Siobhan Dowd

20 children’s books by the writer

Siobhan Dowd lived in Oxford with her husband, Geoff, before tragically dying from cancer in August 2007, aged 47. She was both an extraordinary writer and an extraordinary person. The London Eye Mystery was Siobhan's second novel and it won the 2007 NASEN & TES Special Educational Needs Children's Book Award. Her first novel, A Swift Pure Cry, won the Branford Boase Award and the Eilis Dillon Award and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal and Booktrust Teenage Prize. Siobhan's third astonishing, but sadly posthumous, book, Bog Child, was published in February 2008.

13+ years

A Monster Calls

Siobhan Dowd, Jim Kay

A Monster Calls

The monster showed up just after midnight. As they do. But it isn't the monster Conor's been expecting. He's been expecting the one from his nightmare, the one he's had nearly every night since his mother ...

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12+ years

Bog Child

Siobhan Dowd

Bog Child

Digging for peat in the mountain with his Uncle Tally, Fergus finds the body of a child, and it looks like she's been murdered. As Fergus tries to make sense of the mad world around him - his brother on ...

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12+ years

Solace of the Road

Siobhan Dowd

Solace of the Road

Memories of Mum are the only thing that make Holly Hogan happy. She hates her foster family with their too-nice ways and their false sympathy. And she hates her life, her stupid school and the way everyone is always on ...

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9-11 years

The London Eye Mystery

Siobhan Dowd

The London Eye Mystery

When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but no Salim. Where could he have gone? How ...

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9-11 years

The Ransom of Dond

Siobhan Dowd

The Ransom of Dond

Siobhan Dowd gave us four extraordinary novels before she died in 2007. This is her last story, a final gift to those who know and love her work, and a glittering invitation to those who have yet to discover it ...

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12+ years

A Swift Pure Cry

Siobhan Dowd

A Swift Pure Cry

After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness of everyday life comes from her budding spiritual friendship ...

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9-11 years

The London Eye Mystery

Siobhan Dowd

The London Eye Mystery

When Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye, he turned and waved before getting on. After half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off - but no Salim. Where could he have gone? How ...

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9-11 years

The Ransom of Dond

Siobhan Dowd

The Ransom of Dond

Siobhan Dowd gave us four extraordinary novels before she died in 2007. This is her last story, a final gift to those who know and love her work, and a glittering invitation to those who have yet to discover it ...

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