School Library Pack

For students in Years 7-9, the free 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 for 2019 will open on 17 September.

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

This year's School Library Pack 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 School Library Pack Reluctant Reader list

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


This year's School Library Pack Non-Fiction list

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.

5 ways to engage students with the School Library Pack

Top tips from the School Librarian of the Year

Lucas Maxwell has been sharing the books and resources with his students at Glenthorne High School. Here's how he's made reading fun there.


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.