School Reading List Book of the Month

School Reading List Book of the Month

The School Reading List compiles this list of recommended books monthly. This book of the month list highlights new releases and editions of fiction and non-fiction books suitable for children and young adults aged 5-16.

Carnegie Medal 2021 and Kate Greenaway 2022 shortlist of books

CILIP Carnegie Medal 2022 Shortlisted Books

Shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2022 and Kate Greenaway award 2022 – recommended for children and young adults in primary and secondary schools.

Carnegie Medal 2021 and Kate Greenaway 2021 shortlist of books

CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021 Shortlisted Books

Shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2021 and Kate Greenaway award 2021 – recommended for children and young adults in primary and secondary schools.

Archibald Lox series by Darren Shan

Darren Shan writes about his new series – Archibald Lox

‘I saw that I was going to have to leave the horror behind.’ In a special feature, bestselling author Darren Shan explains his motivation for starting a new fantasy epic, Archibald Lox.

Carnegie Medal 2020 shortlist of books

CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020 Shortlisted Books

Shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020 and Kate Greenaway award 2020 – recommended for children and young adults in primary and secondary schools.

CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted books 2019

2019 CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlisted Books

The 2019 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 – recommended for children aged 9-16 and young adults in primary and secondary schools.

book of the month archive

School Reading List Book of the Month Archive

Each month, the School Reading List compiles a list of recommended books and on this page, we feature an archive of recommendations for picture books, fiction, and nonfiction from previous years.

CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist 2018

2018 CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlisted Books

The 2018 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 – recommended for children aged 9-16 and young adults in primary and secondary schools.

Children's adventure books

2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlisted Books

The 2017 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 – recommended for children aged 10-14+ and young adults in primary and secondary schools. A great list for secondary school class readers and summer reading material for teens.

Carnegie Medal for Literature

2016 CILIP Carnegie Medal Shortlisted Books

The 2016 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 – recommended for children aged 10-14+ and young adults in primary and secondary schools. A great list for secondary school class readers and summer reading material for teens.

Boffin Brainchild by Jill Jennings

Book of the Month – February

Book of the month – Boffin Brainchild by Jill Jennings. When Tom touches a museum robot the last thing he expects is for it to decide to follow him home.


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