BBC Front Row Christmas Books

There are lots of lists of Christmas books around at the moment, but I caught the programme on Radio 4 earlier in the week and the Front Row selection seems particulay good. The recommended books for 8 to 14 year-olds are:

Illustrated books
  • The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams with illustrations by Quentin Blake
  • Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear by Andy Stanton and David Tazzyman
  • The Great Paper Caper by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart illustrated by Carson Ellis
A poetic book
  • Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech

For older readers

  • Bog Child by Siobhan Dowd
  • Airman by Eoin Colfer
  • Parliament of Blood by Justin Richards
  • Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
  • Jackdaw Summer by David Almond
  • Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Non Fiction Books
  • Spyology by Dugald Steer
  • Take Me Back by Various

Many of these are included in my Recommended Reading list via Amazon.

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