Recommended Reading

In these strange times, reading offers escapism and comfort to many. As it is no longer easy to get hold of new books we can look to the internet to support us with this. The websites listed below are my personal favourites for accessing books online. There is something for every age and most of them are available at no cost. I hope you are managing to stay safe and that this provides a little support.

Miss Williams

https://storyweaver.org.in/stories
A website containing over 20,000 stories for children to read! All texts are beautifully illustrated with translations available into different languages. Most books come with teaching points, questions and notes for parents. Highly recommended and suitable for all ages.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/book-hopes/
A beautiful online book with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators. This book is completely free and is an extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures with contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators. Recommended as an independent reader for Y3-6 but contains many stories for parents to read aloud to any age.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Oxford Owls have a good selection of their books available as free e-readers. You need to register but they can be accessed at no cost. There is a good range of fiction and non-fiction. This is mainly recommended for younger readers as they offer the same colour book bands as we use in school. Suitable for Reception – Year 3.

https://collins.co.uk/pages/big-cat-ebooks
Instructions to access more book-banded e-books. Titles range from red level up to lime level and cover fiction and non-fiction. Suitable for Reception – Year 3.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/
Amazon have a range of free books for Kindle and many more titles at less than £1. Suitable for all ages.

https://www.bl.uk/childrens-books/themes/all-activities
This website has popular book related activities. There are good ideas to encourage children to think like authors and illustrators. Suitable for all ages.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/
A great website which includes everything from authors reading aloud their own books to texts for your child to read. Suitable for all ages.

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/
This website has texts read aloud by authors, tips from illustrators and book recommendations. Suitable for all ages.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen Suitable for all ages to listen to stories.

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Miss Edwards – Murder Most Unladylike

For Christmas I received a lovely gift from Evie – her favourite book which she recommended I should read!
The book is called ‘Murder Most Unladylike’ and it is written by Robin Stevens. I must say I really did thoroughly enjoy the book and I can’t wait to read more from his series! It is thrilling and exciting and really gets you thinking all the way through! Thank you so much Evie for your wonderful gift and recommendation!

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Miss Edwards Year 6

World Book Week – Book Characters Entries

Wow! So many fantastic entries for the World Book Day character competition.

Rosie – the princess’s secret sleepover. Rosie has made the princess, Lucy and her cat.

Thomas loved creating Bing Bunny from “Bing’s Noisy Day”. It’s a book that we bought many years ago and have recently rediscovered but Thomas is now able to read it independently.

Archie’s book character entry.

Callum’s entry here.

Oliver’s Jack and the beanstalk entry.

Corban’s entry.

Felicity – The Singing Mermaid.

Frankie’s entry below.

Here is Maya’s favourite character – Wimpy Kid.

Millie’s entry below.

Paige’s entry below.

Pippa’s entry below.

Dylan’s book character Varjak Paw.

Kaiden’s entry below.

Seth’s entry below.

Jacinta’s entry below.

Lexi has chosen the book Katy by Jacqueline Wilson. She loves this book because Katy has a wheelchair but that doesn’t change anything she can still have exciting adventures.

Ryan’s character is Ninjago.

Alanna’s worked super hard with help from mum and dad and her sister. This is Alanna with her fav book ‘Giraffes Can’t dance’.

Amaya is dressed as Katara the water bender from the Avatar book.

Chandler’s World Bok Day mummy from Awful Egyptians book.

Scarlett’s entry – Inside Out.

Dora’s entry below.

Esme is still in to Peppa pig and unicorns, so went for a book that has both, and sparkles! Her Dad had to draw the picture for her but she coloured it in herself.

Havana’s World Book Day character below.

Isabel wanted to make the Little Mermaid – she did this all by herself with no help.

Isla’s creation is of a swimming fairy, she has really got in to reading the set of Rainbow Magic books over lockdown, reading a chapter every night, Mum is really pleased with her progress and enthusiasm with her reading. She drew this and coloured it in herself.

Jenson’s wonderful creation here.

Joshua made Mr Bump and the lampost he walked into.

Lukas’ entry below.

Maarya’s entry below.

Reva wonderful Ella Bella Ballerina for World Book Day.

Lily has made Toy Story characters from her favourite book

Freya loves Winnie the Witch.

Katie’s is Ron.

Kennie’s creation is from Roy the Rover.