New fiction and picture books

The Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services publishes annual lists of the best new fiction. These These are :

  • Takeoff! : Fiction and picture books for years 3 and 4
  • Must Read : Fiction for years 5 and 6
  • THe List : Fiction for secondary schools
  • The Tower Hamlets Book Award : A shortlist of the best books drawn from the Must Read and Teen lists.

Our booklists are just one of the great services made possible by subscriptions to the Tower Hamlets Schools Library Service. Posters and bookmarks are sent to subscribing schools.

Little Rebels Book Award 2018

The Little Rebels Award recognises children’s fiction (for readers aged 0-12) which promotes social justice or social equality, challenges stereotypes or is informed by anti-discriminatory concerns.

You can buy sets of the shortlist from us at a discount

CLPE Core Books Online

The Core Booklist has been published by CLPE since 1997.  It is a selection of carefully chosen texts for teachers to use when they are developing collections for their classrooms and schools as part of their reading and literacy programmes.

Link to the CLPE core booklist online portal

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