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Reading Resources

Help children continue their reading journey over the summer holidays with the help of these great resources from World Book Day: 

Brilliant books for everyone

World Book Day's brilliant book lists are the perfect way to introduce new books to your pupils!

Whether they enjoy books about animals, poetry, tales of adventure or books that make you laugh out loud, our book recommendations give children, families, teachers and librarians ideas of what books are suitable for each age and stage of reading.

Browse our brilliant book lists here → 

Take a look at our brand-new Sizzling Summer Reads list - from hilarious family holidays to fantastical worlds, these summer reads are packed full of mystery, discovery and a little bit of magic!

World Book Day Book Club

Book Club titles

Get your pupils to join our brilliant book chat crew and discover new titles and authors each month. With accompanying author videos and resources, our Book Club is guaranteed to get children talking about books and there’s also a chance to win our latest Book Club title each month!

Join the World Book Day Book Club here →

Soar into a breathtaking world of heroes and ferocious unicorns with our July Book Club title Skandar and the Unicorn Thief by A.F. Steadman - the perfect summer read for fans of fantasy adventure books.

Share a Story Corner video stories

Take a look at our latest Share a Story title, Bee & Me by Alison Jay, published by Old Barn Books. This beautiful wordless picture book shows what happens when a bee flies in through the window of a grey city apartment, and how the growing friendship between the bee and the girl brings about a transformation of the city. Bee & Me is the perfect accompaniment for topics about the environment and the natural world.

Download the Bee & Me activity pack here →

Explore our Share a Story Corner here →

The Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge 2022 | Gadgeteers
Encourage your pupils to take part in the Reading Agency's Summer Reading Challenge - FREE for children aged 4 - 11 years and running in libraries across the country.  The challenge is a brilliant way to engage children with reading over the holidays and this year's theme is Gadgeteers, in partnership with the Science Museum Group. 

School Reading List's

The School Reading List's recommended reading books for primary (& secondary) aged children in the UK is also a great resource for parents: