Reading Lists

A New Selection of Recommended Reading Books!

Clare Zinkin is our children’s book specialist. She has produced an updated set of booklists for children in years 3 to 6, which we offer with our compliments to families using our other services.

Each of the year group booklists has two versions: A list for the adults/parents explaining the reasons for its selection and the genre that each book fits into, and another for the children, in case they want to choose from the list themselves. This latter list is alphabetical, so that children choose on the basis of subject matter rather than being told they are ‘reluctant readers’ or reading a ‘classic’.

About Clare:

Clare Zinkin is a children’s book and reading for pleasure specialist. She firmly believes, given the right environment, that all children would love reading if they found the right books.

Using her extensive knowledge of children’s books from her publishing background and her in-depth reading of children’s literature, Clare recommends children’s books to parents, children and schools. She writes a twice-weekly blog with news and reviews of children’s books, as well as featuring author interviews.

Clare is in contact with all the major children’s publishers as well as many independents, represents London at the Federation of Children’s Book Groups, and helps run testing for the Red House Children’s Book Award. She also runs a library club at a local primary school, and is a member of IBBY.

Clare worked for many years as a children’s book editor, starting at Dorling Kindersley, before going freelance. She has also been a literacy governor of a primary school, and regularly puts schools in touch with authors.

Personalised booklists for your child:

 Clare also makes tailored booklists either for individual children, according to their likes and dislikes, or on themes, such as coping with the death of a grandparent, or confronting fears of the dark. She can also advise parents on helping their children become lifelong readers.

To contact Clare about these personalised services, please call JK Educate on 020 3448 0754 or click here.


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