Poppy's Book Charity

Mission Statement

Poppy’s Books is a not for profit charity bringing suitable books to SEN children attending mainstream schools.


Reading for children with additional needs can be extremely challenging.  For those attending mainstream school, it can be very difficult to access books that they enjoy and that in turn will spark a love of reading.  We believe that all neurodiverse children in mainstream schools should have access to books that are appropriate for their level of development and enjoyment.


By fundraising for the provision of new books for Primary Schools, which are suitable for children with additional needs, we will be taking a step towards making books a full experience.

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Reading for children with additional needs like Poppy can be extremely challenging.  Poppy is very much a visual learner and when it comes to books they need to be colourful, interactive, interesting and supportive of Poppys understanding.  Poppy has a favourite type of book a collection called “That’s not my” by Usborne.  These books provide lovely tactile experiences for children with sensory needs but not a book you would find in a school.  At school it can be difficult for children to access the books that a child with additional needs may gain more joy from and that will spark their love for reading! 

Due to Poppy’s fundraiser doing so well and so many of you backing our vision I have decided to set up a page selling second hand books where the profits will be reinvested  to buy new books for primary schools which will be suitable for neurodiverse children.  I would love the word inclusive to really mean inclusive and this would be a very small step in the right direction.

Donations can be made via PayPal to poppysbookfundraiser@yahoo.com      Second hand book donations from the Plymouth area please email me

Email : poppysbookfundraiser@yahoo.com

Amazon wish list.   https://www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/4TCN5YWZQVEJ?ref_=wl_share

Thank You So Much

Meet Our Team


MEET Shvonne 



My name is Shvonne. Before having my second child, I worked in education for 10 years doing various roles including being a 1 to 1 in mainstream school, delivering interventions to those with additional needs and as a nursery nurse in early years. I have a foundation degree at level 5 in education. I now run a small business from home, which allows me to stay with my children whilst they are young. 


I am a trustee for Poppys book Charity with the role of the chair. I have a passion for SEN and a love of reading, with a special interest for mental health. I love to support Michelle, Poppy and their family in this amazing journey!


MEET Jade 


Jade is one of our trustees and has also taken the role of treasurer.


Hello, my name is Jade. I am a primary school teacher and I am the lead for reading and library in my school. I have a huge passion for reading, so much so that it was the focus for my dissertation at school. I endeavour to share my love of reading with every child that steps into my classroom as well as with my step daughter. 


When I heard about Michelle's vision to help all children access the wonderful world reading has to offer children, I just knew I wanted to do all I could to help! I am a trustee for Poppy’s Book charity with the role of treasurer. I am organised and would love to work with the other strong and passionate ladies to move this brilliant vision forward and benefit other children like Poppy!


MEET Laura 


Hi there, I'm Laura! As a former experienced primary school teacher (currently retraining as an Occupational Therapist!) I remain passionate about children's Literacy, Literature, Imagination & Inclusion!  Books are an enormous part of mine and my daughter Iris's daily routine. We love immersing ourselves in books!


When I read about Michelle and her vision for placing more diverse and sensory books into mainstream school that will support wonderful Children like Poppy... Well, I knew I wanted to contribute and advocate for children that deserve access to appropriate books in their school environment!


As a trustee, I'm committed to driving Poppy's Book Charity's vision forward with the other strong, compassionate and determined ladies!

The role of secretary is a role that suits me... I love being organised and to be honest happy to help fulfil the role and be a small part of supporting a great charity!



Meet Sophie


Sophie has joined our team as our social media coordinator 🥰 Sophie will be using social media to spread the word about our charity and keeping you upto date with news 😍 Sophie is a primary school teacher and is currently teaching year 3.

Meet Natalie


Nat Nat (as known by in our house) is our book donations coordinator. Natalie has been really active on our local selling sites finding free books and collecting them for the charity 😍 If you are based in Plymouth and have any donations please give Nat a shout and Natalie will arrange a collection within our team x

Meet Judith 


This is my mum and my backbone in life. My mum is beyond helpful and is always there for me and my children. 


My mum is our librarian and helps to sort out any new books that come into us.

 Links To Donate To Our Charity

Thank You So Much


Amazon Wish List


Thank you so much for considering donating a book through our Amazon Wish List.  All the books on our list have been carefully selected and are recommendations from teachers and SEN parents.

If you would like to donate a book from our Amazon Wish List please click on the image above and you will be directed straight to our wish list.



Bumbliee Books

Thank you so much for considering donating a book through our Bumbilee Book Wish List.

All the books on our list have been carefully selected and are recommendations from teachers and SEN parents.

If you would like to donate a book from our Bumbilee Book Wish List please click on the image above and you will be directed straight to Bumbilee Books Page.  Please kindly message Shelley who owns Bumbilee for our wish list.




Thank you so much for considering donating to our charity using Paypal.  


If you would like to donate to our charity using Paypal please click on the image above and you will be directed straight to our PayPal link.