Good reads for Year Eights

Posted: May 21, 2010 in Good reads



Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
Peeps by Scot Westerfeld
Monster Blood Tattoo by D.M. Cornish
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
The Spook’s Apprentice by Joseph Delaney
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
The Northern Lights series by Phillip Pulman
Here There Be Dragons by James A. Owen
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Dragonkeeper by Carole Wilkinson
The Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathon Stroud
Midnighters series by Scott Westerfeld
Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody
The Dark Is Rising series by Susan Cooper




Will by Maria Boyd
The Story of Tom Brennan by J.C. Burke
Chasing Charlie Duskin by Cath Crowley
Jarvis 24 by David MetzenthenButterfly by Sonya Hartnett
Ten Mile River by Paul Griffin
The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta
Broken Glass by Adrian Stirling
One Whole and Perfect Day by Judith Clarke
Fat Boy Swim by Catherine Forde
Spider : a novel by William Taylor
Notes From the Teenage Underground by Simmone Howell
Willow Tree And Olive by Irini Savvides
Chain of Hearts by Maureen McCarthy
Game as Ned by Tim Pegler
Bird and Sugar Boy by Sofie Laguna
Does My Head Look Big In This by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Half Way To Good by Kirsten Murphy
Town by James Roy
The Red Cardigan by J.C. Burke
Helicopter Man by Elizabeth Fensham
Once, Then & Now  by Morris Gleitzman
How To Make A Bird by Martine Murray
Fighting Ruben Wolf by Markus Zusack
Skating The Edge by Julia Lawrinson
Junk by Melvyn burgess
Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty



Death & Dying

If I Stay by Gayle Forman
Before I Die by Jenny Downham
Love Aubrey by Suzanne LaFleur
Finding Violet Park by Jenny Valentine



Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
I’m Being Stalked by a Moonshadow by Doug Macleod
Don’t call me Ishamel! By Michael Gerard Bauer
How Hedley Hopkins did a dare….by Paul Jennings
How To Ditch Your Fairy by Justine Larbalestier
My Big Birkett by Lisa Shanahan
Loving Richard Feynman by Penny Tangey
King Dork by Frank Portman
The Messenger by Markus Zusack



Historical Fiction

Runner by Robert Newton (1920’s Melbourne)
Arthur series by Kevin Crossley-Holland (11th century England)
The Janna Mysteries by Felicity Pulman (medieval England)
Children of the Wind series by Kirsty Murray (follows a family)
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah (20th century China)
Scatterheart by Lilli Wilkinson (Young girl convict, Sydney 1780’s)
The Life and Times of Octavian Nothing (American War of Independence)
Pagan’s Crusade by Catherine Jinks (The Crusades)
I,  Coriander by Sally Gardner (Oliver Cromwell & the Puritans)
The Scarlet Necklace by Sally Gardner ( French Revolution)
The Lady Grace Mysteries by Grace Cavendish



The Line Formation by Pat Flynn (football)
Gracie Faltrain series by Cath Crowley (soccer)
Alex series by Tessa Duder (swimming)
On the Mat by Archimede Fusillo (wrestling)
Specky Magee by Felice Arena




Money Run by Jack Heath
The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Operation Red Jericho by Joshua Mowell
Maximum Ride by James Patterson
The Medusa Project by Sophie McKenzie
Stolen by Lucy Christopher
I’d Tell You I Love you but then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey



The Future

Feed by M.T. Anderson
Genesis by Bernard Beckett
Bloodtide by Melvyn Burgess
The Declaration by Gemma Malley



Airman by Eoin Colfer
Mortal Engines by Phillip Reeve
Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
Peak by Roland Smith
Into White silence by Anthony Eaton




Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo
Remembrance by Theresa Breslin
Sniper by Ken Catran
Boys of Blood and Bone by David Metzenthen
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
A small Free Kiss in the Dark by Glenda Millard
A Little Piece of Ground by Elizabeth Laird
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Tomorrow When The War Began by John Marsden


Verse Novels

Love That Dog by Sharon Creech
Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
Make Lemonade Virginia Euwer Wolff
Love, Ghosts and Nose Hairs by Steven Herrick
Jinx by Margaret Wild


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