Reading Well for Teens

Reading Well for teens suggests recommended reading and digital resources to help you understand your feelings and boost your confidence. Teens and health and wellbeing experts have chosen the books to help you manage your emotions and cope with difficult times.

The booklist is targeted at teenagers (13–18) and includes a range of reading levels and formats to support less confident readers and encourage engagement.

Look for the Reading Well for teens books in your local library – they’re free to borrow.

Booklist Categories

Many titles are also available to borrow as e-books and audiobooks. Find out how to join the library and access books, e-books and audiobooks via your local library website.

Our guide to the book collection and digital leaflet are available to download for free. There is also a bilingual digital leaflet for Wales.

For more information on Reading Well for teens please see our FAQ document.

Read our news statement here.

Healthy Minds

Book cover of You Can Change the World!: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere

You Can Change the World!: Everyday Teen Heroes Making a Difference Everywhere

Margaret Rooke, Kara McHale, Taylor Richardson, Katie Hodgetts @KTclimate

Book cover of Be Happy Be You: The teenage guide to boost happiness and resilience

Be Happy Be You: The teenage guide to boost happiness and resilience

Penny Alexander, Becky Goddard-Hill, Collins Kids

Managing Feelings

Anxiety and Depression

Book cover of Depression A Book About

Depression (A Book About)

Holly Duhig, Danielle Webster-Jones

Book cover of Hope

Hope

Rhian Ivory

Book cover of My Anxiety Handbook: Getting Back on Track

My Anxiety Handbook: Getting Back on Track

Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher, Phoebe McEwen, Emmeline Pidgen

Book cover of Anxiety is Really Strange

Anxiety is Really Strange

Steve Haines, Sophie Standing

Neurodiversity

Book cover of Frankie's World

Frankie’s World

Aoife Dooley, Aoife Dooley

Body Image

Book cover of Being You: The Body Image Book for Boys

Being You: The Body Image Book for Boys

Charlotte Markey, Daniel Hart, Douglas Zacher

Understanding Bereavement and Loss

Book cover of A Monster Calls

A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness, Siobhan Dowd

Learning About Life

Book cover of Booked

Booked

Kwame Alexander

Boost Your Confidence

Surviving Online

Book cover of Social Media Survival Guide

Social Media Survival Guide

Holly Bathie, Kate Sutton, Richard Merritt Illustration, The Boy Fitz Hammond, The Boy Fitz Hammond

Sexuality, Gender Identity and Mental Health

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