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Best Children’s Books of 2023

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Books of the Year 2023

books of the year 2023 We love to hear which books are most popular among our community of primary teachers, TAs, librarians, authors and children’s book lovers.

Our Review Panel searched for the top children’s books published in the last year. We looked for the best classroom read-alouds, the most popular books with children and the best books to support the school curriculum.

Browse the SHORTLISTED books in each category below – perfect for topping up your library with the best new children’s books from the past year!


See your winners!

Members of the BooksForTopics website have voted for their favourites to find the winners of the Books of the Year 2023. Voting is now closed – Click here to see the winning books!

 

 

 

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Upper KS2 (Age 9-11): Best Class Read-Aloud


Upper KS2 (Age 9-11): Best Children's Favourite


Upper KS2 (Age 9-11): Best Curriculum Support


Lower KS2 (Age 7-9): Best Class Read-Aloud


Lower KS2 (Age 7-9): Best Children's Favourite


Lower KS2 (Age 7-9): Best Curriculum Support


KS1 (Age 5-7): Best Class Read-Aloud


KS1 (Age 5-7): Best Children's Favourite


KS1 (Age 5-7): Best Curriculum Support


EYFS (Age 3-5): Best Class Read-Aloud


EYFS (Age 3-5): Best Children's Favourite


EYFS (Age 3-5): Best Curriculum Support


Visit our booklists on Amazon

Support independent bookshops

See your winners!

Members of the BooksForTopics website have voted for their favourites to find the winners of the Books of the Year 2023.

Click here to see the winning books!

books of the year winners

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Your Review

Stone Girl Bone Girl

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Year group(s) the book is most suitable for:

Year group(s) the book is most suitable for:

Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc.)?

Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc.)?

Would you recommend the book for use in primary schools?

yes

Curriculum links (if relevant)

Curriculum links (if relevant)

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