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Children aged six to 12

Every library in Wiltshire has a children's area with books and other resources for you to borrow and our staff are very happy to help you find the books and information you need

All our libraries also have a 'Children's Book Information folder' with book reviews and advice for parents and carers.

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Recommended books for children aged six to 12

Here are some of our favourite book recommendation websites:

For award winning books:

In the download section you will find a list of children's books by series and also current books that our children's team recommend.

Search the library catalogue for books and request children's books for free from your local library or via the website

Here are some of our favourite author websites:

Most libraries have a copy of the book 'Who next...? : a guide to children's authors', a useful guide to help you discover who else writes similar stories to your favourite authors and also books for children who like specific sorts of stories eg animal, adventure, funny.


We have created answers to some frequently asked questions about children’s books and reading, these can be found in the download section under ‘FAQs’.
Questions include: 

  • How do I find out about the current best books for children and young people?
  • My child won’t read, please can you help?
  • How do I know if a book is suitable for my child?

We now have a number of eBooks for children, see information about how to borrow these and the catalogue of eBooks


Many of our libraries run children’s activities during term time and half term holidays.

For more information take a look at your local library page


If you need help with your homework  we have lots of books covering a wide variety of subjects, free computer use and helpful staff.

BBC Bitesize is great for homework and revision

  • We have resources that you can borrow free of charge such as talking books, large print books, dyslexia friendly books and dual language books 
  • Multi-sensory stories contain various objects and other items that can be interacted with e.g. touched, moved, smelt, worn, played with; and relate to simple stories
  • These books are handmade by the charity Bag Books, are presented in a large box and can be borrowed like a regular book


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Last updated: 7 March 2017 | Last reviewed: 7 March 2017