We want your book recommendations!

School book cupboards are full of well-loved staples like Of Mice and Men and the Catcher in the Rye. But have you got something new and different in your classroom library? Find out how to share your recommendations and win great prizes below!


The stock in most primary and secondary schools will include its fair share of timeless classics, and many book cupboards now also feature well-known modern greats like Harry Potter, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Skellig.

What we're looking for are your literary recommendations that others may not have heard about yet: great titles in your cupboards or class libraries that have learners hooked on reading!

We've got a great selection of prizes to give away in the spirit of literary exploration. The first five recommendations submitted will all win a selection of great books for their class library!

To contribute to our 'Teachers Recommend' feature, simply email us with the following information: title and author, age range, and a short paragraph explaining what's so good about the book. You should also tell us whether you teach primary or secondary pupils.

To kick things off, my recommendation from years in the classroom is the graphic novel The Savage by David Almond - check it out here!

The closing date for entries is Friday 27th January 2012.