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Teachers Reading Challenge

20 Picture Fiction Books for Primary and Secondary Teachers

by Rich Charlesworth

Booklist

BECKER, Aaron
A Stone for Sascha
Candlewick Press
Wordless Text, Loss

GREDER, Armin
The Island
Allen and Unwin
Prejudice

BEATY, Andrea / ROBERTS, David
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez
Abrams Books
Leadership, Standing up for your beliefs

DAVIES, Nicola / FISHER, Cathy
Perfect
Graffaeg
Disability, Family

MORTIER, Tine / VERMEIRE, Kaatje
Maia and What Matters
Book Island Books
Intergenerational relationships

BRYON, Nathan / ADEOLA, Dapo
Clean Up
Puffin
Caring for our environment

COELHO, Joseph / LUMBERS, Fiona
Luna Loves Library Day
Anderson Press
Love our Libraries

JOHAN, Dunja / HELIEWELL, Olivia
Felix After the Rain
Tiny Owl
Hope

NAYLOR-BALLESTEROS, Chris
The Suitcase
Nosy Crow
Refugee experience

LOVE, Jessica
Julian is a Mermaid
Walker Books
Acceptance

TAN, Shaun
The Arrival
Hodder Children’s Books
Displacement, Migration

SOUNDAR, Chitra / Mistry, Poonam
You’re Strong With Me
Lantana Publishing
Family, Guidance

ALMOND, David / PINFOLD, Levi
The Dam
Walker Studio
Memory, Landscape, Music

CREW, Gary / WOOLMAN, Steven
The Watertower
Era Publications
Suspense

DAMM, Antje
The Visitor
Gecko Press
Embracing the unexpected

JEFFERS, Oliver
Here We Are
Harper Collins
Understanding our place in the world

CALI, Davide / BLOCH, Serge
The Enemy
Wilkins Farago
Conflict, Empathy

SMITH, Sydney
Small in the City
Walker Books
Love, Tenderness

MCQUINN, Anna / BEARDSHAW, Rosalind
Lulu’s First Day
Alanna Max
Encouragement

TODD STANTON, Joe
A Mouse Called Julian
Flying Eye Books
Friendship

About Richard Charlesworth

Richard Charlesworth is an experienced Key Stage 2 teacher and Professional Teaching Enhancement Lead of English at Springwell School. Since leading an OU/UKLA Teacher Reading Group, he has spoken at a number of conferences and delivered CPD to local schools on his use of picture books within the classroom. He is an advisor for the Research Rich Pedagogies website and UKLA representative for London. An avid reader, Richard is currently on several book review/award panels, including Empathy Lab, Just Imagine, and his local bookshop, The Alligator’s Mouth. He Tweets @rcharlesworth