Special School Library Pack

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

The pack provides you with a selection of top-quality titles to support your students in reading for enjoyment, discussing books and developing a long-term love of reading. The ten books offer a wide range of styles, themes and formats to ensure there’s something for everyone.

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, and graphic novels.

If you have any questions about this then please email schoollibrarypack@booktrust.org.uk.

View the full list of 2020/21 Special School Library Pack books

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Additional practitioner guidance for each book provides ideas and advice on supporting all students to read for pleasure, no matter their reading needs, through a range of fun and sociable activities.

Guides and resources to support the 2020/21 Special School Library Pack coming soon

This pack is most suitable for students aged 11-14 with additional needs and is designed to be used flexibly in a range of school settings.

‘The pack included a wide enough range to engage students across a broad spectrum of interests, it was a lovely high quality pack and has been very beneficial to our students. Thank you so much.’ Deputy Head Teacher

'The children's delight was heartwarming': Using the Pack

The 2020/21 Special School Library Pack books

Special School Library Pack 2020/21 books

The Usborne Book of Night Time, Laura Cowan & Bonnie Pang
Touch and Explore: Bugs and Other Little Creatures, Stephanie Babin & Helene Convert
Welcome to my Crazy Life, Joshua Seigal & Chris Piascik
Eagle Warrior, Gill Lewis 
Rise Up, Amanda Li 
Super Sidekicks, Gavin Aung Than
Yours Sincerely, Giraffe, Megumi Iwasa & Jun Takabatake
Why the Face?, Jean Jullien
Once Upon a Star, James Carter & Mar Hernandez
Planet Rescue, Patrick George

Read our tips and advice for special schools

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