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We Were Wolves

Boy lives in a caravan on his own in the woods. His dad, John, is in prison and promises to get out soon. All the boy needs to do is survive alone for a little while longer. But dark forces are circling - like the dangerous man in the Range Rover, who is looking for his stolen money.

Book Cover for We Were Wolves  by Jason Cockcroft

The Outrage

Powerful and topical YA dystopian thriller re-imagining a country where homosexuality is illegal at a time when LGBTQ+ rights remain a fundamental issue

Book Cover for The Outrage by William Hussey

Pop!

A fast-paced funny adventure that confronts corporate greed and pollution head-on

Book Cover for Pop! by Mitch Johnson

Noah's Gold

Humour and comic genius from the award-winning author, Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Book Cover for Noah's Gold by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Fred Gets Dressed

Exuberant and playfully positive look at self-expression and freedom

Book Cover for Fred Gets Dressed  by Peter Brown

It's Her Story: Rosa Parks

Graphic novel representation of the hero behind the Montgomery Bus Strike

Book Cover for It's Her Story: Rosa Parks  by Lauren Burke

The Incredible Record Smashers

Another authentic, hilarious and touching triumph for teacher turned author Jenny Pearson

Book Cover for The Incredible Record Smashers by Jenny Pearson

Dunkleosteus

Here are the superstars of the story of life, from the super-weird to the super-ferocious

Book Cover for Dunkleosteus by Ben Garrod

The Best Worst Day Ever

A heartwarming and fun tale is perfect story to share with children working through a temper tantrum

Book Cover for The Best Worst Day Ever by Sophy Henn

A Turtle's View of the Ocean Blue

An inspiring and beautiful book which also carries an important conservation message

Book Cover for A Turtle's View of the Ocean Blue by Catherine Barr

Ernest the Elephant

A beautiful modern fable about helping others

Book Cover for Ernest the Elephant by Anthony Browne

The Swallows' Flight

Wonderfully evocative story of four young people (and a dog) before, during and after World War Two

Book Cover for The Swallows' Flight by Hilary McKay

Latest Children's Book Reviews

Eve's Ducklings


'Eve's Ducklings', written by Maria Monte and illustrated by Emelie Wiklund, is a lovely picture book aimed at three to five year olds. It starts with an experience that almost every young child will relate to, that of going to the park with a much loved older family member, and takes us through all the emotions Eve feels there and how she learns and grows because of them. When Grandpa takes Eve to the lake for the first time, they are delighted to see that the duck family has two ducklings. Eve runs to try to catch and hold them, ... Read Full Review

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The Puffin Keeper

A gentle, elegiac story of a life well lived, celebrating friendship and the natural world


What a perfect book to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Puffin and its founder Allen Lane and an intensely personal book for author, Michael Morpurgo, suffused with his love for the Scilly Isles and for his family history - his wife Claire being one of Allen Lane’s daughters. The utterly beautiful illustrations by Benji Davies evoke his own holidays with grandparents in Cornwall and one can see that this story of a boy who loved to paint is one that is very personal to him too. Every inch of this book is crafted with love (make sure that ... Read Full Review

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A Song of Gladness

Travel the globe in this inspiring journey through the animal kingdom.


Former Children's Laureate and CILIP Carnegie Medal winner Sir Michael Morpurgo's beautiful story is both moving and full of hope; the illustrations from twice CILIP Kate Greenaway-winning Emily Gravett are breathtaking. This gorgeous book is a classic in the making and the perfect gift for any animal and nature lover. Read Full Review

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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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