NSTBA- Moving On Category Reminder

Finding satisfying reads for those primary to secondary school children who need a challenge can be really difficult as the content can be aimed at older teens. All of our long list are excellent stories, covering a range of themes. As ever, we strongly advise teachers/ parents to read the books themselves before recommending them to ensure they select the right book for the right child!

Such a great range of books! Which will form the short list?


The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Puffin    ISBN: 978-0141360645

Gorilla Dawn by Gill Lewis

OUP     ISBN: 978-0192739179

The Nest by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Jon Klassen

David Fickling Books    ISBN: 978-1910200865

Jessica's Ghost by Andrew Norriss

David Fickling Books     ISBN: 978-1910200568

Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden

Puffin    ISBN:978-0141356600

Russian Roulette by Anthony Horowitz

Walker Books    ISBN: 978-1406350500

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Chicken House    ISBN: 978-1910002131

Anna and the Swallow Man by Gavriel Savit

Bodley Head    ISBN: 978-1782300526

River of Ink by Helen Dennis, illustrated by Bonnie Kate Wolf

Hodder Children's   ISBN: 978-1444920437

Island by Nicky Singer, illustrated by Chris Riddell

Caboodle Books    ISBN: 978-0992938963

We Are Giants by Amber Lee Dodd

Quercus    ISBN: 978-1784294212

Alice Jones : The Impossible Clue by Sarah Rubin

Chicken House   ISBN: 978-1910002865