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Sally Nicholls

  • 5 stars across 39 books
Sally Nicholls is the highly-acclaimed author of Ways to Live Forever which won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and was shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award, among many others. Her most recent title An Island of Our Own was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award and the Costa Children's Award.


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1st October 2020

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... MoreA Chase In Time

(19 reviews) Review
3rd October 2019

The Button Book

Here’s a button. I wonder what happens when you press it? From a singing button to a tickle button, from a rude sound bu... MoreThe Button Book

(17 reviews) Review
1st October 2020

Who Makes a Forest?

Who makes a forest? A wizard, a giant, an emperor? Come on a walk with Grandpa to discover how a forest is made, and se... MoreWho Makes a Forest?

(13 reviews) Review
1st October 2020

A Christmas in Time

Alex and Ruby are back in their SECOND time-slip adventure, tumbling back into a Victorian Christmas! From multi-award-w... MoreA Christmas in Time

(12 reviews) Review
6th April 2023

The Nose, Toes and Tummy Book

This is your nose. What happens when we press it? BEEEEP! From fingers that tickle to bellies that need to be gobbled up... MoreThe Nose, Toes and Tummy Book

(12 reviews) Review
1st June 2023

Who Makes an Ocean?

Discover how an ocean is made - and how life developed on Earth - in this stunning picture book by Waterstones award-win... MoreWho Makes an Ocean?

(12 reviews) Review
6th January 2022

Season of Secrets

On a wild and stormy night Molly runs away from her grandparents' house. Her dad has sent her to live there until he Sor... MoreSeason of Secrets

(11 reviews) Review
7th September 2023

Godfather Death

A soul-stirring reimagined Grimm tale by award-winning author Sally Nicholls and hauntingly illustrated by Júlia Sardà w... MoreGodfather Death

(10 reviews) Review
7th September 2023

Yours From the Tower

1896. Tirzah, Sophia and Polly are best friends who’ve left boarding school and gone back to very different lives. Polly... MoreYours From the Tower

(9 reviews) Review
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... MoreThings a Bright Girl Can Do

(8 reviews) Review
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