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Books for primary and secondary schools

At Peters we have decades of experience, and we're passionate about inspiring children and young people to read.

We believe all young people should have access to great books, and inspiring spaces to enjoy them in. Our librarians and curriculum specialists read and review more than 10,000 newly published children's and young adult books every year, so we can help and advise on your reading requirements.

News and blog

Quarto and Peters donate free copies of This Book is Anti-Racist to secondary schools and libraries

18 Oct 2021

Quarto and Peters donate free copies of This Book is Anti-Racist to secondary schools and libraries

To celebrate Black History Month, we’re joining forces with Quarto Kids to donate a completely free copy of This Book is Anti-Racist to secondary schools and libraries around the UK.

New and highlighted

A selection of the latest new children's and young adult titles, recently published.

UK Top 20 Children's and YA fiction

Bestselling children's and young adult fiction for the week ending 9th October 2021.

Autumn highlights

Some of the best books to look out for this autumn for primary and secondary schools, chosen by our team of librarians.

Spooky reads

Looking for something to read or recommend to pupils this Halloween? Look no further than our spooky stories for primary and secondary schools.

KS5 fiction and non-fiction

The latest fiction and non-fiction highlights for secondary school libraries.

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Amie Norris, Head Teacher, Viking Primary School

Peters' library reorganisation service has been invaluable in helping us move forward in developing a love of reading across the school. They provided us with such high-quality reading material, as well as removing any outdated books. The children have been so excited with the new books, and the teachers found it helpful to have non-fiction books matched to their topics. I can whole-heartedly recommend using Peters to improve reading standards within a school.

Alison Pickin, Head Teacher, St Peter's RC School

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