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Reading List by Katie and Kevin Tsang


A Secret of Birds and Bone by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (publishing in October 2020)
The Midnight Guardians by Ross Montgomery (publishing in November 2020)
My Life as a Cat by Carlie Sorosiak
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle
The Run series by Jason Reynolds
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshni Chokshi
StormKeeper’s Island by Catherine Doyle
The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Alanna series (Song of the Lioness quartet) by Tamora Pierce
Anisha, Accidental Detective by Serena Patel

Taylor and Rose Secret Agents by Katherine Woodfine
Amelia Fang by Laura Ellen Andersen
Murder Most Unladylike series by Robin Stevens
Pages and Co: Tilly and the Book Wanderers by Anna James
Agents of the Wild by Jennifer Bell and illustrated by Alice Lickens
Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell
Dragon with a Chocolate Heart by Stephanie Burgis
Charlie Changes into a Chicken by Sam Copeland
Pizazz by Sophy Henn
Mr Penguin Series by Alex T Smith

Graphic novels

Hilo the Boy Who Fell to Earth by Judd Winick
El Deafo by Cece Bell
American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
Comic Classics – Great Expectations illustrated by Jack Noel
One Hundred Nights of Hero by Isabel Greenberg


A Poem for Every Day of the Year by Allie Esiri
On the Move, Poems About Migration by Michael Rosen
Zombierella by Joseph Coelho


I am Not a Label by Cerrie Burnell
Noor Inayat Khan – My Story by Sufiya Inayat Khan
Greata’s Story by Valentina Camerini
The Missing by Michael Rosen
Grow by Nicola Davies and illustrated by Emily Sutton
What Adults Don’t Know About Art: The real reasons to love and enjoy art by Alain de Botton at School of Life
What Adults Don’t Know About Architecture: How to build a more beautiful and livable world by Alain de Botton at School of Life
Anatomicum Junior by jennifer z paxton and illustrated by katy wiedemann
100 Adventures to Have Before you Grow Up by Anna McNuff and illustrated by Clair Rossiter
Little People Big Dreams series by Isabel Sanchez Vegara
DK Life Stories

About Katie and Kevin Tsang

Katie and Kevin Tsang are the authors of the Sam Wu Is Not Afraid and Dragon Realm book series – together they have created this booklist, highlighting contemporary and classic reading picks across fiction, graphic novels, non-fiction and poetry. You can follow Katie and Kevin on twitter at @kevtsang and @kwebberwrites.