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Academic Curriculum

For the love of reading!


From the Head Librarian, Bill Roberts

During our recent Mentor interviews, parents were particularly keen to know which books would be of interest to their sons in Years 8 and 9, so here is a list that will tempt even reluctant readers in this age group.

The number one book for students over the last few years at Waverley College has been the ‘Cherub’ series by Robert Muchamore and the list below recommends other similar titles.

So if you enjoyed the young adult spy novels of ‘Cherub’ series , you might like these …

  • Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
  • The Dead series by Charlie Higson
  • Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan
  • Gone series by Michael Grant
  • The Power of Five series by Pittacus Lore
  • Boy Soldier by Andy McNab
  • Tomorrow series by John Marsden
  • I.Q. series by Roland Smith
  • Young Bond series by Charlie Higson
  • Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
  • Jason Steed series by Mark Cooper
  • Maximum Ride series by James Patterson
  • The Phoenix Files by Chris Morphew
  • Red Coded series by Chris Ryan
  • Deonata series by Darren Shan
  • Young Samarai series by Chris Bradford

The Library will be compiling more recommended reading lists and posting them on the Haiku LMS for our students.