Thursday, 7 January 2010

1001 children's books... part 37

ages 12+ - part 10...

226. Peeling the onion by Wendy Orr (Australia) - no
227. The gifting by Sophie Masson (Australia) - no
228. Out of the dust by Karen Hesse (USA) - YES
229. Deadly, Unna? by Phillip Gwynne (Australia) - YES
230. River boy by Tim Bowler (UK) - YES
231. Pig-heart boy by Malorie Blackman (UK) - no
232. Holes by Louis Sachar (USA) - no
233. The crowstarver by Dick King-Smith (UK) - no
234. I am not Esther by Fleur Beale (New Zealand) - YES
235. Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (USA) - YES
236. Stony heart country by David Metzenthen (Australia) - no
237. The illustrated mum by Jacqueline Wilson, illus Nick Sharratt (UK) - YES
238. Not Chicago. Not here by Kirsten Boie (Germany) - no
239. Postcards from No Man's Land by Aidan Chambers (UK) - no
240. Thursday's child by Sonya Hartnett (Australia) - no
241. The wind singer by William Nicholson (UK) - YES
242. Troy by Adèle Geras (UK) - no
243. Witch child by Celia Rees (UK) - YES
244. Oh, boy! by Marie-Aude Murail (France) - no
245. Arthur by Kevin Crossley-Holland (UK) - YES, and own a copy
246. Coram boy by Jamila Gavin (UK) - no, but I've tried
247. Refugee boy by Benjamin Zephaniah (UK) - YES
248. Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman (UK) - YES
249. I am Polleke by Guus Kuijer, illus Alice Hoogstat (Netherlands) - no
250. Walking naked by Alyssa Brugman (Australia) - YES

12/25 - spot the years I worked as a teen librarian...

Running total: 51 / 250


  1. You must be the only one who hasn't read Holes!The movie is good too.
    There's a few there I've tried and given up - but Postcards from Noman's land is definitely worth it - really good late teenage voice and easily understandable history and some heartbreak and strong emotions.

  2. I know! Hard to believe it - but nope, no Holes!


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