Children's Books & Reading

Board books, story sacks, quick reads, playaways, and so much more!

We have thousands of different books in our libraries. Whether you're researching the Victorians for a school project or are looking for the latest bestseller, we've got a great selection.

We have thousands of books and resources on offer in East Dunbartonshire Libraries. There is something for children and young people of all ages and abilities - and in lots of different formats too!

For Children

Board Books

For our youngest readers. These are sturdy books that are easy for little fingers to explore and share.

Picture Books

All the classics and some new favourites too. Perfect for sharing throughout the day. 

I Can Read

These books are perfect for children who are becoming independent readers.

Dyslexia Friendly

Accessible, fun and specially designed books to help everyone love reading.

Junior Quick Reads

A variety of entertaining stories, comics and illustrated books that can be enjoyed anytime.

Children's Fiction

Stories about all sorts of characters, places and adventures. Perfect for more confident readers. We also have eBooks of lots of popular titles available through our 24/7 Library.

Children's Non-Fiction

Information books on lots of topics. Great for researching or to 'just find out'.

Junior Spoken Word

Audiobooks available on CD, MP3 and through our 24/7 Library.

For Young People

Teenage Fiction

All the latest books and plenty of classics. We also have eBooks of popular titles available through our 24/7 Library.

Teenage Spoken Word

Audiobooks available on CD, MP3 and through our 24/7 Library.

Graphic Teens

Graphic novels, comics and manga for older readers to enjoy.

School and Exam Help

Books and guides for Nationals and Highers.

For Parents and Carers

Parent & Carer Collection

Books and resources on pregnancy, parenting, childhood development and family life

Talking Together Collection

This collection is located at the William Patrick Library, Bearsden Library, Bishopbriggs Library and Lennoxtown Library on special display stands.  

It aims to support local parents and carers in talking to their children about topics such as puberty, growing up, sexual health and relationships. The books are suitable for children aged pre-five to teenagers but we recommend that the adult always read the book before sharing it with the child 

For Schools and Nurseries

Book Sets

We have sets of books of the same title for use in reading groups or to support the curriculum.

If you work in an educational setting, you can take out an educational worker’s membership in addition to you own library card.