World Book Day
Have a listen to the fabulous audio books on the World Book Day site!
Let us know your favourites!
Books Recommended on the World Book Day Website
Virtual School Library
Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will give you free books, videos and their top three recommended reads in The Virtual School Library.
Here's the link: https://library.thenational.academy/
The National Literacy Trust also has interviews with authors: https://wordsforlife.org.uk/virtual-school-library/
If you've finished reading all of the books by your favourite author and aren't sure what to read next, have a look at Bookmatch.
Find the name of your favourite author and you will see suggestions for books by other similar authors.
Unfortunately, this is not a library, but it may give you ideas about how to spend any Christmas, birthday or pocket money you might have.
10 Minute Challenges
Look at these 10-minute challenges from famous authors.
There are lots of them. Have a go.
Perhaps they will help you to discover a new favourite author!
Epic has lots of online books for you (including audio books).
1) Go to https://www.getepic.com/students
2) Enter our class code. (Find it in the Google Classroom Stream.)
3) Click on your name.
4) You will see some books that you can read. Choose one.
I can log in to see what you've been reading and for how long. So, let's see who's got the reading bug!
When reading the book, you can click on words that you don't know. It will read the word to you and will tell you what it means.
If the book has ‘Read to me’, you can click on this book and listen to someone reading it to you. (Make sure you press the play button for each page.)
You can also find interesting books by searching for them. If you're interested in volcanoes, type volcanoes in the search box at the top and you will see all of the books on that topic.
· Take some time to have a look through the variety of books on the website to make sure that you find a book you think you will enjoy.
· When reading a book you like, make sure that you read all of it before moving on to a new book.
· Don’t forget to click on a word if you’re not sure about it
You can use Epic for free from Monday to Friday 7am – 4pm.
(You can get an extra 2 hours free each week if you parents agree and sign up.)
Books You've Recommended In Your Book Reviews
Emilia recommends A Place Called Perfect by Helen Duggan (4 stars ****)
Jacob recommends Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl (5 stars *****)
Lani-May recommends The Witches by Roald Dahl (5 stars *****)
Dom recommends Horrid Henry and the Demon Dinner Lady by Tony Ross
Jacob recommends George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl (5 stars *****)
Jayden D recommends The Twits by Roald Dahl (5 stars *****)
Jacob recommends James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl (5 stars *****)
Ellarie recommends Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo (5 stars *****)
Jacob recommends Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
Dom recommends Penguins by Cooper/Hegarty (5 stars *****)
Jacob recommends Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
The following books have also been recommended but unfortunately there were no names on the reviews so if you recognise that you read a particular book and wrote a recommendation on it then please let us know.
Danny, The Champion of the World by Roald Dahl (5 stars *****)
The BFG by Roald Dahl (5 stars *****)
Littlenose by John Grant (4 stars ****)
The Girl Who Thought She Was A Dog by Clare Balding (4 stars ****)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (5 stars *****)
Frank's Magical Football by Frank Lampard (5 stars *****)
Harry Who Never, Ever Did His Homework by David Walliams (5 stars *****)
Tom Gates, Dog Zombies Rule by Liz Pichon (5 stars *****)
The 13 Story Tree House by Andy Griffiths (5 stars *****)
Tom Gates, Top Of The Class by Liz Pichon (5 stars *****)
Gangsta Granny by David Walliams (4 stars ****)
Animal Magic by Holly Webb (5 stars *****)
Bella's Den by Berlie Doherty (4 stars ****)
The 39 Story Tree House by Andy Griffiths (5 stars *****)