Ten top young people’s books

Jeff Kinney's Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney's Diary Of A Wimpy Kid
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Here are 10 of the most mentioned titles following research by the National Literacy Trust.

The trust questioned 32,000 pupils between the ages of eight and 18 about their reading habits.

Encouragingly, the findings showed enjoyment and frequency at their highest levels for nine years and out of those asked, 40.2% said reading was cool.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid – Jeff Kinney

With the 10th book due out in November this illustrated series 
shows no signs of slowing down.

The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

This teenage trilogy has proved to be a successful series with young adults and has been turned 
into a successful film series.

Twilight – Stephanie Meyer

The Vampire series that took the world by storm and made you choose between team Edward or team Jacob.

Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

The fantasy series published between 1997 and 2007 that got everybody reading about the magical world of Harry Potter.

Gangsta Granny – David Walliams

Celebrity author, David Walliams, has gone from strength to strength with his Dahlesque style of writing and this is the 
tale of a granny who 
plots to steal the crown jewels.

Alex Rider - Anthony Horowitz

An action-packed series which will have you on the edge of your seats, from a writer who has worked on ‘Midsomer Murders’ and ‘Foyle’s War.’

How to Train Your Dragon – Cressida Cowell

The story of Viking Hiccup, Horrendous Haddock and his tribe as they attempt to train some dragons

Divergent – Veronica Roth

Set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago this series of books follows Beatrice as she explores her identity in a place where citizens are defined by their social and personality related standing.


The novelisation of the popular Disney film.

The Fault in our Stars – John Green

A moving story about a girl suffering from cancer who is about to meet the love of her life when Augustus Waters appears at her Cancer Kid Support Group.

*All these books are available at your local Lancashire library, or visit http://bit.ly/allourbooks or http://capitadiscovery.co.uk/lancashire/ to reserve a copy.