Books for Year 5

Year 5 recommended reading list for children aged 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.

Children's books about kindness, empathy and love.

Empathy, kindness and love books for children

Kindness, empathy and love children’s books for students aged 3-12+ including titles by Laura Dockrill, Malcolm Duffy, Dan Smith, Alice Oseman, Jess McGeachin, Michael Rosen, Catherine Rayner, Satoshi Kitamura, Suma Subramaniam, Benjamin Dean, R J Palacio & more.

Diversity books for children in KS1 and KS2 primary schools

Teaching diversity through reading in primary schools

Books to help teach diversity to children in KS1 and KS2 in primary schools – with characters and settings to introduce age-appropriate discussions of the diversity of culture, race, ethnicity, gender, education, disability, identity, nationality, religion, sexuality, neurodiversity, social background, and beliefs.

November 2023 book club picks

November 2023 book club picks

November 2023’s set of book club recommendations feature inspiring nonfiction and gripping fantasy worlds by Michael Rosen, Polly Ho-Yen, Sarah Darwin, Rachel Lawston, Nona Willis Aronowitz, Andrea Warner, Sebastien de Castell and Nicholas Bowling.

Booktious reading challenge for KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4.

Summer Reading Challenge

Summer reading challenge – A good reading challenge will not only promote reading and encourage reading for pleasure, but it will encourage a reading culture to spread like a virus throughout your school.

School Reading List Podcast

When is a quote not a quote? | Series 1, Episode 1

Season 1, Episode 1 of the School Reading List podcast. With new book post, 30 great books for July 2022, a step back in time to the world of Willard Price and ‘When is a quote not a quote?’

 

Bestselling books by Polly Ho-Yen



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