Reading Well for children

Reading Well for children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. 

Reading Well for children supports the mental health and wellbeing of children, providing children and their families and carers with information, advice and support for coping with feelings and worriesdaily life and getting through a tough time.

The 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 a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers.

Reading Well for Children collections are held at the following Inspire libraries:

  • Arnold
  • Beeston
  • Bingham
  • Carlton
  • Cotgrave
  • East Leake
  • Eastwood
  • Edwinstowe
  • Hucknall
  • Kirkby-in-Ashfield
  • Mansfield Central
  • Mansfield Woodhouse
  • Newark
  • Retford
  • Southwell
  • Stapleford
  • Sutton-in-Ashfield
  • West Bridgford

Worksop Library will also have a collection when the main library reopens.


Browse the digital leaflet here or download a copy below.  You can look to see which Reading Well books are available on the online catalogue
Find out more about the titles on The Reading Agency website here.

To see the other Reading Well booklists click here