Fiction that is philosophical in tone or relates to philosophy in some way:

On Planet Fruitcake by Anne Fine

Genesis by Bernard Becket (for over 14s)

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

The Earthsea Quartet by Ursula Le Guin

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne

Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

The Infinite Wisdom of Harriet Rose by Diana Janney

Stories for Thinking by Robert Fisher

Aesop’s Fables


Introductory philosophical material:

The Philosophy Files 1 and 2 by Stephen Law (for younger teenagers)
The Philosophy Gym by Stephen Law (for older teenagers)
The Dead Philosopher’s Café by Nora K. and Vittorio Hosle
A Young Person’s Guide to Philosophy by Weate and Lawman

Poetry collections with a philosophical flavour:

I Was Only Asking by Steve Turner
First Poems for Thinking by Robert Fisher
Poems for Thinking by Robert Fisher
The Bird and the Elephant by Dominic Smith

For the older student:

Philosophy For Kids by David White
Philosophy For Teens and More Philosophy For Teens by Sharon M. Kaye and Paul Thomson
Philosophy Through Science Fiction: A Coursebook with Readings by Ryan Nichols, Nicholas D. Smith and Fred Miller
‘The Philosophy Student’s Beginners Pack’:
    Philosophy: The Basics
    Philosophy: The Basic Readings
    Philosophy: The Classics
    Philosophy: The Essential Study Guide
    Thinking from A to Z

    All by Nigel Warburton
The History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell
The Consolations of Philosophy by Alain De Botton
Can a Robot be Human? by Peter Cave
50 Philosophy Ideas by Ben Dupre
The Pig That Wants to be Eaten and 99 other thought experiments by Julian Baggini
The Duck That Won the Lottery and 99 other bad arguments by Julian Baggini
101 Philosophy Problems by Martin Cohen
101 Ethical Dilemmas by Martin Cohen
Philosophical Tales by Martin Cohen
Wittgenstein’s Beetle and other classic thought experiments by Martin Cohen

Fillossofee: Messages from a Grandfather by Robert Gately