Year 8

Secondary Class Set Reads suitable for Year 8 children. Here we have listed the 50 most popular purchased titles. All prices include fitted plastic jackets. Don’t see what you are looking for? We can purchase any title in print and will happily source them for you. Just drop us an email at books@mbebooks.com for a competitive same day quote.

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A Kestrel for a Knave

A Kestrel for a Knave

Life is tough and cheerless for Billy Casper, a troubled teenager growing up in the small Yorkshire mining town of Barnsley. Treated as a failure at school, and unhappy at home, Billy discovers a new passion in life when he finds Kes, a kestrel hawk....
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 208
  • MBE Code : 338
Original price was: £9.99.Current price is: £6.99. 30% off
A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls is defined to be the bestselling novel about love, loss and hope from the twice Carnegie Medal-winning Patrick Ness, and even soon to be major motion picture. The character of Connor appears to have the same dream every single night, ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 236
  • MBE Code : 119
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
Alices Adventures In Wonderland

Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland

The Story of Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland includes the main character of Alice, a girl who mysteriously falls down a rabbit hole which uncovers an amazing dreamland world known as Wonderland. Here she experiences the most interesting, yet ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 144
  • MBE Code : 157
Original price was: £4.99.Current price is: £2.50. 50% off
Animal Farm (Dyslexia Friendly)

Animal Farm (Dyslexia Friendly)

Orwell's powerfully unnerving and enduring allegory of oppression and rebellion, brought to life for a new age of readers in a stunning dyslexia-friendly edition. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others ... When the ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 246
  • MBE Code : 485
Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £6.29. 30% off
Away With Words

Away With Words (Shortlisted For The Yoto Carnegie Medal 2024)

Gala and her dad, Jordi, have just moved from home in Cataluña to a town in Scotland, to live with Jordi’s boyfriend Ryan. Gala doesn’t speak much English, and feels lost, lonely and unable to be her usual funny self. Until she befriends ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 208
  • MBE Code : 585
Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £5.84. 35% off
Black And British: A Short Essential History

Black And British: A Short Essential History

When did Africans first come to Britain?Who are the well-dressed black children in Georgian paintings?Why did the American Civil War disrupt the Industrial Revolution?These and many other questions are answered in this essential introduction to 1800 ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 176
  • MBE Code : 442
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
Black Brother, Black Brother

Black Brother, Black Brother

Donte wishes he were invisible. As one of the few black boys at his school, he feels as if he is constantly swimming in whiteness. Most of the students don't look like him. They don't like him either. Dubbed the 'Black Brother', Donte's teachers and ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 240
  • MBE Code : 446
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
Blue Book Of Nebo

Blue Book Of Nebo (Yoto Carnegie Winner 2023)

Dylan was six when The End came, back in 2018: when the electricity went off for good, and the normal 21st-century world he knew disappeared. Now 14, he and his mam have survived in their isolated hilltop house above the village of Nebo in ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 160
  • MBE Code : 574
Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £6.29. 30% off
Boy

Boy: Tales Of A Childhood

Boy is a funny, insightful and at times grotesque glimpse into the early life of Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors. We discover his experiences of the English public school system, the idyllic paradise of summer holidays in Norway, ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 256
  • MBE Code : 130
Original price was: £10.99.Current price is: £7.69. 30% off
Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don’t Cry

You're waiting for the postman - he's bringing your A level results. University, a career as a journalist - a glittering future lies ahead. But when the doorbell rings it's your old girlfriend; and she's carrying a baby. Your baby.You're happy to ...
  • Number Of Pages : 320
  • MBE Code : 518
Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £6.29. 30% off
Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella

Chinese Cinderella is an autobiography for children based on the bestselling Falling Leaves by Adeline Yen Mah. Jung-ling's family considers her bad luck because her mother died giving birth to her. They discriminate against her and make her feel ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 304
  • MBE Code : 358
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
Coraline

Coraline

There is something distinctively strange about Coraline’s new home… It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her every move, nor the signs of danger that her new neighbours, Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, supposedly read...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 208
  • MBE Code : 253
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
Coram Boy

Coram Boy

Defined The Whitebread 2010 Book of the Year. Coram Boy is a haunting, yet captivating work of historical fiction for children. And will especially be loved towards fans of The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom. Plus, a great read for ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 368
  • MBE Code : 244
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
Darkside

Darkside

Imagine a place just beyond nightmare - a secret city where horrors haunt the streets. Take the wrong alley, turn the wrong corner, and you'll find that place: Darkside. It's wickedly dangerous and excitingly strange - and it could be the last place ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 308
  • MBE Code : 432
Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £6.29. 30% off
Face

Face

Face, is the startling debut novel created by the author Benjamin Zephaniah. Who tackles the moving and compelling story of the character, Martin. A young man whose life is completely ruined through the changing of his face, due to himself being ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 208
  • MBE Code : 184
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
Ghost Boys

Ghost Boys

A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a white police officer, drawing connections with real-life history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. ALIVETwelve-year-old Jerome doesn't get into trouble. He goes to ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 214
  • MBE Code : 315
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

The first volume in Philip Pullman's groundbreaking His Dark Materials trilogy, now a thrilling, critically acclaimed BBC/HBO television series. First published in 1995, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this first book in the series won the ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 448
  • MBE Code : 344
Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £6.29. 30% off
Home Girl

Home Girl

This isn't my home. Haven't had a proper home since...This is just somewhere I'll be resting my bones for a week and maybe a bit. This time next year you'll forget who I am. I haven't got a diddly where I'll be by then. But I'm used to it' New ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 288
  • MBE Code : 383
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
I Am Malala

I Am Malala

Winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday, 9 October 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price when she was shot in the head at point-blank ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 304
  • MBE Code : 346
Original price was: £9.99.Current price is: £6.99. 30% off
I Must Betray You

I Must Betray You (Shortlisted for the YOTO Carnegie Medal 2023)

Trapped by an evil dictatorship, will Cristian be forced to betray his family or will he risk everything he loves to resist? A bestselling YA thriller based on real events, from a prizewinning author. Cristian has lived his entire life in the ...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 320
  • MBE Code : 523
Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £5.84. 35% off
I'm The King Of The Castle

I’m The King Of The Castle

‘I didn’t want you to come here.’ So says the note that the boy Edmund Hooper passes to Charles Kingshaw upon his arrival at Warings. But young Kingshaw and his mother have come to live with Hooper and his father in the ugly, isolated Victorian...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 226
  • MBE Code : 131
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In the Sea there are Crocodiles

In the Sea there are Crocodiles

One night before putting him to bed, Enaiatollah's mother tells him three things: don't use drugs or weapons, don't cheat, don't steal. The next day he wakes up to find she isn't there. Ten-year-old Enaiatollah is left alone at the border of Pakistan...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 224
  • MBE Code : 395
Original price was: £9.99.Current price is: £6.99. 30% off
Keedie

Keedie

As Keedie and her twin Nina approach their fourteenth birthday, they seem to only be growing further apart. Keedie instead feels drawn to, and fiercely protective of, their quiet younger sister Addie – who on the surface is the opposite of loud and...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 192
  • MBE Code : 615
Original price was: £7.99.Current price is: £5.59. 30% off
King Of Shadows

King Of Shadows

I lay very still, with all my senses telling me that I had gone mad. The plague? Nobody's had the plague for centuries . . .Nathan Field, a talented young actor, arrives at the newly rebuilt Globe Theatre in London to play Puck in A Midsummer Night's...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 256
  • MBE Code : 224
Original price was: £8.99.Current price is: £6.29. 30% off
Look Both Ways

Look Both Ways (Carnegie Medal Winner 2021)

When the bell rings and school is finished for the day, the walkers are finally set free. For ten blocks they have no-one telling them what to do; they can talk about bogies, skateboard, plan dramatic escapes, make jokes, face bullies, and hear about...
  • Book Cover : Paperback
  • Number Of Pages : 200
  • MBE Code : 641
Original price was: £6.99.Current price is: £4.89. 30% off