Top 10 books by Malorie Blackman

To celebrate the appointment of Malorie Blackman as Waterstones Children's Laureate 2013-2015, here's a list of some of our favourite Malorie Blackman books.

  • Cloud Busting

    by Malorie Blackman
    Random House
    Shortlisted for the 2004 Nestlé Smarties Book Prize (age 6-8 category), an exploration of an unlikely friendship between two very different boys.
  • Unheard Voices

    by Malorie Blackman
    Random House
    This collection of writing about slavery was published to coincide with the 200 year anniversary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act 1807.
  • Pig Heart Boy

    by Malorie Blackman
    Random House
    Cameron desperately needs a new heart when he is offered the opportunity to take part in a radical and controversial experiment involving the transplant of a pig's heart.
  • Hacker

    by Malorie Blackman
    Random House
    A thriller for the computer buffs. Vicky's father is arrested for the theft of millions from the bank where he works.
  • Noughts and Crosses

    by Malorie Blackman
    Random House
    Callum is a Nought but his best friend Sephy is a Cross - the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the country.
  • Boys Don't Cry

    by Malorie Blackman
    Corgi Children's
    Dante is waiting for the postman. It's 'A' level results day and he has high hopes, but a knock on the door brings an old girlfriend and some news that will change his plans for good.
  • Jon for Short

    by Malorie Blackman
    Barrington Stoke
    Jon (or is it Joe?) lies alone and amnesiac in his hospital bed, plagued by a disturbing dream of a torch, a knife, and a murder in the dark.
  • Trust Me

    by Malorie Blackman
    Corgi Children's
    Seventeen-year-old Jayna can't wait to go on holiday with boyfriend Andrew - but their trip has unexpected and terrible consequences.
  • A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E

    by Malorie Blackman
    Corgi
    Elliot wishes his Mum was more interesting: everyone else’s parents do exciting things like work for the BBC, but his is only a secretary. But is she?
  • Noble Conflict

    by Malorie Blackman
    Doubleday
    Kaspar is proud to be one of the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force who protect the Alliance against the rebel Insurgency. Then he encounters young rebel Rhea.