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The Crossing

Powerful, often heart wrenching narrative poem

Book Cover for The Crossing by Manjeet Mann

The Pirate Mums

‘Who cares about ordinary, thought Billy.

Book Cover for The Pirate Mums by Jodie Lancet-Grant

Something I Said

A heart-warming, unashamedly honest and hilarious look at family, friendship and what really matters.

Book Cover for Something I Said by Ben Bailey Smith

Good News

The ultimate antidote to fake news and a recipe for resilience

Book Cover for Good News  by Rashmi Sirdeshpande

Hey You!

A beautiful, powerful, and cohesive reading experience

Book Cover for Hey You! by Dapo Adeola

This Poison Heart

Ever since she can remember, Briseis has had power over plants. Flowers bloom in her footsteps and leaves turn to face her as though she were the sun. It's a power she and her adoptive mothers have spent her whole life trying to hide.

Book Cover for This Poison Heart by Kalynn Bayron

We Want Our Books

An empowering story about saving libraries

Book Cover for We Want Our Books by Jake Alexander

ABC of Opera: Classical

An irresistible introduction to classical music for the young

Book Cover for ABC of Opera: Classical by Mark Llewelyn Evans

When the Sky Falls

A powerful story of friendship against the odds inspired by real events in World War II

Book Cover for When the Sky Falls  by Phil Earle

The New Girl

Award-winning Nicola Davies captures a child’s perception of the arrival of a new child in the school.

Book Cover for The New Girl by Nicola Davies

Tremendous Things

Wilbur hopes to reinvent himself and win the girl of his dreams in this romcom with love triangles, a would-be Romeo and a wider cast of LGBT characters. From Canada’s Queen of Teen and UKLA Award-winning Susin Nielsen

Book Cover for Tremendous Things by Susin Nielsen

A Glasshouse of Stars

A Glasshouse of Stars is based on the author's childhood and beautifully illustrates the importance of friendship, kindness and love.

Book Cover for A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr

Latest Children's Book Reviews

The Summer We Turned Green

A refreshingly witty and timely take on the lifestyles versus the environment dilemmas of this generation


Having demonstrated in The Gifted, the Talented and Me a real comic gift for creating believably awkward adolescent males, William Sutcliffe does it again with 13-year-old Luke. His family life has been turned upside down as first his stroppy elder sister and then his father join the climate rebellion activists ‘across the road,’ squatting in a house scheduled for demolition in a controversial airport extension plan. While poking gentle fun at Nimby’s and career protestors alike, there is an underlying core of real science and justified outrage about the environmental crisis for the planet in this ... Read Full Review

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Our Beautiful Game

The amazing story of the origins of women’s football in World War 1


The eye opening and fascinating true story of Lily Parr, Alice Woods and their teammates  in the Dick Kerr Ladies Football team are the inspiration behind this engrossing story of football obsessed Polly Nabb, who would much rather kick a ball than stay at home and help her mother, which is the role society expects her to fulfil. As men, including her beloved brother, were sent to fight in the war, women and girls took their place in munitions factories. When Polly sees these women playing football in their breaks, she lies about her age to get a job ... Read Full Review

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How I Saved the World in a Week

A thrilling apocalyptic adventure which takes being prepared to new levels


Once again Polly Ho-Yen shows her facility at injecting a thrilling element of sci-fi and mild horror into her stories of very real children and authentic depictions of relationships with family and friends. What could be a familiar tale of a young boy dealing with family break up and a parent with what we can see are mental health issues, becomes a nightmare battle for survival. Billy’s mum, Sylvia, is constantly teaching him the rules for how to survive alone, often taking him out of school for practical lessons. But one lesson gets life-threateningly out of hand and ... 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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