Books Search

Book Type
Save
Languages
Save
Formats
Save
100 Things to Know About Space
A fun and informative book packed with 100 fascinating things to know about space, from how to escape a black hole to why astronauts learn wilderness survival skills. With bright, infographic-style illustrations, detailed facts on every page, a glossary and index, and internet links to specially selected websites for more information.
View more
A Boy and a Bear in a Boat
A boy and a bear go to sea, equipped with a suitcase, a comic book and a ukulele. They are only travelling a short distance and it really shouldn't take long. But their journey doesn't quite go to plan...Faced with turbulent storms, a terrifying sea monster and the rank remains of a very dangerous sandwich, the odds are against our unlikely heroes. Will the Harriet, their trusted vessel, withstand the violent lashings of the salty waves? And will anyone ever answer their message in a bottle?
View more
A Boy Called Hope
Dan Hope has a list of things he wants to come true. He wants his sister, Ninja Grace, to go to university at the North Pole and only come back once a year. He wants to help Sherlock Holmes solve a daring mystery, preferably a zombie one. He wants to be the first 11-yearold to land on the moon, and he wants his Dad to love him. When Dan’s dad, who moved out when Dan was seven, appears on TV as a presenter, Dan decides to track him down. Things do not go smoothly.
View more
A Hero on a Bicycle
From much-loved author Shirley Hughes comes a thrilling World War II novel for children aged 10 and up. It is 1944 and Florence, Italy, is occupied by Nazi German forces. The Italian resistance movement has not given up hope, though - and neither have Paolo and his sister, Constanza. Both are desperate to fight the occupation, but what can two siblings do against a whole army with only a bicycle to help them? In extraordinary circumstances, people are capable of extraordinary things...
View more
A Horrid Factbook: Horrid Henry Sports
Did you know that the Olympic gold medals are made mostly of silver? Do you know what is the world's most popular sport? Did the Romans really do athletics in the nude? And how do you win the World Gurning Championships? This is Horrid Henry's essential guide to the weirdest and most wonderful sporting facts. A must for every Horrid Henry-loving sports fan!
View more
A Series of Unfortunate Events: A Bad Beginning
There is nothing to be found in the pages of these books but misery and despair. You still have time to choose something else to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on...The three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast. Then again, why trouble yourself with the unfortunate resolutions? Avoid these books in Lemony Snicket's international bestselling series and you'll never have to know what happens!
View more

Case studies and inspiration

Our blog is full of ideas about building a reading culture and encouraging young people to read for pleasure, with case studies from participants, book suggestions and more!

Pupils in school library
Welcome back to the Reading Challenge
21 September 2020

It’s the start of another school year, and another year of the First Minister's Reading Challenge! We’ve been delighted to see so many of you register for this year’s challenge already.

Read more
Beancross Primary School
Reading Challenge Awards 2020
18 June 2020

We’ve arrived at the end of the school year, and what a year it has been!

Read more

Get the resources and support you need to promote reading in your school or community

Take part