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Books and Reading: Lists of Recommended Books

Here you can find new books, favourite authors and much more. This is your guide to what is in the collection at Brisbane Boys' College.

Books into Movies


Artemis Fowl 
by Eoin Colfer

Expected release date:
 May 29, 2020

What it's about: The sprawling sci-fi universe of the Artemis Fowl series —begins with our wacky prodigy of a lead, Artemis, kidnapping a beloved elf-fairy with the help of his bodyguard and holding her hostage for a hefty ransom.  A story full of action, often referred to as “Die Hard” with fairies!

Who's Starring:  Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Tamara Smart, Nonso Anozie, Josh Gad, and Judi Dench

Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke

Expected release date:
August 2020              

What it's about:  A young silver dragon teams up with a mountain spirit and an orphaned boy on a journey through the Himalyas to search for the rim of Heaven

Who's starring:  Freddie Highmore, Felicity Jones and Patrick Stewart.

Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz

Expected release date:
To be confirmed              

What it's about:  Fourteen-year-old Alex Rider finds his life turned upside down on discovering that his late uncle wasn't a mild-mannered banker, but instead a field agent for MI6. Soon, Alex himself is dragged into the world of espionage and intrigue.

Who's starring:  Otto Farrant in the lead role, with a supporting cast including Line of Duty's Vicki McClure, Broadchurch's Andrew Buchan and Game of Thrones' Stephen Dillane. 

Year 8 Medieval Fiction

Click HERE to go to our Pinterest account and see some great books set in medieval times, both in Europe and Japan.

Wide Reading Recommended List of Books - 1

Click HERE to see a list of excellent

  • Fantasy, Science Fiction and Supernatural books 
  • Thrillers and Mystery books

Wide Reading Recommended List of Books - 2

Click HERE to see a list of excellent

  • History and War books 
  • Humour, Sports, Animals and General books