Book recommendations

Find book recommendations to support your school.

Looking for a great book on a theme? Our booklists cover a large range of subjects, from everyday issues to genre, disability, diversity, sporty books, funny books, and more.

Finished a brilliant book and not sure what to read next? Our What to Read After... recommendations will help you find something ideal.

Our Bookfinder will help you discover the very best children's books. Simply choose an age range, pick as many themes as you want to search through thousands of book reviews, and get reading. 

Top booklists this month

Explore some of our favourite booklists this month!

Our favourite books about Black History for younger children (4-8)

Check out our favourite books about Black History for younger children. Warm, truly interesting and pitched appropriately for the age group, these books are perfect for curious children.

Also check out our list for 9-12 year olds and our list for teens.

Our favourite poetry books (younger children)

From re-invented fairy tales to classics from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, here are some poetry books your child is sure to love and want to read out loud. 

Halloween picture books

These picture books, featuring witches, wizards and monsters, are perfect to share with little ones as the nights draw in and there's a touch of frosty magic in the air.

Top blogs this month

A teacher's guide to getting to know your class's reading habits

Scott Evans explores some simple ways to get to know your children as readers, such as using surveys and questionnaires you can use to learn more about them.

5 ways to use audiobooks in the classroom

The publisher Barrington Stoke reveals how audiobooks can be a really powerful tool - and suggests some ideas for using them in the classroom.

Five picture books that celebrate making mistakes and being yourself

Author-illustrator Kim Hillyard shares her favourite children's books about being true to yourself.

Great Books Guide

Our 100 favourite children's books from the past year, for teeny babies all the way up to 11 year olds. The right book is what a child wants to read – and we hope this guide helps you find it. 

View the Great Books Guide

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