Looking for a good book?
I've given Reading Matters a catchier name but it’s the same site. Yakbooks is about books and ideas for children and teenagers. It is written for intelligent young readers who are keen to choose their own books. Adults can join in too. The reviews cover both classics and modern books, from 1858 (The Coral Island) to now (Shadows, March 2018). The full list of reviews is on the Books page. There is also a list by Authors. The latest book reviews are:
- Tin by Pádraig Kenny
- Contagion by Teri Terry
- The Polar Bear Explorers' Club by Alex Bell
- Beetle Boy by M G Leonard
- First Class Murder by Robin Stevens
If you're feeling lucky, use Lucky dip! to go straight to a random book review. (Some of the books are for children and some are for quite mature readers.) When you've read about a book, you'll find suggestions on what to read next. There are also articles about some of the ideas behind the books.