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Rebecca Stead

  • 5 stars across 8 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... More

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    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... More

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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 ... More

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    29th August 2013

    Other Worlds (feat. stories by Rick Riordan, Shaun Tan, Tom Angleberger, Ray Bradbury and more)

    Ten incredible trips into the unknown await you... Blast off with: * 'Percy Jackson and the Singer of A... More

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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... More

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    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... More

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    30th April 2018

    Bob

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    • When You Reach Me

      When You Reach Me

      by MissS

      I really enjoyed this book. It feels very different to a lot of fiction aimed at this age range at the moment and the characters definitely draw the r...

    • The List of Things That Will Not Change

      The List of Things That Will Not Change

      This book is incredibly interesting and makes you want to read more! I feel that this book is very unique: I feel there are no books like this. Bea wa...

    • Liar and Spy

      Liar and Spy

      This book took a while to get going, we eventually enjoyed it but it is probably better suited to slightly older kids. 
      It is a mystery story narrate...