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The Star Outside my Window

Hope and resilience triumph in a madcap adventure with a serious heart

Book Cover for The Star Outside my Window by Onjali Q. Raúf

The Fountains of Silence

A rich, mesmerising tale of love, betrayal, death and corruption set in Franco’s post war Spain

Book Cover for The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys


A complex novel about friendship, gods, stories and a realm of nightmares.

Book Cover for Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

Reading Beauty

This hugely enjoyable picture book put a thoroughly positive modern spin on the Sleeping Beauty story. Beauty here is space princess Lex, a lively young girl whose passion is books and reading. She’s understandably miffed when, on her 15th birthday, her parents take away all her books.

Book Cover for Reading Beauty by Deborah Underwood

Face to Face with Manatees

In depth and up close to the gentle giants of the shallows

Book Cover for Face to Face with Manatees by Brian Skerry

We Are All Greta

Be Inspired to Save the World

Book Cover for We Are All Greta by Valentina Giannella

You Smell!:(and so does everything else)

This book put smell, the Cinderella of the senses, into the spotlight. It examines smelly facts about the human body, some of them really rather disgusting, as well as the power and importance of our sense of smell. It looks at how animals use smell and how plants use it too to attract insects or keep animals away.

Book Cover for You Smell!:(and so does everything else) by Clive Gifford

The Undefeated

A brilliantly bold, poetically rousing picture book presentation of Black American history and achievements.

Book Cover for The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander

Maya Angelou - Little Guides to Great Lives

A brief guide capturing the courage and creativity of the exceptional African American author, poet, playwright, and civil rights activist. Maya Angelou used her tremendous writing talent to get her voice, and the voice of millions of other African Americans, listened too as she supported many important causes including the Civil Rights Movement.

Book Cover for Maya Angelou - Little Guides to Great Lives by Danielle Jawando

The Little Island

There’s a moral to this lively tale for everyone who lives on a small island. The setting is a farm run by animals. At first, all is good: the animals work hard and are friends, free ‘to live and work where they chose’.  But trouble is brewing.

Book Cover for The Little Island by Smriti Prasadam-Halls

Stephen Hawking - Little Guides to Great Lives

An inspiring introduction to the life of one of the UKs greatest scientist, Stephen Hawking. When he was still a young man, Hawking was diagnosed with a form of motor neurone disease which he knew would disable him and shorten his life. He was determined to achieve all he could despite this and he did.

Book Cover for Stephen Hawking - Little Guides to Great Lives by Isabel Thomas

The Somerset Tsunami

The ‘Queen of Historical Fiction’ gives us a thrilling slice of real Somerset history laced with authentic 17th century witch hunts and the oppression of women

Book Cover for The Somerset Tsunami by Emma Carroll

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About LoveReading4Schools

LoveReading is the UK’s leading portfolio of book recommendation websites. Our mission is to promote a love of books and reading to all by offering the tools, advice and information needed to help our members and browsers to find their next favourite book.

LoveReading4Schools is a critical part of this and one we take very seriously. As a community we believe we have a social responsibility to support time-strapped teachers and librarians in schools to help engender a life-long love of reading in their students.

This new website relaunched in January 2019 and comes with tons of added functionality and a fully updated set of reading recommendation lists for every year group from Early Years to Year 11.

In addition, we will be regularly publishing other lists of great relevance and importance for schools today including lists of Inspirational Books, Cultural Books, Reluctant Readers Recommendations and Mental Health and Wellbeing.

It will also house every book we read, review and recommend on our sister site LoveReading4Kids which was relaunched in October.

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