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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Revision for 13+ Common Entrance in Year 8, including practice papers, answers, revision guides & notes for English, Maths, Science, French, History & more.