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'Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you have been doing.' 1 Thessalonians 5:11

Online Reading

Why is reading for pleasure so important?

  • Currently, 1 in 5 children in England cannot read well by the age of 11. We know that reading for fun improves literacy.
  • Reading for pleasure is more important to children’s academic success than their parents’ level of education or socio-economic status.
  • Embedding a love of reading in children can help their wellbeing later in life. 19% of adult readers say that reading stops them feeling lonely.
  • Studies have found that those who read for pleasure have higher levels of empathy, greater self-esteem and are better able to cope with difficult situations.

Books for Topics

If you are stuck for what to try next, have a look at this website for suggestions based on the books that you have already enjoyed.

DK Find Out About


Click on any of the books in this pdf and it will open it as an e-book!

Oxford Owl

Until the end of June there are KS2 e-books for 99p.

James Carter

British Library


A F Howard - Virtual Author Visit

Free books online

Coming to school in a bubble

Maria and all the grannies of the world

The Ickabog


Sign up for free 30 day access to books, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction.

Sooper Books

Free bedtime stories for kids, online story books, short stories, fairy tales, rhymes and poems.

Coronavirus a book for children

Book Trust

Free Kindle Books

Download the free app to be able to access free texts. 

West Berkshire Library

If you are a member of the library you can use your library card to access e-audio books, e-magazines and e-newspapers.

RWI, Biff and Chip, reading scheme e-book library. You will need to register to gain access. 

Children's classics - listen and read

Collection of online author events, regularly updated.

Lots of traditional tales from around the world.



Follow up activities



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