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Top 10 Books to Read this Term

Top 10 Books to Read this Term

Discover our Top 10 Books to Read this Term!

From fascinating non-fiction to heart-stopping fantasy, and laugh-out-loud school stories, these books are the best of the best coming out this autumn. 

We sent out this poster to all 23,000 UK primary schools in early September! It was sent in a pack to the head teacher with a request to pass it on to the English Lead or Librarian. We'd love to know if your school has it up on display?

If for any reason you can't find your poster at school, you can download it from here to print out (*LARGE file size, we recommend using Wifi to download).

Send us a picture (either email [email protected] or tweet us @toppsta) with a picture of the poster up in your school and you could win ALL TEN books for your school!

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2022-10-06
Top 10 Books to Read this Term
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People Need People

This beautiful picture book is all about kindness and the importance of connecting with others.

Written by legendary poet Benjamin Zephaniah and illustrated by Nila Aye, this timely read is ideal for preschool and Reception.

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The Lost Girl King

This spellbinding middle-grade fantasy, set in Ireland, is packed with adventure, excitement and humour.

Written by Cat Doyle, The Lost Girl King tells the story of two children who discover the entrance to Tír na nÓg, the legendary land of eternal youth, on a country walk. Things quickly turn sour, when Liam is captured by Tarlock, the ruling sorcerer of Tír na nÓg, who is seeking the bones of a human child for a sinister new spell.

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SuperQuesters: The Case of the Stolen Sun

Our reviewers love this unique, interactive, adventure story, designed to develop children's STEM skills with hands-on play and problem solving.

Kids 4+ will love engaging with the story and solving the puzzles as they go. The book includes a reward chart, over 100 reusable stickers and a glossary to aid STEM learning.

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Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest

Fireborn is an exciting middle-grade debut from Aisling Fowler, set in the snowy northern forests of a prehistoric world.

The epic fantasy adventure follows the story of Twelve - a fierce heroine who has given up her name to train in the art of fighting monsters and keeping the peace. But the dangerous journey she embarks on to save a friend, changes everything and launches her into a perilous adventure...

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Big Ideas from History: a history of the world for You

Big Ideas from History is a must-read for curious minds. An alternative history of the world, this non-fiction book for ages 9+ helps children make sense of the world today.

This inspiring book takes us through from the beginnings of the universe to the present day, encouraging the reader to think about their perspective and world views - what can we learn from history and how can we use our knowledge to develop your future?

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The Secret School Invasion

The new book in the immensely popular, laugh-out-loud school series for ages 7+ from Pamela Butchart and Thomas Flinton.

This brilliant author/illustrator team make everyday school life completely extraordinary. This time Izzy and her friends need to go deep undercover to find out the truth about their rivals from St Bartholomew's Primary, before they invade their school.

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Loki: A Bad God's Guide to Taking the Blame

We love the Loki series by Louie Stowell and our reviewers do too!

Packed with awesome doodles and comic-strips, these witty diary-style stories follow the adventures of Loki - a trickster god condemned by Odin to have to live trapped in the body of a weedy eleven-year-old boy.

In book two - A Bad God's Guide to Taking the Blame - Loki might not have shown any moral improvement (yet) but he has a more pressing concern on the horizon than Odin...  Parents Evening!

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Diper OEverloede (Book 17)

The much-loved Wimpy Kid himself - Greg Heffley - is back in a hilarious new story about the road to fame and glory as he goes on tour with his brother's band - Löded Diper.

Our readers love Jeff Kinney's illustrated, diary-style stories and recommend them for ages 7+.

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Project Fairy

Much-loved, award-winning author Jacqueline Wilson is back with a magical story for readers 7+ about fairies, family and friendship.

Mab might think she knows everything about fairies - after all her mum is obsessed with them - but when she is given a book about Victorian fairies, she's surprised to see the drawings are nothing like she expected. And what hides within the pages is the biggest surprise of all...

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Egyptian Myths: Meet the Gods, Goddesses, and Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt

This beautiful compendium of Egyptian myths is a book children 7+ will treasure.

The world of the ancient Egyptians is brought to life with these retellings of 20 myths, featuring monstrous creatures, magical spells and warring gods, alongside fascinating historical information and captivating illustrations.

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31st August 2022

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The Twelve Dinosaurs of Christmas
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Children will love this dinosaur twist on the classic, "Twelve Days of Christmas" carol by Evie Day and Liam Darcy.

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