The National Library of Miniature Books

Children across the country have contributed to the National Library of Miniature Books. Enjoy browsing their little handmade volumes on bookshelves illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Children across the country have contributed to the National Library of Miniature Books. Enjoy browsing their little volumes on bookshelves illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

A huge thanks to everybody who sent us books for our virtual miniature library!

We did our best to include as many children's books as possible here, and thoroughly enjoyed receiving every single submission. You can see more brilliant work on Twitter @BL_Learning, #DiscoveringChildrensBooks. This project ran from May to July 2020. Please email us at if you have any queries.

Thank you to all the schools that took part

Ashcroft Technology Academy, London
Benton Park Primary School, Newcastle upon Tyne
Brettenham Primary School, Edmonton, London
Cams Hill School, Fareham, Hampshire
Coed Glas Primary School, Llanishen, Cardiff
Eglinton Primary School and Early Years Centre, Woolwich, London
English Martyrs' Catholic Primary School, Wakefield
Fairway Primary School, Stockport, Cheshire
Fourfields Community Primary School, Yaxley, Peterborough
The Gatwick School, Crawley
Gillingham Primary School, Dorset
Glencairn Primary School, Motherwell
Greenways Primary School, Southend-on-Sea
High Meadow Community School, Coleshill
Horfield Church of England Primary School, Bristol
International School of Luxembourg
James Allen’s Girls’ School, London
John O' Gaunt School, Hungerford, Berkshire
The Market Bosworth School, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire
Meadowdale Primary School, Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Mesne Lea Primary School, Worsley, Manchester
Newtonhill School, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire
Peartree Primary School, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Silloth Primary School, Wigton, Cumbria
Sir Thomas More Roman Catholic College, Denton, Greater Manchester
Sir William Perkins’s School, Chertsey, Surrey
The Sixth Form College, Farnborough
Solefield School, Sevenoaks
St Andrew’s Primary School, Newport
St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School, Bury St Edmunds
St George’s School for Girls, Edinburgh
St Mary and St Benedict Catholic Primary School, Hillfields, Coventry
St Matthew’s Church of England Primary and Nursery Academy, Plymouth
St Lawrence’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne
St Patrick’s Primary School, Glasgow
St Paul’s Catholic Primary School, Leeds
Steyning Church of England Primary School, West Sussex
Uplands Manor Primary School, Smethwick, Sandwell
Wateringbury Church of England Primary School, Maidstone
Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School, Powys
West Earlham Junior School, Norwich
Wheeler Primary School, Hull
Wirral Grammar School for Boys, Bebington, Merseyside.

Thank you to all the children whose adults sent in their books by email or Direct Message

Alex and Dan, Alfie, Antoni, Arlo, Arlo and Honey, Benjamin and Jasmine, Blake, Charles, Charlotte, Chester, Dilana and Paloma, Eira, Elen, Emily, Eva, Fi, Filomena, Freya, Gabriella, Grace, Grace, Gwendoline, Hector, Ian and his daughter, Jack and Joe, Jamie, Jemima, Joshua, Liam, L. Wilson, Lily-Rose, Lorenzo, Magnus, Mahika, Maya, Michail, Milo and Ellis, Mireya, Newton, Nyla, Penny and Rosie, Ray, Samai, Sarah and Ariel, Serena, Shahzain, Simon and his daughter, Sophie, Talia, Theodora, Vivaan, Willow, Zoe.

Thank you to all these people – and their children – who shared books on Twitter

@13allerina, @AANLiteracy, @agnesbookbinder, @ajhaslam, @AliceHemming1, @antmcdermott, @artinholmfirth, @BellaBlakie, @bippysan, @BryonyCoombs, @callens17, @carlahoang3, @Carolinembrooke, @cghatton, @Charlot07599641, @ClaireisMoi, @Claireroberello, @Danithepants, @Dashcat5, @DeeringJulia, @DrSabinaDosani, @EggyHelen, @elvie_thompson, @EL_Voices, @EugeniaSestini, @gillt5, @gurevitchesque, @HafWeighton, @hannah99328180, @hickson_rachel, @HollHox, @IngleTeare, @JaneCow26, @JoDistin, @Julie27172243, @Just_UX, @kester_grant, @KMScattergood, @KOSUMIS1, @KPlife, @_Laura_Donald, @Lauraksayers, @LaxmanPurvl, @Leeds Ted, @ljedit, @LockdownKids,@lucyannshaw5, @Lyn20387731, @Marcelavb3, @MeisoonJumah, @MillieThinks, @minnie197, @mrlloydreads, @NicsyCat, @notnicelaura, @NoyNoisy, @nstardrama, @otherwayworks, @popsyclunk, @pwtsn, @RacheljCraig, @Rev_Nay, @ro5ward, @roaringreads, @RShellBondy, @RunUpIt, @Salleriano, @sam_gathercole, @samsteel75, @SarahCh96628103, @SarahLouSharpe, @s_olley, @smilingassassin, @sophiagrene, @stoufferoo, @SylvanianUK, @the15hfloor, @uptonlibrary, @valeproofread, @vickyharvey240, @victoriahume, @WifeMamaArtist,@Wylmenmuir, @YukiNojima1, @ziboumalin.

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