School Library Pack

The School Library Pack and Special School Library Pack are reading for pleasure programmes giving free books to every Secondary Schools in England with a year 7 (or equivalent) intake.

Containing carefully selected book collections for year 7-9 students, the packs will boost your library, broadening students reading and encouraging them to try different genres and authors. Alongside the exciting selection of books, the packs include resources to help you create enjoyable, social reading experiences such as book clubs to make reading fun!

The School Library Pack and the Special School Library Pack both include books that are relevant for students aged 11-14, and can be used flexibly in the classroom or school library, in special schools or mainstream schools.

The Special School Library Pack includes books and resources to support students with additional needs, while the School Library Pack is designed to cover a broad range of reading abilities and interests. You can only choose one pack per school, so explore the two options carefully before making your choice.

The packs are funded by Arts Council England, as well as BookTrust’s partners and donors, so are free for schools in England and will be delivered in January 2020.

Take a look at the 2019/20 School Library Pack books

Take a look at the 2019/20 Special School Library books

Resources for the School Library Packs will be available for download in December.

Find out more about the packs

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School Library Pack

For students in Years 7-9, the free pack includes fifteen titles, split across three categories – Future Classics, Reluctant Readers and Non-Fiction. There are five titles in each category. Five of these titles come with six copies as they are great for reading groups, making a total of 40 books.The pack is perfect for promoting sociable reading experiences and reading for pleasure.

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Special School Library Pack

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 pack includes a variety of accessible formats including sensory books, interactive books, picture books, dyslexia friendly books, short fiction, books with audio CDs and graphic novels.

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