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Age 11+ Videos & Resources

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Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow

Matt Goodfellow discusses why he enjoys telling a story through poems, his writing process, links to ‘Skellig’ and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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David Almond

David Almond

David Almond talks about his award-winning book, ‘Skellig’, how he uses light and dark in the story, how he takes inspiration from Greek Myths and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Derek Landy

Derek Landy

Learn about Derek Landy’s dead famous detective series, how he crosses genres, and his love of all things horror!
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay

Journey from the mountains of the Philippines to the St. Louis World’s Fair in 1904 with Candy Gourlay
Suitable for Ages 11+

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SF Said

SF Said

SF Said talks about the importance of editing, how to keep the reader gripped, his many drafts and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman

Malorie talks about sensitive storylines, her journey to publication, beating writer’s block and more
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Jeffrey Boakye

Jeffrey Boakye

Jeffrey redefines British history, the Empire, postcolonialism and more through the exploration of Black music
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Tom Mitchell

Tom Mitchell

Tom talks about writing funny books, how he creates a ‘filmic’ quality & how life as a writer teacher
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz

Hear how the multi-million bestselling author, Anthony Horowitz, creates suspense, invents villains and more
Suitable for Ages 7-11, 11+

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Justin Somper

Justin Somper

Join Justin Somper as he discussed blending genres, setting stories in the future, dual narratives and more.
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Sarah Hagger-Holt

Sarah Hagger-Holt

Join Sarah as she discusses her LGBTQ+ characters and themes of friendship, family and identity
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Holly Smale

Holly Smale

Find out why Holly compares writing a story to building a house out of lego and much more
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman

Gayle Forman talks about the joys and challenges of writing young adult contemporary fiction
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Kwame 1

Kwame Alexander

Discover how you can tell a story through poetry and playing with words with Kwame Alexander
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Perdita & Honor Cargill

Perdita and Honor Cargill

Join this mother-daughter-duo as they talk about comedy and collaboration
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Life in the Swamplands is tough for twelve-year-old orphan Adia. Her aunt and uncle believe she is an ogbanje, a demon-possessed child thought to bring misfortune. And when Adia manifests mysterious powers, accidentally destroying her village, she starts to think they might be right.

Adia Kelbara and the Circle of Shamans

Isi Hendrix

An introduction by Isi Hendrix
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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Chernobyl, 1986. Natasha’s world is coming to an end. Forced to evacuate her home in the middle of the night, she must leave her puppy behind and has no idea if she’ll ever return. Some time later, growing up in the shadow of the ruined nuclear power plant, pups Misha and Bratan have to learn how to live in the wild―and fast.

Dogs of the Deadlands

Anthony McGowan

An introduction by Anthony McGowan
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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Sel Archer lives in a normal town with normal residents, except for one night a month . . . When the full moon comes out, almost all of the adults turn into werewolves, and it’s up to the young people to protect themselves from danger.

Bite Risk

S.J. Wills

An introduction by S.J. Wills
Suitable for Ages 11+

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In a world where anyone can create life-destroying curses, only one person has the power to unravel them.

Unraveller

Frances Hardinge

An introduction by Frances Hardinge
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Shireen Malik is still reeling from the breakup with her ex-girlfriend, Chris, when she receives news that she’s been accepted as a contestant on a new televised baking competition show. This is Shireen’s dream come true! Because winning will not only mean prize money, but it will also bring some much-needed attention to You Drive Me Glazy, her parents’ beloved donut shop.

The Dos and Donuts of Love

Adiba Jaigirdar

An introduction by Adiba Jaigirdar
Suitable for Ages 11+

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NHS GP and This Morning’s resident doctor, Dr. Zoe Williams, is here to explain everything girls need to know about puberty – plus lots more.

You Grow Girl!

Zoe Williams

An introduction by Zoe Williams
Suitable for Ages 7-11

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Ori Reynolds has just made the biggest mistake of her life. One that’s resulted in:



1) losing all but one of her friends,



2) feeling like the World’s Most Terrible Person,



and



3) having all her fun summer plans cancelled.

The Thing About Lemons

Tasha Harrison

An introduction by Tasha Harrison
Suitable for Ages 11+

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An empowering story about finding your identity and the courage to fight for it.

Fight Back

A.M. Dassu

An introduction by A.M. Dassu
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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Take a peek into the diary of Panth (never enquire as to her given name), a young woman knocking on the gilded door of adult life and high society. But kicking up one’s heels at the Café de Paris does not come easily . . .

A Calamity of Mannerings

Joanna Nadin

An introduction by Joanna Nadin
Suitable for Ages 11+

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The epic conclusion to the critically acclaimed Shadow Skye series, a rich fantasy adventure trilogy set in a mythical Scotland.

The Burning Swift

Joseph Elliott

An introduction by Joseph Elliott
Suitable for Ages 11+

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A ripped-from-the-headlines story of a teen journalist who stumbles across the #metoo story of the decade and has to weigh the risks against the need to fight for justice.

Off The Record

Camryn Garrett

An introduction by Camryn Garrett
Suitable for Ages 11+

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The dramas, the traumas, the rumours – it’s time to expose it all… The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets Mean Girls in this scathingly funny and relatable high-school takedown from the queen of UKYA.

The Yearbook

Holly Bourne

An introduction by Holly Bourne
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Just as things are getting out of hand, Alex’s grandfather arrives, whisking him away from his otherwise humdrum life and into a world of strange, macabre magic.

Monstrous Devices

Damien Love

An introduction by Damien Love
Suitable for Ages 7-11 Ages 11+

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Under a boundless starry sky, the unforgettable Sylvia Carr reconnects with the ancient past and discovers what it really means to be young in the world today.

Bone Music

David Almond

An introduction by David Almond
Suitable for Ages 11+

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Fed up with life inside the hallowed halls of St. Mary’s, Alex decides to take matters into her own hands. She’s going to stage the school’s first ever production of The Vagina Monologues.

Bad Habits

Flynn Meaney

An introduction by Flynn Meaney
Suitable for Ages 11+

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