Children's writing competitions

Children’s Writing Competitions

A regularly updated list of creative & non-fiction writing competitions open to school-aged children in the UK, including contests for poetry, stories, handwriting & essays.

Books for Year 4

Year 4 recommended reading list for children aged 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.

Books for 10 year olds

Books for 10 year olds

Books for 10-year-olds – favourites chosen by children including titles by J.K. Rowling, Marcus Rashford, Adam Kay, Jacqueline Wilson, David Walliams, R.J. Palacio, Michael Morpurgo, Matthew Syed, Nick Arnold, Jason Reynolds & B.B. Alston.

Books for 8 year olds

Books for 8 year olds

Books for 8-year-olds – favourites chosen by children including titles by David Walliams, Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton, Liz Pichon, Tom Fletcher, Greg James and Chris Smith, Julian Clary, Roald Dahl, Louie Stowell, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Nadia Shireen & Enid Blyton and Jaqueline Wilson.

Victorians topic books for children

Victorians topic books

Victorians topic books for children with titles by Mick Manning, E.L Norry, Jacqueline Wilson, Michael Rosen, Catherine Bruton, Philip Pullman, Berlie Doherty, Terry Deary, Lindsay Galvin and Kieran Larwood.

Adoption and families topic books

Families and adoption topic books

Children’s books about families and adoption for children aged 2-11 in EYFS, KS1 & KS2 – including stories by Samuel Langley-Swain, Jamie Lee-Curtis, Todd Parr, Phoebe Koehler, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Justin Richardson.

 

Bestselling books by Jacqueline Wilson



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