Children's reading lists

24 must-read books for 6-8-year-olds

From classic reads to the most spectacular of space adventures, these books will beat boredom and inspire young readers. And with so many to choose from, the fun need never stop…

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Children's reading list

The best new Puffin books out in 2022

From crime-busting adventures and retold classics to fascinating history books, we’ve put together a list of the children’s stories to watch out for in 2022.

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