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Reading for Pleasure


We find ourselves in very strange times and for children they are very strange indeed. With children not being able to join friends and go on adventures there can sometimes seem to be nothing to get excited about, however reading a book and getting lost within its pages can be a form of escapism which is what is needed right now.


Within our Reading for Pleasure pages, I hope to not only show you different places to find reading resources and books but also to inspire both you and your children to develop their reading for pleasure.

Below are links to places where you can access reading resources and stories for you to share with your child as well as places where they can read independently.


Virtual Library- Oak National Academy  Virtual School Library | Oak Academy (

Range of books children can read online- Online Books for Kids - Funbrain

A range of celebrities have read stories on Instagram site Save with stories. A Save the Children project raising money to support those families and children most hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.  Click here to go to the Instagram site.  SAVEWITHSTORIES.

As well as these sites above, on the reading for pleasure pages we will be uploading different challenges etc. over time to develop the love of reading which I know so many of you already have. Reading is not just a skill to be taught but a gift to be enjoyed. It allows you to explore places you could only dream of and create images in your head that could never be imagined or produced by anybody else.


Maya Angelou

“When I look back, I am so impressed again with the life-giving power of literature. If I were a young person today, trying to gain a sense of myself in the world, I would do that again by reading, just as I did when I was young.”


Enjoy your Reading for Pleasure. Keep checking in as these pages will be being updated regularly.