Can’t Hurt

“All 11-year-olds in England are to be given a free book from a list of 12, to encourage them to continue reading for pleasure at an age when many give up.”

And here is that list of 12 (all from this Guardian article):

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
Cloud Busting by Malorie Blackman
A Dog Called Grk by Joshua Doder
Saffy’s Angel by Hilary McKay
Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve
I, Coriander by Sally Gardner
Dream On by Bali Rai
Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Evil Inventions – Horrible Science by Nick Arnold, illustrated by Tony De Saulles
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
The Ring of Words by An Anthology of Poetry for Children selected by Roger McGough, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura
Unbelievable! by Paul Jennings

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One response to “Can’t Hurt

  1. I love that there is actually a poetry book on the list.
    Thanks for sharing.


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