Junior Book Club Choices 2014

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Our Junior Book Clubs are a very well-read bunch having devoured 100 books in 2014!

Jacqueline Wilson, David Walliams, Roald Dahl and Louis Sachar were the most popular authors among our Junior Book Clubs in 2014. Here are a few books that got a big thumbs up:

Bookcover: Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell Bookcover: The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams Bookcover: Queenie by Jacqueline Wilson My Brother's Shadow by Tom Avery

Action and adventure proved popular with books such as Ironheart by Alan Boroughs, Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll by Derek Keilty and Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding keeping readers excited.

Bookcover: Ironheart by Alan Boroughs Bookcover: Will Gallows by Derek Keilty Bookcover: Young Knights of the Round Table by Julia Golding

Our young readers were also keen to explore history, reading books such as Blood Brother, Swan Sister, Clontarf 1014 by Eithne Massey, Secrets and Shadows: Two friends in world at war by Brian Gallagher and Carrie's War by Nina Bawden.

Bookcover: Secrets and Shadows by Brian Gallagher Carrie's War by Nina Bawden Bookcover: Blood Brother by Eithne Massey

Full list of books read by Junior Book Clubs in 2014

Search the library catalogue to check availability or reserve any of these books.

  • The Forbidden Stone - Tony Abbott
  • My Brother’s Shadow -Tom Avery
  • The Indian in the Cupboard - Lynne Reid Banks
  • Carrie’s War - Nina Bawden
  • Blubber - Judy Blume
  • Freckle Juice - Judy Blume
  • Ironheart - Allan Boroughs
  • Compton Valance - Matt Brown
  • The Perks of being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  • Clarice Bean, Don’t Look Now - Lauren Child
  • Benny and Babe - Eoin Colfer
  • The Simple Things - Bill Condon
  • The Blue Horse - Marita Conlon–McKenna
  • A Girl Called Blue - Marita Conlon-McKenna
  • How to Train Your Dragon - Cressida Cowell
  • The Boy on the Porch - Sharon Creech
  • Eva and the Hidden Diary - Judi Curtin
  • George’s Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl
  • Going Solo - Roald Dahl
  • Matilda - Roald Dahl
  • Skin and Other Stories - Roald Dahl
  • Diary of a Chav - Grace Dent
  • Money Can’t Buy Me Love - Grace Dent
  • The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Kate DiCamillo
  • The London Eye Mystery - Siobhan Dowd
  • A Greyhound of a Girl - Roddy Doyle
  • Brilliant - Roddy Doyle
  • The Bubble Wrap Boy - Phil Earle
  • Arthur Quinn and the World Serpent - Alan Early
  • The Breadwinner - Deborah Ellis
  • A Room Full of Chocolate - Jane Elson
  • Other Brother - Simon French
  • My Explosive Adventure - Emily Gale
  • My Fizz-Tastic Investigation -Emily Gale
  • Secrets & Shadows, Two Friends in a World at War - Brian Gallagher
  • The Family from One End Street - Eve Garnett
  • The Tree of Seasons - Stephen Gately
  • Cowgirl - G. Gemin
  • Monkey and Me - David Gilman
  • Red - Libby Gleeson
  • The Feral Child - Che Golden
  • Young Knights of the Round Table - Julia Golding
  • A Thunderous Whisper - Christina Diaz Gonzalez
  • Escape from Mr Lemoncello’s Library - Chris Grabenstein
  • Daisy and the Trouble with Maggots - Kes Gray
  • The Skull in the Wood - Sandra Greaves
  • To be a Cat - Matt Haig
  • The Grey Girl - E. Hawken
  • Stars - Laura Jennings
  • How to Train Your Parents - Pete Johnson
  • Wild Boy - Rob Lloyd Jones
  • Bambert’s Book of Missing Stories -Reinhardt Jung
  • Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll - Derek Keilty
  • Has Anyone Seen Jessica Jenkins - Liz Kessler
  • Skulduggery Pleasant -Derek Landy
  • Sky Hawk - Gill Lewis
  • White Dolphin - Gill Lewis
  • The Butterfly Heart - Paula Leyden
  • Charming But Insane - Sue Limb
  • I am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The World’s Worst Mothers - Sabine Ludwig
  • Blood Brother, Swan Sister, 1014, A Battle Begins - Eithne Massey
  • The Broken Spell..Never Look Back - Erika McGann
  • The Demon Notebook - Erika McGann
  • The Harvest Tide Project - Oisin McGann
  • Tiger Moth - Suzi Moore
  • Running Wild - Michael Morpurgo
  • Class A - Robert Muchamore
  • The Penny Dreadful Series - Joanna Nadin
  • A Monster Calls - Patrick Ness
  • My Dad is Ten Years Old - Mark O’Sullivan
  • Wonder - R.J. Palacio
  • A Dog So Small - Philippa Pearce
  • Super Sister - Gwyneth Rees
  • Cakes in Space - Philip Reeve
  • Balaclava Boy -  Jenny Robson
  • There is No Dog - Meg Rosoff
  • Rooftoppers - Katherine Rundell
  • Holes - Louis Sachar
  • Pig City - Louis Sachar
  • There’s a Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom - Louis Sachar
  • Polly Price’s Totally Secret Diary - Dee Shulman
  • Horrid Henry’s Stinkbomb - Francesca Simon
  • The Jack Stalwart series - Elizabeth Singer Hunt
  • I Capture the Castle - Dodie Smith
  • I am Not a Loser - Jim Smith
  • I Am Still Not a Loser - Jim Smith
  • Nathalia Buttface Series - Nigel Smith
  • Liar and Spy - Rebecca Stead
  • The Powers, the Not-So-Super, Superheroes - Kevin Stevens
  • White Boots - Noel Streatfeild
  • The Alchemist’s Apprentice - Kate Thompson
  • The One Safe Place - Tania Unsworth
  • Billionaire Boy - David Walliams
  • Gangsta Granny - David Walliams
  • The Boy in the Dress - David Walliams
  • Cookie - Jacqueline Wilson
  • Glubbslyme - Jacqueline Wilson
  • Queenie - Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Suitcase Kid - Jacqueline Wilson

Comments

Very. Good list.

Wish these kind of books where around when I was young.

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