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Woden Library

At Woden Primary School we are fortunate to have our own wonderful library. It has 1000’ s of books from which our children are able to choose from. Our children can select from picture books, adventure stories or a range of reference books. They are able to discover the delights of China, become lost in the excitement of Harry Potters’ wizardry, or even visit Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

Talented Heath Park students were able to bring our library to life with their creative flair. They have designed and painted awe-inspiring murals. The book characters which grace our walls have made our library truly unique.

Our fantastic library enables our children to escape and travel to different times and places. We are hopeful it will instil a passion for reading which will last a lifetime.

View our quotes below:

“The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely.”


“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.”


“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

AA Milne Winnie-the-Pooh

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr Seuss I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

“The more he gave away, the more delighted he became.”

Marcus Pfister The Rainbow Fish

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous th


EB White Charlotte’s Web

“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly… if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

Roald Dahl The Twits

“Who in the world am I? Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

Lewis Carroll Alice in Wonderland


Wolvohampton Central

Wolverhampton Central Library

Address: Wolverhampton Central Library, Snow Hill, Wolverhampton WV1 3AX









Phone: 01902 552025

Wednesfield Library Address

Wednesfield Library Address: 2 Well Ln, Wolverhampton WV11 1XT









Phone: 01902 556278

The benefits of joining a library:

As a member of Wolverhampton libraries, you can:

· get online access to a wide range of books, dictionaries, encyclopedias and newspaper archives

· download e-books and audiobooks

· access computers, internet and Wi-Fi (subject to availability)

· get involved in events and *activities it’s free to join the library, either by completing an online application form or you can also join the library by visiting any library in person. All you need to bring with you is your full address

Please view our large collection of Free Online readable Books!

Click the Photo of the book to download a free copy to read!

Note: Not all photos have a Working book links!

 Books for Children: 0-5

Each Peach Pear Plum

by Janet & Allan Ahlberg


This classic book from author and illustrator team Janet and Allan Ahlberg is a real favourite with family

The Jolly Postman or Other People’s Letters

by Janet & Allan Ahlberg


Brilliantly designed with lots of little details to spot, this old favourite will be enjoyed time and time again

The Snowman

by Raymond Briggs


James builds a snowman in the garden, then wakes up in the night to find that it has come to life.



by Anthony Browne

Walker Books

Hannah’s favourite animals in the whole world are gorillas, but her dad is always too busy to take her to the zoo.

Would You Rather?

by John Burningham

Random House

Would you rather drink snail squash or eat mashed worms? Help a witch make stew? Tickle a monkey?

Dear Zoo

by Rod Campbell

Campbell Books

This appealing story, in lift-the-flap, board-book format has been a favourite with toddlers ever since it was first published in 1982.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle


Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar deserves its reputation as a much-loved classic.

I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato

by Lauren Child


Charlie tricks his younger sister, Lola – an extremely fussy eater – into eating all her least favourite foods.

Princess Smartypants

by Babette Cole


Princess Smartypants does not want to get married. She enjoys being a Ms. But being a rich and pretty princess means that all the princes want her to become their wife.

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

by Lynley Dodd


This hilarious rhyming story follows Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy, as he sets off for a walk in town

Room on the Broom

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler

Macmillan Children’s Books

From former Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson and longtime collaborator Axel Scheffler comes this much-loved tale about a witch and her gang of friends.

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes

by Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury

Walker Books

This charming first book is perfect for new arrivals.

Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears

by Emily Gravett

Pan Macmillan

Little Mouse is scared of most things, from creepy crawlies and loud noises, to getting lost.

Where’s Spot?

by Eric Hill


This adorable picture book about Spot the dog is the first in the Spot series


by Shirley Hughes

Random House     When Dave loses his favourite toy, Dogger, he is desolate.

Lost and Found

by Oliver Jeffers

HarperCollins Children’s Books

Once there was a sad, lonely penguin who appeared at the door of a young boy. The boy decided he must be lost, so he set off to find his home.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

by Judith Kerr

HarperCollins Children’s Books

Sophie and her Mummy are having tea in the kitchen when in walks a hungry tiger who asks to stay to tea.

I Want My Hat Back

by Jon Klassen

Walker Books

A bear sets out in search of his hat – he loves his hat and he wants it back

Not now, Bernard

by David McKee


The classic tale of Bernard, whose distracted parents fail to notice that their son has been eaten and replaced by a monster.

Meg and Mog

by Helen Nicholl & Jan Pienkowski


In this the first story about much-loved characters Meg the witch and Mog her cat, the pair go off to a wild Hallowe’en party with all the other witches

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

Walker Books

Follow a father and his family as they go out in search of a bear.

I Want My Potty!

by Tony Ross

Andersen Press    The Little Princess hates nappies, and thinks there must be something better.

Where the Wild Things Are

by Maurice Sendak

Red Fox

First published in 1963, this classic picture book will fascinate both children and adults, evoking the fierce intensity of childhood

The Cat in the Hat

by Dr Seuss

HarperCollins Children’s Books

When Sally and her brother are left alone on a rainy day, they think they are in for a dull time – but then the Cat in the Hat appears.

The Elephant and the Bad Baby

by Elfrida Vipont & Raymond Briggs


One day, an elephant offers a baby a ride through the town, and the set off on a great adventure

Books: 6-8 years

The Enchanted Wood

by Enid Blyton


When Joe, Beth and Frannie move into a new home, they discover a mysterious wood on their very doorstep.

A Bear Called Paddington

by Michael Bond

HarperCollins Children’s Books

Paddington, the brown bear from darkest Peru, is found by the Brown family on Paddington Station with his hat, duffel coat and marmalade sandwiches.

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook

by Joyce Lankester Brisley


Milly-Molly-Mandy lives with her mother, father, uncle, aunt, grandmother and grandfather in a ‘nice white cottage with a thatched roof’.

Flat Stanley

by Jeff Brown


Stanley Lambchop wakes up one morning to find he is only half an inch thick

Clarice Bean, That’s Me

by Lauren Child

Orchard Books

Clarice Bean gives us a snapshot of her life and family in the book that launched a bestselling series.

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown

by Cressida Cowell


Emily and her toy rabbit, Stanley, love to go on adventures together.


by Roald Dahl


The BFG stands for Big Friendly Giant, who unexpectedly spirits a little girl named Sophie out of bed, and into the land of the child-eating giants.

The Story of Babar

by Jean De Brunhoff


‘ In the great forest, a litle elephant was born. His name was Babar…’

My Naughty Little Sister

by Dorothy Edwards


This affectionate portrait of family life is the story of a naughty three-year-old sister who is obstinate, inquisitive and full of mischief.

Asterix the Gaul

by René Goscinny


In a tiny corner of Brittany, one small village of indomitable Gauls hold out against the almighty, all-conquering Romans.

Amazing Grace

by Mary Hoffman & Caroline Binch

Frances Lincoln

This classic story clearly communicates an inspiring message that anything is possible

Finn Family Moomintroll

by Tove Jansson

Puffin Books

Moomintroll is cheerful and chubby and lives in the magical Moominvalley with his mother, Moominmamma, his father, Moominpappa and all of their friends.

The Queen’s Nose

by Dick King-Smith


Harmony’s Uncle Ginger sends her on a treasure trail – which ends in finding a 50p piece.

The Sheep-Pig

by Dick King-Smith


When Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair, he is amazed that Fly, his sheep-dog, welcomes him as one of her own pups.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney


Greg Heffley is a normal American kid, albeit one with a habit of getting into (and out of) trouble.

Pippi Longstocking

by Astrid Lindgren

Oxford University Press

Follow Pippi Longstocking on her amazing adventures as she moves into Villa Villekulla with a horse, a monkey, and a big suitcase of gold coins.


by A A Milne

Egmont Books

No child’s library could be complete without A A Milne’s stories about Pooh, Christopher Robin and their friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.

Read about ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’

The Worst Witch

by Jill Murphy


Long before Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, trainee witch Mildred Hubble embarked on life at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches…

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs

by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith


What really happened to the three little pigs and the big bad wolf? Find out the truth in this hilarious picture book.

Horrid Henry

by Francesca Simon & Tony Ross

Orion Children’s Books

Stories about naughty characters have been told for centuries, and Horrid Henry is a modern-day rogue in the tradition of Dennis the Menace and Just William.

Read about ‘Horrid Henry’

The Arrival

by Shaun Tan


In this unusual book, we follow a young man as he packs his bags and leaves his family to go and start a new life in another country

Charlotte’s Web

by E B White


This is the tale of how a little girl named Fern – with the help of a friendly talking spider called Charlotte – saved her pig, Wilbur, from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs.

Little House in the Big Woods

by Laura Ingalls Wilder


Inside the little house live the Ingalls family: Ma, Pa, Mary, Laura and baby Carrie.

Mister Magnolia

by Quentin Blake

Books: 9-11 year olds

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase

by Joan Aiken

There are wolves outside the walls of Willoughby Chase, but for cousins Bonnie and Sylvia, the real danger lies inside.

Read about ‘The Wolves of Willoughby Chase’


by David Almond

Hodder Children’s Books

Exploring a ramshackle garage with his new-found friend, Mina, Michael discovers a strange, magical creature.

Carrie’s War

by Nina Bawden


During World War II, Carrie and her younger brother Nick are evacuated to Wales and billeted with the fierce old Mr Evans and his mousy sister, Louise.

Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer


Twelve-year-old criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl hatches an ingenious plot to steal all the gold in fairy land.

Read about ‘Artemis Fowl’


by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Pan Macmillan

One night, a bag containing £229,370 falls from the sky and flattens the hermitage. Damian is convinced it is a gift from God.

The Witches

by Roald Dahl


Real witches disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they despise.


by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake


This modern fairy-tale with a brilliantly inspiring young heroine is one of Roald Dahl’s best loved stories.

Flour Babies

by Anne Fine


As part of a Child Development project, each boy in Class 4C is given a ‘flour baby’, a sack of flour which must be looked after for three weeks, ensuring it does not get lost or dirty.


by Morris Gleitzman


Morris Gleitzman brings heart and humour to the difficult subject of the Holocaust in this ground-breaking children’s book.

The Adventures of Tintin

by Hergé


Resourceful junior reporter Tintin embarks on a series of exciting international adventures, accompanied by his faithful dog Snowy, in this favourite series.

Journey to the River Sea

by Eva Ibbotson

Macmillan Children’s Books

Orphan Maia is thrilled to learn she is to live with relatives in South America and cannot wait to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Amazon.

Read about ‘Journey to the River Sea’

Stig of the Dump

by Clive King


Exploring an old chalk pit, Barney meets a strange boy who wears a rabbit skin and speaks in grunts.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

by C S Lewis

HarperCollins Children’s

When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy – step through a wardrobe door in the strange country house where they are staying, they find themselves in the land of Narnia.

Goodnight Mister Tom

by Michelle Magorian


Willie Beech, a lonely and deprived child, is evacuated to a tiny English village just before the Second World War, and finds himself living with reclusive widower Thomas Oakley.

Private Peaceful

by Michael Morpurgo


Set during World War I, Private Peaceful charts eight hours in the life of Tommo, a young soldier at the Front.

A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness

Walker Books Ltd

Connor’s mum has cancer and life is changing. There is the nightmare, then there is school, where people avoid him, or persecute him. And then there is the immense, mythic Monster.

The Borrowers

by Mary Norton


The Borrowers are tiny people who live in the secret places of old houses – behind the mantlepiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock.


by Terry Pratchett

Random House

The first title in the Bromeliad trilogy, this is an enchanting fantasy from favourite author Terry Pratchett.

Read about ‘Truckers’

Swallows and Amazons

by Arthur Ransome

Red Fox

It’s the summer holidays, and the Walker children are excited to set sail on their boat Swallow and camp on Wild Cat Island.

Read about ‘Swallows and Amazons’

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

by J K Rowling

Bloomsbury Children’s Books

After the misery of life with his ghastly aunt and uncle, Harry Potter is delighted to have the chance to embark on an exciting new life at the Hogwart’s School of Wizardry and Witchcraft.


by Louis Sachar


Stanley Yelnats’ family has a history of bad luck, so he is not entirely surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to the Camp Green Lake Juvenile Detention Centre

The Little Prince

by Antoine de Saint-Exupery


An air pilot makes a forced landing deep in the Sahara Desert. There, he makes a mysterious Little Prince, who tells him a series of wise and enchanting stories.

Ballet Shoes

by Noel Streatfeild


First published in the 1930s, this classic story of three very different girls who work hard to master their talents has captivated children’s imaginations for decades

The Hobbit

by J R R Tolkien

HarperCollins Children’s

This well-loved fantasy story has delighed readers ever since its first publication in 1937.

Read about ‘The Hobbit’

The Story of Tracy Beaker

by Jacqueline Wilson

Random House

Tracy lives in a children’s home but constantly hopes that her absent, glamorous Mum will come and take her away.

At Woden, we take great pride in celebrating World Book Day each year with a range of events and activities occuring during the day. These activities include dressing up as famous characters from books, exploring new texts and getting involved with storytelling sessions.

Please click here or the image below to be redirected to our dedicated World Book Day page for more details.