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Stuntboy, In The Meantime

A superhero persona and best friend come to the rescue of a boy battling The Frets (aka anxiety)

Book Cover for Stuntboy, In The Meantime by Jason Reynolds

Bad Girls Never Say Die

Sisterhood across social divides and self-determination underpin this powerful gender-flipped re-invention of The Outsiders

Book Cover for Bad Girls Never Say Die by Jennifer Mathieu

Tinsel

The Girls Who Invented Christmas - a deliciously magical and madcap adventure

Book Cover for Tinsel  by Sibéal Pounder

The Chime Seekers

Step into a world of faerie tricks and hidden danger...

Book Cover for The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

When Fishes Flew

No one tells family stories better than Michael Morpurgo!

Book Cover for When Fishes Flew by Michael Morpurgo

The Boy Behind The Wall

A thrilling tale of friendship, conflict and code-cracking in 1960s Berlin

Book Cover for The Boy Behind The Wall by Maximillian Jones

The Story Orchestra: The Magic Flute

Discover the sorcery of The Magic Flute in this musical retelling of the opera - push the button on each beautiful scene to hear the vivid sound of an orchestra playing, and singers singing, from Mozart's score. This tale of a prince, a princess and a magic flute begins in a mountain ridge between two magical lands.

Book Cover for The Story Orchestra: The Magic Flute  by Katy Flint

The Lights that Dance in the Night

A magical, lyrical ode to the soul-stirring beauty of the northern lights, and to the landscape and animals of the Arctic

Book Cover for The Lights that Dance in the Night by Yuval Zommer

Bathe the Cat

Family cleaning chaos celebrated in style!

Book Cover for Bathe the Cat by Alice B. McGinty

The Christmas Carrolls

A festabulous, totally christmariffic read!

Book Cover for The Christmas Carrolls by Mel Taylor-Bessent

Fantastically Great Women: True Stories of Ambition, Adventure and Bravery

Be inspired by these extraordinary women to be bold, aim high and never give up

Book Cover for Fantastically Great Women: True Stories of Ambition, Adventure and Bravery by Kate Pankhurst

The Silent Stars Go By

Secrets smoulder and romance promises to rekindle during the first festive season post-WWI

Book Cover for The Silent Stars Go By by Sally Nicholls

Latest Children's Book Reviews

Bombus and the Beeline


What a delight! This book is appealing on so many levels. There's the rhyming storyline which is always nice to read to young listeners. The drawings that can be coloured in. The educational aspect of the life cycle of the bees - who knew there were so many species - which is interesting for all ages and a future reference point. Also, the idea of making a wild flower garden to put all that is in the book into practice. This is a wonderful book for youngsters to engage with nature and understand the importance of bees in our world. ... Read Full Review

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The Button Book

From a singing button to a tickle button, from a rude sound button to a mysterious white button, there's only one way to find out what they do...


There’s huge fun to be had in this gloriously interactive book which is a spur to imaginative play as well as a great introduction to familiar colours and shapes. A singing button, a tickle button and many more. All young readers will be delighted by the invitation to press each one. Once they have done so many possibilities open up as they head off into whatever invention they choose to imagine. Sally Nicholls uses her word carefully and with pleasing simplicity and Beth Woollvin’s illustrations add special details of their own. Read Full Review

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

Eddie Albert and the Amazing Animal Gang

Exciting adventures, wonderful villains and a boy who can talk to the animals


There’s something special about Eddie Albert and that is he can understand and talk to animals. He keeps it a secret of course, but even so it’s got him into scrapes at school (he was rescuing a trapped seagull) plus the other kids think there’s something not quite right about him. When he’s sent to stay with his wealthy Aunt Budge in Amsterdam then, imagine his surprise to discover that she can do it too. His holiday gets even more exciting when he spots a kidnapped orangutan that desperately needs help. With ... Read Full Review

Andrea Reece

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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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