Ebola the facts - free to Complete Issues subscribers

We're sure your students are listening to Band Aid's song about ebola and would want to know more about the disease. We are pre-releasing the 2 page section about ebola from Fact File 2015 as a downloadable Complete Issues extra for subscribers.

To download the guide, log into
Complete Issues and go to Downloads then Extras.

Feedback on our Bullying Focus Guide

It's great to receive this feedback:

'Brilliant and very timely to add to our anti-bullying display this week!' Sue Bastone

'Impressed by @CarelPress' new #bullying focus guide. Clear facts and advice: have sent it to Heads of Year.' Tamsin Farthing ‏@laughinglibby

'If you want to know facts about bullying, not myths, download @CarelPress' Focus Guide'. The Mallison Library ‏@RGSLibrary

Bullying Focus Guide - free to Complete Issues subscribers

To mark Anti-bullying week we are pre-releasing the 12 page section about bullying from Fact File 2015 as a downloadable Complete Issues Focus guide.

Fact File 2015 will be published at the beginning of January but we thought subscribers to Complete Issues (which includes both Fact File and Essential Articles) would like to have the pages now.

To download the guide just log into
Complete Issues and go to Downloads then Focus guides.

December Reading & Library series: 2nd poster

Take a break from screens
This is the other poster in our Reading and Library series for December.

The series is available on a month's free trial.

Promote your library with a penguin!

Find out about penguins
Why not use a penguin to promote your library before Christmas?

This is one of our latest
Reading and Library posters.

Fall of the Berlin Wall, free anniversary poster

Berlin wall 440
We've made an extra poster in our Celebration posters series to mark the 25th anniversary this month of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Click here to find out more about the series.

You can download the free poster there and see what other posters the series provides every month.

Subscribers to the monthly Celebration posters series will find the Berlin Wall poster on their personal download page.

Creative Britain forged in her public libraries

Cottrell-Boyce Portrait
Powerful support for libraries from Frank Cottrell Boyce:

'Innovative, creative, generous Britain – the Britain of Tim Berners-Lee and of the Beatles, of Alan Turing and JK Rowling – was forged in her public libraries.'

Frank Cottrell Boyce, author, Carnegie Medal award winner, script writer for the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony.

We've made this quote into a poster for our
Reading & Library series.

Malala - feedback on the free poster

Thanks to Barbara Hickford for this feedback:

'This Malala poster has received so many positive comments. I put in on the Library door as soon as you emailed, so good to be seen to be up-to-date. 

One teacher told me it had 'made her day' and made her remember why she liked teaching.'

Download the poster here

Free poster: Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai is the youngest ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

You can download a free poster from our forthcoming
'Thought for the week' set of 50 print-your-own pdf posters. The poster has this powerful quote:

'One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.' Malala Yousafzai.

Download the poster here

Complete Issues praised for its 'excellence'

CI Sep 2014
Complete Issues, the one stop online resource for issues combining Essential Articles and Fact File, has just received a great review in the School Librarian:

'I cannot imagine how any secondary school library would be able to manage without Complete Issues ... However tight a library budget is, the Complete Issues package is money well spent.

It supports the whole curriculum and prevents students, or teaching staff, from wasting valuable time on inexpert searching of the internet.'

Have a free trial

Free Essential Articles poster

You can download a free poster for Essential Articles here - click on the downloads tab on the right.

There's a choice of versions - library or LRC, without or without space for username and password.

Reading and Library posters for October

Read your way round the worldChurchill attitude
Subscribe to the series here.

Have you got a favourite thought for the week?

Zig Ziglar star
We've been asked to create a set of Thought for the Week posters.

Have you got a favourite quote you'd like to see featured? Please email us

Scottish Referendum Result poster

Scotland Referendum result
This is an extra poster in our monthly UK Issues series.

Subscribers can download it from their personal download page. Non-subscribers - if you order any of our resources now we'll email you a free copy of the poster.

Scotland and the UK free poster

Our latest UK Issues poster is very topical and gives key facts about Scotland and the UK.

Subscribers to this monthly series can download the poster from their personal web page.

It is also available free this week here

The special offer on all 8 of our monthly poster series is here.

More feedback about Essential Articles 2015

'Essential Articles looks great as ever! And I like the new pricing structure & improved features.'
Sophie Quinnell, Hillview School for Girls, Tonbridge

Essential Articles 2015 is part of Complete Issues which is available on a week's free trial.
Have you tried it yet?

Celebration posters for September

This is the bumper crop of new Celebration posters. Subscribers will find them on their download page.

Do you subscribe to the series? They are also available as part of our Celebration posters 2014-15 set.New start Sept 2014International Literacy Day 2014Ozone Layer 2014AutumnAutumn KeatsWorld Car Free Day 2014Heritage open daysInternational Day Of Peace 2014World Maritime Day 2014European day of languages 2014Harvest festival

Essential Articles 2015 has just been published

Essential Articles 2015 is hot off the press and has already been praised:

'What a delight to receive Essential Articles 2015 - it looks brilliant - it just invites the reader to open it and browse!

200+ pages of really useful information for school librarians and students – helping us to understand the increasingly complex world in which we live! You use such interesting sources. I really do think it is one of the most useful resources in any secondary school library and the online dimension is so useful too.'

Geoff Dubber, Education Libraries & Learning, School Library Association

We are sending out copies of Essential Articles 2015 now. It is available on approval.

For best value, Essential Articles 2015 is available as part of Complete Issues.

'Get them impassioned about reading and writing'

Ken Robinson quote
Sir Ken Robinson was inspiring on BBC Radio 4, The Educators.

We've made an extra poster in our Reading & Library posters series for September quoting him.

Succeed in English posters for August

IOUI'm short of moneyFeetFall

This monthly series is a great resource for EAL. Learn more.

Posters for August in the Reading and Library series

Find out about ArtExample is leadership
These are the 2 new posters in our ‘print-your-own’ Reading and Library posters series. Subscribers will find them on their personal download page.

The cost of the World Cup poster

World Cup Cost
Our World Issues poster for August is about the cost of the World Cup - keep your students informed.

You can have a trial subscription and get this poster free!

2 free posters: Commonwealth Games & USA Civil Rights Act

Commonwealth Games 2014USA Civil Rights Act

We have 2 free posters from our Celebration series which you can download:

• The Commonwealth Games.

• USA Civil Rights Act - 50th Anniversary: this Act banned discrimination based on colour, race, sex, religion or national origin. It stopped schools from refusing to admit black students.

You can download these posters from the bottom of our Posters page.

The Celebration series covers a very wide range of events and provides you with instant time-saving display material. Have you subscribed?

Celebration poster subscribers can download the posters from their personal download page.

Know your library posters feedback


Great to receive this feedback about our Know your library posters:

'Excellent posters. First class! Will be of tremendous use with S1 Induction Programme. Many thanks for your efforts!'
Derek Crawford, Greenock

Have you seen these posters yet?

Extra poster in World War 1 set

Songs 31

We've added an extra poster to our World War 1 set - about songs from the war.

Comments from the School Library Association conference

These are just some of the enthusiastic comments we received at the SLA conference:

'The Powerpoints work really well for displays' Rachel Hine, Berkhamsted School, Herts. See for example Know your library, What do you think posters.

'The First World War posters are fabulous!' Deborah Ellery, Blatchington Mill School, Sussex.

Making an impact with our World Cup posters

Our World Cup set of posters on display at Willink School, Reading. Many thanks to Sharron Price.

3 new posters in the Reading and Library monthly series

FootballCycling 2014Before you act
Keep your displays up-to-date by subscribing now!

Feedback about our World Cup posters

Home nations
'I am very pleased with them. It's been quick and easy to download, print, laminate and exhibit them.

It's like having a book on the wall and has already been appreciated by many members of staff and students.'
Sharron Price, Willink School, Reading

Order them here.

NEW: World War I posters

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Empire17 Poison World War 1 Posters-1829 Empirers fellWorld War 1 Posters-13
How are you commemorating World War I? Why not make an impact and save time with this extensive and attractive set of 32 print-your-own pdf posters marking the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

They will be £29.95 but you can take advantage of the introductory offer price of £24.95 until 30 June.

See them all here.

A brilliant World Cup display

A fabulous World Cup display here, with our set of posters at the top & right. Congratulations to Lin Smith and Elaine Henry of Ecclesbourne School

D Day: 70th Anniversary free poster

 D Day 70th anniversary
You can download this free poster from our Celebration posters series from the bottom of our Posters page.

Celebration posters subscribers can download it from their personal download page.

Learn French posters


There are 3 posters every month in our
Learn French series.

UK Issues and World Issues posters for June

ImmigrantsChild labour

There are the posters in these 2 series for June. The UK issues poster has the facts about immigration. The World Issues poster is about child labour - the international day against child labour is on 12 June.

Both series are available on a month's free trial:
World Issues Posters
UK Issues

Our Posters for English for June

Shakespeare 38 playsHomophone
There are 2 posters this month. You can see all the posters in this monthly series here.

Are you ready for the World Cup?

BrazilEngland WinnersWomens World Cup

We have a great set of 23 print-your-own pdf posters & Powerpoint too.
See all the posters here!

Reading and Library posters for June

Multicultural BooksAbraham Lincoln

These are the 2 posters for June in the
Reading and Library posters monthly series.

We have a
special offer on all our monthly posters.

8 Celebration posters for June

These are our Celebration posters for June. Subscribers will find them on their personal download page.

Do you subscribe to the series?
WorldDayAgainstChildLabour14Wimbledon2014World refugee day 2014WorldEnvironmentDay2014Summersolstice2014WorldOceansDay14RecyclingWeek14BikeWeek14

Dance Posters special offer

Stunning printed A2 size posters to inspire your students - they were £8.95 each and are now only £5 each, or 5 for £20 while stocks last.

'Wow – these are amazing!' Bronwen Milner, Kingstone School

There's a large choice of posters -
see them all here.
First come, first served as the quantities are very limited!
Please tell your dance teachers.

Nigeria free poster

Nigeria: free poster with key facts about the country and Boko Haram. #BringBackOurGirls

Download it from the bottom of
our Posters page

World Issues subscribers can download it from their personal download page.

World Cup posters offer last day

England WinnersQatarWomens World Cup

Today is the last day for the special offer on our set of 23 World Cup posters (and also for the offer on the French version of the set). Don't miss out!

Two impressive displays


Congratulations to Susan Clarke, Tormead School, Guildford, for her topical displays using our Reading & Library posters and our free set of Nelson Mandela posters. They look great!

20 new posters for May

These are the new posters in our 8 ‘print-your-own’ poster subscription series. Subscribers will find them on their personal download pages.

Why not subscribe to all 8 series and save £118

JKRowlingWho said Nothing will comeBiologicalDiversity14MuseumsAtNight14CulturalDiversity2014WorldRedCrossDay2014WorldAsthmaDay14NationalVegetarianWeek14WalkSchool 2014PolioStampsWaterPedestrian deathsSoliloquyWhats done is doneTo beThis time tomorrowMostFluentlySiTropTelephone

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Malaria: Free poster and facts & figures for World Malaria Day

Malaria-1Malaria-3Malaria-2World malaria day 2014
25 April is World Malaria Day. Subscribers to Complete Issues and to Celebration posters can download 3 copiable pages of facts & figures along with a free poster.

Complete Issues subscribers just log in, go to downloads and you'll find them under Extras.

Celebration posters subscribers go to your personal download page.

Free Shakespeare poster

It's Shakespeare's 450 birthday tomorrow and we have a free poster to celebrate this - see the bottom of our Posters page.

NEW: World Cup posters

When was the First World CupCostWomens World Cup
We've just completed a set of 23 print-your-own pdf posters answering questions such as:

When was the first World Cup?
Who scored the first goal?
What is FIFA?
Who has won the most penalty shoot-outs?
How have the home nations done?
How much will the World Cup cost?
What should I know about Brazil?

Early bird offer till 30 April 2014: Save £5
23 PDF posters: only £14.95
23 PDF posters & enhanced Powerpoint: only £24.95

Brilliant for displays and for capturing students' interest.

See them all here.

Manchester Central Library reborn!

From the outside Central Library looks the same, but inside it's amazing! It's been worth the wait - in those 4 years closed they've brought it from the 20th to the 21st century. Brilliant atmosphere and a great selection of books. Simply so much to explore. People from every generation and era were there - the place was buzzing! Manchester definitely needs its library (and branches!)

International day for the elimination of racial discrimination today

It's International day for the elimination of racial discrimination today. We hope you've downloaded your poster from our Celebration series. We're glad to see that our tweet about this poster has been retweeted 9 times to 13,000 people.

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Ideal for your library inductions

We've just received this feedback about the new Know your Library pdf posters:

'Great - just what I have been looking for to use for inductions.' Lynda Scott-Picton, Thatcham

Feedback about our monthly posters

Just had this email from Isobel Turner who is about to retire:

'Thank you for the great posters - I've used them widely in the library and circulated them to staff, many of whom have commented very favourably. I've seen them in use around the school so I feel they've helped raise the profile of the library considerably. Thank you for the wonderful service you have provided.'

We wish Isobel well in her retirement.

20 new posters for April

These are the new posters in our 8 PDF Poster subscription series. Subscribers will find them on their personal download pages.

Why not subscribe to all 8 series and save £128

Game of Thrones quoteDid you knowHyperboleSyria civil warNHS bedsInternationaChildrensBookDay 2014World Day for Animals in labs 2014World malaria day 2014st georges day 2014World health day 2014shakespeare's birthday 2014International dance day 2014IcebergBigTo writeGive him a ringBestVeux bienEn plein coeurApprends le francais

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Succeed in English
Learn French

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a month's free trial of all our monthly pdf poster series.
Just email us with '8 sets of posters trial' in the subject box office@carelpress.co.uk

Feedback about our resources

'Thanks so much for all of your great resources. We find them so beneficial.' Michelle Gowans, school librarian.

Special Offer: a third off Subject Spotlight Posters for 1 week only

For the next 7 days you can buy this superb set of 45 'print your own' pdf posters saving 10 pounds. Until 19 March they are only 19.95 - less than 50p a poster!

The eye-catching posters highlight key subjects with their Dewey numbers.

It's more vital than ever that the library looks bright, warm and welcoming with clear signposting. The Subject Spotlight posters are ideal for this - making the library user-friendly at a surprisingly low cost.

See them all here

Feedback: WebLinks Online

'WebLinks is a great resource to have.' Fiona Matheson, Vale of Leven Academy, Alexandria, 11 March 2014

WebLinks is a database of the best educational websites. LinksPlus MARC provides these sites in MARC format for the library catalogue.

Parents' page

We’ve now added a page of resources for parents, from the Shorter Shakespeare series to our educational bookmarks, to the website. Please have a look here.

Our Celebration series poster for World Book Day

Great to see our World Book Day poster, Celebrations series, retweeted by the the Reading Agency to its 16,000 followers.

Thanks to Kay Ecclestone, Cornwall College St Austell for tweeting it @CCStALCs

Free poster for the Winter Paralympics

Paralympics 2014
We have a free poster for the Winter Paralympics in our Celebration posters monthly series.

The series provides several 'print them yourself' pdfs every month about key events.

Feedback: free poster on the issue of Self Harm


'I emailed the self harm poster to staff and I’ve just had a visit from one of our safeguarding team to say they are thrilled with it. They had been wondering how to provide information on the issue to students and your poster, along with contact details of help in school, is just what they need.' Kathryn Durkan, John Port School

You can download the poster from the bottom of our Posters page.

2 new books to help celebrate International Women's Day

International Women's Day is on the 8 March and these 2 new lively & accessible biographies are perfect to mark the day.

Ellen Wilkinson: from Suffragist to the first female Minister of Education.

Sylvia Pankhurst: From militant suffragette to campaigner against colonialism in Africa.

Order here

Feedback on the free posters about Ukraine

'Downloaded and put up in the Geography display area. Very timely in terms of current news and for the forthcoming Open Morning!' Head of Geography, Abingdon.

Thanks to Barbara Hickford for telling the head of Geography and passing the comment to us.

Ukraine: 2 free posters

You can download these 2 free A4 posters from the bottom of our Posters page.

Complete Issues subscribers can also
download them with other posters - log in then go to the arrow logo top right.

23 new posters for March

These are the bumper crop of new posters in our 8 PDF Poster subscription series. Subscribers can find them on their personal download pages.

Why not subscribe to all 8 series and save £128

FloodedThamesBarrierRiverThamesExpesniveCitiesWorldBookDay14LibraryposterReadingZoneWorld Book Day 2014 celebrationsEliminateRacialDiscrimination14WomensDay2014ScienceEngineeringWeek14Happiness DayWaterday2014Salt 2014ClimateWeek14didntCatchTooManyToTeachWouldLikeSlangSleepManquer2ManquerIl y avait beaucoup de monde

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World Issues Posters
Posters for English
Celebration Posters
UK Issues
Our Planet Posters
Succeed in English
Learn French
You can have a month's free trial of all our monthly pdf poster series.
Just email us with '8 sets of posters trial' in the subject box office@carelpress.co.uk

Feedback about Know your library posters & Powerpoint

'They look fab & are going to give a much-needed fresh look to the library. They are up to the usual high Carel Press standard and would be a useful asset to most people’s libraries!' Helen Farrar, Cockermouth School

See the posters here.

Now available: Know your library posters and enhanced Powerpoint

PowerpointKnow Llib
This is a ready-to-use, colourful introduction to the library for all pupils and students.

You can see all 25 posters in this helpful new resource here as well as a preview of the Powerpoint.

The set covers the essentials from basic terms such as borrow, return and renew, to the arrangement of fiction and non-fiction as well as the parts of a book (contents, blurb, spine etc).

We've added movement to the Powerpoint to help capture attention.

We've also created LRC versions of both the posters and Powerpoint.

Giving libraries a high profile

Great to see National Libraries Day being given a high profile at John Port School, Derbyshire.

On display on the large screen is one of our free posters for Complete Issues subscribers.

From Twitter @jps_library

Know your library: new set of posters

Know your library is our new set of 25 'print your own' pdf posters explaining basic library terms such as Alphabetical order, Blurb, Borrow, Catalogue, Reserve, Return, Spine, Subject Index and more. An enhanced powerpoint will be available too, as well as an LRC version.

Crime figures have fallen to their lowest level for 30 years - but why?

This is a great topic to discuss: Are the figures accurate? Is it because of better policing? Or locking up more people?

We have produced a FREE resource  - Crime figures - Showing the decline since 1981.  Students can discuss and suggest their own answers. 

A second page -  Crime Figures Answers - gives some suggestions about why the figures have fallen together with suggestions for further reading and research from our Complete Issues series.

A third page - Raw data - gives you the figures behind the graph together with the contrasting figures of Police Recorded Crime.

All three pages are available FREE for current subscribers to Fact File or Complete Issues.

Log in to here
and select Downloads (arrow icon at the top right) and then Extras from the left hand Category menu.

We hope you find this useful.

Key Dates in English posters - special offer

For the next 7 days you can buy this eye-opening set of 35 pdf posters about English language and literature at half price!

You can get the set of PDFs for £14.95 until 6 February. See all the posters.

Succeed in English: monthly posters for EAL

Succeed in English is a monthly PDF series for English as an Additional Language - it will be a key visual support to help students remember.

It covers grammar, verbs, expressions, vocabulary, register and common mistakes. Subscribers can suggest topics for new posters.

If you subscribe to our other monthly sets then you can get this set FREE. Email us and we'll add it to your personal download page.

Learn more.

February posters: Our Planet series; Learn French series

Find out more about these 2 series of monthly posters:
Our Planet
Learn French

February's Poster for English

Our Poster for English for February is Owen's powerful Dulce et Decorum est.

The series is available on a month's free trial.

Spine labels have arrived

Our spine labels have arrived from the factory in Venice! Last night we've added 3 extra ones after people requested them: Short stories, Reference, & Other Countries. Order here.

UK Issues & World Issues posters for February

SmokingWorldInternational SchoolsFreezing
World Issues Posters: Smoking and the growth of international schools teaching in English

UK Issues: Freezing to death

Free poster for National Libraries Day

We have a free poster for National Libraries Day in our Celebration posters monthly series.

It's so important now to raise the profile of libraries.

February's Reading & Library poster + a bonus poster

FirstWorldWarFind OutJaneAusten

These's a bonus poster this month with a quotation from Jane Austen. Subscribe to the series.

Forthcoming events in January: Celebration posters

WorldReligionDay142014HolocaustDayChinese New Year 2014
These are from our monthly Celebration posters.

Feedback about the new Spine Labels

See the labels here.

These are cool!' Collette Shine, The Forest School, Wokingham

'Love them!'
Anne Williams, Concord College

Marion Clark, Carnoustie High School

'I really like them. It is refreshing not to have Americanised ones.'
Jean Grima, Carshalton High School for Girls

'Love the spine labels, have been looking for something like this to help pupils select best books for themselves' Jennifer Horan, Dumbarton

'They look really good'
Susan Cross, Graeme High School

'Much better than other spine labels.'
Lexi Adams, Brooke Weston Academy, Corby

Eye-catching spine labels - feedback please!

We've been asked to design a set of spine labels to match our best-selling Fiction posters and new Fiction Genre Signs (see below).

Several colleagues have also requested other modern and attractive spine labels.
We'd love your feedback on these designs. Have we got them right? Have we missed any? Please email us with your comments.

Possible designs:

Finished designs which you can order here: