Age 6+ The Adventures of Johnny Magory by Emma Jane Leeson
Irish author – stories about Johnny who goes into a magical world where he can play with the animals. Supported by many activities on the Johnny Magory website which are designed to get children outside playing in the garden.
Age 7-8 The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin
Aoibheann, age 8:
I found this book to be very funny and entertaining. It took me two days to read it – I could not leave it down. I would give it 9/10
Age 9-12 The World of Supersaurs by Jay Jay Burridge
Charlie, Age 10:
This was a super book. I loved the story and the secrets behind it. I really liked the appendix at the end which had lots of interesting facts about different types of dinosaurs. I would give it a 8 and a half out of ten.
Age 9-12 A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan
Mia 12 : I absolutely loved this book. It grabbed my attention from the very first page. If you like mystery, adventure and thrillers, then you’re in luck, this is the perfect book for you.
Age 14 + Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
A touching and moving story about a young girl grieving for her brother and the power of first love. Based around a bookstore where people left letters for their loved ones in books that had influenced them in different ways
Age 15 + The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
Immediately captivating! This book skillfully created a mystical world full of webs and patterns that invited me into their mystery and thrills.
I couldn’t keep the pages turning fast enough to keep up with my mind as I tried to figure out what was coming next.
Mindfully Me Series by Louise Shanagher 3 books that help younger children deal with issues such as anxiety, self-confidence and identifying/expressing feelings.
Barrington Stokes – Publisher of ‘Super Readable’ books for reluctant readers. One example:
Pike by Anthony McGowan which has a storyline that would interest a teenager, but is written to be accessible to someone with a reading age of 9