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.

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo – this edition will enchant a watching class as the teacher reads and shares; and at home, the story itself will be a gift to treasure.

Australia topic books for EYFS, KS1, KS2 and KS3

Australia topic books

Australia topic books by a diverse range of Australian children’s authors and illustrators, including books by Margaret Wild, Armin Greder, Lian Tanner, Dianne Bates, Aunty Joy Murphy, Kate Grenville and Paul Jennings.

Remembrance and war topic books for children in KS1 and KS2

Children’s books about war and remembrance

Remembrance and war topic books for children in KS1 and KS2 suitable for literacy, research, and cross-curricular topics. Including titles by Michael Rosen, Lois Lowry, Tom Palmer, Kate Saunders, Martin Impey, Bali Rai, and Judith Loske.

Vikings topic books for KS2

Vikings topic books

Vikings topic books for children aged 7-11 in KS2. This list includes nonfiction books and stories by Tony Bradman, Jane Chisholm, Michael Morpurgo, Cressida Cowell, Terry Deary, and Neil Gaiman.

Christmas advent calendar

Christmas children’s book advent calendar

A festive online advent calendar of classic and modern children’s Christmas picture books. Including cracking yuletide tales by Michael Morpurgo, Judith Kerr, Delia Huddy, Raymond Briggs, David McKee, Rod Campbell, Kes Gray, and Janet & Allan Ahlberg.

World Book Day costumes

World Book Day Costumes

Our World Book Day costume recommendations and suggestions for cracking book character outfits for your child. We’ve picked out fancy dress kits based on book characters by authors including Roald Dahl, David Walliams, JK Rowling, JM Barrie and Lewis Carroll.

School Reading List KS2 Christmas children's books quiz

100 question children’s book quiz for pupils aged 7-11 in KS2

A 100 question quiz with a festive Christmas round for children aged 7-11 in KS2. Genres include fantasy, historical, mystery, adventure and picture books. This literacy quiz is ideal for end of term school activities, family fun in the holiday, or something for your children to do at your local library.

Travelling round the world in Children's Literature

Travel locations and holiday destinations inspired by children’s books

Looking for a travel destination to engage your children? How about a location from a favourite children’s book, or an actual landmark or building which inspired a magical or legendary setting from a story? Here’s a list of top holiday spots with literary themes.

Best books for Year 7. Suggested reading books for children in Year 7 of secondary school.

Books for Year 7 reading list for pupils in KS3 aged 11-12

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.

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.

 

Bestselling books by Michael Morpurgo



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