Book Trust is the UK’s largest children’s reading charity and as someone who is passionate about children’s book, I’m always happy to support their campaigns. They recently sent me a copy of their 100 great books guide 2018 which contains 100 books from the last 12 months. The guide features recommendations for books that will excite and engage children from birth to 11 years. The guide is being distributed to 17500 schools across the country throughout October. You can download the guide from their website here.
Book Trust know how important it is to find the right book for the right child. As such the books included in this guide range from those that are silly to those that are informative or moving. The 40 page guide is colourful and printed on high-quality paper. As soon as it arrived I enjoyed flicking through and seeing how many we’d read as well as picking more that we would like to read, Unbelievably we’ve only read 3 of these books. It just goes to show how many children’s books are published each year. We have read and loved other books by many of the authors though.
The books are arranged into age groups. 0-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9, 10-11 and 12+. For each book, there is a photo of the cover, along with information on the title, author and illustrator followed by a short review.
Looking through the recommendations we came across the few we have read. My .2 year old loves five little ducks and we love Lucy Cousins count with little fish. In the 4-5 age group we enjoy how to be a lion but in addition we loved Nadia Shireen’s The bumble bear and The cow that fell to earth so I’m sure Billy and the beast is another great book. My oldest is 5 so we haven’t read many of the other books but we have read Once upon a wild wood from the age 6-7 section.
Don’t forget to download your copy from Book Trust. I’d love to know how many of the 100 you have read?
Disclosure: Book Trust send me a copy of the guide for myself and 1 to give away, they also sent me a few children’s books as a thank you for taking part. All photos, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Where to next?
Find out more about Once upon a wild wood and find more great autumn books