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Kick Start Reading List

All these books can be found in the Learning Resource Centre

for you to borrow – along with many other great reads!!

Take Two

Jo Cotterill

One Prom, One Hot Boy, Two Best Friends = A lot of trouble!

Max asks Carla and her best friend Lily to the prom. Instead of getting mad, they decide to get even.

It’s sure to be a night that Max will never forget



Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Roald Dahl

Charlie Bucket loves chocolate. And Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, is opening the gates of his amazing chocolate factory to five lucky children. It’s the prize of a lifetime! Gobstoppers, wriggle sweets and a river of melted chocolate delight await – Charlie needs just one Golden Ticket and these delicious treats could all be his.

Friday Forever

Annie Dalton

Lenny has a crazy Friday, messing about at school. He wishes it could be Friday forever.

When he wakes up the next morning, it’s Friday again…and again…and again.

Can Lenny escape?



Fortunately the Milk

Neil Gaiman

Mum’s away. Dad’s in charge. There’s no milk.. So dad saves the day by going to buy some. Really, that’s all that happens. Very boring. YAAAAAWWWN. There are absolutely none of the following things inside: Globby green aliens, intergalactic police or pirates.


The Dying Photo

Alan Gibbons

A strange man takes a photo of Jimmy’s family. As the camera flashes, Juimmy’s parents vanish. The only clue is a picture of his mum and ada screaming.

Jimmy is alone. Nobody believes him. Is he going mad? Or can Jimmy find the man who took his parents from him – and get them back?

The Toilet of Doom

Michael Lawrence

Ever had the feeling your life’s been flushed down the toilet? I have…

When a little toilet icon appears on a computer screen, Jiggy McCue can’t resist clicking on it. Bad move! He’s just flushed his life down the pan. And the one he gets instead is highly embarrassing…FOR A BOY.

Young Dracula

Michael Lawrence

Have you ever felt like you don’t belong? Someday, Wilfred will become Count Dracula – the greatest, most feared vampire of them all. But his father, the old count, doesn’t think Wilfred is up to the job. He thinks Wilfred is a wimpier! Can Wilfred show his father what he is really made of?



Get that ghost to go too!

Catherine MacPhail

Dean’s back…and this time he’s angry!

Dean, the ghost has made friends with baggie Maggie, the local witch. That spells trouble. Now Maggie’s plastic-bag magic has made Dean a real boy – and he’s out to get Duncan and the gang.




My Sister the vampire: Switched

Sienna Mercer

Being a new girl sucks. But then Olivia Abbott meets her long-lost sister, Ivy. They’re as different as day and night  - and Ivy has a grave secret. But it won’t stop them getting to know each other’s worlds. After all, blood is thicker than water – and it’s certainly tastier!



Don’t go in the cellar

Jeremy Strong

What a silly thing to write! ‘’Don’t go in the cellar’’ It just makes people WANT to go in the cellar. People like Zack and Laura. Now if only they could find it…



Passion Flower

Jean Ure

Parents! First they’re together, then they’re apart. For me and Sam, being stuck in the middle of our parents’ problems is totally NOT what we need. Still, Dad’s got us for the summer and things are looking up: no rules, no hassle, no worries. But things NEVER turn out the way you think…