Must Read Historical Fiction!

Crispin : the cross of lead by Avi  In fourteenth-century England a nameless thirteen-year-old peasant boy, who thought he had little to lose, finds himself with even less. Accused of a crime he did not commit, he has been declared a "wolf's head," meaning that anyone can kill him on sight. "Asta's son" learns from … Continue reading Must Read Historical Fiction!

Must Read Fantasy Series for Yrs 7-9!

The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer  The Land of Stories is a series of adventure and fantasy books written by American author, actor and singer Chris Colfer. The series follows twins Alex and Conner Bailey as they fall from the real world into a world full of fairy tales! However they soon realise that … Continue reading Must Read Fantasy Series for Yrs 7-9!

Must Read Horror for Yrs7-9!

Darkside by Tom Becker  Your home's been attacked. Your dad's in an asylum. You're running for your life. And there's nowhere to hide. You've stumbled on the city's greatest secret: Darkside. Incredibly dangerous and unimaginably exciting. Darkside is ruled by Jack the Ripper's children - a place where nightmares walk the streets. You think you're … Continue reading Must Read Horror for Yrs7-9!

Must Read Classics!

So, you've been advised to "read the classics". But what does that mean? The author is dead? It was published before 1900? Although there is much debate over which books should be considered classics, there is general consensus about what makes a classic. "A classic usually expresses some enduring quality, be it an expression of life, … Continue reading Must Read Classics!