Children's books set in Yorkshire
From the moors to the dales, this county has to be one of the most swoon-some in the UK.
If you live in or are from Yorkshire (or just going on your holidays), you may be looking for books set there to share with your child. After all, a familiar location can sometimes help them relate to the story and feel a bigger connection.
Here are just a few of our favourites for you to check out.
Author: E Nesbit Illustrator: C E Brock
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Now nearly 100 years old, this story centres on the lives of three children whose comfortable, middle-class existence ends when their father has to go away unexpectedly.
Author: David Almond
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books
Exploring a ramshackle garage with his new-found friend Mina, Michael discovers a strange, magical creature who needs his help. A contemporary classic.
Author: Liz Flanagan
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Gothy, tattoo-loving teen Jess goes to school one day to find that her best friend – perfect, popular Eden – has gone missing. As well as being a tense thriller, Flanagan writes from the heart, frankly and honestly, in a way that teens will love.
Author: Louise Rennison
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
When Tallulah’s parents pack her off to an am-dram college, she hopes she will become a toppity-top-actress type. Infectiously mad and hilariously dramatic, Withering Tights is unputdownable.
Author: Tom Palmer
Publisher: Barrington Stoke
Three boys go camping in the abandoned Northface football stadium. But all is not as it seems. Tom Palmer's Ghost Stadium is a fast-paced and properly spooky ghost story. The book will suit reluctant readers as the exciting mystery will grab their attention.
When the spoilt and bad-tempered Mary is orphaned at the age of ten, she is sent from India to live with her hunchback uncle on the Yorkshire Moors. This classic novel is a satisfying and absorbing read.
Author: Sally Nicholls
Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books
Growing up in a medieval Yorkshire village, Isabel's life is utterly predictable – until the pestilence, which has been devastating Europe, crosses the Channel and begins to spread northwards. An utterly absorbing, compelling and meticulously researched novel.
Author: Jane Elson
Publisher: Hodder's Children's Books
On Grace's tenth birthday, Mum finds a lump and her Dad leaves forever. Then Grace is sent to live with Granddad on a farm in Yorkshire. Soon, a girl in rainbow clothes and a pig called Claude become Grace's friends. A sweet, sad story with a smidge of silly slapstick.