Great Books Guide 2016

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:


4-5 years
6-7 years
8 and above


Or download the full Great Books Guide as a PDF on our resources page.



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