Childhood Nostalgia

Hey there! I’ve been trying to encourage my little sister to read more (Any tips? It’s exhausting!) and I eventually compiled a list of 50 books for her to read before she is 12¾. How many of these have you read? x


  • The Crooked Sixpence – Jennifer Bell
  • Malory Towers – Enid Blyton
  • The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
  • Cogheart – Peter Bunzil
  • A Little Princess – Francis Hognett Barnett
  • Frost Hollow Hall – Emma Carrol
  • Indigo Blue – Cathy Cassidy
  • The School For Good And Evil – Soman Chainani
  • Scarlett And Ivy – Sophie Cleverly
  • The Land Of Stories – Chris Colfer
  • Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer
  • The Wolf Princess – Cathryn Constable
  • Danny Champion Of The World – Roald Dahl
  • The Secret Breakers – H.L Dennis
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles – Black and DiTerlizzi
  • The London Eye Mystery – Siobhan Dowd
  • Sea – Sarah Driver
  • A Place Called Perfect – Helena Duggan
  • The Night Spinner – Abi Elphinstone
  • The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman
  • Fly By Night – Francis Hardinge
  • The Girl Of Ink And Stars – Kiran Millwood Hargr­­­ave
  • Murder in Midwinter – Fleur Hitchcock
  • Alex Rider – Anthony Horowitz
  • The Power Of Five – Anthony Horowitz
  • The Boy In The Tower – Polly Ho Yen
  • The Glass Bird Girl – Esme Kerr
  • Alfie Bloom And The Secret Of Hexbridge Castle – Gabrielle Kent
  • Roman Mysteries – Caroline Lawrence
  • Beatle Boy – M.G Lawrence
  • Goodnight Mr Tom – Michelle Magorian
  • The Beginning Woods – Malcolm McNeil
  • The Chronicles Of Narnia – C.S Lewis
  • Listen To The Moon – Michael Morpurgo
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom – Michael Morpurgo
  • A Monster Calls – Patrick Ness
  • Pegasus And The Flame – Kate O’Heart
  • Wonder – R.J Palacio
  • Pax – Sara Pennypacker
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs
  • Percy Jackson – Rick Riordan
  • Harry Potter – J.K Rowling
  • Swallows And Amazons – Arthur Ransome
  • Alice Jones: The Impossible Clue – Sarah Rubin
  • The Girl Savage – Katherine Rundell
  • Holes – Louis Sachar
  • Big Game – Dan Smith
  • A Series Of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket
  • A Murder Most Unladylike – Robin Stevens
  • Dead Man’s Cove – Lauren St. John
  • The Secret Of Nightingale Wood – Lucy Strange
  • Homecoming – Cynthia Voigt
  • A Girl Called Owl – Amy Wilson
  • Hetty Feather – Jaqueline Wilson
  • Katy – Jaqueline Wilson
  • 4 Children And It – Jaqueline Wilson
  • The Sinclair Mysteries – Katherine Woodfine

There will be a normal book review back next week!

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I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

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