12 books to help you celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Get Up, Elizabeth!

To help you celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year, we've put together a list of 12 brilliant books about the Queen or featuring royal characters that we think you'll love.

  • Queen Munch and Queen Nibble

    Author: Carol Ann Duffy Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Interest level: 5-9

    Reading age: 7-9

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  • Queen Munch and Queen Nibble

    Author: Carol Ann Duffy Illustrator: Lydia Monks

    Interest level: 5-9

    Reading age: 7-9

    This is a story of a queen who loves to eat and one who does not - but at its heart, it's more a celebration of difference and fin…

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  • Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!)

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Dave Pigeon (Royal Coo!)

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-11

    Reading age: 6+

    When the Royal Pigeon, Prince Raju, agrees to swap places with Dave for the day, the last thing they expect is a royal coo! An ide…

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  • Get Up, Elizabeth!

    Author: Shirin Yim Bridges Illustrator: Alea Marley

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Get Up, Elizabeth!

    Author: Shirin Yim Bridges Illustrator: Alea Marley

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

    Before she became Queen Elizabeth I, Bess was just a little girl who struggled to get out of bed in the morning - just like everyo…

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  • Royal Rebel

    Author: Carina Axelsson

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Royal Rebel

    Author: Carina Axelsson

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    An empowering and fun, relatable read for tweens, Royal Rebel presents a young girl growing up in a matriarchal communit…

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  • The BFG

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 6-10

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The BFG

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Interest level: 6-10

    Reading age: 7+

    The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who unexpectedly spirits a little girl named Sophie out of bed, and into the land of the ch…

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  • The Royal Bake Off

    Author: Clémentine Beauvais Illustrator: Becka Moor

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Royal Bake Off

    Author: Clémentine Beauvais Illustrator: Becka Moor

    Interest level: 8+

    Reading age: 8+

    Holly and Anna Burnbright try to win the Royal Bake Off so they can afford to go on holiday.

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  • Queen of Darkness

    Author: Tony Bradman

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Queen of Darkness

    Author: Tony Bradman

    Interest level: 9-12

    Reading age: 9+

    Rhianna and Eleri are taken in by Queen Boudica following the death of their parents. When Boudica's determination to rule enrages…

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