Schools library service

Special support

Bag Books

Bag books are actually multi-sensory story boxes containing tactile resources for classroom use to enhance children’s understanding of the story. They are ideal for people with severe or profound and multiple learning disabilities and stories are told through voice and emotion rather than words and pictures.

More about Bag Books.


Books are available published by Barrington Stoke who specialise in publishing super-readable children’s books that break down barriers which may stop kids getting into reading, including those with dyslexia or visual stress.

Shelf Help

The SLS has a Reading Well for Young People collection. This collection of fiction and non-fiction offers guidance for parents, carers, professionals and young people themselves on a range of mental health issues.

Topics covered include anxiety, bullying, confidence and selfesteem, depression and stress as well as more general issues that may face young people.