Powerful stories for Year 5/6 Bookworms

The Great Trouble

The Great Trouble

Deborah Hopkinson

Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.

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Nightingale's Nest

Nightingale’s Nest

Nikki Loftin

Twelve-year-old Little John is clearing brush for Mr King, the wealthy owner of a chain of local dollar stores, when he finds a young girl perched in the branches of a tall sycamore tree. The girl, Gayle, is being fostered by a...

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Paperboy

Paperboy

Vince Vawter

When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.

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 Read reviewA Single Stone

A Single Stone

Meg McKinlay (Author)

Beautifully crafted dystopian novel from award-winning author Meg McKinlay.

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The Binding

The Binding

Jenny Alexander

When Jack and his family arrive on the remote, blustery Scottish island of Morna, the whole summer holiday seems doomed...until they find the den. The three children who claim it are the only other children their age on the island...

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The Honest Truth

The Honest Truth

Dan Gemeinhart

Mark has been in and out of hospital his whole life  - and he's fed up. So when his cancer returns, he decides he's had enough. Running away with his dog Beau, he sets out to climb a mountain - and it's only when he's left...

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Urban Outlaws

Urban Outlaws

Peter Jay Black

The first in a brand new middle-grade series, this nonstop, gadget-filled adventure is sure to capture fans of Alex Rider and NERDS alike.

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Five Things They Never Told Me

Five Things They Never Told Me

Rebecca Westcott, Matt Jones

It's a glorious summer and Erin and Martha are both stuck at Oak Hill Home for the Elderly. Misunderstood and feeling ignored, they are equally frustrated by the situation. But as Erin learns to listen to Martha, she discovers...

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No Stars to Wish on

No Stars to Wish on

Zana Fraillon

A little boy's spirit shines amid some dark truths in this tender and memorable novel about being taken from home and put in an orphanage.

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Song for a Scarlet Runner

Julie Hunt

WINNER OF THE READINGS CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE 2014 Peat is on the run - forced to flee for her life when she's blamed for bringing bad luck to her village. She heads for the endless marshes,...

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 Read reviewMy Life as an Alphabet

My Life as an Alphabet

Barry Jonsberg

Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to...

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Wonder

Wonder

R J Palacio

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary...

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