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Star Books 2020 Competition!

By Deborah Maclaren on 1st May 2020

As you may well know, we have a section of our site where we proudly display our Star Books – the books that really stand out from the crowd of the thousands of books published and the hundreds of books we select and read every year here at Team LoveReading4Kids.

Similar to 2019, we will again in 2020 be running a competition to win the Star Books, but this year we plan to run it a little differently.

We have launched a brand new competition for you to win the first batch of LoveReading4Kids 2020 Star Books. These are also the first batch of LoveReading4Kids Books of the Year 2020.

The books chosen are our Star Books which are added onto the Star Books channel as soon as they are read.

They are a selection of titles that our experts have absolutely adored, the books that really stand out for them!

This competition will run for three months, from April 1st-30th June, so there's plenty of time for you to enter! 

Don't miss out on on a chance to win this amazing selection of books, what a prize this is!

Books up for grabs

Paolo, Emperor of Rome by Mac Barnett

Wink by Rob Harrell

Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders

Unstoppable by Dan Freedman

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth

What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson

Yes No Maybe So by Becky Albertalli

RESPECT by Rachel Brian

Comments (118)

Anil D - 15th August 2020

Thank you for hosting this excellent resource and putting up prizes like this.

Rosemary T - 14th August 2020

Hoping to continue reading The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates - loved the first chapter extract and hoping my class will love it too.

Vesta P - 11th August 2020

The Curse of the School Rabbit by Judith Kerr looks like an entertaining read that out son would really enjoy.

Emma N - 10th August 2020

What a magnificent array of books! thank you for the chance to win such treasures!

Miss G - 6th August 2020

such a fun list of books, I can see why they're the stars

lisa a - 6th August 2020

Unstoppable by Dan Freedman looks like it would be an exciting read

Rebecca S - 2nd August 2020

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Simon H - 31st July 2020

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Ellen S - 30th June 2020

What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson sounds great.

Gill M - 29th June 2020

Love your body sounds like it would be so useful.

Emma E - 29th June 2020

RESPECT by Rachel Brian looks like a fantastic book.

Cari S - 29th June 2020

Most looking forward to Paolo, Emperor of Rome! I don't like books was the second runner up.

lorraine k - 29th June 2020

The Last Tree looks like a great book to raise environmental awareness in children

Michael O - 29th June 2020

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry

Deborah S - 28th June 2020

A fabulous selection; what a great idea for the competition. I'm really looking forward to reading I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry with my new class.

Jordanne P - 27th June 2020

All these books look like fantastic picks which will be enjoyed by many. The books out of this selection which have caught my eye the most are: The Last Tree, Wink, I don't like books. Never ever. The End. and Love your body.

Chloe P - 25th June 2020

Great selection of books! Would love the body book as this is an issue we address lots in Year 5. Excited

Michelle G - 23rd June 2020

Looks like a great selection of books. Excited to enter!

Nicola K - 23rd June 2020

A fabulous selection, we're really looking forward to reading I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry

Naomi C - 23rd June 2020

Love Your Body would promote healthy body image for my children

lynn n - 19th June 2020

The Last Tree Emily Haworth-Booth

Jill M - 8th June 2020

Great selection of books here! What a good idea for a competition - thanks for the opportunity! Respect looks like it will be a fantastic book for supporting the teaching of consent in schools! Also The Last Tree looks like a beautiful book too!

Cherryll R - 5th June 2020

For me, i dont like books as it is a comment i hear often

M H - 5th June 2020

Unstoppable If ever there were a time for lessons in resilience it’s now. Perfect for my tween.

Alison B - 5th June 2020

The last tree

Alison B - 5th June 2020

The last tree

siobhan f - 4th June 2020

I'm looking forward to reading Love your Body

george o - 4th June 2020

This sounds cool

Adrian B - 4th June 2020

Definitely Wink by Rob Harrell

Dani P - 2nd June 2020

I really want Mic-Drop because at the moment, at home we have books but not for my age :( Please get Mic-Drop for me and i will make good use of it. ;)

Alison B - 29th May 2020

These all look great, particularly I Don’t Like Books.

Nicola C - 26th May 2020

Great selection of books!

Alex T - 24th May 2020

We'd love to read wink, although not the kind of thing we'd usually read, it looks like it would be an enlightening glimpse into an area we know so little about.

Amelia L - 24th May 2020

The last tree

Rosemary B - 24th May 2020

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry. LOVE the idea of this. Great list of books.

kate c - 23rd May 2020

Definitely Wink by Rob Harrell

Alison A - 23rd May 2020

Yes, No, Maybe So would be perfect in our location

Bryony D - 23rd May 2020

I am looking forward to reading Paulo and Respect. I can't wait to share with my class either in person or virtually.

CERIDWEN H - 23rd May 2020

Yeah - free books. Great! Most exciting book - The Last Tree.

Charlotte E - 23rd May 2020

RESPECT Highly relevant, extremely well presented and appealing both to children and adults alike. A great addition to the non-fiction bookshelf, at home or school.

Paul H - 23rd May 2020

Wink by Rob Harrell

Ms C - 22nd May 2020

There are some quiet activists amongst my (all?!) student readers, who'd love 'Yes, No, Maybe so' - it sounds great!

Doug M - 22nd May 2020

The Last tree <3

Jo B - 20th May 2020

This would be amazing for our school library.

Angela M - 18th May 2020

Respect. This would be great to use with my class

rachel l - 17th May 2020

Great competition. Wink

Emma G - 14th May 2020

Yes No Maybe So by Beck Albertalli

Sarah K - 12th May 2020

I don't like books. Never. Ever. would be my choice as I think it would be a great book for the kids at my school who always say exactly this! Sarah

Isobel M - 12th May 2020

Great list of books. Respect by Rachel Brian

Janet R - 12th May 2020

Paolo, Emperor of Rome by Mac Barnett

Michelle D - 11th May 2020

Fantastic selection of books, would love to read them before adding them to the school library. Mrs DB

Michelle D - 11th May 2020

Fantastic selection of books, would love to read them before adding them to the school library.

Debby B - 8th May 2020

I've always had an interest in the ancient cities and their culture so 'Paolo, Emperor of Rome' by Mac Barnett appeals to me, but the books that I would probably want to read first is 'What Momma Left Me' by Renee Watson as it is a subject matter that many people will relate to on some level and should be a good story too.

karen h - 7th May 2020

Great selection of books - fingers crossed

Annette B - 6th May 2020

I think that 'Love your body' is such a needed book in the children's market right now. So many children are on social media (Some who shouldn't be due to their age!) that constantly feel like they are not perfect enough or are trapped in the wrong body. Huge well done to Jessica Sanders for this book, it's certainly one I'll be adding to our school library!

Maria D - 5th May 2020

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry looks like an interesting read

marie z - 1st May 2020

Wow! Such an amazing set of books up for grabs! Exciting xxxx

Joel N - 29th April 2020

amazing books

julia h - 28th April 2020

I want to read ALL of them but particularly "I don't like books. Never. Ever"

jamie-louise w - 27th April 2020

Fantastic range of books!

lydia m - 23rd April 2020

These books are meant to be REALLY good!

Fiona K - 21st April 2020

A Fox called Herbert, to read to my granddaughter, and The Austen Girls for myself as I'm a big fan of Jane Austen.

Roz E - 21st April 2020

Great selection! Can't wait to read Unstoppable by Dan Freeman

Louise H - 21st April 2020

Unstoppable by Dan Freedman. Think this book will appeal to a wide range of teens out there.

Hazel C - 20th April 2020

Wink sounds like it will be a real rollercoaster of emotions, can't wait to read it.

Daniel K - 20th April 2020

A great range of titles here!

Sasha R - 20th April 2020

Amazing selection of books and they'd be welcome addition to our school library. Love Your Body by Jessica Sanders is particularly poignant for secondary school.

Ellie S - 20th April 2020

Unstoppable by Dan Freedom and Wink

Margaret G - 20th April 2020

Love your body is my favourite - great selection

Alison H - 19th April 2020

I Don't Like Books, Never Ever, The End. Looks fab.

Carol C - 18th April 2020

I don,t like books. Never. Ever. The end..... Perfect for a primary school librarian!

Sarah T - 18th April 2020

I’m excited about Unstoppable because i think it will be an easy book to recommend to a variety of my students—plus it has a few similarities with Kwame Alexander’s books, which I love!

Rachael B - 18th April 2020

Yes No Maybe So

Anthonia O - 18th April 2020

I would love to have a chance to read the book unstoppable especially as I’m an athlete struggling with staying indoors during isolation . The book sounds interesting

Anna S - 18th April 2020

I really like the look of Love Your Body. I think this book is long overdue... kids getting honest information about their own body. Should be powerful stuff; I’m really looking forward to reading this.

cath i - 18th April 2020

The last tree

Christine B - 18th April 2020

Amazing selection of star books. Can’t wait to read your recommendations and add them to the school library.

Vicky W - 18th April 2020

Amazing selection of books!

Leah T - 18th April 2020

The Last Tree & RESPECT would be my favourites.

Anthea H - 18th April 2020

I would love to read The Last Tree with my granddaughter.

Jacqui G - 18th April 2020

I Don't Like Books, etc. This looks like a really fun, interesting book that should capture a child's imagination.

Wendy T - 18th April 2020

What Momma Left Me by Renee Watson - this would be a great book for my 13 year old daughter to read - it would give her some perspective on different cultures and help her realise just how lucky she is to live in the UK. She enjoys reading and I think this book would really challenge her thoughts.

Natasha A - 17th April 2020

Can't wait to read Paolo.

Marion P - 17th April 2020

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth

Diary Of Difference ( - 17th April 2020

Amazing collection of books!!! x

Louise L - 17th April 2020

An amazing collection of powerful books - so hard to choose which to get

Liz B - 17th April 2020

There’s something for both my daughters here. I like the sound of Respect to reinforce positive messages.

Andrea H - 17th April 2020

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry

RHIANNON T - 17th April 2020

Amazing selection of books!

Laura R - 16th April 2020

The children in my year 6 book club were begging me to read Unstoppable by Dan Freedman after we read about it on this website so we agreed to get it for our next book and then we went into lockdown :( So, I really want to read that one and also The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth.

Claire G - 16th April 2020

Unstoppable by Dan Freedman

Laura W - 15th April 2020

Such good book choices!

Suzanne G - 14th April 2020

I want my son to read Unstoppable - looks a great book!

Laura L - 10th April 2020

We can't wait to read Wink by Rob Harrell I think my boys will love it. Thanks for the chance

Victoria J - 7th April 2020

I'm really looking forward to sharing The Last Tree with my daughters

Andi G - 7th April 2020

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth

Sue O - 7th April 2020

Wink by Rob Harrell

Alana W - 6th April 2020

Paolo, Emperor of Rome, because my sons and I find the Roman Empire fascinating since we visited Pompeii.

Sally C - 6th April 2020

Paolo, Emperor of Rome by Mac Barnett looks fabulous

Kevin S - 5th April 2020

It would be brilliant to win some books for our school library. A lovely thing for our students to come back to after their extended leave.

Louise O - 5th April 2020

Respect, though Wink seems to be a popular choice on here. Would be thrilled to win any of these lovely books

Andrea F - 5th April 2020

I don't like books never, ever, the end by Emma Perry

Annabel G - 5th April 2020

I am looking forward to Unstoppable by Dan Freedman

Anne S - 5th April 2020

Anne_Shirley A fantastic selection of books with something for everyone. More treasure on that list than all the pirates loot on treasure island.

Tracy N - 5th April 2020

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth

amy f - 5th April 2020

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth

claire w - 5th April 2020

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry

Marion G - 5th April 2020

Wink - such an interesting idea for a story and a great deal to discuss with children as they are reading it.

Ruth H - 5th April 2020

RESPECT by Rachel Brian

Abby S - 4th April 2020

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry This sounds quite interesting :)

Jenny M - 4th April 2020

My daughter would love the book I don't like books, never ever, the end. She does like reading but I think she would find this funny.

MARIA R - 4th April 2020

LOVE YOUR BODY - great book for increasing self confidence

Lisa W - 3rd April 2020

The Last Tree by Emily Haworth-Booth

Susie W - 3rd April 2020

Unstoppable, a lot of us can relate to sibling rivalry!

Daniel O - 2nd April 2020

I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End by Emma Perry

kathleen m - 2nd April 2020

Wink by Rob Harrell is a book that will resonate with most children including my grandson who is in middle school now

Simon H - 2nd April 2020

Great idea for identifying quality books and a very generous prize. Thanks for the opportunity!

Nancy T - 2nd April 2020

Wink by Rob Harrell

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