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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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Benefits of outdoor learning and forest schools

18 May 2022

Benefits of outdoor learning and forest schools

Ahead of Outdoor Classroom Day on Thursday 19th May, we examine the benefits of outdoor learning and forest schools on pupils’ physical and mental health.

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New and highlighted

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

UK Top 20 Children's and YA fiction

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Bestselling children's and young adult fiction for the week ending 14th May 2022.

Young Jubilee Read

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To complement the Big Jubilee Read list from The Reading Agency and BBC Arts, Peters has put together a list of 70 books for children and teenagers featuring titles from the last 70 years (10 from each decade), that reflect the best of British publishing.

Elmer Day 2022

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Elmer Day returns on 28th May! Don't miss this selection of our favourite Elmer the Elephant titles as well as other classic titles by beloved children's author, David McKee.

KS5 fiction and non-fiction

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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

The expert team of librarians at Peters created a fantastic book list to complement the KS3 English knowledge-rich curriculum of one of our schools, saving us hours of work and broadening book choices. These now provide a great resource in the school library to support students’ understanding of the topics in the curriculum and extend their reading.

Nicola Gale, Project Manager, School Development Support Agency

The books Peters selected are excellent - new, current and perfectly pitched to our children's interests. The books have reinvigorated enthusiasm for reading across the school and are worth every penny we spent!

Jo Lowe, Deputy Head Teacher, Inglehurst Junior School

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