The Federation of Children’s Book Groups produces new booklists regularly, each one focusing on a new theme. Although rough age guidelines have been given, it is so important to remember that each child will develop at their own pace and have their own interests.
These booklists are available for free and can be viewed and downloaded from this page.
This month’s booklist has a mainly Christmas theme, sharing many beautiful books which celebrate the joy of the festive season.
Although we update our lists, it is worth looking back at previous ones as they contain many wonderful books which are well worth reading. Produced previously as paper leaflets, these can now be downloaded from this page.
Past booklists include:
Wordless Picture Books for all ages, downloadable here Wordless PictureBooks for All Ages, compiled by Melanie McGilloway.
Fifty Favourite Books From The Last Fifty Years, which was created as part of our programme of celebrations for FCBG’s 50th Anniversary in 2018. Comprising the most voted for titles of those nominated by our children’s book groups and individual members, the list reveals some of the books published for children between 1968 and 2018 which have stood the test of time and are still enjoyed by children and adults alike today. You can download it here. Fifty Favourite Books From The Last Fifty Years
(The Federation of Children’s Book Groups would like to thank Orchard Books for giving us permission to use illustrations by the current Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child, for this special anniversary list.)
Our fantastic non-fiction booklist 100 Brilliant non-fiction books for Children and Young People, produced with The Norfolk Book Centre and World Book Day is also available for download here.
Our other booklists include:
- Inside the Box – a selection of comics and graphic novels for all ages (2015)
- If you liked this… – fabulous recommended reading for children aged 8-12 years (2014)
- It’s Never too Early to Start – a selection of contemporary books for the under 5s (2013)
- Teensandbeyond (2012)
- Up and Running: a Selection of books for the Fluent Young Reader (2010)