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Kay's Marvellous Medicine

Another brilliantly funny and highly educative medical guide from bestselling doctor and stand-up comedian

Book Cover for Kay's Marvellous Medicine  by Adam Kay

A Tale of Two Dragons

Two kingdoms, two dragons - which side will win, or will peace prevail? The kingdoms of Arbor with its lush forests, and Pomosa rich with farmland, have no love between them, and the children have taken to sneaking across the borders to thieve. If only they would share their produce. But the Kings decide to fight, instead... with dragons.

Book Cover for A Tale of Two Dragons by Geraldine McCaughrean

You Can!

A truly inclusive and joyous compendium of positive affirmations for all children, everywhere

Book Cover for You Can! by Alexandra Strick

There's a Ghost in this House

An instant favourite from this renowned artist

Book Cover for There's a Ghost in this House by Oliver Jeffers

The Book of Stolen Dreams

Long journeys alone, powerful opponents and bravery in this fantasy thriller

Book Cover for The Book of Stolen Dreams by David Farr

Kissing Emma

Powerful, poignant story of a young woman’s bumpy path to finding personal pride in a male-dominated world

Book Cover for Kissing Emma by Shappi Khorsandi

Locked Out Lily

A modern classic in the making – original, full of encouragement on how to face your fears

Book Cover for Locked Out Lily by Nick Lake

Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up

Your big sis in book form, Grown is a celebration of Black British girlhood that will empower you to live your very best life.  Grown. It's a mood. It's a mindset. It's a mantra. It's a lifestyle. It embodies everything that makes us who we are.

Book Cover for Grown: The Black Girls' Guide to Glowing Up by Melissa Cummings-Quarry & Natalie A Carter

The False Rose

Award winning author and translator create another amazing adventure!

Book Cover for The False Rose by Jakob Wegelius

The Queen on our Corner

An imaginative child’s eye view of homelessness

Book Cover for The Queen on our Corner by Lucy Christopher

Great Britons: 50 Amazing People Who Have Called Britain Home

The inspiring stories of 50 key figures in Great Britain's history, who had an impact on the ways we live, think and feel today. Throughout the centuries, the history of this small island nation has been shaped by the people who were born in Britain or arrived on its shores.

Book Cover for Great Britons: 50 Amazing People Who Have Called Britain Home by Imogen Russell Williams

Medusa

Thrilling, flaming feminist re-telling of the Greek myth

Book Cover for Medusa by Jessie Burton

Latest Children's Book Reviews

The Ember Days


Sophisticated in style, complex in construction, and exhilarating in delivery, Rose Edwards’ The Ember Days is a thrilling fantasy for readers who like plenty of meat on the bones of their stories. Sequel to The Harm Tree, a LoveReading4Kids Debut of the Month, timeless themes of trust, betrayal, guilt and survival smoulder through a story that’s altogether mythic in scope. Living in exile in a remote area of the Southern Kingdom, Torny and Ebba find themselves faced with a succession of dangerous situations and ordeals in the aftermath of bloody political battles - a distant cry ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

Sovay

Revolution, rebellion, truth, treason, and a beautiful young highwaywoman who refuses to play by the rules


Set in Britain against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Sovay once again confirms Celia Rees’ tremendous talent for unpacking and enlivening major historical events through new perspectives, most notably through the eyes and experiences of strong female leads who refuse to do as they’re told. Born into a wealthy English family, Sovay has lived a pretty privileged life, though through her forward-thinking father, she has an acute awareness of the principles of justice and liberty. We meet Sovay in splendidly dramatic style when, dressed as a highwayman, she entraps her lover and proves his intentions and ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

Keeper of Secrets

Finding hope through friendship and nature in the aftermath of loss


Underpinned by a young girl’s grief, loneliness and struggle to find peace, Sarah J. Dodd’s Keeper of Secrets is a moving, drama-driven story of nature, friendship and conservation. Eleven-year-old Emily lost her mum fairly recently and both she and her dad are struggling without her. Dad is often short-tempered and distracted, while Emily feels alone, unable to talk to anyone about how she feels. While her vet dad has a new job in a new village to keep him busy, Emily knows no one, and the place is alien to her too, not least when she ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

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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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