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Like adults, children have a wide variety of interests so a book which fascinates one may bore the socks off another. As a result, we have divided these book reviews by topic and type rather than age group. We have also picked out some exceptional books as Word Pool Gems.

Due to pressure of work, we've decided not to add new reviews to the site for the time being, but we hope you'll find the existing ones useful.


 
Art Famous Artists   
Looking at Art     
   
Books for Babies Books for babies and toddlers   
Nursery Rhymes  
   
Christmas Nativity Stories     
Stories with Father Christmas     
Stories without Father Christmas    
Christmas Film Tie-ins and Videos    
Christmas poetry    
Christmas Activity Books   
Nativity Plays   
   
Disability

Disabled main character  
Information for disabled young people  
Signing
      

   
Feelings

Adoption and Fostering   
Behaviour - good and bad
Changing school   
Dads     
Feeling Different   
Death of a Grandparent 
Death of a Pet    
Divorce, separation and step families    
Fear of the Dark   
Friendship   
Grief   
Illness in the family   
Loving and Caring   
New Baby in the Family   
Potties, Poo and Soggy Beds    
Self Esteem    
Separation  
Starting School  

   
Festivals (for books on Christmas, see separate section)
Chinese New Year   
Diwali   
Easter   
Ramadan and Eid   
Other Festivals    
 
Fiction

The Big Read  
Choosing Fiction  
Dinosaur Stories   
Favourite Five Archive   
Traditional Tales    
Spin-offs from Traditional Tales  

   
Geography Life in other countries   
   
Health Going into Hospital   
Nits   
Teeth - wobbly and otherwise   
Wearing Glasses     
Yoga and Relaxation

 
History and Politics

Ancient Civilizations     
British History     
Dinosaurs    
Famous People   
First World War     
Politics   
Second World War    
Timelines and the Sequence of History    
War and Peace
(including refugees)  


 
Languages

Bilingual Books   
Learning another language  

   
Novelty Books

Book with letters   
Books with clever page turns      
Books with sounds
 
Novelty books for toddlers     
Novelty non-fiction  

   
Numeracy (also see the numeracy section )
Counting Books   

 
Poetry

Nonsense Verse    
Poetry books with a theme     
Poetry anthologies with mixed themes   


 
Reference

Atlases     
Dictionaries   
Rhyming dictionaries    
Encyclopedias    
Choosing a thesaurus   
Punctuation
    


 
Science Animals and Animal Behaviour   
Discoveries and Inventions   
The Environment   
Forces      
Habitats
Heat and Cold  
Life Cycles   
Light and Shadow   
Materials   
Plants and Gardening   
Secrets of Life   
Space and Time
 

 
Seasons Autumn   
Winter    
Spring   
Summer
   
Sports and Hobbies

Ballet     
Chess   
Horses and Riding     


Useful Links
     
 

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