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What Do You See When You Look At a Tree?

A gentle mindful look at trees, published in association with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Book Cover for What Do You See When You Look At a Tree? by Emma Carlisle

Hope on the Horizon

The subtitle says it all – a children’s handbook on empathy, kindness and making a better world

Book Cover for Hope on the Horizon by Onjali Q. Raúf

Five Bears

Gorgeous bears with a gentle empathetic message about difference and friendship

Book Cover for Five Bears by Catherine Rayner

The Battle of Cable Street

Vivid telling of a slice of our history many would prefer to forget

Book Cover for The Battle of Cable Street by Tanya Landman

The Midnighters

Deliciously dark gothic tale filled to the brim with magic and mystery

Book Cover for The Midnighters by Hana Tooke

Friends Like These

No one captures the importance of friendship and the turmoil of coming of age better than Meg Rosoff

Book Cover for Friends Like These by Meg Rosoff

Escape to the River Sea

Captivating historical adventure revisits the world of Eva Ibbotson in great style

Book Cover for Escape to the River Sea by Emma Carroll

The Odd Fish

A beautifully illustrated fishy tale to inspire young naturalists

Book Cover for The Odd Fish by Naomi Jones

Mammoth Maths

Ingenious and amusing explanation of fundamental mathematical principles

Book Cover for Mammoth Maths by David Macaulay

Oxygen Mask A Graphic Novel

A gripping, emotional and intimate look into the life of a Black family living through the early months of 2020, Oxygen Mask serves as a moving reminder of the human spirit.

Book Cover for Oxygen Mask A Graphic Novel by Jason Reynolds

While the Storm Rages

Award-winning Phil Earle’s When the Storm Rages is a brilliant story of great courage and total chaos all told with the warmest heart

Book Cover for While the Storm Rages by Phil Earle

Not Yet a Yeti

A story of courage, acceptance and finding yourself - and subtly discusses modern ideas of gender and self in a light-hearted, humorous way that the whole family can enjoy.

Book Cover for Not Yet a Yeti by Lou Treleaven

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Not Yet a Yeti


A story of courage, acceptance and finding yourself - and subtly discusses modern ideas of gender and self in a light-hearted, humorous way that the whole family can enjoy. Read Full Review

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The Robber Raccoon


Armed with a torch, Rosie Raccoon sets off with her huge swag bag and takes a few sparkling gems from the homes of Bear, Flamingo and Snake and then from all the other houses she passes. The cops are soon after her with their sirens blaring…But, when they catch up with her what do they find? Rosie’s bag is full of junk. She’s been stealing all kinds of shiny old stuff to recycle and turn into new! There’s a good eco message at the heart of this story about the wrongs of ... Read Full Review

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

The Asparagus Bunch

A funny, nourishing novel about three neurodiverse friends navigating life’s challenges


As satisfying (and sweet) as the confectionary its unforgettable protagonist is an expert on, Jessica Scott-Whyte’s The Asparagus Bunch tells the chock-full-of-charm story of Leon and his fellow neurodiverse friends. Refreshing and endlessly insightful on Leon’s autism spectrum disorder, it’s a funny, thought-provoking delight.   Confectionary aficionado Leon is 4779 days old (“13 years and 1 month, if you’re mathematically challenged”), and lives with his mum Caroline who works at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. “Most people think I’ve got an attitude problem,” he acknowledges, but Caroline isn’t most ... Read Full Review

Joanne Owen

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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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