#HookedOnBooks

By SF Said

#HookedOnBooks

By SF Said

I asked the children's books community on Twitter to recommend books they'd seen turn kids into readers. I was flooded with replies and recommendations. From them, I put together this crowd-sourced list of children's books. It includes fiction, non-fiction, poetry, picture books, illustrated books, and books with no illustration. The one thing they have in common is that they're all books that have got many kids reading, across all ages, genders and backgrounds - especially kids who found reading difficult before.  (Illustration  by Emer Stamp)

The Crossover

The Crossover

Kwame Alexander

£7.99 £7.59

Skellig

Skellig

David Almond

£7.99 £7.59

Noughts & Crosses

Noughts & Crosses

Malorie Blackman

£8.99 £8.54

Red Leaves

Red Leaves

Sita Brahmachari

£7.99 £7.59

How to Train Your Dragon: Book 1

How to Train Your Dragon: Book 1

Cressida Cowell

£7.99 £7.59

Matilda

Matilda

Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

£6.99

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Kate DiCamillo and Bagram Ibatoulline

£7.99 £7.59

The Gruffalo: Hardback Gift Edition

The Gruffalo: Hardback Gift Edition

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

£7.99 £7.59

The Wheel of Surya Anniversary Edition

The Wheel of Surya Anniversary Edition

Jamila Gavin

£7.99 £7.59

Once

Once

Morris Gleitzman

£7.99 £7.59

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

The Brilliant World of Tom Gates

Liz Pichon

£7.99 £7.59

The Advenures of Captain Underpants

The Advenures of Captain Underpants

Dav Pilkey

£6.99 £6.64

Oliver and the Seawigs

Oliver and the Seawigs

Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

£7.99 £7.59

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Ottoline and the Yellow Cat

Chris Riddell

£7.99 £7.59

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

J. K. Rowling

£8.99 £8.54

Holes

Holes

Louis Sachar

£7.99 £7.59

Varjak Paw

Varjak Paw

SF Said and Dave McKean

£7.99 £7.59

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

Andy Stanton and David Tazzyman

£7.99 £7.59

Stay Out of the Basement

Stay Out of the Basement

R.L. Stine

£5.99

The whole Goosebumps series was recommended!

The Hate U Give

The Hate U Give

Angie Thomas

£8.99 £8.54

The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress

David Walliams and Quentin Blake

£7.99 £7.59

The Story of Tracy Beaker

The Story of Tracy Beaker

Jacqueline Wilson and Nick Sharratt

£7.99 £7.59

Funky Chickens

Funky Chickens

Benjamin Zephaniah

£6.99 £6.64

Talking Turkeys was the book that was specifically recommended. It's currently out of print, sadly, but all of Benjamin Zephaniah's books are brilliant!

Read the original #HookedOnBooks piece on this BookTrust blog!

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