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Episode 5: Great Books for Children Aged 7-9 Years

A chat about some of our favourite books for children, around the ages of 7-9 years




In this episode, Dan Northover from UWE Bristol and Melissa Thom explore some of the best books for children aged between around 7-9 years old, and look at some of the popular themes that bring readers back to them again and again.


We also talk to Year 6 Teacher, Bewick Abel Thompson, and bestselling author, Gill Lewis.



The Little Rebel Children's Book Award


S.F. Said - Animal Tales at the British Library


Varjak Paw by SF Said, illustrated by Dave McKean: manuscript drafts and printed book


Dave Pigeon - Swapna Haddow

Rabbit’s Bad Habits: Book 1 (Rabbit and Bear) by Julian Gough & Jim Field


Captain Pug (The Adventures of Pug) The Dog Who Sailed the Seas by Laura James & Églantine Ceulemans


Fabio The World’s Greatest Flamingo Detective: The Case of the Missing Hippo by Laura James and Emily Fox


Mr Penguin And The Lost Treasure by Alex T Smith: Book 1

Mr Penguin And The Fortress Of Secrets: Book 2

Mr Penguin And The Catastrophic Cruise: Book 3


The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Day Pilkey


Accidental Trouble Magnet: Book 1 (Planet Omar) by Zanib Mian


Arthur and the Golden Rope (Brownstone’s Mythical Collection)


Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx (Brownstone’s Mythical Collection)


Kai and the Monkey King (Brownstone’s Mythical Collection)


Knights and Bikes (Knights & Bikes 1) by Gabrielle Kent and Rex Crowle


The Rebel Bicycle Club (KNIGHTS AND BIKES) (Knights & Bikes 2) by Gabrielle Kent and Rex Crowle


Wheels of Legend (Knights & Bikes 3) by Gabrielle Kent and Rex Crowle


The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club by Alex Bell and Scott Brown


Explorers on Black Ice Bridge (The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club)


Explorers on Witch Mountain (The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club)


Me and Mr P by Maria Farrer and Daniel Reily


Mr Skip by Michael Morpurgo


The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo


Wolf Brother (Chronicles of Ancient Darkness) by Michelle Paver


The Eye of the Wolf by Daniel Penac


The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave


Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone


Varmints by Helen Ward and Marc Craste


The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis


Horse and His Boy (The Chronicles of Narnia) by C.S. Lewis


Willow Wildthing and the Swamp Monster by Gill Lewis


Puppy Academy Series by Gill Lewis


Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis


White Dolphin by Gill Lewis


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