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Summer holiday orders and deliveries



We remain open for business throughout the summer holidays and orders may be placed as usual.

Due to the summer break we will automatically hold all book and furniture orders due for delivery between Friday 16th July and Tuesday 31st August 2021. Delivery will resume from 1st September.



If your school will remain open throughout the summer period and you would prefer to have your books delivered during this time, or if you would like a home delivery, please contact us on 0121 666 6646 or email and we will arrange this for you. 



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

Q&A with Jamila Gavin

22 Jul 2021

Q&A with Jamila Gavin

In Her Element's deep-dive into Sophie's world offers a rare opportunity for young readers to see through the eyes of a main character with cerebral palsy.

My First Book of Microbes

My First Book of Microbes is the ideal STEM book for children it uses fascinating bite-size facts, clear and simple explanations, and attractive and absorbing illustrations to demystify the hidden world of microbes. You'll discover what they are, where they come from and what they do, as well as which ones are good and which can be harmful. Especially pertinent are the clear explanations about how viruses spread, the role of antibodies and the importance of vaccines essential understanding for us all during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic; in fact, there's a whole spread dedicated to COVID-19. Packed with clever analogies that make understanding a difficult topic easy, this STEM title is perfect for young budding scientists with an active and enquiring mind and for people of any age who are interested in learning about the natural world and the human body. AGES: 8 plus AUTHOR: Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferron is a science and physics enthusiast with degrees in physics and pharmacy. Since graduation he has been teaching science to children, continuing to study physics, working in the pharmaceutical field and staring at the universe with his telescope. He now writes popular science books. Eduard Altarriba is a graphic designer and illustrator. He runs Alababala, a Barcelona-based independent studio producing games, exhibitions, animation, apps and workbooks for children that are practical and fun. SELLING POINTS: Bestselling and award-winning illustrator and author duo of the bestselling My First Book of Quantum Physics, plus My First Book of Relativity and My First Book of the Cosmos Introduces children aged 8 and up to a complex area of science in a fun and entertaining way Adults are likely to enjoy the content and find that it increases their understanding Topical subject matter viruses, including information about COVID-19, antibodies and vaccines 215 colour illustrations

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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 24th July 2021.

Year 6/Year 7 Transition Reads

To help you support your pupils and encourage their reading during the coming months, our librarians and curriculum specialists have put together a list of recommended reads suitable for children starting Year 7 this September.


Books to read during Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. Pick from a selection of book lists including world foods, sports autobiographies, Ancient Greece, Japan and Accelerated Reader™ titles, plus special offers.

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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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