Welcome to the KS1 & KS2 Virtual Library
Welcome to the Home Reading section of the School Library. Here you will find information about websites where you can read free online books, watch videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes, learn how to write stories and poems or even learn to draw some of your favourite characters! Also, you can watch videos of Ms Morgan reading a story for Library Storytime on the Video Resources Page!
Explore these websites and enjoy reading and reading activities at home.
Book Trust is the largest children's reading charity in the UK. It aims to get children and families reading.
It offers lots of online books, videos, games,quizzes and competitions for all ages. There are tips and advice for parents on reading and how to read with children.
National Literacy Trust
The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity dedicated to giving children the literacy skills they need to succeed. Family Zone is divided into age groups - Birth to 4, 5-8, 9-12 and 13+. There are free online books to read, art and craft activities, author interviews, advice on writing and even how to spot fake news! Lots of interesting, fun activities to keep everyone busy at home and develop reading, writing and language skills. Also, there are tips and advice to support parents.
CBeebies Bedtime Stories
Bedtime stories read by guest stars. Parents and children can enjoy these stories together.
Audible has made hundreds of its audiobooks free for you. Books for all ages. Harry Potter, Picture Books, Folk and Fairy Tales, Kid Normal, Minecraft and many more books are ready for you to listen to!
A variety of stories are available to stream including titles across six languages.
Best -selling author Oliver Jeffers is reading one of his books live on Instagram every day and talking about how he wrote them. Videos of previously read stories are on his website.
Picture Book Author Events Online
Enjoy live storytelling by children's authors.
The School Library Association
A collection of SLA resources including up-to-date links for online author events, online books and activities. All ages.
Children's stories read by well-known celebrities.
World Book Day
Lots of you will know this website from our most recent World Book Day celebration of reading at Brettenham but this website can be used all year round! It has Stay-At-Home Ideas,story videos, author and illustrator masterclasses , book-themed quizzes, competitions, book lists for all year groups and much more.
The World of David Walliams
Free fun activities based on the comedian's stories.
Draw with Rob
Award - winning book author and illustrator Rob Biddulph is sharing draw-a-long videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays on his Twitter feed. You can find all his previous drawing videos on youtube including Sonic, Unicorn, Alligator, Racing Car and many more. You will be surprised at how well you can draw!