Secondary School Bestsellers

  • TMX2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    A Carnegie Medal-winning children's book from Phillipa Pearce, Tom's Midnight Garden is a haunting and evocative tale that will stay in the reader's memory for a long, long time.

    Tom is packed off to stay with relatives when his brother catches measles. Boredom and loneliness plague Tom until one night he hears the clock strike thirteen and something magical starts to happen.

    An enchanting and beautiful tale that will live with you for a very long time.
  • WAM2 9 years +
    9 years +
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    In War Horse, award-winning children's author Michael Morpurgo allows readers to understand the horror of the First World War by recounting the experiences of a farm horse who is commandeered to join the front line.

    The unbeatable storytelling skills of Michael Morpurgo make War Horse a stunning, unputdownable tale that won't fail to move all readers from 9+.

    As Steven Spielberg's epic film version gained a whole new audience for this stunning novel, there's never been a better time to read the book.
  • 6DYG 11 years +
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    Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is a haunting book that will stay with the reader for ever. Thirteen-year-old Anne spent two years in hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Her diary combines honesty and humour with typical teenage enthusiasm, but ultimately it's a harrowing and poignant read as it ends abruptly when she and her family are discovered by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp. Suitable for readers from 11+.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • Skulduggery Pleasant Collection - 9 Books - Collection - 9780007967902 - Derek Landy
    SKDP 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant books are a treat. Funny, intelligent and full of adventure, the fast-paced novels star a wise-cracking skeleton detective and progress as they reach their dramatic and emotional climax. This great value collection includes all 9 books from the first series, all in a keepsake slipcase.

    Skulduggery is also a powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary - but only for the greater good. He's joined on his adventures by 12-year-old Stephanie, a girl whose late uncle was a writer of horror. When she meets this hilarious and surly skeleton, she realises her uncle's books were not a work of fiction.

    Soon, Skulduggery and Stephanie will have to battle against all sorts of evil, but will they be able to stop bickering long enough to stop it? These books are perfectly pitched for younger readers and are a roller coaster of thrills and emotion.
    This collection contains books 1-9 (the complete first series) of Derek Landy's Skulduggery Pleasant series
    Format: paperback
  • Gayle Forman Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780552576659 - Gayle Forman
    GYFM 12 years +
    12 years +
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    Gayle Forman writes thought-provoking novels about topics including love and loss and this collection brings together three of her haunting reads - including the incredible If I Stay (adapted into a hit film starring Chloe Grace Moretz). We'd recommend them to fans of John Green or David Levithan.

    If I Stay is a book that shows how life can change in an instant. Mia is a happy 17-year-old with the world at her feet but then she's involved in an accident and has to make a very difficult choice...

    Where She Went is the follow-up to If I Stay and again follows Mia as she has another life-changing experience. This is a book that examines romance, grief and the prospect of hope. Completing our collection is Just One Day, a novel all about sheltered American good girl who forms a passionate bond with a laid-back Dutch actor.

    Format: paperback
  • RJP2 11 years +
    RJ Palacio
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    A poignant book that made all of us laugh and cry in equal measure, R.J. Palacio's Wonder is told using different voices but at its centre is the honest and courageous character of 10-year-old August, a boy who was born with a severe facial disfigurement.

    August is about to start middle school after being home-schooled by his mum for years. The challenge is a tough one for someone like August and he has to tackle bullies and childish cruelty in his journey. But August's resilience, humour and bravery really shine through, making this an uplifting novel that will linger in the reader's thoughts for a long time to come.
  • AWI2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    With her book A Wrinkle in Time, gifted children's author Madeleine L'Engle has created an absorbing science fiction novel that revolves around the likeable, misfit characters of Meg and her brother, Charles.

    Criticised by her teachers for doing badly at school and worried about her missing father, Meg is struggling with how wrong her life is when events take a mysterious turn. Together with Charles and her friend Calvin, she stumbles upon a gap in time through which the children embark on an amazing and dangerous adventure.

    A gripping read for any young adult fiction fan aged 11+ who have ever felt like the odd one out!
  • BWV2 7 years +
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    The epic Anglo-Saxon legend is brilliantly recreated by an award-winning author-and-illustrator team of Michael Morpurgo and Michael Foreman.

    In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat it. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature.

    Artfully retold and magnificently illustrated, this is a perfect introduction to a famous tale.
  • 6BLB 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Fans of Watership Down and Charlotte's Web will love this classic tale of a spirited horse, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.

    A handsome, sweet-tempered animal with a strong spirit, Black Beauty lives a life of luxury in the fresh green meadows with his beloved mother, Duchess, and their kind master. But when his owners are forced to sell him, Black Beauty goes from a life of comfort and kindness to one of hard labour and cruelty. Can Black Beauty survive in the hands of men who treat animals so cruelly?

    Winner of multiple awards and professional accolades, Black Beauty is a must-have title for every bookshelf for children aged nine and up.
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    Warm, moving, funny and totally fascinating, Hetty Feather by Jacqueline Wilson is the perfect book for young readers aged 9 and over.

    It's London, 1876, and Hetty Feather is just a tiny baby when her mother leaves her at the Foundling Hospital. The Hospital cares for abandoned children - but Hetty must first live with a foster family until she is big enough to go to school. Life in the countryside is hard but with her 'brothers' Jem and Gideon, she helps in the fields and plays imaginary games. Together they sneak off to visit the travelling circus and Hetty is mesmerised by the show, especially Madame Adeline and her performing horses. But Hetty's happiness is threatened once more when she is returned to the Foundling Hospital. The new life of awful uniforms and terrible food is a struggle for her. But now she has the chance to find her real mother. Could she really be the wonderful Madame Adeline? Or will Hetty find the truth is even more surprising?

    Jacqueline Wilson will surprise and delight old fans and new with this utterly original take on a historical novel. Set in Victorian times and featuring a brand new feisty heroine, Hetty Feather, this is a Tracy Beaker-esque tale that will thrill young readers.
  • HOZ2 11 years +
    Louis Sachar
    11 years +
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    Award-winning author Louis Sachar is a terrific storyteller who always has an original and interesting perspective.

    Holes tells the story of Stanley Yelnats, whose family has a history of bad luck. Stanley's not too surprised when he's sent to a juvenile detention centre in Texas for a crime he didn't commit, but even he can't believe that all he and the other boys have to do is dig holes all day.

    Before long, Stanley realises that what he must actually uncover is the truth... Readers from 11+ who love a good story will find this totally unputdownable.
  • JBX2 11 years +
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    This is a beautiful story of love, commitment and the flowering of human spirit against the backdrop of apartheid in South Africa. Introduced by former Children's Laureate Michael Rosen, Journey to Jo'Burg by Beverley Naidoo is an inspiring and completely compelling tale for readers aged 7 and over.

    Frightened that their baby sister Dineo will die, thirteen-year-old Naledi and her brother Tiro run away from their grandmother to Johannesburg to find their mother, who works there as a maid. But at every turn are the grim realities of apartheid ? the pass laws, bantustans, racism and the breakdown of family life...

    A thought-provoking story that was and continues to be widely read in schools all around the country, this gentle, eye-opening and award-winning book is essential reading for every young fiction lover.
  • 6ONC 9 years +
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    Morris Gleitzman's novel Once is a gripping historical adventure that follows the journey of a young Jewish boy who escapes from a Polish orphanage and goes in search of his parents.

    Felix's insightful and innocent observations provide an original perspective on events as they unfold in Nazi-occupied Poland. The result is a sad, haunting tale that will linger for long after the last page.

    A compelling read that will appeal to boys and girls from 9+. Fans of Once may also enjoy The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne.
  • PTF2 9 years +
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    Michael Morpurgo's novel, Private Peaceful, swoops the reader's emotions up and down in this stirring story of a soldier caught up in the horrors of the First World War.

    Although the story takes place in the space of just one night, there's a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows in store as Tommo recounts anecdotes from his childhood and relives nightmare experiences of fighting in the trenches.

    Private Peaceful won the Red House Children's Book Award and is an essential read for children aged nine and above who are learning about the First World War and how it affected ordinary lives.

    Readers who enjoy Private Peaceful may also like Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian.
  • SDP2 7 years +
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    Stig of the Dump is a true classic. Nobody believes Barney when he says he's met a new friend. Stig is a real boy living wild in a dump, and together the two boys embark on many journeys of discovery.

    This wonderfully appealing and classic adventure story is one that children of all ages will enjoy reading. With its timeless appeal, unforgettable characters and an endearing tale of friendship at its heart, Stig of the Dump is simply enchanting.

    Still as fresh and exciting after over 50 years, this is a classic story to be shared and enjoyed time and time again.
  • HSA2 11 years +
    11 years +
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    Andy Mulligan's novel Trash reveals a shocking and unforgettable landscape with a thrilling, thought-provoking and intense plot.

    Raphael, Gardo and Rat are dumpsite boys who spend their days wading through mountains of steaming trash in search of anything that they can sell in order to survive. Then, one day a small leather bag falls into their hands and soon they are running for their lives.

    Readers from 11+ will be enthralled by this thought-provoking and fast-paced novel.

    This children's book has been hand-picked for you by Red House.
  • CELS 9 years +
    9 years +
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    Whether you're learning Spanish for a holiday, a business trip or for your GCSE exams, the Collins Easy Learning Spanish Dictionary will help you master the basics of the language!

    Covering everyday Spanish themes, the dictionary also highlights those key curriculum words that will help with exam preparation. There are clear and concise language notes that provide information on common grammatical errors and words some may find confusing, while the book also looks at key cultural differences.

    All presented in Collins' accessible style, the dictionary will help you have confidence when it comes to speaking Spanish!
  • SRH2 9 years +
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    Friendship! Mystery! Adventure! Secrets!

    When spoiled, selfish orphan Mary Lennox is sent to live at lonely Misselthwaite Manor in Yorkshire, she discovers a magical world on the other side of a locked garden door. Mary decides to bring the abandoned garden she finds there back to life; and in doing so, changes her own forever.

    Written by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden is a children's classic that has enchanted generations.