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How to choose books you'll love

Added 19 Aug 2021 | Updated 06 Sep 21

Wondering which book to read? Watch this short film to discover top tips for choosing a book!

This fun animation for primary-aged children will guide them through the process of choosing a book. Ideal to share in the classroom or a library lesson to inspire your class to explore the bookshelves.

Whether it's fiction or non-fiction, children will find tips that will help them to find a book that will match both their interests and their current reading ability, so that everyone can get immersed in the enjoyment of reading.

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This animation was created by the National Literacy Trust’s Young Readers Programme. For over 20 years the programme has been supporting children to develop a love of books and reading through a series of fun events focused on book choice and reading for enjoyment.

Find more book choice inspiration

Our Young Readers book lists are full of ideas and suggestions to inspire pupils to discover books they will enjoy. Try our What should I read next? list to help them explore their reading preferences and build their own reading identity.

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