We are bursting with the brilliance of Bookflixour brand new reading recommendation project, here at Southill.  Through an interactive display within our school hall, children are able to browse and borrow ‘trending’ books across EYFS, KS1 and KS2 classes based on their very own recommendations.  Also included are regular ‘top picks’ which are selected stories based on current topics, because you read or staff suggestions, etc.

Perhaps one of the most exciting elements to our Bookflix project, as well as the opportunity to regularly read new and exciting books, is the addition of our very own Cracking Good Reads videos.  Children are invited to star in a digital book review, recommending a story for others to read and to be added within our top picks section.  Here is our latest video:


All children at Southill are encouraged to borrow our BookFlix books, remembering to write their name on the form provided so that we know where the book has gone.  Any children who wish to star in their own Cracking Good Reads video, should complete an application form which is available to download below, copies can also be found next to our Bookflix display.  Completed forms can be returned to our Bookflix display, all applications will be accepted.  Multiple recommendations are also welcome, however in order to include everybody we may need to choose just one book per child over a period of time.  We will be filming these videos each month.

Download application form here: BOOKFLIX Cracking Good Reads Video APPLICATION FORM  


I Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak

The Girl who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson

Wildspark by Vashti Hardy

Owen and the Soldier by Lisa Thompson

The Dragon in the Library by Louie Stowell

A Kid in my Class by Rachel Rooney

Wonder by RJ Palacio

The Street Beneath my Feet by Charlotte Guillain

The World of Norm by Jonathan Mares

Cracking Good Reads recommendations:

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway by Jeff Kinney

The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith

Mikubon by Ontama

Jacky Daydream by Jacqueline Wilson

The Princess and the Wizard by Julia Donaldson



The Smeds and the Smoos by Julia Donaldson

My Big Shouting Day by Rebecca Patterson

Oliver’s Fruit Salad by Alison Bartlett

Molly’s Moon Mission by Duncan Beedie

Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett

Stardust by Jeanne Willis and Briony May Smith

The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith



Holes by Louis Sachar

Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley

In the Darkling Wood by Emma Carroll

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge

Top Marks for Murder by Robin Stevens

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

A Place Called Perfect by Helena Duggan

The Good Thieves by Catherine Rundell

The Longest Night of Charlie Noon by Christopher Edge