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Dundee 100 Reads

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Dundee’s 100 favourite children’s books are revealed!

How many can you read?

Download the Dundee 100 Reads leaflet Download the Dundee 100 Reads list

More than 1,500 children and families across the city shared their favourite children’s books helping to shape the Dundee 100 Reads booklist.

The list - featuring books for children of all ages, from early years through to teenagers - aims to encourage young people to enjoy reading and to read more widely, by inspiring them to try books that have been recommended by their peers.

Dundee 100 Reads sample titles

Finding the perfect book

There’s a book out there for everyone! Check out our tips for choosing the right book for you:

  • Think about what type of book you’re in the mood for. Scary? Funny? Serious?
  • DO judge a book by its cover! Do you like the cover? Have you read and enjoyed other books that look similar?
  • Has anyone recommended a book to you? Does it sound like something you’d like to read too?
  • Give it a try! Open it up and look at the first page – do you want to read on?

Dundee 100 Reads is split into age categories, but these are just a guide. You can read any book whenever you are ready. Ask a librarian or teacher for help if you can’t decide.

Visit your local library

Most of the books on Dundee 100 Reads can be borrowed for free from libraries across Dundee, or even from their online collection of ebooks. Find information on joining the library.

Dundee Libraries is also urging children to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. This year’s challenge looks a little different; the challenge is still to read six books over the summer holidays, but children are invited to explore the wonderful city of Dundee and visit some (or all) of their friendly neighbourhood libraries where they can collect stamps and activity maps, and have the opportunity to win prizes! Families can visit their local library or head online for more information.

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