Please note that some of our publishers and distributors are experiencing delays with delivery and this may affect our normal supply times. We will continue to dispatch your books as soon as they are available. If you’d like further information please email us at hello@peters.co.uk. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.

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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

How kind is our school? Free surveys from Kidscape and BounceTogether

20 Sep 2021

How kind is our school? Free surveys from Kidscape and BounceTogether

Kidscape and BounceTogether have worked together to provide schools with free online surveys based on the theme of kindness, to help measure experiences of kindness within the school community.

New Titles

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

UK Top 20 Children's and YA fiction

Bestselling UK titles for the week ending 11th September 2021.

Autumn highlights

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

Recycle Week 20th - 26th September 2021

Books for primary schools exploring issues around sustainability and climate change, specially chosen by our librarians for this year's Recycle Week which begins on 20th September.

KS5 fiction and non-fiction

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

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Our customers say

I've always wanted a Peters library and it doesn't disappoint! The furniture is bright and sturdy and the pupils (and all our visitors) absolutely love our new library space. We love it!

C. Dunnaker, Librarian, King Edward VI Northfield School for Girls

Just wanted to say what a great resource your website is, so useful when trying to select books. From all the information you offer on each book to the immensely usable format, it is always a pleasure to visit! I just felt I needed to say it!! Many thanks - keep it up!

Helen Smith, Library Resources Manager, Thomas Estley Community College

Thank you to you and all your team for keeping your service going through these difficult times. We, here at St Helens SLS, are really appreciating receiving all the new stock we have ordered so swiftly. It has enabled us, in turn, to keep our service as normal as possible for the schools.

Cato Tempelman, Schools Library Manager, St Helens Schools Library Service

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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