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Billy and the Pirates

Join Billy and Fatcat on their quest to escape Captain Howl in their third thrilling adventure, filled with singing mermaids and sticky toffee eating sharks. Ahoy there! It's time to sail the ocean blue with Billy and her trusty feline friend, as they embark on a noble seafaring adventure.

Book Cover for Billy and the Pirates by Nadia Shireen

Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Taking the Blame

Joyful from start to finish

Book Cover for Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Taking the Blame  by Louie Stowell

Mia and the Lightcasters

A gripping, action-packed fantasy adventure set in a fascinating world of darkness and light (the best of Pokémon in a book)

Book Cover for Mia and the Lightcasters by Janelle McCurdy

The Zoo Inside Me

The Zoo Inside Me brilliantly captures the swirl of confusing and sometimes unmanageable emotions that are inside us all and especially children. How can they be explained and what do they feel like? What happens when you are part dragon or part monkey? Or part Dolphin and part Skylark? And do you have to become a chameleon to fit in?

Book Cover for The Zoo Inside Me by Ruth Doyle

Be The Change - Be Kind

An interactive, warm-hearted, user-friendly handbook about kindness and how it can make a difference to the world

Book Cover for Be The Change - Be Kind by Marcus Sedgwick

Resist: One Girl's Fight Back Against the Nazis

Inspired by real life events, a tense, powerful story of resistance and survival in occupied Europe

Book Cover for Resist: One Girl's Fight Back Against the Nazis by Tom Palmer

Dinos Don't Give Up!

Dinah dinosaur superstar shows us how it’s dino-done

Book Cover for Dinos Don't Give Up! by Smriti Halls

The Last Whale

Past, present and future intertwine in this enthralling eco-adventure about the importance of whales, devoted climate activists, and a futuristic AI computer

Book Cover for The Last Whale by Chris Vick

Our Tower

This magical story follows three children living in a tower block, as they embark on a fantastical adventure which helps them see their home in a new light. A deeply personal story written by the award winning poet Joseph Coelho, drawn from his own experience growing up in a tower block and looking for adventure.

Book Cover for Our Tower by Joseph Coelho

All the Pieces of Me

Themes of true friendship, empathy and really listening are at the fore of this enthralling story about early-teenage angst

Book Cover for All the Pieces of Me by Libby Scott, Rebecca Westcott

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

Some Sunny Day

Set during lockdown, this pitch-perfect story of a football-mad boy shows how doing little things can make a massive difference

Book Cover for Some Sunny Day by Adam Baron

Latest Children's Book Reviews

All the Pieces of Me

Themes of true friendship, empathy and really listening are at the fore of this enthralling story about early-teenage angst


Libby Scott and Rebecca Westcott have once again struck gold with this fourth book featuring the relatable, eminently likeable Tally, whose autism means certain things are much harder for her than they are for her peers.  For background, the series was born when Libby’s mum shared some of her writing online – writing that chimed with thousands of people who identified with her experiences. The diary entries featured in these novels are penned by Libby.  All the Pieces of Me will certainly resonate with readers just entering their teenage years. Being “autistic with a PDA ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

I Remember

A reminder, through the story of a little boy and his grandma, that love is unforgettable


Kathleen has a visitor, a little boy called George. They spend a lovely afternoon playing in the garden, dancing and singing together. When Kathleen gets confused, and can’t do up her buttons or remember where she is, George helps her and the one thing Kathleen will never forget is just how much she loves her grandson. It’s a poignant story, beautifully told. George’s loving and cheerful acceptance of his grandma’s forgetfulness will be reassuring for young readers, though many will recognise first-hand the effects of dementia. Raquel Catalina’s painterly illustrations ... Read Full Review

Andrea Reece

Shapes A peep-through book

An appealing board book series designed to develop language skills and more besides


Are you ready for a shape surprise? In this bright, colourful board book two little mice introduce the youngest readers to shapes in a very engaging way. They’re getting ready for a birthday party, playing with balloons that are circles, hats that are triangles, a present that’s a square and more. All the shapes are gathered together on the last page, a chance to revisit what’s been learned and revise vocabulary. Peep-through holes encourage hand-eye co-ordination and sensory development, while making it more fun. A fun and effective first learning book in a lively ... 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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