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Below are the School Reading List’s top picks from recently released children’s and YA novels and non fiction titles, including our ‘books of the month’.


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.

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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.

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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.

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