Girl with Bookshelves

Without books that your child really enjoys, teaching skills won't have an impact.

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Maz Evans

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

Greek mythology 
A familiar but fresh take on the Greek myths
Witty and wacky plots based on hard-hitting themes, such as being a parent carer and repossession. 
Funny puns and wordplay.
Rich characters who you can laugh with and at. 
Humour that appeals to all ages (even my teenagers can't help but still crack a smile!)
well spaced out font.
Characters that grow over a series of books.

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Clive King

This is a great next book if your reader:


Enjoys stories about friendship and adventure.
Loves to empathise with characters.
Gets wrapped up in the events and problems faced by the characters.
Is intrigued by outdoor adventures set in the countryside.
Wants to read a classic story from the 1960s that is still relevant today.
Historical fiction, with references to Stonehenge, Stoneage, and life in the 1960s.

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Charlie Higson

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Emma Carroll

This is a great next book if your reader likes:
 

Historical fiction set in England during World War 2.
Frost Hollow and Letters from the Lighthouse novels by Emma Carroll.
Gets drawn into a narrative through the rich description of characters and setting, and enjoys the extra detail.
Wants to be reading more grown-up books but doesn't always have the stamina. The interconnected short stories are accessible and engaging but not too complicated.
Books that develop self-confidence and reading stamina. It is essential for a reluctant reader that books are finished and enjoyed before the interest in them is lost.
Stories with strong, quick-witted, and brave female protagonists.
Carefully crafted detail and description from a period in history
Characters who adapt to a great change with resilience, resourcefulness, and innovativeness.

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Kimberly Brubaker Bradey

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Historical fiction set in England during World War 2.
Stories where strong, quick-witted, and brave female protagonists are up against the odds but find a way to overcome obstacles.
Stories with emotional themes that drive the plot.
Multi-dimensional characters who they can relate to and root for, but not always like.
The theme of hope in the face of adversity.

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Morris Gleitzman

This is a great next book if your reader:


Historical fiction, especially World War 2.
Stories that are gripping and touching.
To follow a character's journey over a series of books.
Gritty, true to life stories that could have happened.

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Katherine Rundell

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

 

Adventure stories that keep you guessing.
A twist in the tale.
Journey stories set in the wild, where survival is the main priority.
Stories where the characters get to know themselves and grow stronger through the challenges they encounter.
Black and white drawings that add rich detail to the setting.
'Like a man-made magic wish, the aeroplane rose into the sky. It did not stay there long.'

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Dan Santat

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

 


Can remember the traditional nursery rhyme so they understand the sequel!
Loves wry humour that tackles issues, such as fear and tramua.
Enjoys detailed symbolic illustrations that you can return to many times.
Likes characters who develop and grow, showing their weaknesses and strengths.

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Jakob Wegelius

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Tony M. DiTerlizz & Holly Black

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

Greek mythology 
A familiar but fresh take on the Greek myths
Witty and wacky plots based on hard-hitting themes, such as being a parent carer and repossession. 
Funny puns and wordplay.
Rich characters who you can laugh with and at. 
Humour that appeals to all ages (even my teenagers can't help but still crack a smile!)
well spaced out font.
Characters that grow over a series of books.

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Jennifer Bell

This is a great next book if your reader:


Enjoys stories about friendship and adventure.
Loves to empathise with characters.
Gets wrapped up in the events and problems faced by the characters.
Is intrigued by outdoor adventures set in the countryside.
Wants to read a classic story from the 1960s that is still relevant today.
Historical fiction, with references to Stonehenge, Stoneage, and life in the 1960s.

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Lauren Child

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Kate O'Hearn

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Angie Sage

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Suzanne Collins

This is a great next book if your reader:


Enjoys stories about friendship and adventure.
Loves to empathise with characters.
Gets wrapped up in the events and problems faced by the characters.
Is intrigued by outdoor adventures set in the countryside.
Wants to read a classic story from the 1960s that is still relevant today.
Historical fiction, with references to Stonehenge, Stoneage, and life in the 1960s.

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Shane Hegarty

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Margaret Mulligan

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Roger McGough

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Valerie Worth

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

Greek mythology 
A familiar but fresh take on the Greek myths
Witty and wacky plots based on hard-hitting themes, such as being a parent carer and repossession. 
Funny puns and wordplay.
Rich characters who you can laugh with and at. 
Humour that appeals to all ages (even my teenagers can't help but still crack a smile!)
well spaced out font.
Characters that grow over a series of books.

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Charlie Higson

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Tracey Corderoy

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Sean Taylor

This is a great next book if your reader:


Enjoys stories about friendship and adventure.
Loves to empathise with characters.
Gets wrapped up in the events and problems faced by the characters.
Is intrigued by outdoor adventures set in the countryside.
Wants to read a classic story from the 1960s that is still relevant today.
Historical fiction, with references to Stonehenge, Stoneage, and life in the 1960s.

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Emma Carroll

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Katherine Rundell

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Helena Duggan

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Maz Evans

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

Greek mythology 
A familiar but fresh take on the Greek myths
Witty and wacky plots based on hard-hitting themes, such as being a parent carer and repossession. 
Funny puns and wordplay.
Rich characters who you can laugh with and at. 
Humour that appeals to all ages (even my teenagers can't help but still crack a smile!)
well spaced out font.
Characters that grow over a series of books.

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Tony M. DiTerlizz & Holly Black

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

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Madeline L'Engle

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.

Adrian Edmondson

This is a great next book if your reader:


Enjoys stories about friendship and adventure.
Loves to empathise with characters.
Gets wrapped up in the events and problems faced by the characters.
Is intrigued by outdoor adventures set in the countryside.
Wants to read a classic story from the 1960s that is still relevant today.
Historical fiction, with references to Stonehenge, Stoneage, and life in the 1960s.

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Swampna Haddow

This is a great next book if your reader likes:


Portal stories like Jumanji.
Short stories with humour and content that older children will enjoy as well.
Family themes where characters are forced to question their changing thoughts and opinions.
A twist or surprise at the end.