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A small selection of books our librarians recommend for children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7 to 11 years).

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Every month our fantastic Library Team finds some great books for children of all ages. Check out the recommended reads for September 2023 below. Log In to Your Account using your library card number and library PIN to reserve any titles and have them delivered to the library of your choice free of charge.

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Check out our dyslexia friendly books from the very best children’s authors and illustrators in the UK with a host of unique accessibility features. 

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What is STREAM? Find out more about science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and mathematics activities and how East Riding Libraries is supporting learning through fun on our STREAM page.

There's something for everyone on our 'Cool stuff for kids' page on our libraries website. From coding, to audiobooks, to eBooks, to study resources, and of course, fun stuff. There's bound to be something for you on our Cool stuff for kids page.

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Empathy is our ability to understand and share someone else’s feelings. It builds stronger, kinder communities. It’s a crucial life skill that children need to learn, thrive and make a positive difference. We’re not born with a fixed quantity of empathy – it’s a skill we can all learn. Excitingly, research shows that books are a powerful tool to develop it. When children identify with book characters, they learn to see things from other people’s point of view. As they read, they are building their empathy skills.

An expert panel has chosen forty wonderful books for children aged 3–11. Each one does a specific empathy-building job, like helping children develop new perspectives or naming and sharing emotions. They celebrate the way empathy underpins the relationships that help us feel seen and safe. 

See all our empathy themed books for children aged 3 to 11

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