Learning how to read is the start of a wonderful journey and for some kids, it's the beginning of a lifelong love of books. In Emma Chichester Clark's gorgeous picture book, Bears Don't Read, George is sure there is more to life than fishing and chatting and when he discovers the wonder of learning how to read his life is changed forever. But we all know it's not always so easy, as explored in Mariajo Ilustrajo's latest sublime picture book I Love Books. Designed for kids who claim to hate reading, this fun page-turner will delight and inspire children to change their minds about books for good, drawn by the irresistible power and magic of stories.

Reading is for everyone! The fiction on our site is divided into different genres with stories about animals, or the chance to solve a mystery, or head off on an adventure and so much more - have a wander through our bookshelves and find your perfect story. If your young readers prefer non-fiction, there is a world of fascinating facts available to you to explore - launch into space, dip into some art or step back into history.  How will You Read, asks Laura Baker in All the Wonderful Ways to Read that inspires all children to find their own way to enjoy books. 

Books take us on journeys that we can all share,

And give us the power to go anywhere!

So no matter just how, or what book,

or your speed, what I wish for NOW . . .

Is that YOU love to read!

Books are life changing. 'Books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: you are not alone.' In Roald Dahl's classic, Matilda finds the courage to change her own story through her extraordinary powers and her love of reading. 

There are thousands of wonderful books to read and enjoy. Through an extraordinarily adventurous and original picture book Child of Books, storyteller and artist Oliver Jeffers and typographic fine artist Sam Winston take the reader through an imaginative journey to discover some of the greatest literature of all time. Too many books and not enough time!

For older readers, the characters in this selection of YA fiction love books and love reading. In The Fault in our Stars a book plays a pivotal role in the lives of Hazel and Augustus, teenagers who meet at a cancer support group. Zara in This is How you Fall in Love is obsessed with romcom novels whilst Jo March in Little Women dreams of being a writer.

We have gathered together a collection of stories that explore the magic of reading and the joy of books - inspire a lifelong love of reading with these glorious books. Perfect for young bookworms, and for those yet to discover the magic a book can bring.