Reading lists

Here are some booklists which focus on learning to read and reading. We’ve included some recommendations for specific age categories which you may find useful.


Books to read aloud

Picture books for teaching phonics

Learning to read with picture books

Recommended books for ages 6-8

Recommended books for ages 8-10

Recommended books for ages 10-12

Recommended picture books for ages 8+

Children’s books which celebrate books, libraries and reading

Multimodal children’s books

(and supporting blog post)

Wordless picture books

Books translated from other languages

Climate change in children’s books