12 Books to Read Before You Are 12

The Telegraph offers a list of a twelve books to read before you are twelve year old.  The list was reviewed by Ingrid Hopson, librarian of the year for the School Library Association, and it is WONDERFUL!

Freak the Mighty, by Rodman Philbrick

Cloud Busting, by Malorie Blackman

Dream On, by Bali Rai

Evil Inventions (Horrible Science), by Nick Arnold

Framed, by Frank Cottrell Boyce

A Dog Called Grk, by Joshua Doder

I, Coriander, by Sally Gardner (Hurrah!  This was a favorite of mine!)

Journey to the River Sea, by Eva Ibbotson 

Mortal Engines, by Philip Reeve 

The Ring of Words – An Anthology of Poetry, selected by Roger McGough 

Saffy’s Angel, by Hilary McKay (YES! Loved this one and the others in the series!)

Unbelievable!, by Paul Jennings 

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