GHR Booklists

In this section you will find booklists linked to the Get Hounslow Reading project.

The lists include books from Reading for Pleasure and Contingent Talk starter packs to Charlotte Raby's book recommendations.

Where these lists can also be found on the GHR Padlets, we have included the links.

The following starter packs were carefully selected by Nikki Gamble of Just Imagine story centre. Each school joining the programme will receive a set of books for use during the sessions.

It is expected that teachers read and know these books intimately so that they can inspire and engage the pupils to develop their reading for pleasure practice.

GHR starter pack 2021/22

GHR starter pack 2022/23

Here is a list of great books for reading aloud to make chatter matter.

Nostalgia reads, fiction, non fiction and poetry, here's something for everyone.

Reading Aloud Booklist

Nikki Gamble from Just Imagine Story Centre came to talk to teachers about non-fiction books.

Click the links below for high quality titles to use with pupils.

EYS/KS1 Book Blast

KS2 – The Golden Age of Non-Fiction

Here are lists of books recommended in the following genres:

  • Graphic novels
  • Picture & wordless books
  • Comic book novels
Be careful …

Some graphic novels can make for difficult class conversations so make sure they’re appropriate for the age group.









Head over to the poetry Padlet for some great poetry sites and amazing recommendations for you to use with your pupils.

Poetry Padlet

For further information please contact Nikola Standing –

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