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Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor

Inventive adventures with an irresistible young inventor

Book Cover for Leonora Bolt: Secret Inventor by Lucy Brandt

Frankie's World

Graphic novel full of humour, underlining important message about difference

Book Cover for Frankie's World by Aoife Dooley

You Are 25% Banana

A brilliantly witty, well-conceived and illustrated introduction to genetics

Book Cover for You Are 25% Banana by Susie Brooks

The Blue Book of Nebo

A post-apocalyptic novel with warmth and humanity at its core

Book Cover for The Blue Book of Nebo by Manon Steffan Ros

Serendipity

A trope twisting and diverse collection of short stories about love

Book Cover for Serendipity by Marissa Meyer, Elise Bryant, Various

Talking History

A fascinating look at history through famous speeches from major figures

Book Cover for Talking History by Joan Lennon and Joan Dritsas Haig, Dr Joan Lennon, Dr Joan Dritsas Haig

Out of the Rubble

An unusual and thought-provoking story about a returning evacuee

Book Cover for Out of the Rubble by Sally Nicholls

I Am Hungry

Toddlers’ moods and idiosyncrasies absolutely nailed by this brilliant partnership

Book Cover for I Am Hungry by Michael Rosen

When The War Came Home

Historical fiction at its finest

Book Cover for When The War Came Home by Lesley Parr

Jelly-Boy

An unconventional, every-kid picture book that has the potential to inspire the next generation of readers to protect our oceans. What happens when a jellyfish falls in love with a plastic bag she mistakes for a jelly-boy? Jelly-Boy is different. He is big and strong. And not as wobbly as the other Jelly-Boys.

Book Cover for Jelly-Boy by Nicole Godwin

Ollie Spark and the Accidental Adventure

A fast-paced and thrilling illustrated adventure

Book Cover for Ollie Spark and the Accidental Adventure by Gillian Cross, Alan Snow

Greta and the Ghost Hunters

One girl’s hilarious and life enhancing encounters with the ghosts that inhabit her home

Book Cover for Greta and the Ghost Hunters by Sam Copeland

Latest Children's Book Reviews

Frankie's World

Graphic novel full of humour, underlining important message about difference


Dooley is an Irish autistic author and illustrator who writes with authority, empathy and humour about the world as viewed by Frankie. Frankie believes she is an alien; she is the smallest person in her class – and she is accused of talking too much! But really all she is different – neurodivergent, though it is not until nearly the end of the book that Frankie gets an insight into why she views things differently. Frankie’s Dad left when she was a baby and she, with friend Sam, decide to track him down. I found it refreshing that ... Read Full Review

Tricia Adams

We Feel Happy

An excellent introduction to feelings for the very young


We all have feelings and, as parents, it’s very important to discuss or explain them to young children. Katie Abey’s book is an excellent means to doing just that. Over bright, lively and inviting double page spreads, a host of friendly animals demonstrate different feelings, the ones that make us feel good and those that do the opposite. Short accompanying text explains what’s happening and asks questions, ‘when do you feel calm?’ or ‘do you sometimes feel shy?’ It’s a simple but clever way to open relaxed and ... Read Full Review

Andrea Reece

How to be a Real Ballerina

A charming introduction to the joy of ballet dancing, starring a very charismatic little ballerina


What a charming, and wonderfully practical how-to book this is. A junior ballerina provides all sorts of advice and information to her peers, from how to style your hair in a bun (NB it’s quite hard if you’ve recently cut it yourself), to the first steps you’ll learn, to what your teacher means by straight legs. It’s no-nonsense stuff, second position is dismissed as ‘boring’, though fourth position gets the thumbs up, and she warns us not to treat the barre as monkey bars, unless you want to spend time ... 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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