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.

Graphic novels for children aged 7-11 in KS2.

Graphic novels for KS2 children aged 7-11

Our recommended graphic novels for children aged 7-11 to appeal to reluctant and able readers alike. This list includes works by Ben Clanton, Gary Northfield, Shannon Watters, Deborah Ellis, Jeanne DuPrau and Alastair Humphreys.

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.

Books for Year 3

Suggested reading list books for Year 3 pupils age 7-8

Suggested reading books for Year 3 pupils, aged 7-8. A diverse and interesting range of exciting titles aimed at children of all abilities in lower KS2 including books by Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Zanib Mian and Tony Bradman.

Books for Year 4

Suggested reading list books for Year 4 pupils age 8-9

Suggested reading books for Year 4 pupils, aged 8-9. A selection of exciting titles aimed at boys and girls of all abilities in lower KS2. Featured authors include Roald Dahl, Helen Cresswell, Andy Griffiths, Pamela Butchart and Malorie Blackman.

Best books for Year 6. Ideal reading books for Year 6 pupils aged 10 and 11 in primary school

Suggested reading list books for Year 6 pupils age 10-11

Suggested reading books for Year 6 pupils, aged 10-11. A selection of exciting titles aimed at boys and girls of all abilities in upper KS2. Highlighted authors include David Almond, Malorie Blackman, Nina Bawden and Charlie Higson.

Books for Year 5. Suggested reading list for Year 5 pupils aged 9-10 in Key Stage 2.

Suggested reading list books for Year 5 pupils age 9-10

This suggested reading list offers lots of books choices for 9 and 10 year olds. From fantasy to animal stories and mysteries to science fiction adventure, there’s something for every upper primary child. These books for Year 5 include titles suitable for inspiring both able and reluctant readers.


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