Like many schools, our English dept. uses the Accelerated Reader programme to track our students' progress and help them choose suitable books.
Here's a catalogue of middle grade and teenage books that either I have read - and would recommend - and/or are popular with my students. You can also find these on instagram under @larasteenreads
Cherub SERIES book 1:
James becomes part of a secret government organisation of teen agents who spy on terrorists and drug dealers, and hack into international computer systems.
BOOK 2: The Recruit
Due to rare allergies, Madeline is confined to her house, but falls hopelessly in love with her new neighbour.
The children are forced upon Susan Smith, a woman used to having only herself to care for. At Susan's home, Ada teacher herself to ride a pony, read, and watch for German spies. She even begins to trust Susan - who starts to love them back. But will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime, or will Ada and her brother fall back into the hands of their mother?
Book 2: The War I Finally Won