Year 9 (age 13-14)

A selection of books especially selected for children in Year 9 (13 - 14 year olds) of average reading ability for the 2018/19 academic year.

If your child is a competent reader or has read all these titles then try the books from the Year 10 list. Alternatively if these books are a little challenging try books from the Year 8 list. Our overall mission is to promote reading for pleasure with quality texts that are perfectly pitched for the age group and the curriculum. We have particularly avoided blockbusters, classic or set texts, known to everyone, so that we can include poetry, stunning information texts and inspirational books in which all children and young people can find themselves reflected.

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And the Ocean Was Our Sky

And the Ocean Was Our Sky

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4

Author: Patrick Ness Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Wonderful illustration illuminates this story of power, obsession and war - a reimagining of Moby Dick from the whale's perspective.

Long Way Down

Long Way Down

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4

Author: Jason Reynolds Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2018

UKLA Longlist Book Awards - 2019 | Verse novel, lyrical and very powerful - the story and setting will stay with you.

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