Barium and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

Recommended by Jasmine Lane (@MsJasmineMN)

Form and genre: Prose/magical realism + adventure

Length: 224 pages


It’s a phantasmagorical story that begins in a city so old and ruinous that it has forgotten its name.

Age recommendation and challenging content:  Year 6 or Year 7

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Literary value. Brilliantly written by a Booker Prize winner.