featured in: 9+ readers | Summer Reading 2011 | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2011
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Journey to the River Sea 10th Anniversary Edition
Eva Ibbotson
August 2013 Guest Editor, Lauren St John "To me, Eva Ibbotsen is a genius. You can pick up any of her books – The Dragonfly Pool and One Boy and His Dog are also fantastic – and be guaranteed a... Featured in: 9+ readers | Audio Books | Summer Reading 2011 | Reluctant Readers | Green Reads
Format: Paperback | Released 08/05/2014
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Conspiracy 365: January
Gabrielle Lord
The launch title in a page turning adventure which kicks off when 15 year old Callum is hunted down by a crazed man who carries a deadly warning. Now Cal is on the run from both ruthless criminals and the... Featured in: 9+ readers | Summer Reading 2010 | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Conspiracy 365 | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/01/2010
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Young Merlin
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 9-12 Reading Age 7+. The boy wizard, learning his destiny in this exciting story, is none other than Merlin, the most powerful wizard in the history of England...and the man behind the success of the legendary King Arthur.... Featured in: 9+ readers | Barrington Stoke 15th Birthday | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 18/09/2012
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How to Break a Dragon's Heart
Cressida Cowell
The hilarious world of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock 111, a Viking hero with a difference! Armed with his sword the ‘Endeavour', Hiccup sets out to complete yet another impossible task. (This is his eighth quest and they've all been full of... Featured in: 9+ readers | Books of the Year 2009 | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Audio Books
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2010
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Fletcher Smith: Playing With Fire
Jonathan Harlen
A violent kidnapping needs an explanation and sports private investigator Fletcher is the man for the job. Fletcher needs to find out who would kidnap the Australian rugby coach and why? Does the danger come from another team who are... Featured in: 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2009
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Arthur High King Of Britain
Michael Morpurgo
Nothing strikes strength, courage, and valour into the heart like tales of Arthurian legend. Morpurgo does very well again to get that sense of magical mysticism into the story of the Knights of the Round Table. Will be enjoyed particularly... Featured in: 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/05/2008
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Blart 3: The Boy Who Set Sail on a Questionable Quest
Dominic Barker
Hilarious adventures of a reluctant hero. Blart is back for a new set of adventures. This time he is on a deadly mission to save Princess Lois – and he doesn't even like her! Sailing across the treacherous sea he... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/04/2008
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The Meanwhile Adventures
Roddy Doyle
Pure escapism for kids who have already picked up the reading habit as well as for children who, perhaps don't enjoy reading but enjoy a great deal of fun, mad-cap adventure and probably have a warped sense of... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/10/2013
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The Killer Underpants (A Jiggy McCue story)
Michael Lawrence
Featuring Jiggy McCue and his pals Pete and Angie, The Killer Underpants will get every boy and girl aged upwards of 9 years old laughing their clothes off!!! The underpants from hell are taking control and that's only... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | R&J Kid's Books | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/05/2014
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Deadly!
Morris Gleitzman, Paul Jennings
Wild humour and a love of all things unexpected and unusual propel this cleverly interwoven story written by Australia's two funniest writers. Told in the two distinct voices of Amy who, on her birthday discovers none of the surprises she... Featured in: 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2001
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Aquila
Andrew Norriss
Entertainingly written, prize-winning Aquila is an exciting adventure. On a boring school trip, Tom and Geoff discover an ancient flying machine. Determined to find out more about it but also desperate to keep their find a secret, the boys return... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2010
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Count Karlstein
Philip Pullman
This stunning spoof melodrama relates the dramatic and scary tale of how the evil Count Karlstein strikes a bargain with the Demon Huntsman. The price of the bargain? His nieces, Lucy and Charlotte, who look as if they will be... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2007
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Young Bond : Silverfin
Charlie Higson
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade. James Bond is back, aged 13 years. The original superspy. A global phenomenon . A hero every boy wants to be, and every girl wants to know. Ages 10+ years. This... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Ian Fleming | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 05/04/2012
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Shadow of the Minotaur
Alan Gibbons
A unique blend of fantasy and thriller and myths and legends but grounded firmly in real present-day life. It was winner of the 2000 Blue Peter Award 'book i couldn't put down category'. With twists and turns virtually on every... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/02/2000
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Time Runners: Freeze Framed
Justin Richards
‘Time Runners' is a brand new series and one which 9+ girls and even more so boys will love. As family and friends start ignoring Jamie, as if he doesn't exist anymore, Jamie realizes he doesn't exist – in fact... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2007
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The Iron Man
Ted Hughes
One of the greatest modern fairy stories, this tells of the strange giant Iron Man who appears from nowhere and begins a reign of terror throughout the countryside as he smashes up the farmers' tractors and diggers. How the farmers... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/03/2005
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The Demon Headmaster - 1
Gillian Cross
One of the great characters of children's books, the Demon Headmaster rules his school with his sea-green eyes through which he hypnotises the pupils. When Dinah arrives she sets up SPLAT, a group designed to protect the pupils from the... Featured in: 9+ readers | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 04/06/2009
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Martyn Pig
Kevin Brooks
Award-winning novelist Kevin Brooks made his mark with this, his debut novel. A black comedy is something of a rarity in children's books but here Kevin Brooks shows how it can be done. Martyn hates his father – and he... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/07/2014
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Flour Babies
Anne Fine
Anne Fine, prize-winning author and former Children's Laureate makes her deadly serious and emotionally powerful points about the responsibilities of having a baby lightly within this hugely entertaining story. When the teenagers in 4C are given the Flour Babies project... Featured in: 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 07/04/1994
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Carrie's War
Nina Bawden
Chosen by Jacqueline Wilson, February 2012 Guest Editor: "This is a very touching utterly convincing book about three wartime evacuees billeted to Wales. It's very much a children's story, with a mystery to be solved, but Nina Bawden is very subtle with... Featured in: 9+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 03/07/2014
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Two Weeks with the Queen
Morris Gleitzman
A favourite of August 2011 Guest Editor Julie Hearn. To writing a moving and funny book, especially for children, about as serious a subject as cancer is a remarkable achievement. Two Weeks with the Queen is a remarkable example... Featured in: 9+ readers | Author Favourites | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 04/03/1999
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The Dark Is Rising
Susan Cooper
This is the first of a brilliant and award-winning fantasy sequence. It's a book that grips you from the start and will transport you from your earth world to a world of fantasy. The characters are brilliantly imagined and the fantasy world... Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 25/03/1976
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Charlotte's Web
E B White
Magical, this timeless farmyard story tells of the power of friendship. When the runty little piglet is saved from an early death, he grows into a fine and handsome pig. And the farmer wants to kill him. Can Charlotte, the... Featured in: 9+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 7+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 03/07/2014
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Reader ReviewedTimmy Failure Mistakes Were Made
Stephan Pastis
Wimpy Kid fans will love this new boy-diary with a difference. Saddled with the name Timmy Failure, our narrator has clearly been dealt a tough hand. Luckily, he has a perky temperament and is not easily deflected from his ambitions.... Featured in: 7+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 05/06/2014
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Gamer
Chris Bradford
Interest Age 8-14 Reading Age 8+ From the best-selling author of Young Samurai, a new, action packed dystopian novel, with a striking lenticular jacket, sure to stand out on bookshelves! Particularly suitable for reluctant, struggling or dyslexic readers. Barrington Stoke... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 13+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Reluctant Reads - Ages 11+

Devil You Know
Cathy Macphail
Award-winning writer Cathy Macphail, master of the unexpected twist, leads readers into a tense and sometimes violent story before revealing the truth. Newly arrived on an estate in Glasgow, Logan is thrilled when he finds a friend. Baz seems cool... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 06/03/2015
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Reader ReviewedThe Eagle Trail
Robert Rigby
April 2014 Book of the Month A master storyteller, Robert Rigby sends shivers down the spine in this gripping story of one boy's escape from Nazi-occupied Antwerp to safety. When Paul sees his father shot in front of him and... Featured in: 13+ readers | Books of the Month | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/04/2014
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Hagurosan
Darren Shan
One of our Dyslexia Friendly Books of the Year 2013 - Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8 A tale full of wonder from the master story-telling Darren Shan! Hagurosan is sent by his mother to take an offering of... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Year | Dyslexia-friendly | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/05/2013
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The Dead are Rising
Jeff Norton
Combining the best of reading and video-gaming the awesome Metawars series is chock full of excitement and action. This is the second in the series. The first, Metawars: Fight for the Future has been a huge hit particularly with computer... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2012
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The Fight for the Future
Jeff Norton, Ryan Hunter
Even virtual worlds need real heroes...It's the near future. Jonah Delacroix spends most of his life inside The Metasphere - a global computer based virtual reality. It feels like a kind of freedom, but it has a price. Combining the... Featured in: 11+ readers | Debuts of the Month | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 02/08/2012
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Case of the Good-Looking Corpse
Caroline Lawrence
P. K. Pinkerton, Private Eye is back in the second book of this whip-crackingly brilliant series set in America's Wild West in which this unique hero interacts with real historical characters and events. Pinkerton may only be 12 but success... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Hardback | Released 07/06/2012
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The Case of the Deadly Desperados
Caroline Lawrence
July 2012 Book of the Month. Fast, furious and funny, meet 12 year old P K Pinkerton who believes he can be a Wild West Private Eye and a good one too. With the help of his newly found friends... Featured in: 11+ readers | Books of the Month | Summer Reading 2012 | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Codename Quicksilver 1: In the Zone
Allan Frewin Jones
July 2012 Book of the Month. The first in this gripping new series, perfect for young fans of 24 and Alex Rider. Zac Archer's on a new mission but now he has a price on his head. Having witnessed... Featured in: 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 05/07/2012
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Three's a Crowd
Jo Cotterill
Interest age: Teen, Reading age 6.5+. Every teenage girl's ideal dilemma! When Molly is asked out by both Oliver and Jack she's thrilled. Oliver is very polite and kind and seems really interested in finding out about Molly and what she... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 13/06/2012
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Blood Red Rose
Anne Perry
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A vivid historical novel telling the appalling story of the slave trade through the eyes of Rose, a girl with an unusual gift of being able to travel back in time. Rose knows her... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 14/02/2012
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Pale
Chris Wooding
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A brilliant addition to the award-winning Barrington Stoke series. Jed hates Pales. Everyone does. They are pathetic individuals who should not, by rights, be alive. They have only been saved from death by the... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 17/01/2012
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My Name is O
Sam Enthoven
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A thrilling fantasy set in a world where all your choices are made before you are even born… Sick of being programmed to do what is expected of him, fifteen year old 0 is... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 17/01/2012
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Crow Girl Rises
Kate Cann
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. Everything changes for Lilly when she goes to Kyle's Halloween party dressed as a crow including an impressive wing span and with a cloud of her specially trained crows around her head. Suddenly, not... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/01/2012
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Socks Are Not Enough
Mark Lowery
Winner of the 2013 Leeds Book Award 11-14 age category. A Piece of Passion from the Publisher: We at Scholastic Children's Books are very proud to be publishing Socks Are Not Enough by Mark Lowery. It genuinely takes a lot... Featured in: 11+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Summer Reading | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | 2012 Great Reads | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 02/02/2012
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Night of the Werewolf
John Townsend
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. An exciting blend of fact and fiction, this story tells of the terror that struck France in the 1760s when a huge and ferocious creature attacked and killed more than 100 children and women working... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 20/08/2010
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Rose of No Man's Land (A Timepiece Novel)
Anne Perry
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. Second in a brand new time travel series by an award-winning author (the first was Tudor Rose). Will Rosie cope as a nurse in a WW1 Red Cross Hospital? Struggling with her inability... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 24/09/2011
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Pirate Attack
Paul Dowswell
Interest age 11+ Reading age 8+. A thrilling adventure based on a real possibility. Joe eagerly accepts an invitation to what should be the holiday of a lifetime. But, from the first moment of arriving on the boat, thinks start... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 19/08/2011
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Take Two
Jo Cotterill
Interest Age 9+ Reading Age 6.5+. Two girls get the better of a love rat at their prom. Fun girly story. To view other titles we think are suitable for reluctant readers please click here. A Dyslexia Friendly... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/04/2011
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Return of the (un)Teenager
Pete Johnson
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. Hilarious and much requested follow-up to the award-winning bestseller Diary of an (Un)Teenager. Perfect for reluctant or struggling teen readers as it's short, action packed with a real page-turning quality about it. To... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 14/01/2011
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Killer Clone
Steve Barlow, Steve Skidmore
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. With a gripping fictional narrative coupled with loads of fun facts, this book is a great way to get reluctant readers reading and may also then entice them into reading full-blown fiction too. With... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2009
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Alien: Betrayal
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 7+. Well loved and prolific author Tony Bradman has written a follow-up to the extremely popular Alien. When Jake discovers he has been betrayed by someone in his squad he needs to find out who... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 15/09/2009
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Would You Rather?
Chris Higgins
This author has once again clicked into the zeitgeist that is a tween/teen girl. Poignant, moving and honest about relationships, this story revolves around the life-altering choices a teenager called Flick must make in the light of a long, lost... Featured in: 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/02/2010
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Grass
Cathy Macphail
Winner of the Scottish Book Award 2010 (Older Readers category). Tension mounts and there is no escape in this gripping thriller about gang violence. Leo and his best friend Sean have been brought up knowing how to avoid danger... Featured in: 11+ readers | All Shortlists and Winners | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/08/2009
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Come On Danny (gr8reads)
Andy Croft
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 7+. Full of emotion and understanding but written in such a way that a struggling or reluctant reader will devour, Come On Danny is a hard hitting story describing the difficulties of dealing with life... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 21/05/2009
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Raven's Gate (Power of Five) Graphic Novel
Anthony Horowitz
The long-awaited graphic-novel adaptation of the No. 1 bestseller Raven's Gate, from the creator of Alex Rider, Anthony Horowitz. A sinister and incredibly atmospheric story of the supernatural; first of five in the Power of Five series. Matt has always... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Graphic Novels | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/06/2013
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Call of the Deep
Beverley Naidoo
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. These two haunting tales are brought to you from the ocean deep. We meet the good, the wicked, and the downright evil and through them we get a sense of the mesmerising power of... Featured in: 11+ readers | 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2008
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Harald Hardnut
Tony Bradman
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. For some thrilling real life action and adventure, you won't get much better than Tony Bradman's Harald Hardnut. The most reluctant reader will devour it quickly. Plenty of fighting and killing and far more... Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2014
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Flint
Chris Powling
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 7+. This bloodcurdling pirate adventure makes a thrilling adventure story of survival. Captured by the pirates, a young boy finds his fate in the hands of the deadly Captain Flint, the most ruthless pirate on... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 19/05/2008
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The Ghost Box
Catherine Fisher
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. A wonderfully suspenseful and page-turning mystery and thriller rolled into one involving a girl, her step-brother, a boy ghost and an old knarled oak tree, with a clever and surprising twist at the end.... Featured in: 11+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2011
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Nemesis 1: Into The Shadows
Cathy Macphail
The first in the Nemesis quartet, a heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : Into the Shadows introduces Ram, who has no memory of who he is, how he... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Nemesis Series
Format: Paperback | Released 04/09/2006
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Reader ReviewedSkulduggery Pleasant
Derek Landy
Joint winner of the Richard and Judy 9+ "Confident" category. A hugely original and funny fantasy, this tells of the magician Skulduggery who is urbane, sophisticated, well dressed and, as you might guess from his name, dead. Skulduggery has a youthful helper,... Featured in: 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | R&J Kid's Books | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2007
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Hatchet
Gary Paulsen
A powerful story about the physical skills and the mental strength that is needed to survive. Brian has grown up in the city. That's where he's comfortable. But on his very first visit to his father following his parents divorce,... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 01/07/2005
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Bumface
Morris Gleitzman
An attention grabbing title and an arresting opening ensure Morris Gleitzman has his audience hooked. And they will be well rewarded for being so. But alongside its effortlessly entertaining introduction, Bumface is also a thoughtful and serious book about the... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/03/1999
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Set In Stone
Linda Newbery
Winner of the Costa Children's Book Award 2006. Set at the end of the 19th century, Linda Newbery has cleverly carved out an incredible mystery that's full of clever twists and entwined with drama, all manner of emotions and mind-blowingly powerful... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 23/01/2007
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Noughts and Crosses
Malorie Blackman
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Michael Rosen on a compelling favourite: "A book that dared... Featured in: 11+ readers | Audio Books | Bookshelf Essentials | Diverse Voices | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 08/08/2006
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Refugee Boy
Benjamin Zephaniah
Selected by a distinguished independent panel of experts including our editorial expert, Julia Eccleshare, for Diverse Voices - 50 of the best Children's Books celebrating cultural diversity in the UK. Haunting, tragic and distressing in what it reveals about man's... Featured in: 11+ readers | Diverse Voices | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback (b Format) | Released 28/08/2001
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Reader ReviewedPrivate Peaceful
Michael Morpurgo
Shortlisted for the Blue Peter Best Book of the Decade & One of our 'Must Reads'. It will seem odd when reading this book that the author enjoyed writing it the most of all the 90 or so he has... Featured in: 11+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Michael Morpurgo Month | Schools | Bath Kids Book Festival | The World Wars | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 29/05/2004
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Little Soldier
Bernard Ashley
One of the best books ever about the realities of young boys forced into fighting in rebel armies and the effect it can have. Back home, Kaninda has been trained to carry a gun and use it. When he is... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Orchard Books 25th Birthday | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 30/09/1999
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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Mark Haddon
Mark Haddon's best-selling story of how Christopher, a boy with Asperger's syndrome, sees the world and makes sense of it in his own particular way became a success for children and adults alike. When Christopher finds a dead dog on... Featured in: 11+ readers | Bookshelf Essentials | Summer Reading 2012 | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Books for Boys | Schools | Audio Books | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 13/02/2014
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Holes
Louis Sachar
October 2011 Guest Editor Roddy Doyle: "Boys in jail – a great idea. The jail has no roof and they have to dig huge holes in the baking sun all day – it's getting even better. I read Holes in... Featured in: 11+ readers | Audio Books | Author Favourites | Bookshelf Essentials | 9+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Book Week 2006 | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Pig Heart Boy
Malorie Blackman
Cameron's operation is risky. Very risky. He needs a new heart and the best match comes from an unusual source - a pig. A pig heart transplant has never been done before. It may not work out and it's controversial... Featured in: 11+ readers | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 05/02/2004
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Game on
Bali Rai
Young footballer Baljit, the hero of Bali Rai's Dream On, is preparing for a trial with Liverpool FC's youth squad – something he's dreamed of all his life. But there's lots else going on in Baljit's life – his... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | YA readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Dream on
Bali Rai
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8 Baljit – Jit to his school friends – helps out in his father's chippy but dreams of playing football in the Premier League. When he's given a chance to take part in open trials for... Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2014
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Brace Mouth, False Teeth
Sita Brahmachari
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ A warm and funny novel that girls in particular who lack confidence will resonate with. Abi is not looking forward to her work experience week at a care home, particularly when she's just had... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | YA readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 13/08/2014
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Shivers
Bali Rai
Interest Age teen - Reading Age 8+ Bali Rai hits hard in this dark and haunting teen novel. Nothing has gone well for Sam since he and his mother were forced to leave their comfortable home after his dad's disappearance... Featured in: 13+ readers | Barrington Stoke 15th Birthday | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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You Killed Me!
Keith Gray
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+ Award-winning Keith Gray tells a page-turning adventure with gusto and style. Comic-mad Toby wakes one morning to find a man with a badly beaten up head staring at him from the end of the... Featured in: 13+ readers | Barrington Stoke 15th Birthday | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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Awesome
Pete Johnson
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 7 Ben hates being a new boy. Even with a new hair cut and contact lenses instead of his usual glasses, he feels like a misfit. Until the girls start noticing him! Ben seems to... Featured in: 13+ readers | Barrington Stoke 15th Birthday | Dyslexia-friendly | YA readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 03/01/2013
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The Fix
Sophie Mckenzie
Interest Age Teen, Reading Age 8+. A tense novel about finding the special kind of courage needed to do the right thing in difficult circumstances. Blake is great footballer; playing football is all he wants to do but, with money... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 12/03/2012
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Wasted
Lee Weatherly
Interest age 14+, Reading age 8+. Deeply moving, Wasted is a hard hitting story about survival and self belief. Luke's life is a mess; his mum is never sober, schools a wash out. The only thing that keeps him going... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2012
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The Curse Box
E.E. Richardson
Interest age teen. Reading age 8+. A thrilling story of a war between two vampire tribes. A theft in a magic shop sets off an extraordinary chain reaction and Tony is at the heart of it! Tony's father runs a magic... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 17/05/2012
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Desirable
Frank Cottrell Boyce
Interest Age Teen Reading Age 8+. A delicious comedy in which geeky George, whose passion for Warhammer games has long made him a social outcast, is transformed by some past its sell by date after shave. Suddenly everyone wants to... Featured in: 13+ readers | Barrington Stoke 15th Birthday | Dyslexia-friendly | YA readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2014
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There's A Boy in the Girls' Bathroom
Louis Sachar
In Holes, best-selling author Louis Sachar showed his understanding and compassion for a group of boys who have got outside the system. In There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom, he shows the same sensitivity to Bradley Chalkers, one boy... Featured in: 13+ readers | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2007
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The Fall
Anthony McGowan
Interest Age 11+ Reading Age 8+. Powerful novel by an award-winning author, charting a boy's harrowing schooldays in a sink estate in Liverpool. Two's company and three's a crowd, one has got to go. This is a terrifically taut and... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Guest Editor | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 21/05/2011
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Let's Do It!
Catherine Forde
Interest age of 14+ Reading age 8+. Three boys who film their crazy stunts and put them on YouTube prepare for their craziest stunt yet. This is crazy, madcap comedy particularly suitable for dyslexic, reluctant and struggling teen readers. To... Featured in: 13+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback | Released 21/05/2011
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Hide and Seek
Cathy Macphail
Interest age Teen Reading age 8+. Chilling from start to finish this is a brilliant, fast moving and spooky story. When new girl Destiny arrives at school she asks if it is really haunted… Everyone knows it isn't but tricking... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | 11+ readers | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 12/06/2009
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The First Hunter
Robert Swindells
Interest Teen Reading Age 8+. Powerfully told, The First Hunter captures the harsh world of early hunters who survive by stealing the meat that the big cats kill. But can they develop a skill of their own which will enable... Featured in: 13+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers | Schools
Format: Paperback | Released 12/06/2009
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Animal Farm
George Orwell
Anthony McGowan, Guest Editor June 2015 chose Animal Farm as one of his favourite short novels...."Orwell's story of a farmyard revolution is one of the very few parables that works on both levels: his animal characters are so wonderfully drawn... Featured in: 13+ readers | Audio Books | YA readers | Reluctant Readers | Guest Editor | Schools | eBooks
Format: Paperback (a Format) | Released 03/07/2008
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TURN RELUCTANT READERS INTO BOOK-LOVERS, AND STRUGGLING READERS INTO CONFIDENT ONES. Click here to download a free guide to help you help your child to love reading.

Here at Lovereading4kids we want to ensure that every child, however reluctant or struggling a reader he or she is, is given the chance to become a voracious reader.

So with this in mind, our Editorial guru Julia Eccleshare, working closely with the Literacy Trust, asked parents and teachers to recommend books that they had found useful for less confident or unenthusiastic readers. From this initial list Julia has selected a range of titles and put them into age categories. From time to time, we’ll refresh the books so that ongoing you’ll always find something to enthuse your reluctant or struggling reader.

The list includes titles from both mainstream and specialist publishers but all from authors you are likely to recognise. Specialist publishers tend to focus on titles for readers whose reading age is lower than the interest age so if you have a child who finds reading difficult, or who aren’t yet ready to cope with long books, or who simply don’t enjoy books then try one of these titles - each will be clearly marked with its reading age and interest age. The specialist publisher Barrington Stoke is a past master at convincing reluctant readers that books are cool and is at the forefront of this specialist publishing. Their books are short, sharp and sound, skilfully written by some of the top children’s authors around and edited with real flair. So, if your child is really reluctant or struggling we would suggest starting off on the titles published by specialist publishers and then move on to the mainstream titles we’ve also selected.

When a reader is hooked on a story, his or her reading ability is proven to improve. He reads more fluently – because he wants to read on! That’s why books for reluctant readers have to have fabulous stories. We’ve thought long and hard about the selection and we feel every one of the books selected provides a powerful and unputdownable story, even for the most reluctant reader.

Here at Lovereading4kids, with the launch of this genre, our aim is to get every reluctant or struggling reader to take that first step into enjoying the reading experience.

So why not scroll down our list of titles, which is first and foremost broken down by age of child and within that where a title’s reading age is different from the age of the child, it is clearly marked.

Other areas of the site that contain details of books that might be of interest to reluctant readers include Ology World, Real Reads and Essential Reads.

Finally, if you’re looking for some tips to nurture your child’s reading then click here.


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