TOP 5 BOOKS

Top 5 children’s books set in Africa, chosen by Efua Traoré
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Top 5 children’s books set in Africa, chosen by Efua Traoré

The Nigerian-German children’s author and short story writer selects five books that bring the African continent to vivid life

Top 5 books for young nature lovers, chosen by Dr Jess French
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Top 5 books for young nature lovers, chosen by Dr Jess French

Zoologist , broadcaster and author Jess French selects five books to get children interested in the natural world.

Top 5 books on the light shed by astrophysics, selected by Dr Emma Chapman
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Top 5 books on the light shed by astrophysics, selected by Dr Emma Chapman

The physicist from Imperial College London selects five books about human discovery and the wonders of the universe.

Top 5 books about multicultural London, chosen by Ania Bas
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Top 5 books about multicultural London, chosen by Ania Bas

Top 5 books about trans lives, chosen by Matt Bates
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Top 5 books about trans lives, chosen by Matt Bates

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Top 5 books for rebel girls, chosen by Vivian French
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Top 5 books for rebel girls, chosen by Vivian French

Top 5 books written by refugees, chosen by Gulwali Passarlay
Top 5 Books

Top 5 books written by refugees, chosen by Gulwali Passarlay

Biologist Beth Shapiro’s top 5 books about humans and nature
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Biologist Beth Shapiro’s top 5 books about humans and nature

Top 5 books set in fictional bad places, chosen by JL George
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Top 5 books set in fictional bad places, chosen by JL George

Top 5 spooky books written by women
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Top 5 spooky books written by women

Top 5 books about unreliable therapists, chosen by Graeme Macrae Burnet
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Top 5 books about unreliable therapists, chosen by Graeme Macrae Burnet

Top 5 books about the Windrush Generation, chosen by author Paul Mendez
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Top 5 books about the Windrush Generation, chosen by author Paul Mendez

Top 5 books for children, chosen by Matt Lucas
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Top 5 books for children, chosen by Matt Lucas

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Top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, from Catch-22 to The Handmaid’s Tale
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Top 5 books about faceless bureaucracies, from Catch-22 to The Handmaid’s Tale

Top 5 books for young explorers
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Top 5 books for young explorers

Top 5 books for keeping kids active
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Top 5 books for keeping kids active

Top 5 books for aspiring lovers
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Top 5 books for aspiring lovers

Top 5 books by autistic authors
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Top 5 books by autistic authors

Top 5 historical heroines of 2021
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Top 5 historical heroines of 2021

Top 5 books written by ghostwriters
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Top 5 books written by ghostwriters

Top 5 books about looking the other way
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Top 5 books about looking the other way

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Top 5 books to read while grieving
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Top 5 books to read while grieving

Top 5 kid’s picture books with black people in them
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Top 5 kid’s picture books with black people in them

Top 5 books for adults to share with kids
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Top 5 books for adults to share with kids

Top 5 gothic novels
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Top 5 gothic novels

Top 5 books about art
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Top 5 books about art

Top 5 young adult books
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Top 5 young adult books

Top 5 books featuring teenage friendships
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Top 5 books featuring teenage friendships

Top 5 unconventional self-help books
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Top 5 unconventional self-help books

Top 5 book antidotes to our miserable times
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Top 5 book antidotes to our miserable times

Top 5 audiobooks to boost your mental health
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Top 5 audiobooks to boost your mental health

Top 5 books about love that survives war and other duress
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Top 5 books about love that survives war and other duress

Top 5 books about boys
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Top 5 books about boys

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