I love an author who knows when a story has been told
and a book should finish. These books are all under 100
pages and brilliant. No weighty brick doorstoppers here!


Cloud busting
Cloud busting
by Malorie Blackman (2004)

Sadako and the thousand paper cranes
by Eleanor Coerr (1977)

Love that dog
by Sharon Creech (2001)
First book in the Love that dog series

War game
by Michael Foreman (1989)

Sarah, plain and tall
by Patricia MacLachlan (1985)
First book in the Sarah, plain and tall series

Becoming Joe DiMaggio
by Maria Testa (2002)
Storm boy
by Colin Thiele (1963)


The field guide
by Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black (2003)
First book in the Spiderwick chronicles series

The iron man
by Ted Hughes (1968)
First book in the Iron man series

The dancing bear
by Michael Morpurgo (1994)