Great teachers in children's books
This booklist celebrates books with characters who are great teachers.
We're rooting for Darrell Rivers as she starts boarding school, and learns to cope with her fiery temper and decide for herself which friends are genuine.
Colin McNaughton, Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
An ordinary boy goes off to school and everything seems just as ordinary as ever, until a new teacher arrives in class.
Roald Dahl, Illustrator: Quentin Blake
This modern fairy-tale with a brilliantly inspiring young heroine is one of Roald Dahl's best loved stories.
Neil Gaiman, Illustrated by Chris Riddell
After his family are killed, Bod is brought up in a graveyard by ghosts.
In this leftfield comic fantasy novel, 12-year-old Percy Jackson discovers that the Greek gods of Olympus are alive and living in modern-day New York.
J K Rowling
Bloomsbury Children's Books
After the misery of life with his ghastly aunt and uncle, Harry Potter is delighted to have the chance to embark on an exciting new life at the Hogwart's School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.
Long before Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, trainee witch Mildred Hubble embarked on life at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches...
Richard Curtis Illustrated by Rebecca Cobb
This must-read winter picture book is crammed with fabulously joyful and expressive illustrations and will be loved by young and old alike.