Booklists beginning with: R

  • Books about refugees and asylum seekers

    Since asylum can be a confusing issue for children (and even adults), here are some books that explore what it really means to flee your home and have to start your life over.

  • Books for reluctant readers (12+)

    There's a book out there for every teenager, even the most reluctant of readers. Try a few of the books below to see if they click with your teenager and help them love reading.

  • Books for reluctant readers (older children)

    There's a book out there for every child, even the most reluctant of readers. There's fiction, non-fiction, rhyme and laugh-out-loud moments! Let us know which one works for your 9-12 year old.

  • Books for reluctant readers (younger children)

    There's a book out there for every child, even the most reluctant of readers. Try a few of the books below to see if they click with your child and help them love reading.

  • Great stories to read out loud

    As it's National Story Telling Week this February, here are some of the best stories and poems to read out loud.

  • Raymond Briggs: a lifetime in books

    Raymond Briggs has just won our Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 - and with very good reason. If you only know a couple of Raymond Briggs' works, you're in for a treat...

  • Reimagining children's classics

    Taking inspiration from some favourite stories and characters, these authors have all put a new spin on classic novels.

  • Roald Dahl books

    We wanted to celebrate the Roald Dahl centenary by putting a selection of 'wondercrump' books Roald Dahl has written into one perfect list. You've probably read all these books several times already, but you can never get tired of these individual pieces of magic.