Wednesday, June 15, 2011

New Booked Up titles revealed for fifth year of programme

The 17 book titles that will be on offer to all Year 7 pupils in England from September 2011 have been revealed. Booked Up, which is celebrating its fifth year, will deliver 650,000 free books from a list that includes winners of the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award. The bookgifting programme is run by the national literature charity Booktrust, with the aim of encouraging reading for pleasure and independent reading choice.
Booked Up allows each Year 7 pupil to make their own choice of book from a selection of 17 titles that include fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The programme is designed so that there is a book that will appeal to every child, whatever their ability or needs. Its purpose is to encourage independent reading and support reading for pleasure as children make the sometimes difficult transition from primary to secondary education.

The 2011 Booked Up book list:
Pumpkin Grumpkin by John Agard & Grace Nichols (Walker Books)
The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch (Usborne)
Artichoke Hearts by Sita Brahmachari (Macmillan)
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell (Hachette Children’s Books)
The Ghost Box by Catherine Fisher (Barrington Stoke)

The Kick Off by Dan Freedman (Scholastic)
Mortlock by Jon Mayhew (Bloomsbury)      
Why is Snot Green? by Glenn Murphy (Macmillan)
Big Nate – The Boy with the Biggest Head in the World by Lincoln Peirce (HarperCollins)

Dead Man’s Cove by Lauren St John (Orion)
Frankie Foster: Fizzy Pop by Jean Ure (HarperCollins)
The Truth About Leo by David Yelland (Penguin Children’s Books)

Boffin Boy and the Wizard of Edo by David Orme & Peter Richardson (Ransom)
Little Bo Peep has Knickers That Bleep by Laurence Anholt & Arthur Robins (Hachette Children’s Books)

The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson (Templar)
You Choose by Pippa Goodhart & Nick Sharratt (Random House Children’s Books)
Don’t You Dare, Dragon! by Annie Kubler (Child’s Play)

All information about Booked Up can be found on the website

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