New fiction and picture books

The Tower Hamlets Schools Library Services publishes annual lists of the best new fiction. 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.
  • Diverse Perspectives : Updated annually. Books featuring BAME and multicultural characters with a global perspective

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.


Feel-Good Books

A selection of funny or just life-affirming books to help bring a smile to your storytime.

feel good books July 2020

Coping with loss and bereavement

A selection of books to share with children dealing with loss.

Bereavement books July 2020

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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