Bousfield Primary School

We love books!

We want children to develop a life-long love of reading.

Spending 15 minutes a day with your child is all it takes. Whether it's books in English or your native language - the important thing is that children enjoy this time with you.  

And so when parents, carers and children ask us about book recommendations, we can't help, but share books that have been forever favourites!

The more things you READ, the more things you will KNOW. The more that you LEARN, the more places you will GO. - Dr. Suess

We'd be remiss if we didn't provide other suggestions to help kids devour an author series or revel at illustrations or simply just want to read another story. 

Books for Topics

BooksForTopics' booklists are 'part of a digital resource that is evolving all the time' with new titles. In addition to their school review panels, they work with a range of publishers, children's book industry experts and booksellers to make sure their lists offer the very best recommendations. We picked some lists that we thought would be helpful.

Reading for pleasure hub - all the lists

Recommended books for each year group

Branching out booklist - love a particular author, then try this...

Top-notch non-fiction books

 Primary poetry

First chapter books - short, illustrated books

Comics and other fun books

Storytime online - books read by authors and illustrators via QR code

Toppsa...children book reviews!

Don't take our word for it - take theirs!  Launched by a Mum - the website is powered by young bookworms with their review of a book.  Your child can also post their views and if that's not enough there are free book giveaways as well.