Year 3: 50 Recommended Reads

recommended books for children aged 7-8

Best Books for Y3 (Ages 7-8) We’ve selected a range of recommended books for children aged 7-8. Find the best books to top up your Y3 reading collections with our carefully selected list of storytime chapter books, independent reads, funny stories, picturebooks, poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more. There’s something for all tastes, but keep an […]

The Worst Witch

Hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem with Jill Murphy’s much-loved classic The Worst Witch- the original story of life at a magical boarding school. Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, but she’s making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. […]

Book of Brilliant Bugs

Discover the insects of the world! Earth’s creepy crawlies may be small but they are far from boring! Learn how they contribute to life on the planet, where they live, what they eat, how their bodies work, and what makes them so special. This beautifully illustrated bug book for kids for ages 7-9 years old […]

Atlas of Adventures

Set your spirit of adventure free with this lavishly illustrated trip around the world , which brings together more than 100 activities and challenges from every corner of the globe to inspire adventurers of any age. Whether you’re visiting the penguins of Antarctica, joining the Carnival in Brazil or taking a canoe safari down the […]

Nano

This exciting non-fiction picture book introduces young readers to the fascinating (and cutting-edge) science of the very, very small. Everything is made from something – but the way we make things, from the materials we use to the science and technology involved, is changing fast. Nano offers a fascinating narrative introduction to this cutting-edge area […]

Varjak Paw

This cat must learn to fight! Varjak Paw is a Mesopotamian Blue kitten. He lives high up in an old house on a hill. He’s never left home, but then his grandfather tells him about the Way – a secret martial art for cats. ‘There are Seven Skills in the way of Jalal,’ whispered the […]

Yapping Away

Joshua Seigal, winner of the 2020 Laugh Out Loud Book Awards, brings his raucous humour, creativity and wit to another brilliant collection of poems. Ideal for fans of Michael Rosen, this book will delight all young readers and fans of funny books. From hilarious to heartfelt poems – and everything in between – this collection […]

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks

Brilliantly funny new young series about the bravest scaredy-cat in the world. Sam Wu is NOT a scaredy-cat (except when he is). And when a shark TOTALLY tries to eat him at the local aquarium, he decides he’s not going to take any more chances. So at his friend’s birthday party at the beach, Sam […]

The Wild Robot

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. She has no idea how she got there or what her purpose is – but she knows she needs to survive. After battling a fierce storm and escaping a vicious bear attack, she realises […]

The Night Flower

As the summer sun sets over the Arizonan desert, wildlife gathers to witness a very special annual event. The night flower is about to bloom. This celebration transforms the quiet desert for just a short few hours into a riot of colour and sound, as mammals and insects congregate from miles away to take part […]

Dragon Storm

The first book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7 – 9 year olds. In the land of Draconis, there are no dragons. Once, there were. Once, humans and dragons were friends, and created the great city of Rivven together. But then came the Dragon Storm, and […]

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space

What is it like to live in space? Is there life on other planets? What exactly is a black hole? Join Professor Astro Cat and the gang as they travel across space to find out everything there is to know about our galaxy, the solar system and the Universe. From asteroids to alien life and […]

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure

From the international bestselling creator of Claude, comes a brand new hero – Mr Penguin, adventurer and penguin. Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot in this new Alex T. Smith series with plenty of slapstick humour, mystery and adventure. Highly illustrated throughout with a striking black and orange design. It has been weeks since Mr Penguin’s […]

Charlotte’s Web

A poignant, humorous story of a pig, a spider and a little girl. Wilbur the pig’s life has already been saved by Fern, but when he is sold to her uncle, he realises his life is in even more danger. Enter Charlotte A. Cavatica, a beautiful large grey spider. Charlotte is determined to keep Wilbur […]

Beast Quest

Battle fearsome beasts and fight evil with Tom and Elenna in the bestselling adventure series for boys and girls aged 7 and up. An evil wizard has enchanted the magical Beasts of Avantia – only a true hero can free the Beasts and stop them from destroying the land. Is Tom the hero Avantia has […]

My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sport

A charming children’s encyclopedia bursting with fun facts about the world of sport, for little learners who want to know everything! The world is so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Sport is a vibrant encyclopedia for curious 5-9 year olds, with […]

The Princess Rules

Princess Florizella may live in a classic fairy-tale world, but she’s no ordinary princess… These three stories were originally published under the titles Princess Florizella , Princess Florizella and the Wolves and Princess Florizella and the Giant . They were originally dedicated to her daughter but have been reimagined in this edition which she has […]

Mayor Bunny’s Chocolate Town

Mr Bunny is back… and this time he’s running for mayor. Coop Town needs some urgent repairs-and Mr Bunny is promising to make it great again. At first, the chicken electorate is wowed by Mr Bunny’s promises of new chocolate houses, new chocolate parks, new chocolate swimming pools-as well as his bold claim that chocolate […]

Red Panda Rescue

Do you like exploring, animals and adventure? Then join The Adventure Club this summer! A brand new illustrated series for younger readers about animals and adventure from much-loved author Jess Butterworth – writer of classic adventure stories in vibrantly described settings. Tilly has no plans for the summer holidays and is dreading months of boredom […]

The Talkative Tiger

Zoe's Rescue Zoo: The Talkative Tiger

At Zoe’s Rescue Zoo only the cutest, cuddliest animals need apply! Zoe loves living at her uncle’s rescue zoo because there’s always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret… She can actually TALK to the animals! Zoe is thrilled to welcome a new animal to the rescue zoo – an adorable […]

Salah Rules

If Salah is your favourite football player then this is the book for you! Discover how he grew up in Gharbia, Egypt playing football for the youth team El Mokawloons to being named the African Footballer of the Year in 2019 by the BBC and CAF. Learn how he spearheaded Liverpool FC to the Champions […]

Jelly Boots Smelly Boots

A riotous celebration of words – silly words, funny words, words you only use in your own family, new words, old words, and the very best words in the right order. Melon Melon squashy, melon sloshy. My friend Helen’s eating melon. So far, so good with Helen and her melon. But here’s what I’m tellin’ […]

The Beach Puppy

Ruby’s dad has arrived home with a wonderful surprise – Coco the sausage dog puppy! And when the family go on holiday to the seaside, of course Coco will be coming too. The beach is a thrilling place for a dog – so many sights, smells and holes to dig! Ruby and Coco can’t wait […]

Leonora Bolt

WARNING: EPIC INVENTIONS AND SECRET SOCIETIES AHEAD . . . Leonora Bolt spends her days creating incredible inventions in her TOP SECRET laboratory, under the watchful eye of her terrifying uncle. Everything changes one day when a strange boy washes up on an inflatable lobster and reveals that Uncle Luther has been stealing her inventions […]

Libby and the Parisian Puzzle

Mystery-lover Libby is excited but nervous when she’s sent to live with her aunt while her mother is working abroad. Aunt Agatha is the headmistress of an extraordinary travelling school that moves from country to country. Libby joins it in Paris, where she is just starting to find her feet when her aunt is arrested, […]

The Worries

Everyone feels worried sometimes. But what if your worries came to life and started following you around? Sohal worries about a lot of things: the dark, mutant sheep, being alone – you name it, he worries about it! So one night he tries drawing his worries to make himself feel better – and somehow they […]

The Worst Class in the World

A laugh-out-loud young fiction series from bestselling author Joanna Nadin. According to head teacher Mrs Bottomley-Blunt, 4B is the Worst Class in the World. She says school is not about footling or fiddle-faddling or fun. It is about learning and it is high time 4B tried harder to excel at it. But Stanley and Manjit […]

Me and Mister P

me and mister p joes new world

There are times when only a polar bear will do . . . “All I want is a normal family but no, I’ve ended up with the brother from Weirdsville. Liam is so embarrassing, but Mum and Dad can’t see that and give him all the attention. Leaving me with zero! Zilch! A big fat […]

Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

This lavishly illustrated gift book treasury of 366 animal poems – one for every day of the year – ranges from unforgettable classics to contemporary works from around the world, including poetry in translation. The spectacular range of poems for children includes work by Roger McGough, William Blake, Dick King-Smith, Ted Hughes, Grace Nichols, Lewis […]

The Creakers

A magical, mischievous adventure into an incredible new world, from Tom Fletcher, number-one-bestselling author of The Danger Gang and The Christmasaurus. Lucy wakes up one morning to discover something very strange indeed . All the grown-ups in her town have disappeared. All the other kids in Whiffington are so excited! No more grown-ups means no […]

The Puffin Keeper

It was Benjamin Postlethwaite’s job all his long life to make sure the light shone brightly high up in the lighthouse on Puffin Island. Not once in all his years as the lighthouse keeper had he ever let his light go out. But sometimes even the brightest light on a lighthouse cannot save a ship. […]

Lizzie & Lucky: The Mystery of the Stolen Treasure

Join Lizzie and Lucky on another mystery-solving adventure! Perfect for fans of Holly Webb and Anisha, Accidental Detective . When Lizzie and her cute puppy Lucky go on a family trip to the seaside, something doesn’t seem right. There’s talk of missing treasure no one has been able to find for years and years, and […]

Agent Moose

Meet Anonymoose – the best (worst) secret agent in the Big Forest. Along with Owlfred, his slightly more intelligent sidekick, this giant master of disguise has dedicated himself to solving all of Woodland HQ’s mysteries! But this mystery is even more important than normal. Anonymoose’s rival, Camo Cameleon, is being given a trophy for being […]

The Iron Man

Stunning illustrations by Chris Mould make this one of the most exciting editions of The Iron Man to be published. The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff. Where had he come from? Nobody knows. How was he made? Nobody knows. Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron […]

The Bad Guys

They sound like the Bad Guys, they look like the Bad Guys… and they even smell like the Bad Guys. But Mr Wolf, Mr Piranha, Mr Snake and Mr Shark are about to change all of that – whether you want them to or not! Mr Wolf has a daring plan for the Bad Guys’ […]

The Nothing to See Here Hotel

Welcome to The Nothing to See Here Hotel! A hotel for magical creatures, where weird is normal for Frankie Banister and his parents who run the hotel. When a goblin messenger arrives at The Nothing to See Here Hotel, announcing the imminent arrival of the goblin prince Grogbah, Frankie and his family rush into action […]

Charlie Changes Into a Chicken

Charlie McGuffin has an incredible secret . . . He can change into animals. All sorts of animals: a flea, a pigeon, even a rhino. Trouble is, he can’t decide when – it only happens when he gets worried. And right now, Charlie has quite a lot to worry about: * His brother (who is […]

The Dragon Machine

The perfect introduction to the legendary world of dragons, The Dragon Machine uses a clever mix of text and illustrations to describe how George, a young, overlooked boy, becomes aware of dragons hiding all around him. But when it becomes apparent that they don’t belong in George’s ordinary world, he endeavours to do the best […]

Leon and the Place Between

Wanting to prove to his brothers and sister that magic really exists, Leon volunteers to be in Abdul Kazam’s magic show and gets transported to a mysterious world. Filled with rabbits, doves, playing cards and magician’s assistants – among other things – if a magician can make it disappear, it will end up in the […]

Ocean Meets Sky

From the creators of The Night Gardener , comes a stunning new picture book about a young boy who sets sail to find a place his grandfather told him about… the spot where the ocean meets the sky. It’s a good day for sailing. Finn lives by the sea and the sea lives by him. […]

A Day in the Life of a Caveman, a Queen and Everything In Between

The hilarious minds behind A Day in the Life of a Poo, a Gnu and You have teamed up once again – this time to give a taste of the daily lives of the people, animals and objects who made history. Featuring a day in the life of early humans as they paint mammoths on […]

Antarctica

Antarctica was only discovered 200 years ago and since its discovery, explorers, sailors, and scientists have been travelling to the world’s only uninhabited continent to learn all they can about its icy environment. This book follows the story of a group of researchers on their half-year stay in Antarctica. Their goal was to examine the […]

Year 3: 50 Recommended Reads (2021)

recommended books for children aged 7-8

Best Books for Y3 (Ages 7-8) in 2021 We’ve selected a range of recommended books for children aged 7-8. Find the best books to top up your Y3 reading collections with our carefully selected list of storytime chapter books, independent reads, funny stories, picturebooks, poetry collections, non-fiction texts and more. There’s something for all tastes, but […]