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Our Favourite Books of 2018 for Young People

6 December 2018

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Every year, the staff at The Reading Agency enjoy picking and sharing our favourite books for children and young people.


Below are our picks for the best books for young people

Click on the links to find out more about each book.

Run, Riot by Nikesh Shukla
The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
Children of Blood and Bone: The Orisha Legacy by Tomi Adeyemi
Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne
Rosie Loves Jack by Mel Darbon
She is Fierce: Brave, Bold and Beautiful Poems by Women by Ana Sampson
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Big Bones by Laura Dockrill
Clean by Juno Dawson

Kimberley who works with publishers and recommends Run, Riot
‘A great book that demonstrates the power that young people can have when standing up for themselves and their community.’

Kathryn who works on World Book Night and recommends Children of Blood and Bone
‘This is a really exciting fantasy book with a strong female lead based on West African mythology that really draws you into the adventure and magic.’

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What’s been your favourite book released in 2018? Let us know on Twitter or Instagram using #booksoftheyear and tagging @readingagency