Recommendations

Easter Holiday Reading

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, it is  a good time to draw up a list of good holiday reads. For some YA readers, the Eater holidays will see them tied up with studying for their GCSE's, AS levels and A levels - but whist this is a crucial time to study, teens need to take some breaks too. 

The Recruit (CHERUB series) by Robert Muchamore - ideal for the reluctant reader, especially male reluctant readers. It is now - amazingly - ten years since this series was first published but they remain as exciting, adventurous and addictive as ever. 

Rock Wars by Robert Muchamore - this is his latest series, newly published. It is fun, perhaps with a narrower appeal than the CHERUB series given its focus of teenagers in rock bands. The books have interesting, if flawed, characters, and the story touches on plenty of risky and exciting subjects.

The Everest Files by Matt Dickinson - if you know a teen who is interested in climbing or taking a gap year in Nepal, this is a good choice.

Trouble by Non Pratt - an honest look at teen's social lives which will grab the attention of teen readers. 

The Hayling Island Cycle by Miriam Halahmy - strong female characters, realistic teens, good story lines and a straightforward read. 

Spud by John van de Ruit - a good laugh and a good story and interesting facts thrown in too.

Dead Silent by Sharon Jones - a whodunit, plenty of blood, a bit of romance - a good holiday read

Soldier Dog by Sam Angus and The Shell House by Linda Newberry - for those who are interested in WW1

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell - the poetry of words, this book will appeal to those who love to read and will be an inspiration to those who struggle with writing 

For those who are studying and only want a small break or need a little extra help, then don't forget magazines - The Week for economics and politics students (and even for the section in the English GCSE on analysing fact writing), All About History for history students, 


All About History

All About History

Author:
Publisher: Imagine Publishing
Cherub: The Recruit

CHERUB: The Recruit

Author: Robert Muchamore
Publisher: Hachette Childrens
Dead Silent

Dead Silent

Author: Sharon Jones
Publisher: Orchard
Hidden

Hidden

Author: Miriam Halahmy
Publisher: Meadowside Children
Illegal

Illegal

Author: Miriam Halahmy
Publisher: Albury Books
Rock Wars

Rock Wars

Author: Robert Muchamore
Publisher: Hodder Children
Rooftoppers

Rooftoppers

Author: Katherine Rundell
Publisher: Faber Childrens
Soldier Dog

Soldier Dog

Author: Sam Angus
Publisher: Macmillan Children
Spud

Spud

Author: John van de Ruit
Publisher: Penguin
Stuffed

Stuffed

Author: Miriam Halahmy
Publisher: Albury Books
The Everest Files

The Everest Files

Author: Matt Dickinson
Publisher: Vertebrate Publishing
The Shell House

The Shell House

Author: Linda Newbery
Publisher: Random House
The Week

The Week

Author:
Publisher: Dennis Publishing Ltd
Trouble

Trouble

Author: Non Pratt
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd