' People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading ' - Logan Pearsall Smith
With the depth of choice available for young readers it is sometimes difficult to choose a title suitable for children of a certain age to read.
We would like children to be engaged by the text and entertained and informed by illustrations, yet given a degree of education in the process.
'The Best of Childrens Fiction'
The Schools' Library Service has been involved in producing an annual leaflet, 'The Best of Childrens Fiction'.
This provides a useful synopsis or recently published books for children.
This is available here, and printed copies are available from members of the literacy team.
If you know of any books which you would like to recommend to parents or other readers,
or to submit a review of a book you particularly enjoyed or disliked, please contact us at the
In the meantime, however, please have a look at the Early Years Book List and the
Best of Children's Fiction publication offered here.
Kids' Top 10 Book Lists
If you would like to make a list of your favourite books, and have it published here for other children to see what you think is worth reading, please e-mail it to the address below, and don't forget to include your name, age and school.
This list is by a 7 year old boy, who has been reading to himself for about a year.
|Title||Author|| || 1.||Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire||JK Rowling||View
|| 2.||Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban||JK Rowling||View
|| 3.||Stig of the Dump||Clive King||View
|| 4. ||Charlie and the Chocolate Factory||Roald Dahl||View
|| 5.||The Biggest Joke Book in the World||published by Parragon||
|| 6.||The Sneetches||Dr. Seuss||View
|| 7.||Horrible Histories||Terry Deary||View
|| 8.||On Beyond Zebra||Dr. Seuss||View
||9=||The Man||Raymond Briggs||View
||9=||Five Fall into Adventure||Enid Blyton||View
||10.||There's an Awful Lot of Wierdos In My Neighbourhood|
This list is by a 5 year old boy, who reads aloud to himself, and has books read to him.
|Title||Author|| || 1.||The World's Fastest Cars||Jonathan Wood||
|| 2.||Little Miss Stubborn||Roger Hargreaves||View
|| 3.||Horton Hears a Who!||Dr. Seuss||View
|| 4.||The Story of Oddieworld||Grant Slatter & Alex Hallatt||View
|| 5.||The Sneetches||Dr. Seuss||View
|| 6.||Stig of the Dump||Clive King||View
|| 7.||Frog and the Stranger||Max Velthuijs||View
||9=||First Maths Book||Dorling Kindersley||
||9=||Thunderbirds FAB Cross-sections||Graham Bleathman||View
For more information, or to submit book lists or book reviews, please contact:
Jane Dixon, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Primary Literacy (Subject Leader)
Tel: (01482) 392480