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Sky Thieves on this year’s Reading Rampage longlist

Updated: Nov 1, 2019


After coming third in 2018’s Brilliant Book Awards, more good news for “Sky Thieves.” The first book in the series has been nominated for this year’s Reading Rampage Award! Part of the Whatever It Takes project, the initiative aims at boosting reading miles and encouraging reading for pleasure amongst pupils in years 7 and 8.


Alongside “Sky Thieves” on the list are:


  • “Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth” by Judd Winick

  • “Thunderstruck” by Ali Sparkes

  • “Being Miss Nobody” by Tamsin Winter

  • “Can You Survive in a Dystopia?: An Interactive Doomsday Adventure” by Anthony Wacholtz

  • “Free Lance and the Lake of Skulls” by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell

  • “Radio Boy” by Christian O’Connell

  • “Perijee and Me” by Ross Montgomery

  • “Liquidator” by Andy Mulligan

  • “Flesh and Blood” by Chris Priestley

  • “The White Fox” by Jackie Morris

  • “World’s Greatest Liar” by Barry Hutchison and Katie Abey

  • “Mind the Gap” by Phil Earle

  • “Through the Woods” by Emily Carroll

  • “Girls Can’t Hit” by Tom Easton

  • “I Spy” by Daniel Blythe

  • “The Liar’s Handbook” by Keren David

  • “Booked” by Kwame Alexander

  • “100 Most Unexplained Mysteries On the Planet” by Anna Claybourne

  • “Annie” by Tommy Donbavand

As part of the project, I was asked to make a ‘selfie’ video for the children, introducing me, my writing and the world of meteor storms, volcano eruptions and bungee-jumping off airships that makes up “Sky Thieves.”

The results will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on 14th June. Fingers crossed!