School Library Pack

School Library Pack

More than 40 great books free for your school library!

The School Library Pack is available free to any secondary school or education provider in England with Year 7 students.

'When I was at school, the school library was the place we went to find brilliant books; it was the school librarian who pressed books into our hands and said "trust me, you'll love it" (she was always right). But too many school libraries are now facing budget cuts, threatening their ability to stock the book that will transform a child's life. Which is why Book Trust's School Library Pack is so important.' Book Trust CEO, Diana Gerald

Read more about the School Library Pack  from  Book Trust CEO Diana Gerald


Register for the free School Library Pack 2015-16
Its quick and easy to register online. The School Library Pack is very popular so make sure you register your school soon to avoid missing out. Information about delivery dates will be added here soon.

The pack of carefully selected books and supporting resources aims to help staff create a reading culture that reaches all students, encouraging students to talk about  reading and join in activities such as reading groups.


In 2014-15, 4,700 secondary schools in England registered and received the free School Library Pack. The pack was enjoyed by staff and students, with staff reporting that the pack encouraged students to try new authors, new types of books and to talk more about books as well as supporting a culture of wider and more frequent reading for pleasure at the school.

‘What a wonderful opportunity you provide for school libraries to enhance their library stock with some seriously brilliant books. I also love the guides for reading groups which we will be putting to very good use’ Resources & Independent Learning Assistant, 2014


We are pleased to announce the 2015-16 School Library Pack titles including sets of: Future classics, Reluctant Readers and Short Story Collections. There is an alternative pack of carefully chosen books for special schools.


The 2015-16 School Library Pack includes all these great books

2015-16 School Library Pack books


In your School Library Pack, you will receive:


6 copies of each of the following Future Classics:

Cowgirl  GR Gemin
Smart  Kim Slater
Shine  Candy Gourlay
The Bubble Wrap Boy  Phil Earle
Terror Kid  Benjamin Zephaniah


1 copy of each of the following Reluctant Reader titles:

Robot Girl  Malorie Blackman
Jet Black Heart  Teresa Flavin 
Moose Baby  Meg Rosoff
Respect: The Walter Tull Story  Michaela Morgan
Survival  Henry Brook


1 copy of each of the following Short Story anthologies:

Unheard Voices  Collected by Malorie Blackman
War Girls: A Collection of First World War Stories
Half a Creature from the Sea  David Almond
Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron  Edited by Jonathan Strahan
A Little, Aloud  Edited by Angela Macmillan



And the 2015-16 Special School pack has this great line-up

 School Library Pack for special schools


In your special school library pack, you will receive one copy of each of the following:

Lenny Long Legs  Sam Lloyd
Press Here  Herve Tullet
You Tell Me  Roger McGough
Contact  Malorie Blackman
Respect: The Walter Tull Story  Michaela Morgan
Laika the Astronaut  Owen Davey
What the Jackdaw Saw  Julia Donaldson & Nick Sharatt
This Is Not My Hat  Jon Klassen
Lift The Flap: General Knowledge  Alex Frith
The Really Gross Body Book



Supporting resources

There are lots of supporting resources available to download, including reading guides, posters and information on how to start a reading group...


School Library Pack resources


Find the 2015-16 School Library Pack downloadable resources


For more information about the School Library Pack please contact us by emailing


The Bookbuzz programme supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure. Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 titles suitable for children in Year 7 or Year 8 and selected by a panel of experts.

What can we offer your secondary school?

We work with teachers and librarians and families in England and Wales to deliver great programmes for secondary schools. Our teaching resources are hugely popular with teachers and students as they encourage wider reading, support creative thinking and development.