Brilliant book suggestions
Children’s literature consultant Wendy Cooling has spent her working life encouraging children to become enthusiastic readers. After a career in teaching, Wendy worked for the reading charity, BookTrust. It was here that she founded BookStart. Wendy has gone on to advise on similar schemes around the world. She also creates anthologies for children and regularly reviews children’s books. In 2009, Wendy was awarded the MBE for services to children’s literacy.
Book recommendations by theme
Animal stories are a great way of learning about friendship, other countries and the environment.
Wendy chooses some enthralling adventure stories.
Fantasy and magic
There's more to fantasy and magic stories than a certain Mr Potter, and this list will introduce your child to even more great fantastical stories.
Who doesn't like a good mystery? From missing Roman signet rings to the adventures of the Young Houdini, here's Wendy's top mystery recommendations.