Booklists

Download FREE booklists that cover a range of themes from Refugee Experiences to Superheroes from this page. We love hearing how you use these with your class - drop us a line at [email protected] or tweet us @CLPE1 and let us know!

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A list of books focusing on identity, belonging, conflict, migrant and refugee experiences.

Wonder
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Celebrate acts of kindness using these book recommendations shared by teachers including CLPE staff. 

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January's Author of the Month is Nicola Davies

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December's Author of the Month is author/illustrator Jane Ray

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Download our pick of the best children's books this year.

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Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most frequently retold fairy tales and there are many variations on the tale of the red cloaked girl and her encounter with a wolf.

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Our Author of the Month this November is Mary Hoffman.

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In celebration of National Poetry Day on 6th October 2016, this month's Author of the Month is poet Roger McGough.

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This is a popular theme with teachers and children in KS1.

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May's Author of the Month is author/illustrator Petr Horacek

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Hans Christian Andersen is our Author of the Month for April. His birthday is on the 2 April which is also International Children's Book Day.

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March is Women’s History Month. These books highlight women’s extraordinary achievements.

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To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, CLPE staff have chosen their favourite books for younger readers featuring independent girl characters.

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Elizabeth Laird is the first author to be highlighted in our new Author or Illustrator of the Month feature. 

Frog in Winter
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Download this selection of books with a wintery feel

A Great Big Cuddle
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Download our Staff Picks of 2015 booklist here.

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Alpha by Arsenault
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There has been a mini explosion recently in sophisticated alphabet books with appeal for older children.

A Life in Pictures by Michael Foreman
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Michael Foreman has produced a vast range of distinctive picture books, suitable across primary ages. His titles have broad appeal and span themes including ecology, politics and traditional s

Fuzzy Mud
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Download our great booklist of books about the environment, can you see your favourite in there?

Mr Chicken goes to Paris
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Faites un tour de Paris avec cette liste de livres en français et anglais. Take a tour of Paris with this bilingual booklist. Compiled by Florence Bonnet and Ann Lazim.

Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve
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Download this selection of retellings of arthurian legends. 

There are cats in this book
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Discover our great collection of books about books and libraries.

Journey
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Help children to tell stories for themselves. There are many excellent and sophisticated examples in this list which include some classic books and some more recent titles.

Archie's War
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2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Bird
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A selection of recent titles.

Tanka Tanka Skunk
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A list of books which support teaching phonics within a rich reading curriculum. This list was produced for our workshop at the Guardian Education Reading for Pleasure conference.

Cosmic Disco book cover
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Discover the titles that made it onto the shortlist for the CLPE Poetry Award 2014 (CLiPPA). Launched in 2003, this is the only Award for published children’s poetry in the UK. 

Biscuit Bear
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A collection of food-related books showing the rich experiences that can be had through the sharing, preparing, cooking, growing and eating of food.

Zeraffa Giraffa
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Browse this booklist which highlights Ann’s top 10 favourites from 2013-2014. Ann’s Book of the Week is published weekly, normally on a Wednesday.

Oliver and the Seawigs
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CLPE staff (and their children!) recommend the books they enjoyed in 2013 – some great new titles and some old favourites.