Children's library help and support

Reading Well recommends books about mental health.  It provides 13 to 18 year olds with advice and information about issues like:

  • anxiety
  • stress
  • OCD

As well as difficult experiences like bullying and exams. The books have been recommended by young people and health professionals.

Reading Well for children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children's mental health and wellbeing. Books have been chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families.

The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), but includes titles aimed at a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers.

Browse the books on the list

Reading Well for children and Shelf Help books are available to borrow from your local library. Selected titles are also available to borrow as e-books and audiobooks.

Further Information

Barrington Stoke (the home of super-readable books)

For children with dyslexia or find reading difficult


Transforms lives by getting children and families reading

National Literacy Trust Words

Reading isnt only in books it's everywhere. Resources and ideas for fun activities you can do together to help your children develop their skills.

Words for Life

Includes ideas for fun activities you can do together to help your children develop their skills.


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