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School Reading List Book of the Month

School Reading List’s book of the month list is compiled monthly and highlights new releases and editions of fiction and non-fiction books suitable for children and young adults. This list was last updated on Jun 1, 2018 @ 4:03 pm.

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June 2018

Fiction book of the month
The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

A distinctive and original story with complex characters and a well-crafted plot. Marinka sees an opportunity to change the course of her life but the house she lives in literally has a mind all of its own. An enchanting folk tale – ideal for 8-11 year olds.

Non fiction book of the month
Science Squad by Robert Winston

Lord Robert Winston and Dorling Kindersley have joined forces to create this exciting guide which answers big science and technology questions for children aged 5-7.
Listen to Robert Winston audiobooks.

Picture book of the month
Elephants in the Custard by Samuel Langley-Swain

Every time Soloman tries to tell his family about something important at the dinner table, each one of them is just too busy to listen – even when it involves Elephants causing mayhem. Told in rhyme, this book is a funny and perceptive observation of family life, and ideal to read and discuss with 5-7 year olds.

May 2018

Fiction book of the month
The Lifters by Dave Eggers

A really imaginative and unusual story which sets up a series of ‘big questions’ as a mystery adventure, with the main character, Gran Flowerpetal, determined to find the answers. Imagine Stephen Hawking’s mind meets Narnia in a feast of imagination. We have a sneaking suspicion this one will fly off school library shelves. Perfect for KS2 and lower KS3.

Listen to Dave Eggers audiobooks.

Non fiction book of the month
Atlas of Football by Clive Gifford

A visual feast of football-related information – perfect reading for the month leading up to the 2018 World Cup. Lots of interesting and quirky facts with intricate illustrations – a real celebration of football around the world. This book will appeal to the 7-12 age range.

April 2018

Fiction book of the month
Beyond the Odyssey by Maz Evans

The third in the ‘Who Let the Gods Out’ series, this is bound to be a hit with primary aged pupils. Just when Elliot’s life has gone from bad to worse, a wonder cure presents itself. But at what cost?

Listen to Maz Evans audiobooks.

Non fiction book of the month
A Year in the Wild by Ruth Symons and Helen Ahpornsiri

Magical illustrations entice the reader into a world of wild meadows, gardens and woods. Presented in intricate detail, this book examines the seasons and is ideal for reading with your child before exploring the countryside.

March 2018

Fiction book of the month
Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

A startling debut YA novel about self-worth in the face of adversity. A teenaged girl who finds it difficult to express herself starts to blossom when she is offered an opportunity to change schools in this uplifting story tinged with tragedy.

Non fiction book of the month
Bug Hotel by Libby Walden

A fabulous interactive book with lift-up flaps, unexpected information and clever illustrations. Ideal for children aged 5-9 interested in insects.

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