English books for young readers:

in no particular order...

A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket

Three wealthy children's parents are killed in a fire. When they are sent to a distant relative, they find out that he is plotting to kill them and seize their fortune. The books have gained significant popularity and critical acclaim. The thirteen books in the series (or "tridecalogy") have collectively sold more than 60 million copies and have been translated into 41 languages! http://www.lemonysnicket.com/

1. The Bad Beginning (1999)

2. The Reptile Room (1999)

3. The Wide Window (2000)

4. The Miserable Mill (2000)

5. The Austere Academy (2000)

6. The Ersatz Elevator (2001)

7. The Vile Village (2001)

8. The Hostile Hospital (2001)

9. The Carnivorous Carnival (2002)

10. The Slippery Slope (2003)

11. The Grim Grotto (2004)

12. The Penultimate Peril (2005)

13. The End (2006)

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. Mysterious story about the Tuck family, whose members drink from a magical spring and never grow old.

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer. Twelve-year-old Joel must learn to live with fear and grief after his his friend Tony drowns in a treacherous river.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowrey. Best friends Annemarie Johansen and Ellen Rosen must pretend to be sisters when Ellen's parents go into hiding to escape a Nazi roundup.

Sarah Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. Two children wait on the prairie for the arrival of a New England woman who has answered their father's ad for a wife.

Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi, an action-packed historical narrative that follows the frantic flight of a 13-year-old peasant boy across 14th-century England.

Royal Diaries - is a series that features women of royalty from all over the world. The series is fictional, though it involves real historical figures. Facts and images concerning the historical figure featured in the book are given at the end of each of the books.

Author: Anthony Horowitz:

Alex Rider is the youngest member of Britain's elite M16 spying agency. He didn't think it would be too bad, but it's hard to be James Bond when everyone thinks that you are too young to carry a gun. http://www.alexrider.com/

Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer: Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed fantasy romance novels by American author Stephanie Meyer. It charts a period in the life of Isabella ”Bella” Swan, a teenage girl who moves to Forks, Washington, and falls in love with a 104-year-old vampire named Edward Cullen…  http://stepheniemeyer.com/twilightseries.html

The Hunger Games is a series of three adventure novels written by the American author Suzanne Collins. The series is set in The Hunger Games universe, and follows young characters Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark as they fight through a deadly battle. http://www.thehungergames.co.uk/

Diary of a Wimpy Kid is a satirical realistic fiction series by Jeff Kinney. The book is about a boy named Greg Heffley and his struggles in middle school. http://www.wimpykid.com/