School Library Pack

School Library Pack

More than 4,000 secondary schools in England have registered for the free School Library Pack 2014-15!

Registration is now closed for this year and will reopen for 2015-16 at the end of May.

This free pack of books and resources supports staff to create a reading culture that reaches all students, encouraging students to discuss what they are reading and join in activities such as reading groups.

School Library Pack is available free of charge to any school or education provider in England with Year 7 students. The programme is funded by the Department for Education, and generously supported by children’s book publishers.


In 2013-14 the School Library Pack for both mainstream and special schools was extremely well received by staff and students. The majority of respondents reported that the pack would encourage students to try new authors, try new types of books and engage in more discussions about books as well as supporting a culture of wider and more frequent reading for pleasure at the school.


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In 2013/14 more than 3,800 schools received the pack. One school said:

‘It's such an excellent idea and focuses the LRC staff on activities to complement what many of us are already trying to achieve in raising the profile of reading for pleasure and all the benefits that that entails for the individual. The books help us to create a reading culture within college. Thank you.’


Each pack for mainstream schools in 2014-15 will contain:

Future classics

Six copies each of:

  • The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket by John Boyne
  • The Company of Ghosts by Berlie Doherty
  • Runners by Ann Kelley
  • Binny for Short by Hilary McKay
  • Into That Forest by Louis Nowra



School library pack future classics line up











Graphic novels

One copy each of:


  • Fish Head Steve by Jamie Smart
  • Azzi In Between by Sarah Garland
  • Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
  • Line of Fire Diary of an Unknown Soldier by Barroux


School library pack graphic novels line up



Reluctant reader titles

One copy each of:


  • A Lily, A Rose by Sally Nicholls
  • Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads by David Almond
  • Milo and One Dead Angry Druid by Mary Arrigan
  • Pig and the Talking Poo by Barbara Catchpole
  • Mad, Bad and Just Plain Dangerous World War II by John Townsend
  • War Dog by Chris Ryan


 SLP reluctant readers jacket line-up



Supported by specially commissioned Reading Group Guides.



View the Future Classics booklist

Special school packs

A separate pack for special schools is also available including:


  • Mad, Bad and Just Plain Dangerous World War II by John Townsend
  • Cheese Hunt by Kathryn White and Corinne Bittler
  • The Dragon with a Big Nose by Kathy Henderson
  • Journey by Aaron Becker
  • Klaus Vogel and the Bad Lads David Almond
  • Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale, Alex Strick and Ros Asquith
  • Shh! We have a Plan by Chris Haughton
  • Spot the Shark in the Ocean by Stella Maidment and Joelle Dreidemy
  • The Hueys in The New Jumper by Oliver Jeffers
  • The Noisy Middle Ages by Rob Lloyd Jones and David Hancock


 Special School School library Pack titles



School Library Pack resources

There are lots of resources available to download to support the School Library Pack 2014-15, including reading guides, posters and information on how to start a reading group...

School Library Pack resources 2014-15


You can view and download all this year's School Library Pack resources here


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