School Reading List

Episode 1

July 19, 2022 Tom Tolkien Season 1 Episode 1
School Reading List
Episode 1
Show Notes

School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien

Season 1: Episode 1

For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-1

Part one.
Book post:

  • Noodle the Doodle Wins the Day by Jonathan Meres
  • The Whale Watchers by Dougie Poynter
  • A Darkness at the Door by Intisar Khanani
  • The Silver Chain by Jion Sheibani
  • Queen of the Classroom by Derrick Barnes and Vanessa Brantley-Newton
  • Orla and the Wild Hunt by Anna Hoghton
  • Carnival of the Hunted by Kieran Larwood
  • Birdsong by Katya Balen
  • Sunflower Sisters by Monika Singh Gangotra and Michaela Dias-Hayes
  • Hetty and the Battle of the Books by Anna James
  • Picture Perfect by Serena Patel
  • Oxygen Mask by Jason Reynolds

Rundown - top 30 children's and YA book to buy in July 2022:

  • Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow
  • Wild Summer: Life in the Heat by Sean Taylor
  • The Friendly Mammoth by Anna Terreros-Martin
  • Once Upon a Fever by Angharad Walker
  • Rewilding: Bringing Wildlife Back Where It Belongs by David A. Steen
  • Carnival of the Hunted by Kieran Larwood
  • Birdsong by Katya Balen
  • Never Forget You by Jamila Gavin
  • The Misunderstandings of Charity Brown by Elizabeth Laird
  • The Roar by Eoin McLaughlin
  • Orla and the Wild Hunt by Anna Hoghton
  • Queen of the Classroom by Derrick Barnes
  • Tag, You're Dead by Kathryn Foxfield
  • 21% Monster by P.J. Canning
  • The Mermaid Call by Alex Cotter
  • Small! By Hannah Moffatt
  • The World's Wildest Places: And the People Protecting Them by Lily Dyu
  • Small Town Pride by Phil Stamper
  • The Fire Cats of London by Anna Fargher
  • The Day No One Woke Up by Polly Ho-Yen
  • Billy and the Pirates by Nadia Shireen
  • Lifesize Baby Animals by Sophy Henn
  • British Museum: So You Think You've Got It Bad?  by Chae Strathie
  • A Gangster Stole My Trunks by Tom Vaughan
  • Ali Cross: The Secret Detective by James Patterson
  • Can You Feel the Noise? By Stewart Foster
  • Artists: Inspiring Stories of the World's Most Creative Minds by DK
  • Happy Times! By Michael Foreman
  • Hetty and the Battle of the Books by Anna James 
  • Lands of Belonging: A History of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Britain by Donna and Vikesh Amey Bhatt.
  • Outside Chance by Anthony Kessel
  • It's Tough to be Tiny by Kim Woolcock

July 2022 books of the month:

  • Fiction: Oxygen Mask by Jason Reynolds
  • Nonfiction: A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis 
  • Picture book: Five Bears by Catherine Rayner


Part two.
Time traveling to a world of second hand books. In this episode we feature children's adventure author Willard Price.

Part three.
When is a quote not a quote? A journey through the strange corridors of social media.

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