What to Read Next
What to Read Next
Parkgate's 100 Great Reads
We have compiled reading for pleasure lists recommending good quality books. These support you in choosing a book if you're not sure what to read next.
There's a 100 Great Reads for Years 3 & 4 and 100 Great Reads for Years 5 & 6. These are by no means exhaustive lists but are a great starting point.
To print into a booklet
The above lists have been made so you can print them as a booklet. In your printer options, select:
- 4 pages to a sheet
- choose colour or black & white
- fold so that the front cover faces you and the back cover is the one with the extra suggestions.
If you would prefer just to print the pages in page order (so not in booklet format), you can print the ones below.
What Shall I Read Next?
If you're stuck on what to read next, here's a few suggestions for you:
- Ask Mrs Parr or your teacher for some suggestions.
- Have a look at the red Reading Suggestions ringbinder file in the library.
- Complete the online form on the library webpages.
- Have a look at our Parkgate's 100 Great Reads posters in the library (you'll also find a copy of these above so you can print them off).
- Ask friends, family, librarians in public libraries and bookshop staff what they recommend.
- if you're in Year 6, check out 6 Eagle's padlet with reviews. You can ask Mr Last about this.
And finally, check these great websites below. You're sure to find something you like!
If you're stuck on what to read next, you can ask Mrs Parr for some suggestions. Based on the information you provide, she will try to match you and a riveting read together! Please complete the form by clicking on the books picture above.
Book Suggestion Websites
Who Next? A Guide to Children's Authors
Use this excellent resource to help you find books you might enjoy. If you've already enjoyed stories by one author, use this to find others who write in a similar way. The links that have been made between authors are based on genre and theme, styles of writing or similar aspects of characterisation and settings.
The most popular titles by each author are listed and the information is arranged in four age groups: 5-7, 8-11, 12-14 and 14+. Who Next ...? also suggests suitable titles for dyslexic and reluctant readers.
Speak with or email Mrs Parr for a login for this site if you don't already have one.
Books of the Month, Favourite Non-Fiction, Printable Year Group Lists (books recommended for you depending on what year group you're in), Book Awards & Collections, 'Branching Out' Booklists, New Books to Watch, Topic Booklists, Home Learning Booklists and more.
Themed booklists: These can help you discover some brilliant children's books. Their booklists cover a large range of subjects, from everyday issues to genre, disability, diversity, sporty books, funny books, and more. Also Booklists by age.
FCBG (Federation of Children's Book Groups) (Non-Fiction)
The home of non-fiction, including 100 brilliant non-fiction books for children and young people.
Reviews, recommendations, articles from a leading UK newspaper.
Reviews and recommendations, Kids' Zone area, competitions, quizzes and plenty of other features.
Reviews and recommendations, reading lists for year groups, themes and topics, resources and more.
An excellent website for finding your next read, booklists on a topic or by year group/key stage. Also very useful if his #Bookmatch recommendations - if you like X, you might like Z (eg, if you like Roald Dahl, you might like these books...).
Information and a booklist from The Booktrust, supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children, providing children and their families and carers with information, advice and support for coping with feelings and worries, daily life and getting through a tough time.
Not just for school! They have compiled lists of the best picture books for 3-5 year olds, picture books and emerging reader books for 5-7 year olds, short chapter books for 7 year olds, short novels for 8 and 9 year olds and developing texts for 10 and 11 year olds. With lots of styles, genres and topics covered, there should be something there for everyone.
Recommended books by children - by age, teacher's notes, activity packs, videos, Toppsta book club, book awards and much more!
CLPE's Core Books - one that parents & teachers might like to use
Mental Health & Well-Being Booklists
- Reading Well for Children
- Reading Well - mental health booklists including adults, young people, children, dementia and long term conditions.
- Books for Topics
- Place2Be Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
Books Similar To...
Looking for book recommendations? If you've enjoyed a particular series or author and are ready to branch out, check the Branching Out booklists below - they're free and printable. From Harry Potter and Tom Gates to Rainbow Magic and The Worst Witch.
These lists have been created by Book for Topics. Have a look at their other really useful recommendations elsewhere on the website.