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Sally Nicholls

  • 4 stars across 20 books
    Sally Nicholls grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, and after school, travelled the world, working for a period at a Red Cross hospital in Japan. Sally's first novel, Ways to Live Forever, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and she has been shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Costa Children's Book Award. She lives in Oxford.
    2nd August 2018

    A Chase In Time

    From multi-award-winning author Sally Nicholls, A Chase In Time is the first in a brilliant time-slip adventure series f... More

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    7th September 2017

    Things a Bright Girl Can Do

    Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2019, National Book Award, Books Are My Bag Readers' Awards and the YA Book Prize Th... More

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    6th July 2016

    Billy Button, Telegram Boy

    When Charlie the telegram boy breaks his leg and can't ride his bicycle, Billy Button sees his chance. He has always wan... More

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    6th April 2018

    The Great Telephone Mix-Up: (Little Gem)

    When the village wires get crossed after a storm, there's a lot of confusion and plenty of missed connections. Margaret ... More

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    2nd April 2015

    An Island of Our Own

    From one of the brightest talents in children's fiction and the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize co... More

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    7th November 2013

    Close Your Pretty Eyes

    A gripping psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling WAYS TO LIVE FOREVER. Eleven-year-old Olivia has be... More

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    12th March 2013

    A Lily, A Rose

    Beautiful romance from an award-winning author. Lady Elinor of Hardford has fallen in love for the first time, with Dan,... More

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    2nd April 2015

    Ways to Live Forever

    My name is Sam. I am eleven years old. I collect stories and fantastic facts. By the time you read thi... More

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    1st March 2012

    Season of Secrets

    In a wild winter storm, Molly sees a desperate figure running for his life. She discovers an injured man. But who is he?... More

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    5th June 2014

    War Girls

    As featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. 1914: war has broken out across Europe and beyond. Nothing will ever be the ... More

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