Emergency Reading List

What if you’ve read all the You Say Which Way books and you need something new? Here are some of our favorites which you might find on your local library shelves, through Amazon or in good book shops.

In Between the Stars you got to experience being a dolphin. For a great story about a reluctant swap into the body of an animal try  Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones. Or if you’d prefer to see the world from the point of view of a cat or a rat then The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents  by Terry Pratchett is the book for you.

Many You Say Which Way stories involve time travel because IT’S FANTASTIC. Once upon an Island took you right back to meet Captain Cook and Pirate Island took you back hundreds of years to meet, wait for it you’ll never guess, pirates. In Dinosaur Canyon you went backwards AND forwards in time.  If you fancy more antipodean adventures, you might enjoy Playing Beatie Bow by Ruth Park. Or try A Wrinkle in Time, a classic time travel story by Madeline L’engle.

If Dragons Realm left you wanting more stories with talking dragons try the Enchanted Forest Chronicles – Dealing with Dragons by Patricia Wrede.

If you liked the unsettling tension of Creepy House we recommend A Monstrous Place by Mathew Stott or The School that Ate Children by Sara General.  Clive Barker writes scary stories for adults but his Abarat series isn’t in the horror genre. It’s fantastical fantasy like Mystic Portal and he’s done all his own illustrations.

You Say Which Way stories are quirky and unpredictable and often twist the everyday into something different. If that’s what you look for in a story, then try Tales from Outer Suburbia by Sean Tan. He is an amazing illustrator too.

If you’d like to sink your teeth into a sci fi series and have already read Stranded Starship then the first of the Island of Fog is free on Amazon  – Keith Robinson has an ever expanding rich world to discover and he’s now publishing  second series about the children of those children of fog. The Nex by Tim Pratt (Parents and YA level readers should also look up his short stories and the thoroughly novel Heirs of Grace)

If you liked the dystopian world in Deadline Delivery try The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Like a bit of mystery with some history? There was plenty of that sort of thing In the Magicians House. For Victorian melodrama and the strong suspicion of a werewolf try The Incorrigible Children of Ashford Place by Maryrose Wood.

You’re going to need an extra set or batteries for your flashlight!

Happy reading.


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