Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading assessments than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. In fact, there’s evidence to suggest that reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

Every year Book Trust releases its Best Books Guide, providing a handy guide to the best books the past year had to offer. Each book is reviewed and offers a reading age as well as an interest age. Books are reviewed for ages 0 to 14 years and above.

A message to Trinity from Children’s Author, Gareth P Jones:

Please click here to view The Book Trust's Great Books Guide 2021.

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