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!

Women's History Month Booklist

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Women's History Month Booklist

Celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March and Women’s History Month. These books highlight women’s extraordinary achievements.

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Wordless books booklist

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Wordless Picture Books

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.

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Winter booklist

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Winter Booklist

Download this selection of books with a wintery feel

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CLPE Staff picks of 2017

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CLPE Staff Picks of 2017

CLPE Staff (and their children) pick their favourite children's books of 2017.

 

 

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Author/Illustrator focus - Mick Manning & Brita Granstrom

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Mick Manning and Brita Granström - Non Fiction Booklist

To mark National Non-Fiction November we highlight the work of Mick Manning and Brita Granström, an author and illustrator team who have produced many information books on a variety of subjects.

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Lauren Child booklist

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Lauren Child Booklist

UK Children’s Laureate 2017-2019, Lauren Child has produced well-loved award winning picture books, as well as titles for older children such as the Ruby Redfort series. 

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John Agard & Grace Nichols Booklist

To celebrate 15 years of the CLPE Poetry Award (CLiPPA) we've put our very first winners, John Agard & Grace Nichols, in the spotlight with a list of their children's poetry

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Black History Month Booklist

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Black History Month Booklist

A selection of books which can be highlighted during Black History Month and all year round.

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Fearless Females in Fantasy Fiction

Inspired by the publication of the first book in Sarah Driver’s Huntress trilogy, CLPE staff have put together a list of strong and significant heroines in fantasy fiction aimed at 9+ children.

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Jackie Morris Booklist

Author Focus Booklist: Jackie Morris 

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International Women's Day Booklist

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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Refugee Experience Booklist

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

 

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Wonder

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Celebrate Kindness Booklist

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

 

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Nicola Davies Booklist

Author/Illustrator Focus: Nicola Davies

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Jane Ray Booklist

Dicover more by author/illustrator Jane Ray, as part of our Author Focus series. 

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CLPE Staff Picks of 2016

Download our pick of the best children's books of 2016.

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A Rash of Red Riding Hoods

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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Mary Hoffman Booklist

Discover more by Mary Hoffman.

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Roger McGough Booklist

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

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Superhero Booklist

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

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Petr Horacek Booklist

Discover more by author/illustrator Petr Horacek. 

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Hans Christian Andersen Booklist

Hans Christian Andersen's birthday is on the 2 April which is also International Children's Book Day.

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Elizabeth Laird Booklist

Discover more by Elizabeth Laird, with our Author Focus Booklists. 

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A Great Big Cuddle

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CLPE Staff Picks of 2015

Download our Staff Picks of 2015 booklist.

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Alpha by Arsenault

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Alphabet Booklist

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

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A Life in Pictures by Michael Foreman

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Michael Foreman Booklist

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, politi

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Fuzzy Mud

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Environment Booklist

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

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Mr Chicken goes to Paris

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Paris Booklist

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.

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Here Lies Arthur by Philip Reeve

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Arthurian Legends

Download this selection of retellings of arthurian legends. 

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There are cats in this book

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Books about Books and Libraries

Discover our great collection of books about books and libraries.

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Archie's War

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World War 1 Booklist

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

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Tanka Tanka Skunk

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Phonics in a Rich Reading Curriculum Booklist

A list of books which support teaching phonics within a rich reading curriculum.

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CLPE Poetry Award 2014 shortlist

Discover the titles that made it onto the shortlist for the CLPE Poetry Award 2014 (CLiPPA).

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Biscuit Bear

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Feast or Famine

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

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Zeraffa Giraffa

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Top 10 Books 2013-2014

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.

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Oliver and the Seawigs

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CLPE Staff Picks of 2013

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

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A.F. Harrold

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Booklist - A.F. Harrold: Language and Wordplay

A.F. Harrold writes poetry for children and adults.

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Booklist - Roger McGough: Exploring Form

Roger McGough writes poetry for children and adults.

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