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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.

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Q&A with Peters' Senior Library Designer, Jess McCoy

1 Dec 2020

Q&A with Peters' Senior Library Designer, Jess McCoy

Peters' Senior Library Designer Jessica McCoy works with schools to make the most of their libraries, whatever their budget. She shares her top tips with us.


Each week our librarians and curriculum specialists highlight the most exciting new fiction and non-fiction titles – books we feel are unmissable library and classroom essentials which will grab students' attention and get them reading for pleasure. 

New titles

The latest new children's and young adult titles, published this week.

UK Top 20 Children's and YA fiction

Bestselling UK titles for the week ending 28th November 2020.

Festive reads for primary schools

To spread a bit of early Christmas cheer, our librarians have created these seasonal book lists for each year group from Nursery through to Year 6. Ideal for reading aloud to or with your classes, or to recommend to parents.

KS5 fiction and non-fiction

New fiction and non-fiction highlights suitable for secondary school libraries.

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Our customers say

Thank you so much for all your help and support with our recent order. Year 10 have been delighted with their books so far and I think you are fabulous to have kept everything running so smoothly in these difficult times.

Liz Stafford, Holy Trinity Catholic School

I visited the Peters showroom in December and it was wonderful! I was like a kid in a sweet shop, there were 1000’s and 1000’s of books to choose from. I was made to feel very special and welcome. Jude, the Showroom Manager, was particularly knowledgeable; what she does not know about children’s books is not worth knowing. The great thing about the showroom was that I came away with not only the books I had intended but a bounty of new books which Jude suggested to capture the children's interest and imagination. I can’t wait to come back again.

Domonique Lowe, Literacy Co-ordinator at Blakedown 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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