Introducing Carel Press
About us We
are a leading library and educational publisher. We are not
part of a larger company so we're flexible and can respond
to your needs. We provide librarians, teachers and students
with practical and unique resources that are great value.
Librarians and teachers in the UK can try our resources on approval! We also welcome orders from schools, libraries and individuals worldwide. We’d love your feedback on our resources and web site!
What's our aim? To provide librarians and teachers with high quality resources, which are practical, eye-catching and make learning successful.
What are our specialist areas?
• Issues, controversies and up-to-date statistics
• Study and exam skills
• Citizenship & PSHE
What type of publications? Books and digital resources, not to mention posters and world maps!
Who uses our resources? Schools, colleges, libraries, and, of course, individuals.
Feedback Please let us have your comments on our titles and this web site too! We welcome suggestions for new publications in our specialist areas: please see the bottom of this page.
Bulk discounts Email us or phone 01228 538928.
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Try before you buy!
Librarians & teachers can buy and order approval copies without having to prepay (UK only). All our titles are available on approval in the UK (except eBooks, pdf posters and Shakespeare posters).
Complete Issues website trial: You can get a free 7 day trial of the Complete Issues website. Complete Issues brings together 3 key resources: Essential Articles, Fact File and Key Organisations. Arrange a trial now.
Do you have a paper catalogue?
Yes, if you prefer to browse a paper catalogue then Email us asking for a copy to be sent to you in the post.
Do you accept private orders?
Yes! We welcome private orders from the UK & overseas.
Do you accept payment by credit card?
Yes - we accept VISA, Mastercard and Switch (not American Express).
Do you accept payment by PayPal?
Yes - just email us and tell us what you'd like to order.
Postage and packing
p&p £2 (mainland UK), FREE on orders over £35. (elsewhere at cost: sample overseas costs below)
Do you pay return postage on approval copies?
Sorry - we pay the postage one way only. (The great majority of people choose to keep the titles they receive. Paying return postage for the others would put up our prices!)
VAT (sales tax)
There is no VAT (Value Added Tax) on books or maps. VAT is added to non book resources. VAT is refunded to UK state schools and libraries. No VAT is charged outside the European Union. Customers in EU countries please give your VAT registration number to reclaim the tax.
What does your typical site licence
• A Carel Press site licence, eg for Complete Issues, entitles the staff and students at the purchasing institution to unrestricted access to the resource online.
• All staff and students at the purchasing institution can use the resource online at the same time both in school and at home.
• There is no restriction on the number of users or computers at any time.
• The online resource can be accessed by username and password, URL or IP address.
What are pdf posters?
These are digital posters - you can print as many copies of them as you like at a variety of sizes. We email you the digital pdf files (we do not post you printed posters).
Can I access Complete Issues without using a password and code?
Yes, for example we can set up URL access for your intranet or VLE to Complete Issues. Resources are also accessible by your static IP address (ie if you use the same connection to the internet all of the time). We need to know the single IP address of the proxy server or gateway that your computers use to access the Internet.
Which titles are suitable for English language teaching, and British Studies?
The Shorter Shakespeare series, Essential Articles (for advanced learners), Posters for English and Fact File. Key Organisations would also be useful for British Studies.
Have you any books for the iPad?
Yes! 4 titles in our Shorter Shakespeare series:
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Romeo and Juliet
and we have 2 funny stories for reluctant teenage readers: Pick up a Penguin and Pickled Onions
iPad editions are on sale on iTunes in 50 countries.
Information for our overseas customers
Key Stages & age groups:
Key Stage 2: age 7-11, years 3-6 of primary school
Key Stage 3: age 11-14, years 7-9 of secondary school
Key Stage 4: age 14-16, years 10 and 11 of secondary school
GCSE exams taken at 16
Post 16 exams: Advanced Level - A/S (Advanced Supplementary) and A2 taken at 17 and 18, often called 'Sixth Form'
Scotland: Years of secondary education: S1 to S6. Exams: Standard Grade and Highers.
Posters & poster sets overseas
You can buy many of our posters, including some of our monthly pdf poster series, from overseas companies:
Unfortunately because of high postage costs we are not able to post approval or inspection copies overseas.
Overseas private customers can order using our shopping cart. We will then email you the postage cost & ask for pre-payment by VISA or MasterCard.
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Write For Us
Please study our titles
carefully so that there's a good match between your
proposal and our strengths and areas.
Outline your proposal in a synopsis, indicating clearly:
- Who the resource is aimed at
- Why there's a need for it
- What kind of resource is it?
- What's the competition?