Junior Book Recommendations
Here's what our junior students recommend to read.
The Time Machine
Before a dinner party, a scientist invents a time machine and travels further and further into the future, meeting terrifying monsters along the way, until eventually he reaches the end of time.
Wizard For Hire
When his parents get abducted from their secretive house in the woods of Oregon, young Ozzy is left to fend for himself. Years later as a young teen, he hires a wizard to help him solve the mystery of his parents’ disappearance.
Beautifully written with plenty of laugh out loud humour, this is just the kind of modern fantasy novel older middle grade readers and young teens will love.
Stephanie’s uncle Gordon is a writer of horror fiction. But when he dies and leaves her his estate, Stephanie learns that while he may have written horror it certainly wasn’t fiction. Pursued by evil forces, Stephanie finds help from and unusual source - the wisecracking skeleton of a dead sorcerer.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
After the Earth is destroyed to allow room for an intergalactic highway, Arthur Dent is one of only 2 humans left, and he travels through space, encountering the 2 headed President of the Galaxy, a depressed AI, poetry-hating warlords and even the meaning of life itself along the way.
The Storm Runner
Set in a volcano in New Mexico, this funny and adventurous tale tackles ancient Mayan lore with a modern twist. Zane, his dog Rosie, and his friend Brooks get caught up in a quest to save the world from the warring gods. This is another wonderful addition to the bookshelf of any Percy Jackson fan, you’ll love every quirky, action-filled page.
The Field Guide To The North American Teenager
A hilarious YA contemporary realistic novel about a witty Black French Canadian teen who moves to Austin, Texas, and experiences the joys, clichés, and awkward humiliations of the American high school experience—including falling in love.
Jo Kwan is a teenager growing up in 1980s Coventry with her annoying little sister, too-cool older brother, a series of very unlucky pets and utterly bonkers parents. But unlike the other kids at her new school or her posh cousins, Jo lives above her parents' Chinese takeaway. And things can be tough – whether it's unruly customers or the snotty popular girls who bully Jo. Even when she does find a BFF who actually likes Jo for herself, she still has to contend with her erratic dad's behaviour. All Jo dreams of is breaking free and forging a career as an artist.