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Riveting Reads Booklists

These titles cover a wide range of subject matter and levels of difficulty. The suggested books will encourage pupils to read widely and independently for enjoyment. They are grouped under themes and have been recommended by pupils in the relevant age group. They are indexed under title and author.

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A World of Books in Translation

Joy Court and Daniel Hahn·January 2017

ISBN 9781911222002 · Price: £13.50 (Members £9.00)Add to Basket

Series: Riveting Reads · Level: Primary and Secondary

'Books in translation help us all to reach beyond our own language and culture,' writes David Almond, yet until recently few foreign children’s books were translated into English. In this Riveting Reads publication our two renowned editors, Joy Court and Daniel Hahn, go some way to illuminate the wealth of material now coming from all corners of the world. They provide a superb selection of book reviews for the Under 8s through to the 14+ age ranges - titles that really should be on our library shelves. With pithy and illuminating annotations covering a wealth of topics and genres, A World of Books in Translation is an excellent guide that reflects the 90% of the world that does not speak English as its first language.

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Graphic Novels: For the 8 to 16+ Age Range

Paul Register·December 2016

ISBN 9781903446966 · Price: £15.00 (Members £11.00)Add to Basket

Series: Riveting Reads · Level: Primary and Secondary

"I believe that every library (both public and school) should have a well-stocked, modern, vibrant and coherent collection of graphic novels" writes Paul Register, the acknowledged comics/graphic novels enthusiast and expert (and former school librarian) in the introduction to this publication. They add an exciting and dynamic dimension to the library collection and offer alternative ways to read texts from the more traditional book form. Many young people of all ages love the genre.

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Riveting Reads 12-16: Essential Fiction for the School Library

Joy Court·June 2016

ISBN 9781903446928 · Price: £13.50 (Members £9.00)Add to Basket

Series: Riveting Reads · Level: Secondary

Encouraging students to read widely and enjoy fiction is a prime objective of all school library staff and here is another in our Riveting Reads series designed to do exactly that! Compiled by our own Reviews Editor, Joy Court, it is an exciting and eclectic mix of quality fiction across the 12–16 age range in an array of different genres. With her usual excellent pithy and brief annotations she gets to the heart of the books in a few brief sentences. An excellent tool to help with book buying or general book promotion activities, we hope that you enjoy this wide ranging selection of outstanding recent books.

Picture Books from 0 to 90

Marianne Bradnock·April 2015

ISBN 9781903446850 · Price: £15.00 (Members £11.00)Add to Basket

Series: Riveting Reads · Level: Primary and Secondary

This selection of some of the best picturebooks from the past eighty-five years sets out to dispel the myth that they are only suitable for the very youngest. Stories which are told via a subtle interaction of words and pictures make unique demands on the reader and often push the boundaries of storytelling in a way that is not found in any other form. Picturebooks lend themselves to endless re-readings, with new meaning to be found at different ages. The subject matter is wide ranging and can be challenging, from ABCs and bedtime stories to sophisticated examinations of intolerance, loneliness, loss and our treatment of the environment. Though the main appeal will be to those working with early years and primary aged children, the titles included here – mostly in print and readily available – have something to offer all ages, from babies and toddlers through to teenagers and beyond.

Riveting Reads World War I

Geoff Dubber·November 2014

ISBN 9781903446874 · Price: £15.00 (Members £11.00)Add to Basket

Series: Riveting Reads · Level: Primary and Secondary

The SLA is joining the nation and school librarians everywhere as we commemorate the Great War of 1914–1918, its causes, events and personalities and the way that it irrevocably changed the lives of just about everyone. Here is a carefully selected and annotated list of classic and well received recent books, both fiction and information, for children and young people across the age range 7 to 18, with a Foreword by Michael Morpurgo.

Set out in sections by genre and arranged in primary and secondary age range sections, we hope that it will help school library staff to select from the wide range of books available as they buy, borrow, display, discuss and read with their pupils and teaching colleagues on this important subject.

Riveting Reads 9-13

Joy Court and Isobel Powell·July 2013

ISBN 9781903446775 · Price: £13.50 (Members £9.00)Add to Basket

Series: Riveting Reads · Level: Primary and Secondary

Reading for Pleasure, now promoted by the DfE and OFSTED, is a cause dear to the hearts of all school library staff everywhere. Joy Court and her expert team have sifted through the wealth and depth of recent children’s literature to produce a vivid and authoritative annotated booklist to encourage the 9 to 13 age range to do exactly that – read for pleasure! Arranged in genres similar to those listed in the 'Read for My School' project, the list will guide and enthuse school library staff and their readers. SLA President Kevin Crossley-Holland adds an enthusiastic foreword.

Sporting Reads: 2012 and Beyond

Richard Leveridge·March 2012

ISBN 9781903446638 · Price: £0.00 (Members £0.00)Download

Series: Riveting Reads · Level: Primary and Secondary

A concise collection of book reviews aiming to cover the essential, the inspiring, the informative and the entertaining within the literature of sport, geared towards the needs of the school library. Ideal for those stocking their libraries ready for Euro 2012 and the London Olympic Games.

Further information about Sporting Reads  - and a sample for non-members.

Everyone's Reading: 11 to 18

Eileen Armstrong·June 2009

ISBN 9781903446508 · Price: £0.00 (Members £0.00)Download

Series: Riveting Reads Plus · Level: Secondary

Everyone's Reading: 11 to 18 aims to provide information about titles which will attract and enthuse the whole range of pupils in secondary schools to read for pleasure. Around 260 titles are included, arranged by catchy one or two-word themes, which highlight genres and offer lots of display and promotional possibilities.

The introduction by Alec Williams provides lots of handy tips on getting everyone reading!

As well as the downloadable PDF version, the booklist is also available as an online database on a dedicated website: http://www.everyonesreading.org.uk/

Fantasy Fiction

Frances Sinclair and SLA in Scotland·June 2008

ISBN 9781903446461 · Price: £12.00 (Members £9.00)Add to Basket

Series: Riveting Reads Plus · Level: Secondary

Fantasy fiction is very much in vogue at present and here is a fantastic selection of books put together by the SLA in Scotland branch targeted essentially at 11 to 16-year-olds. The publication provides hundreds of annotations on all kinds of fantasy genres, and also includes a fantasy timeline, a range of profiles of important fantasy writers, and a very useful list of websites. Have a fantastic time browsing and enjoying it - we have!

Boys into Books 5-11

Chris Brown·June 2008

ISBN 9781903446454 · Price: £0.00 (Members £0.00)Download

Series: Riveting Reads Plus · Level: Primary

Boys into Books 5-11 was specially commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF), responsible for schools in England, to support the reading needs of boys aged 5 to 11. The project allowed all local authorities in England to order a number of books from the list, free of charge, to be supplied by a library supplier of the authority's choice. Following the ordering period, the project was officially launched by Schools Minister Jim Knight in June 2008.

The full publication is available free of charge from the SLA as a downloadable PDF file.

Book Ahead 0-7

Julia Eccleshare·June 2008

ISBN 9781903446430 · Price: £0.00 (Members £0.00)Download

Series: Riveting Reads Plus · Level: Primary

Book Ahead was an initiative by the Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) in England, which aimed to get enjoyable books into the hands of young children in Early Years settings to develop enjoyment in reading at an early stage, and also to strengthen the links between those settings and their local public and Schools Library Services.

It was based on a booklist commissioned from the School Library Association, written by Julia Eccleshare, with contributions from other library organisations, and published in the SLA's Riveting Reads series. The booklist was available free and each local authority in England was funded by the DCSF in 2008 to purchase books from the list to use with Early Years settings such as playgroups and nurseries in their area.

The whole booklist is now available to download free-of-charge from the SLA as a PDF file.

Boys into Books 11-14

Eileen Armstrong·May 2007

ISBN 9781903446409 · Price: £0.00 (Members £0.00)Download

Series: Riveting Reads Plus · Level: Secondary

 A detailed annotated booklist designed to support the reading needs of boys in Key Stage 3. Provides information about titles which might attract and enthuse boys of 11-14 about reading for pleasure.

The booklist is available exclusively online on the SLA website in a free-of-charge downloadable PDF version.

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