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What To Read: Ideas for where to look to find great books to read.



There are so many great books being written for children these days it is difficult to know where to start when choosing something to read.  Scroll down for help in finding places to look.

Book Awards

A great place to start is to check out the latest winners of the various children's book awards that take place each year.  They are guaranteed to be great!


BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Each year they reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support.

The BookTrust website contains much more including:

  •  themed booklists covering a large range of subjects, from everyday issues to genre, disability, diversity, sporty books, funny books and more.
  • pages where you can discover the best new books every month.
  • ideas for what your child should read next if they really love a particular author or series but are ready to move on to something new.

Love Reading 4 Kids

Love Reading 4 Kids was set up to be the best recommendation site for Children’s Books. They offer a variety of services for parents and anyone who is interested in buying the best books for boys and girls of all ages. 


In the rest of the website there are also weekly staff picks, books of the month and lots of other lists including debut books and future releases.


Toppsta is a website packed full of book reviews written by genuine readers.  Anyone can do it, just create your own user name and away you go.  There are regular giveaways too.