Facts about Reading 
  1. Children who like to read, are three times more likely to have better mental health.
  2. Children who have higher reading skills are more able to learn new content across all subjects in the curriculum and have higher attainment in Mathematics.
  3. Children who read outside of school are more likely to secure managerial and professional jobs.
  4. Reading for pleasure enhances empathy, understanding of self and others and confidence.

Drop Everything and Read every Monday. Please ensure that your child has a reading book with her, every day.


Students can borrow books from our library during their allocated time slots. Our students are encouraged to approach the library prefects with book recommendations.

If you have any recommendations for books or would like to donate books to our library, please email us on admin@hkkg.bham.sch.uk

We hope to resume half-term library visits in the new year.

How to support your child’s Literacy

Click here for guidance on how to support your child’s literacy.

Recommended Reading


A place for zero-Charlesbridge Math Adventure by Virginia Kroll 

What’s the Point of Maths? DK 

Why Pi?: Big Questions About Math by Johnny Ball 

Equal Shmequal (Charlesbridge Math Adventures) by Virginia Kroll 



 Alex’s Adventures in Number Land  

Alex Bellos Alex Through the Looking Glass  

Alex Bellos the Code Book  

Simon Singh Fermat’s Last Theorem  

Recommended reading 

ITCH, by Simon Mayo 

ITCH Rocks, by Simon Mayo 

Horrible sciences collection of books (Sounds Dreadful, Deadly Diseases, Chemical Chaos, Bulging Brains, Fatal Forces, Nasty Nature, Ugly Bug, Fatal Forces, Vicious Veg and Painful Poison) 

Kay’s anatomy, by Jacqueline Wilson  

Why is snot green?, by Glenn Murphy  

Born to Fly , by Steve Sheinkin  

Periodic Tales and What If, by Randal Monroe  

Chernobyl Prayer, by Svetlana Alexievich 

Beauty Sleep, by Kathryn Evans 

 A brave new world, by Aldous Huxley 

 The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot. 

 Everything, by Steve Jones.  


 Science fiction books for 6-16 year olds

 STEM recommended reading list