Reading during the school closure

Don’t forget to keep reading/listening to stories during the school closure! Here are some suggestions:

LibrariesWest (public library service)

While libraries are closed you can still access a range of reading and listening material via their electronic services: e-magazines, e-books and audio books are all available to borrow for free. You will need your library card number to register/sign in to those services. ; if you are not a member, you are able to join the library service online in order to access the resources. Visit here to join.
It’s all free!

Click on each icon to access the service:


Audio books


LibrariesWest have also launched an an incredible online Comics collection, with immediate access to over 1500 comics! All you need is your library card number. Click on the image below to access:

Project Gutenberg

click on the icon to access

Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world’s great literature here, with focus on older works for which has expired.

Audible Stories

Audible have made lots of children’s books available for free . Go their website and start listening.

Authors reading from their books

Marcus Sedgwick – Floodland

Author Marcus Sedgewick is reading his book Floodland in instalments, uploaded on his website here.

Neil Gaiman – The Graveyard Book

You can watch Neil Gaiman read The Graveyard Book here.

Kwame Alexander – The Crossover

Chris Riddell – Hugo Pepper

Chris Riddell is uploading chapters of Hugo Pepper on his Facebook page.

Scholastic authors

Scholastic have asked their favourite authors to read one chapter from their books. You can start listening here.

World Book Day

Some of the World Book Day masterclasses include readings.

World of Stories – free audio books to listen to!

And if you enjoy creative writing…

Authorfy are publishing a 10 minute writing challenge daily! See here.

Sarah Crossan is posting a daily Poetry Challenge of Instagram.

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