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Special School Library Pack Books 2019

An image of the cover of Animal Record Breakers by Steve Parker

For students with additional needs, this collection of ten books was selected by a panel of SEND practitioners. 

Covering themes and topics appropriate for 11-14 year olds, the free pack includes a variety of accessible formats: sensory books, interactive books, picture books, dyslexia friendly books, short fiction, books with audio CDs and graphic novels.

  • Calm Down, Boris!

    Author: Sam Lloyd
    Publisher: Templar

    This interactive book comes complete with a Boris puppet making it perfect for sharing.

  • I Love You (Nearly Always)

    Author: Anna Llenas
    Publisher: Templar

    Roly is a woodlouse and Rita is a firefly - opposites attract, but sometimes their differences get annoying, so they're going to have to learn to compromise! Ingenious paper engineering and a great message make this a lovely title to share.

  • Firecrackers

    Author: Zaro Weil Illustrator: Jo Riddell
    Publisher: ZaZaKids Books

    This is more than just your standard collection of poem! This beautifully-illustrated anthology of verse, rap, fairytales and rhyming plays is perfect for sharing.

  • Beast Quest: The Dark Cauldron

    Author: Adam Blade
    Publisher: Orchard Books

    Evil wizard Malvel has stolen a powerful item that he plans to use to destroy the kingdom of Avantia, but will Tom and Elenna be able to stop him? You'll be the one to decide in this entertaining choose-your-own-path story.

  • The 91-Storey Treehouse

    Author: Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
    Publisher: Macmillan

    Best friends Andy and Terry live in an incredible treehouse, but when their publisher's grandchildren come to stay, things soon get out of control. A laugh-out-loud book perfect for Diary of a Wimpy Kid fans.

  • Prehistoric Actual Size

    Author: Steve Jenkins
    Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

    From teeny-tiny creatures to ginormous ones, discover amazing prehistoric animals (and how big they are compared to you!) in this fascinating, ingenious picture book.

  • See Inside Great Cities

    Author: Rob Lloyd Jones Illustrator: David Hancock
    Publisher: Usborne

    This interactive lift-the-flap book for older children lets you explore the world's most famous cities and their amazing buildings, with eye-catching spreads and fascinating facts.

  • Animal Record Breakers

    Author: Steve Parker
    Publisher: Carlton Books

    Readers will love sharing the fascinating facts and surprising stats in this entertaining collection of oddities about animals.

  • Mega Robo Bros

    Author: Neill Cameron
    Publisher: David Fickling Books

    Brothers always find something to fight about. Alex and Freddy are no different - even though they're also the most powerful robots in the universe.

  • They All Saw a Cat

    Author: Brendan Wenzel
    Publisher: Chronicle Books

    A cat goes out for a walk and runs into a few other animals on the way... but isn't it funny how they all see the feline differently? A lovely story about different points of view.