International Literacy Day

This International Literacy Day we’re proud to be supporting the National Literacy Trust to provide 40 schools in Manchester, Leeds and Bradford with a pack of 30 books to help children with their emotional wellbeing. 

And we’re super grateful to all the lovely Bupa employees who’ve written a review to go with each of these books.

You can donate to the National Literacy Trust by texting BUPABOOK to 70450 to donate £5. Texts cost £5 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about the Trust’s work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £5 but don’t want to receive marketing communications from the National Literacy Trust, text BUPABOOKNOINFO to 70450.

Reading for wellbeing book list

Key Stage 1 

  • The Huge Bag of Worries - Virginia Ironside 
  • Kaya's Heart Song - Duva Theran Sanders 
  • Pass it on - Sophy Henn 
  • The Wardrobe Monster - Bryony Thomson 
  • The Red Dread - Tom Morgan-Jones 
  • Badger's Parting Gift - Susan Verley 
  • Breath by Breath - Paul Christelis 
  • Exploring emotions: A mindfulness guide - Paul Christelis 
  • Worries - Ximena Jeria 
  • The Worry Box - Suzanne Chiew 
  • Unlock your Imagination - DK Publishers 
  • What's Going on Inside My Head - Molly Potter 
  • Should Bella go to Bed - Rebecca Rissman 
  • Resting and Sleeping - Katie Woolley 
  • Yoga for Kids by Susannah Hoffman 

Key Stage 2 

  • Charlie Star - Terry Milne 
  • Happy, sad, feeling glad - Yasmine Ismail 
  • Mariella Queen of the Skies - Eoin Colfer 
  • Me and my fear - Francesca Sanna 
  • You are Awesome - Matthew Syed 
  • The Same Inside - Liz Brownlee 
  • The Land of New Endings - Kate Saunders 
  • Walls - Emma Fischel 
  • The Goldfish Boy - Lisa Thompson 
  • Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot - Horatio Clare 
  • Wonder - R. J. Palacio 
  • Hope - Rhian Ivory 
  • Blame my Brain - Nicola Morgan 
  • Mind your Head - Juno Dawson 
  • Are we all Lemmings and Snowflakes - Holly Bourne