School Library Pack Books 2019
Check out the amazing books available in The School Library Pack 2019.
With a range of genres there is everything from future classics, astounding non-fiction and engaging books for reluctant readers.
Author: Jaco Jacobs Illustrator: Jim Tierney Translator: Kobus Geldenhuys from Afrikaans
Publisher: Rock the Boat
Thirteen-year-old Marnus finds himself at the centre of a protest when he and a girl named Leila camp out in a tree to prevent it from being cut down by developers. This is the perfect feel-good book from one of South Africa’s top children’s authors.
Author: Sheena Wilkinson
Publisher: Little Island
When her mum dies in the 1918 flu epidemic, 15-year-old Stella returns to Northern Ireland to live with an aunt she has never met. The war has ended and women (over the age of 30 with property) are about to vote for the first time. Fascinating and inspiring.
Author: Sophie Anderson
A story of death, magic and the afterlife told by Marinka, who is desperate not to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps and wants to find her own destiny. Loosely based on the Slavic myth of Baba Yaga, this story is delightfully macabre and utterly engrossing.
Author: Jewell Parker Rhodes
In Chicago, a white police officer shoots and kills black 12-year-old Jerome, mistaking his toy gun for a real one. As a ghost, young Jerome witnesses the aftermath of his death. A beautiful and tragic book that unfortunately feels very necessary.
Author: Ele Fountain
Publisher: Pushkin Children’s
This is a timely and important book which illuminates the realities of life as a refugee. The horrors that 14-year-old Shif is escaping are all too real, but this is ultimately a story about the power of kindness and the strength of the human spirit.
Author: Victoria Jamieson
It’s really exciting to be starting at Roller Derby summer camp, but less so when Astrid finds herself doing it alone. A fantastic full-colour graphic novel about friendship and awesome, strong girls, this a genuine joy to read.
Author: Chris Priestley
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Bill thinks his wish for a brother has come true when his family takes in a boy injured during a World War Two air raid - but is he about to discover that wishes can go horribly wrong? A spine-chilling story from the master of spookiness, Chris Priestley.
Author: Steve Cole Illustrator: Nelson Evergreen
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Luke has a secret, a hidden skill: he can read minds. But when Luke meets Samira, he can't read her mind at all. A gripping thriller where fantasy meets horror - perfect for fearless older children or reluctant and dyslexic readers.
Author: Max Brallier
Jack Sullivan is 42 days into the monster zombie apocalypse and doing pretty well, but that's all thrown into jeopardy when a monster called Blarg becomes intent on killing him off... A fast-paced, funny story that's a mix between Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Shaun of the Dead.
Author: Paul Jennings
Publisher: Old Barn Books
A boy taking part in a running competition stops to help a van which has crashed - but the only survivor is a dog. This emotional novella follows his quest to get his new friend to safety and is perfect for reluctant or struggling readers.
Author: Mona Golabek and Lee Cohen
Aspiring concert pianist Lisa Jura is just 14 when she is forced to leave Germany behind and travel to England on the Kindertransport. Told by her daughter Mona, it's an eye-opening insight into life as a young refugee during World War Two.
Author: Adam and Lisa Murphy
Publisher: David Fickling Books
A fun and funky graphic exploration of some of the greatest scientists you’ve ever heard of – and maybe a few you haven’t!
Author: Juno Dawson
An informative, no-nonsense guide looking at the concept of gender and the different issues surrounding it, featuring personal stories to bring it all to life.
Author: Alex Frith and Rosie Hore and Louie Stowell Illustrator: Kellan Stover
It's increasingly important for young people to learn about politics and how they can get involved. This engaging book introduces different political systems, ideologies and big questions - and explains how its readers can make a difference.
Author: Susan Martineau Illustrator: Vicky Barker
Publisher: b small
An ideal book for anyone who’s been intrigued by stories about sightings of Bigfoot, UFOs, crop circles, ghosts etc. A chance to examine the evidence and maybe solve a mystery.