School Reading List

Episode 12 - How children's book series can kickstart reading for pleasure

July 31, 2023 Tom Tolkien Season 1 Episode 12
School Reading List
Episode 12 - How children's book series can kickstart reading for pleasure
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School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien

Season 1: Episode 12

For transcripts, resources, show notes and contact details, see https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/podcasts/series-1-episode-12 

Part 1
Book post

  •  Our Rights edited by Jake Hope
  • Afterward, Everything was Different by Jairo Buitrago, illustrated by Rafael Yockteng
  • What Are You Feeling? by The School of Life
  • Stuckie Duckie Balloon by HarperCollins Children's Books
  • What's That, Jack? by Cédric Ramadier, illustrated by Vincent Bourgeau
  • How the Weather Works by Christiane Dorion and Beverley Young
  • Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) by Swapna Haddow, illustrated by Sheena Dempsey
  • A Head Full of Magic by Sarah Morrell
  • Sing If You Can't Dance by Alexia Casale
  • Overemotional by David Fenne
  • The Girl Who Grew Wings by Anna Waterworth
  • What Will I Discover? By Tanya Lloyd Ky, illustrated by Rachel Qiuqi

Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in July 2023

  • The Teen Witches' Guide to Tarot
  • Calling the Whales by Jasbinder Bilan
  • I Am Wriggly by Michael Rosen
  • Busy Little Fingers: Art by Eva Wong Nava
  • The First to Die at the End by Adam Silvera
  • Crow by Nicola Skinner
  • Dave Pigeon (Kittens!) by Swapna Haddow
  • Murder on a School Night by Kate Weston
  • One Chance Dance by Efua Traore
  • Henri and the Machine by Isabelle Marinov
  • Sweet Skies by Robin Scott-Elliot
  • Animal Homes: Rainforest by Natasha Durley
  • Robin Hood 7: Prisons, Parties & Powerboats by Robert Muchamore
  • The Housetrap by Emma Read
  • Against the Odds by Alastair Humphreys
  • The Wonder Brothers by Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Exiled by Sarah Daniels
  • Animal Homes: Ocean by Natasha Durley
  • The Bedtime Boat by Sital Gorasia Chapman
  • Lil' Muffin Drops the Mic by Romesh Ranganathan
  • Up in the Canopy by James Aldred
  • All That's Left to Say by Emery Lord
  • Balam and Lluvia's House by Julio Serrano Echeverria
  • The Bomb by Didier Alcante
  • Bath Time! By Sandra Boynton
  • The Skull: A Tyrolean Folktale by Jon Klassen
  • One of Us is Back by Karen M. McManus
  • League of Thieves by Sarah Crofton
  • Alex Neptune, Monster Avenger: Book 3
  • A Little Book of the Orchestra by Mary Auld
  • Bum or Face by Kari Lavelle

July 2023 books of the month

  • Fiction:  | Our Rights! edited by Jake Hope
  • Nonfiction:  | What Are You Feeling? by The School of Life
  • Picture book:  | Afterward, Everything was Different by Jairo Buitrago & Rafael Yockteng

Part 2
How children's book series can kickstart reading for pleasure.
See our review of How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell.

New book pitches: Katy on Broadway by Ella English, Movie Night with the Wizziwigs by Saxon North-Cornell, On My Back Paws by Anna Skoyles

Part 3
A dive into our list of book series for children and teens

Credits and licensing
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