Booklists beginning with: J

  • 12 books to help you celebrate the Queen's life

    We've put together a list of 12 brilliant books about the Queen or featuring royal characters.

  • Books about animals

    Lots of Julia Donaldson books feature animal characters - from whales to ladybirds, from monkeys to mice!

  • Books about junk food

    If you've got a craving for something delicious, check out our list of books about all manner of tasty treats (we recommend reading these in moderation!)

  • Great picture books to perform

    Getting children to perform the stories of their favourite picture books can be a fantastic way to help them engage with the lessons within them.

  • Jan Pienkowski: a lifetime in books

    This pop-up pioneer and creator of the iconic Meg and Mog series has won our Lifetime Achivement Award 2019. Check out 20 of our favourite books by Jan Pienkowski, covering a wide range of reading ages. 

  • Jane Austen with a twist - for children

    Pride and Prejudice is of course a much-loved route into Austen's works - and it's perfect for older teens. But here are other books by other authors that may appeal to children a little bit younger.

  • John Agard: A lifetime in books

    John Agard has been crowned the 2021 winner of our Lifetime Achievement Award! Find out why by exploring our list of some of his brilliant books.

  • John Burningham: a lifetime in books

    John Burningham won our Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. John Burningham has written and illustrated over 30 utterly wonderful picture books, which have won countless awards and affectionate praise over the years.

  • Judith Kerr booklist

    Relive some of Judith Kerr's classic books. To honour the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award winner we've highlighted some of Judith's best tales.