Great Books Guide 2016
Books to get kids hooked
Here are 60 books from the past year that we think are great.
These are not the ‘best-ever’ books or a list of must-reads. We don’t believe in those. Instead, they are books to engage and excite even the most reluctant readers.
We hope this guide inspires you to help a child find the ‘right book’ – the one they actually want to read.
Check out the list and reviews, by age:
Or download the full Great Books Guide as a PDF on our resources page.
- 2013 BookTrust Best Book Guide (PDF 1 MB)
- 2012 BookTrust Best Book Guide (PDF 3 MB)
- 2011 BookTrust Best Book Guide (web page)
- 2010 BookTrust Best Book Guide (PDF 3 MB)
- 2009 BookTrust Best Book Guide (PDF 1 MB)
- 2008 BookTrust Best New Illustrators Guide (PDF 879 KB)
- 2007 BookTrust Best Book Guide (PDF 2,114 KB)
- 2006 BookTrust Best Book Guide (PDF 909 KB)
- 2006 BookTrust Best Book Guide - large print version (PDF 1.6 MB)
The best new children's books.
Looking for the best books for 8-year-olds? Or books that are great to read out loud? We have many booklists for every occassion!
Download the poster showing our 100 best children's books - that's 100 books to read before you're 14!
With your help we made a list of the 100 best children's books from the past 100 years. Take the quizzes below to see how many you've read!