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Year 7 Reading List

The following books are recommended home reading opportunities for Year 7

Fiction

Young Bond: SilverFin
SilverFin is the first explosive book in Charlie Higson's bestselling Young Bond series. Before the name became a legend. Before the boy became a man. Meet Bond. James Bond.
Emily Windsnap
Emily Windsnap lives on a boat, but her mother has always been oddly anxious to keep her out of the water. It is only when Emily has her first school swimming lesson that she discovers why: as soon as she gets into the water, she grows a tail!
The White Giraffe
Lauren St John's descriptions of southern Africa provide a sumptuous backdrop.... top-drawer adventure storytelling, with an added helping of fantasy thrown in. It all makes for a genuinely gripping tale that will warm even the coldest of hearts.
Time Riders
Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912.

Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010.
Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2029.
Yet moments before death, someone mysteriously appeared and said, 'Take my hand . . .' But Liam, Maddy and Sal aren't rescued. They are recruited by an agency that no one knows exists, with only one purpose - to fix broken history. Because time travel is here, and there are those who would go back in time and change the past.

That's why the TimeRiders exist: to protect us. To stop time travel from destroying the world . . .

Murder Most Unladylike
When Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong set up their very own secret detective agency at Deepdean School for Girls, they struggle to find any truly exciting mysteries to investigate. (Unless you count the case of Lavinia's missing tie. Which they don't.).Then Hazel discovers the Science Mistress, Miss Bell, lying dead in the Gym. She assumes it was a terrible accident - but when she and Daisy return five minutes later, the body has disappeared. Now Hazel and Daisy not only have a murder to solve: they have to prove one happened in the first place.
Percy Jackson and the Lightening Thief
I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing basketball, skateboarding. The usual. Until I accidentally vaporized my maths teacher. Now I spend my time battling monsters and generally trying to stay alive. This is the one where Zeus, God of the Sky, thinks I've stolen his lightning bolt - and making Zeus angry is a very bad idea.
The Shapeshifter

Adventure, conspiracy and shapeshifting - X-Men meets Alex Rider.

Dax Jones is an ordinary schoolboy . . . until something extraordinary happens. Whilst frightened for his life, he inexplicably changes into a fox! He is offered a place at a secret government school where he can develop, and learn to control, his powers. But if Dax accepts, on no account can he tell anybody.

Dax jumps at the chance of getting away from his unhappy home. But before long he begins to wonder who exactly is behind the school, and what they want from the pupils there. Suddenly Dax's fox senses are on high alert . . .

Gold of the Gods

The first book in an explosive adventure series from real-life survival expert BEAR GRYLLS

Mission: Survival

Location: The Colombian Jungle

Dangers: Snakes; starvation; howler monkeys

Beck Granger is lost in the jungle with no food, no compass, and no hope of rescue. But Beck is no ordinary teenager - he's the world's youngest survival expert. If anyone can make it out alive, he can.

Cogheart

Lily's life is in mortal peril. Her father is missing and now silver-eyed men stalk her through the shadows. What could they want from her?

With her friends - Robert, the clockmaker's son, and Malkin, her mechanical fox - Lily is plunged into a murky and menacing world. Too soon Lily realizes that those she holds dear may be the very ones to break her heart...

Murder, mayhem and mystery meet in this gripping Victorian adventure.

Non-Fiction

Does Anything Eat Wasps?
How long can I live on beer alone? Why do people have eyebrows? Has nature invented any wheels? Plus ninety-nine other questions answered.
Read Me Out Loud
Read Me Out Loud contains a poem for every day of the year from the very best modern and classic poets.

All these books are available in libraries and good bookshops.

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