School Reading List

Episode 5 - How to make GCSE English set texts more accessible for students

November 30, 2022 Tom Tolkien Season 1 Episode 5
School Reading List
Episode 5 - How to make GCSE English set texts more accessible for students
Show Notes

School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien

Season 1: Episode 5

For transcripts, links to all the books featured, resources, show notes and contact details, click here: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-5 

Part 1
Book post

  • The Burpee Bears: A Christmas Adventure by Joe Wicks
  • Scattered Showers by Rainbow Rowell
  • Snail Trail by Ziggy Hanaor
  • A Cat Called Waverley by Debi Gliori
  • Duck's Backyard by Ulrich Hub
  • Dear Grandpa by Kate Simpson
  • I Hear you, Ocean by Kallie George
  • Eco Girl by Ken Wilson-Max
  • Epic Animal Journeys by Ed J Brown
  • The Girl Who Became a Tree by Joseph Coelho
  • Kind by Jess McGeachin
  • When Poems Fall From The Sky by Zaro Weil

Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in November 2022

  • Journeys in Creative Telling Tales by Rudi Haig
  • Luminous by Julia Kuo
  • The Red Red Dragon by Lynne Reid Banks
  • Paradise Sands by Levi Pinfold
  • Explorers at Stardust City by Alex Bell
  • The Girl of Ink & Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
  • Where Björn Belongs by Samuel Langley-Swain
  • Terry's Crew by Terry Crew & Cory Thomas
  • Once Upon a Hillside by Angela McAllister
  • Captain Underpants Double Crunchy Book o'Fun by Dav Pilkey
  • I'm (Almost) Never Bored (I'm Not Very) by Anna Milbourne
  • Supertato: Presents Jack and the Beanstalk by Sue Hendra
  • Snail Trail by Ziggy Hanaor
  • One and Everything by Sam Winston
  • Balloon to the Moon by Becky Davies
  • Tasting Light by A. R. Capetta
  • Murder at Snowfall by Fleur Hitchcock
  • The Moon by Dr. Sanlyn Buxner
  • Night Train to the Stars by Kenji Miyazawa
  • Secrets of a Christmas Elf by Ben Miller
  • Fury of The Vikings by Dominic Sandbrook
  • Epic Animal Journeys by Ed J Brown
  • Roar! I’m a Dinosaur by Merrilll Rainey
  • If You Were a City by Kyo Maclear
  • Official Minecraft Redstone Handbook
  • The Real Dada Mother Goose by Jon Scieszka
  • Wearing My Mother's Heart by Sophia Thakur
  • You Are a Champion Action Planner by Marcus Rashford
  • Self-Portrait with Nothing by Aimee Pokwatka
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robert Frost

November 2022 books of the month

  • Fiction:   Once Upon a Hillside by Angela McAllister
  • Nonfiction:  Nomads: Life on the Move by Kinchoi Lam
  • Picture book: GOTCHA! by Clotilde Perrin

Part 2
Great Christmas book presents - our rundown

New book pitches: The Art Family by Sue Truslet; Lao and Chen: Master your Art by Bráulio Pitra; The Silly Adventures of Twighead Larson by John Dredge

Part 3
How to make GCSE set texts accessible. (See: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks4-school-pupils/graphic-novel-versions-of-gcse-english-texts/)

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