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.
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Best books for Young Adults in KS3 & KS4
Please peruse our suggested reading lists for children, teenagers, and young adults in KS3 & KS4 of secondary education. Hopefully, you will find ideal choices and ideas for bookshelves, classrooms, and school libraries. These lists promote a love of reading and cater for a range of abilities suitable for 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16-year-olds in Years 7-11.
A selection of reading books to challenge and interest Year 10 pupils – aged 14-15 – in KS4 secondary schools. Authors include Jeanette Winterson and JRR Tolkien.
Revision for 13+ Common Entrance in Year 8, including practice papers, answers, revision guides & notes for English, Maths, Science, French, History & more.
Recommended magazines and newspapers for children aged 3-6, 7-12 and 13+ in the UK. Ideal reading material for pupils in UK primary and secondary schools and useful resources for teachers and school libraries.
Our recommended graphic novels for teens and young adults aged 12-16 to appeal to reluctant readers and able readers alike. This list includes works by Tony Medina, Stephen Collins, Terri Libenson, Raina Telgemeier, Meg-John Barker and Neil Gaiman.
A selection of reading books to challenge and interest Year 11 pupils – aged 15-16 – in KS4 secondary schools. Authors include Ray Bradbury and John Steinbeck.
Books for Year 9 – a selection of reading books to challenge and interest pupils aged 13-14 in KS3 secondary schools. Authors include Gary Paulsen and Judy Blume.
A selection of reading books to challenge and interest Year 8 pupils – aged 12-13 – in KS3 secondary schools. Authors include Michael Morpurgo and Anne Fine.
Books for year 7 – our reading recommendation for 11 year olds at the start of secondary school in Year 7. There’s a selection of choices including classics, well-known authors, new titles, cult fiction and short stories. This recommended Year 7 reading list is aimed at all ability ranges.
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.