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!

Books about the ocean for primary-aged children

Children enjoy discovering how much there is to know about oceans and everything that lives in them. It's vital to protect life in the sea as we combat climate change. This selection of books is packed with information on our amazing and varied sea creatures. 

Books with neurodivergent characters

This non-exhaustive selection of books is an introduction to the range of books that feature neurodivergent (ND) characters. It includes characters with OCD, ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia, as well as autistic protagonists. There is some non-fiction on neurodivergence too.

Chapter books with colour illustrations

As a bridge between picture books and longer fiction (or non-fiction), chapter books are crucial for nurturing a love of reading. Here is a selection that include brilliant colour illustrations.

Top blogs this month

The crucial role of storytelling in Early Childhood Education

Jan Dubiel, Specialist in Early Years Education, argues that storytelling is central to the EY curriculum.

Fantastic factual books

Our Writer in Residence, Rashmi Sirdeshpande, recommends some fantastic facts to keep children reading.

Top tips for getting boys reading

Get top tips from Mission Microraptor author Philip Kavvadias about what boys look for in books.

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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