School Reading List

Episode 18 - BookTok: a blessing or a curse?

February 29, 2024 Season 1 Episode 18
School Reading List
Episode 18 - BookTok: a blessing or a curse?
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School Reading List podcast hosted by Tom Tolkien

Season 1: Episode 18

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Part 1
Book post

  • Gigantosaurus – I Love Giganto by Cyber Group Studios
  • I Really, Really Need a Poo by Karl Newson and Duncan Beedie
  • Sammy and the Extra-Hot Chilli Powder by Charlie P. Brooks
  • Bronte Tempestra and the Lightning Steeds by Bex Hogan
  • Frank the Unicorn Alpaca by Gavin Puckett, illustrated by India Joseph
  • Blue’s Planet: Australia by Lucy McRobert
  • The Bad Ones by Melissa Albert
  • ASAP by Axie Oh
  • A Cure Ever After by Angharad Walker
  • Measuring Me by Nicola Kent
  • The Crayons Love Our Planet by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers
  • Credo by Luke Staton

Rundown - top 30 children's and YA books to buy in March 2024

  • The Girl Who Dreamed in Magic by Maria Kuzniar
  • The Magician Next Door by Rachel Chivers Khoo
  • Bad Panda: Mites, Camera, Action! By Swapna Haddow
  • A Drop of Golden Sun by Kate Saunders
  • Future Hopes by Lauren James
  • The Secret Life of Bugs by Moira Butterfield
  • The Magnificent Book of Butterflies and Moths by Barbara Taylor
  •  The Prisoner of Bhopal by Tim Walker
  • Wilding: How to Bring Wildlife Back by Isabella Tree
  • The Girl Who Wasn't There by Jacqueline Wilson
  • The Secret of the Moonshard by Struan Murray
  • Uprising by Jennifer Nielsen
  • Big Ideas from Literature by The School of Life
  • East Asian Folktales, Myths and Legends by Eva Wong Nava
  • I Do Not Eat Children by Marcus Cutler
  • Ancient Myths Collection Jean Menzies and Matt Ralphs
  • Thank You by Jarvis
  • Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
  • Ancient Greeks by Clive Gifford
  • Aya and the Star Chaser by Radiya Hafiza
  • The Untameables by Clare Pollard
  • A Poetic A-Z of Awesome Animals! By Emilie Lauren Jones
  • How to Teach Grown-Ups About Climate Change by Patricia Daniels
  • Extreme Weather for Kids by Matthew Cappucci
  • Poetry Comics by Grant Snider
  • The Whisperwicks by Jordan Lees
  • Smile by Lauren Child
  • We Are the Wibbly! By Sarah Tagholm
  • The Vanquishers: Secret of the Reaping by Kalynn Bayron
  • A Mind Full of Murder by Derek Landy
  • Fireborn: Starling and the Cavern of Light by Aisling Fowler

March 2024 books of the month

  • Fiction:  Where Sleeping Girls Lie by Faridah Abike-Iyimide
  • Nonfiction:  How to Teach Grown-Ups About Climate Change by Patricia Daniels
  • Picture book:  Elki is Not My Dog by Elena Arevalo Melville

Part 2
STEM and science fiction books for children

New book pitches: There was an Old Woman who Followed a Spy! by Tommy Furmato; Luna and Helio The Eclipse by Gina Keulemans; Insects, Bugs and Rock and Roll by Alex Brooks; I Can Be An Astronaut by Dr Katy Chisenga-Phillipps

Part 3
BookTok - a blessing or a curse?

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