Book list


Next time you hear about refugees on the news, spare a thought for what they have been through before they get to their place of safety.

All books

The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau

Can the people from the City of Ember find a place to settle and live at peace with their neighbours?

Divided City by Theresa Breslin

You can either adopt the bigotry of your culture, handed down through the generations. Or not.

The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

The City of Ember is built to last, but the once bulging store rooms are empty now. What will the people do to help themselves?

Home is a Place Called Nowhere by Leon Rosselson

Amina doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know her real family or where she comes from. She needs to find out . . .

Parvana's Journey by Deborah Ellis

Alone in a world at war, Parvana crosses Afghanistan in search of her family.

Goodbye Marianne by Irene N Watts

Marianne escapes from Germany to Britain as a refugee just before the outbreak of the Second World War, but has to leave her parents behind.

Toro! Toro! by Michael Morpurgo

Antonio and his little bull calf caught up in the dreadful events of the Spanish Civil War.

The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo

After their mother is shot by terrorists, Sade and Femi are hastily sent out of the country in utmost secrecy. They enter England illegally and find themselves refugees, alone in a strange country, while they wait to see if their father can also escape to safety.

And The Stars Were Gold by Gaye Hicyilmaz

In 1940 a young Polish boy is dragged from his bed, given thirty minutes to pack, and transported with his mother and brother thousands of miles acrossEurope to Kazakhstan.

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

The silver sword, a little paper-knife, is a symbol of hope to four children as they make their way across the wastes of post-war Europe from Warsaw to Switzerland in search of their parents.

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

Anna and her family try to make a new life for themselves as refugees in Europe in 1933.

Girl in Red by Gaye Hicyilmaz

Frankie is captivated by the Romanian gypsy girl who comes to live in his council block, but his mother leads the opposition fight to get them evicted.

Kiss the Dust by Elizabeth Laird

One day Tara is an ordinary schoolgirl, next day she is fleeing for her life to an Iranian refugee camp as an enemy alien. And where next?

Little Soldier by Bernard Ashley

It's bad enough, losing your family in a civil war. How can you put all your memories to one side and start a new life, in a different country?