School Library Pack

For students in Years 7-9, the School Library Pack includes 40 free books across three categories: Future Classics, Reluctant Readers and Non-Fiction.

With five titles per category, multiple copies of the Future Classics and additional practitioner guidance, the pack is perfect for promoting sociable reading experiences and reading for pleasure. Registration is now closed for School Library Pack 2018.

Download this year's guides and posters

School Library Pack illustration

This pack is most suitable for students aged 11-14 and is designed to be used flexibly in a range of school settings. It includes a variety of formats, such as fiction, non-fiction, verse, graphic novels and accessible titles, to engage all students, no matter where they are on their reading journey.

‘I am always delighted with the range and scope of the packs and have found them a great help in supporting and developing reading for pleasure across school. There is something for everyone!’ School Librarian

Here's this year's future classics list.

School Library Pack Future Classics list

Booked by Kwame Alexander

Stargazing for Beginners by Jenny McLachlan

Pax by Sara Pennypacker (illustrated by Jon Klassen)

Running on the Roof of the World by Jess Butterworth

The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon


This year's reluctant reader titles

School Library Pack 2017 Reluctant Reader titles

Ring of Roses, Mary Hooper

Thicker than Water, Anne Cassidy

Danger Really is Everywhere, David O’Doherty and Chris Judge

Liam, Benjamin Zephaniah

Hilda and the Troll, Luke Pearson


Announcing this year's non-fiction titles

School Library Pack 2017 non-fiction titles

Science Tales, Darryl Cunningham

Football School, Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton

Mind Your Head, Juno Dawson

Hidden like Anne Frank, Marcel Prins and Peter Henk Steenhuis

100 Things to Know About Space, (Usborne)

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Guides and resources

School Library Pack resources

There are a set of wonderful guides, posters and reading group notes available to download free, to help your school get the most of the 2017-18 School Library Pack.


Encourage reading for pleasure

Bookbuzz 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 8 and selected by a panel of experts.


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