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.
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.
'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
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
In your School Library Pack, you will receive:
6 copies of each of the following Future Classics:
1 copy of each of the following Reluctant Reader titles:
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
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
There are lots of supporting resources available to download, including reading guides, posters and information on how to start a reading group...
For more information about the School Library Pack please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.