Wendy Orr : Top Ten Children’s Books

Wendy Orr, author of Nim’s Island, Mokie and Bik and many other much-loved stories, has been kind enough to share her top 10 books for young people (actually a top 13 because she loves books so much she couldn’t reduce it to just 10).

Wendy contributes to my growing list of top 10 favourite Children’s and Young Adult books by some amazing authors. Here are Wendy’s top 13 in no particular order:

Because of Winn Dixie, Kate DiCamillo,

Matilda, Roald Dahl

Divine Wind, Garry Disher

Lord of the Flies, William Golding

Museum of Mary Child, Cassandra Golds

Sea Hearts, Margo Lanagan

Savvy, Ingrid Law

Winterling, Sarah Prineas

Northern Lights, Philip Pullman

Counting by 7s, Holly Goldberg Sloan

The Eagle of the Ninth, Rosemary Sutcliff

Museum of Thieves, Lian Tanner

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper


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