Booklists beginning with: S

  • All about starting school or nursery

    Whether they're nervous or excited, these books are perfect for preparing your little one's for that big step.

  • Battle of the Santas

    Usually jolly, sometimes grumpy, young and old - we've all got a favourite Father Christmas in fiction. Which book has the Santa that you love the most?

  • Books about space

    These great intergalactic adventures for all ages will take you on exciting interstellar journeys through the cosmos...

  • Books about sport

    Here's a booklist that bursts through the finishing line. Whether you prefer football or cycling, ballet or basketball, there's something for everyone on our list, which is perfect for children aged 8-14 years-old.

  • Books to open up the world of imagination and empathy

    These are the books that the Principal Children and Youth Librarian at Wood Green Library in Haringey, London, recommended to our Writer in Residence, Sita Brahmachari.

  • Books to share with older children

    Reading together doesn’t have to stop once your children can read for themselves – it’s still fun to read aloud to older children! Here are great stories to share with 8-12s that you’ll love, too...

  • Let's talk about sex...

    With the former Children's Laureate Malorie Blackman, and other teen authors such as Melvin Burgess, Philip Pullman and Sarra Manning talking about why it's important for teenage books to provide realistic depictions of sexual relationships, we bring together our list of some of the best books for young adults which talk frankly, but responsibly, about the r…

  • Pori Drwy Stori spring term booklist

    Some of our favourite new books for the summer term...

  • Pori Drwy Stori summer term Booklist

    Some of our favourite new books for the summer term...

  • School Library Pack Books 2020

    Here are the amazing School Library Pack books for 2020. Perfect for students in Years 7-9, the free pack includes fifteen titles, split across three categories – Future Classics, Reluctant Readers and Non-Fiction.

  • Shakespeare retold

    Take a look at some of our favourite re-tellings (or reimaginings) of Shakespeare's plays. They all bring these incredible stories to life for younger readers.

  • Shirley Hughes

    Author and illustrator Shirley Hughes OBE is the first ever Book Trust Lifetime Achievement Award winner. She has written and illustrated over 200 cherished children’s books, including the celebrated Alfie stories. 

  • Short story collections for older children

    Short stories can be a great way of engaging reluctant readers, or and even introducing confident readers to more advanced stories. whatever the case, there will be something here for you 9-12 year old

  • Short story collections for teenagers

    We love short stories! Whether you're looking for an anthology you can dip in and out of, something to read in one sitting, or stories to kick-start the writing of your own, these are some of our favourite YA collections: inspiring, intriguing and surprising.

  • Special School Library Pack books 2020

    Here are the wonderful titles included in the free Special School Library Pack for 2020.

    The ten books offer a wide range of styles, themes and formats, to support your students in reading for enjoyment, discussing books and developing a long-term love of reading.

  • Spring explorer booklist

    Spring is a great time to start exploring the world around you - whether that's learning more about animals, going for a picnic or simply visiting your local park. Here are some books to spark children's curiosity for the world around them.

  • St Patrick’s Day books for 9+

    Our St Patrick's Day booklist featuring titles about or set in the Emerald Isle features a range of books - from tales of time travel, magic, witches, natural disasters and mythical worlds to funny books about contemporary Ireland and short stories too.

  • Suggested reading for Reception and Year 1: Autumn Term

    Here are some of out favourite books that are perfect for pupils in Reception and Year 1 to read during the Autumn term.

  • Suggested reading for Reception and Year 1: Spring Term

    Here are some of out favourite new books that are perfect for pupils in Reception & Year 1 to read during the Spring term.

  • Suggested reading for Reception and Year 1: Summer Term

    Here are some of out favourite new books that are perfect for pupils in Reception & Year 1 to read during the Summer term.

  • Suggested reading for Year 7 and Year 8: Autumn Term

    Here are some of out favourite new books that are perfect for pupils in Year 7 & Year 8 to read during the Autumn term.

  • Suggested reading for Year 7 and Year 8: Spring Term

    Here are some of out favourite new books that are perfect for pupils in Year 7 & Year 8 to read during the Autumn term.

  • Suggested reading for Year 7 and Year 8: Summer Term

    Here are some of out favourite new books that are perfect for pupils in Year 7 & Year 8 to read during the Summer term.

  • Summer reads for 8-12s

    Here are our suggestions for summer reads – and there's something for every child of middle grade age.

  • Summers to remember: teen reading

    The holidays are here and we're celebrating with this list of our favourite books about unforgettable summers. From love stories to dark comedy, these are all tales of memorable and life-changing summer adventures that any teenager will love.

  • Super books for Superhero Day (12+)

    We've assembled a team of super books to make a super booklist for teenagers. 

  • Super books for Superhero Day (5-8)

    15 May is Superhero Day! Dust off your cape and wear your underpants on the outside of your trousers in celebration of the day dedicated to heroes - in whateve

  • Super books for Superhero Day (9-12)

    We've assembled a team of super books to make a super booklist for readers aged 9-12. These books feature a range of heroes - from real life people to comic book greats!