Sally Nicholls

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Sally Nicholls is a prize-winning British children's author. She was born and grew up in Stockton-on-Tees. On finishing school, Nicholls chose to travel around the world. Her first novel was Ways to Live Forever.


Sally Nicholls' books

  • Cover of the book, Ways to Live Forever.

    "My name is Sam. I am eleven years old. I collect stories and fantastic facts. By the time you read this, I will probably be dead." Sam loves facts. He wants to know about UFOs and horror movies and airships and ghosts and scientists, and how it feels to kiss a girl. And because he has leukaemia he wants to know the facts about dying. Sam needs answers to the questions nobody w...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 6,528 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, 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 PrizeThrough rallies and marches, in polite drawing rooms and freezing prison cells and the poverty-stricken slums of the East End, three courageous young women join the fight for the vote.Evelyn is seventeen, and though she is rich and clever, she may never be allowed...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 1,894 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, 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 Sorts Things Out at home. In the howling darkness, Molly sees a desperate figure running for his life from a terrifying midnight hunt. He has come to help her. But why? And who is he? "Season of Secrets" weaves the tale of a heartbroken child and an age-old legen...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 585 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, All Fall Down.

    A deadly contagion races through England...Isabel and her family have nowhere to run from a disease that has killed half of Europe. When the world she knows and loves ends forever, her only weapon is courage.The Black Death of 1349 was the deadliest plague in human history. All Fall Down is a powerful and inspiring story of survival in the face of real life horror.

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 437 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Close Your Pretty Eyes.

    Eleven-year-old Olivia has been in care since she was five, and is just beginning her nineteenth placement. Her new home is a secluded farmhouse, centuries old, where she slowly bonds with her foster family. But the house holds dark secrets. Olivia discovers that it was once a notorious baby farm, where unwanted children were left to die. She becomes convinced that the place is...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 297 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, An Island of Our Own.

    From one of the brightest talents in children's fiction and the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book prize comes a new novel about family and friendship. Siblings Jonathan, Holly and Davy have been struggling to survive since the death of their mother, and are determined to avoid being taken into care. When the family's wealthy but eccentric Great-Aunt Irene has a stroke, ...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 301 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Shadow Girl.

    Clare knows she’s at least partly to blame for her problems at school, but she’s learned that it hurts to make friends when you're a foster kid and you’ll be moved on again.It’s a relief to meet Maddy, who knows what it’s like to be in the system. But then Maddy disappears. Clare has opened her heart at last, and she can't let it go – will she find her friend?A hear...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 63 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, A Lily, A Rose.

    Beautiful romance from an award-winning author. Lady Elinor of Hardford has fallen in love for the first time, with Dan, her cousin and knight-in-training. But her father has other plans. She must marry his friend, Sir William of Courtney - and he's nearly 50! Ellie must draw on all her skills to work out a solution to her dilemma. Can she change her father's mind? And will she...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 43 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, A Chase in Time (The Time-Seekers, #1).

    The old gilt-edged mirror has hung in Alex’s aunt’s house for as long as he can remember. Alex hardly notices it, until the day he and his sister are pulled through the mirror, back into 1912. It’s the same house, but a very different place to live, and the people they meet need their help. Soon they are caught up in an action-packed adventure, solving a crime, rescuing p...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 34 ratings.

  • Cover of the book, Billy Button, Telegram Boy.

    Billy Button has always dreamed of being a telegram boy. He loves their smart uniforms and shiny bicycles, but he’s too young for the job. So when the regular telegram boy breaks his arm and Mr and Mrs Button are in urgent need of a new boy, Billy jumps at the chance to don the Royal Mail badge and ride his very own bicycle. But will Billy be able to keep all the village resi...(Read More)

    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    based on 15 ratings.