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Rebecca Stead

  • 5 stars across 9 books
Rebecca Stead grew up in New York City where she lives today with her husband and two sons. Rebecca used to be a lawyer and wrote books for adults before turning to younger fiction. Her second book for children, When You Reach Me, won the Newbery Medal 2010, and her follow-up, Liar and Spy, was the winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. She now combines her writing with work as a literary agent
7th May 2020

The List of Things That Will Not Change

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2020 Nominated for the Carnegie Medal Sonia and I have a lot in common. Our parents ar... MoreThe List of Things That Will Not Change

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2nd April 2020

When You Reach Me

Miranda's life is starting to unravel. Her best friend, Sal, gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no ... MoreWhen You Reach Me

(9 reviews) Review
2nd April 2020

Liar and Spy

When Georges moves into a new apartment block he meets Safer, a twelve-year-old self-appointed spy. Soon Georges has bec... MoreLiar and Spy

(9 reviews) Review
2nd June 2016

Goodbye Stranger

Bridge has always been a bit of an oddball, but since she recovered from a serious accident, she's found fitting in with... MoreGoodbye Stranger

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Bob

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2nd October 2014

First Light

Peter can't wait to join his parents on an expedition to the ice caps of Greenland to study global warming. But while he... MoreFirst Light

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The Lost Library

When a mysterious little free library (guarded by a large orange cat) appears overnight, eleven-year-old Evan plucks two... MoreThe Lost Library

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