Great Books Guide 2016

Here are 60 books from the past year that we think are great. 

Books to get kids hooked

These are not the ‘best-ever’ books or a list of must-reads. We don’t believe in those. Instead, they are books to engage and excite even the most reluctant readers.

We hope this guide inspires you to help a child find the ‘right book’ – the one they actually want to read.

Check out the list by age below, or download the full Great Books Guide as a PDF.

Search the brilliant books in the guide

Check out the books, and their reviews, in the Great Books Guide by age:

Great Books Guide 2016: age 4-5

We've just published the Great Books Guide 2016 for Children's Book Week: a round-up of 60 books from over the last year, which we think your child will love. Here are are our favourite books for 4-5-year-olds.

Great Books Guide 2016: age 6-7

We've just published the Great Books Guide 2016 for Children's Book Week: a round-up of 60 books from over the last year, which we think your child will love. Here are are our favourite books for 6-7-year-olds.

Great Books Guide 2016: age 8+

We've just published the Great Books Guide 2016 for Children's Book Week: a round-up of 60 books from over the last year, which we think your child will love. Here are are our favourite books for children aged 8+.

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