March Good Reads – KS3

Posted: 14th March 2023

This Month’s good reads are below and are aimed at children in Key Stage 3:


The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour by Amy Alward

The second book in the Potion Diaries series, Sam sets out on a quest to retrieve her grandfather’s memories before rivals get their hands on his powerful potion knowledge. These memories contain the key to the most powerful potion in the world and one which people would kill for…

So Sam must swap dresses, princes and palaces for dragons, centaurs and caves in her quest to save her grandfather (and everyone else). Just your standard episode in the life of a potion-making teenager, then.


Trash by Andy Mulligan

This is a gritty but engaging story about a boy who lives and works on a rubbish mountain and finds a bag with money and a map, which the police are very keen to get their hands on.

Raphael spends his days wading through mountains of steaming trash, sifting it, sorting it, breathing it, sleeping next to it. Then one unlucky-lucky day, Raphael’s world turns upside down. A small leather bag falls into his hands. It’s a bag of clues. It’s a bag of hope. It’s a bag that will change everything…   Adapted into a Bafta-nominated film.


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