Summer Reading Suggestions

The Library encourages all students to keep reading throughout the Summer! We have seen so many of you improve in your reading skills and confidence this year and urge you all to keep going at home as much as possible!

If you are taking part in our Reading Ahead scheme, we are still taking submissions until the end of September.. This could be the perfect time for you to carry on and complete the scheme: Click here to submit your reading online!

You do not only have to read books… newspapers, magazines, web pages, articles and blogs can be included too! Remember that all challenge completers will receive a certificate and prize as well as entry in to a national prize draw!

Here’s some inspiration for you to continue your reading during the Summer months:

First News Special Editions: Special editions of First News based on many topics, from Shakespeare, WW1 and WW2 to the future of space travel and how to spot fake news.

Financial Times: Unlimited access to articles and tools. (Requires registration)

Renaissance MyOn: An amazing resource with over 7000 titles in digital book form across many genres! (Free access during colleges/schools closure period)

BBC Radio 2 – 500 Words: A selection of the best shortlisted stories submitted to the national 500 Words competition from each year, going back to 2014. Some very inventive and imaginative stories!

Libraries Week book extracts: On here, you will find a range of titles. Read an extract of each of these books below to give you a flavour for reading. ( These are ideal for Reading Ahead!)

Public Libraries: You will need to register for a ‘virtual Library membership’ to access a range of great e-reads and audiobooks

Penguin Readers: A selection of classic and contemporary literature that can be read online with audio versions available to listen to at the same time. Please contact the Library for log-in details.

Oxford Owl eBook Library: A selection of tablet friendly eBooks. Please note registration is required to access these resources.

Audible: Staying with audiobooks, Audible from Amazon has a selection of audiobooks that are completely free to listen to. Most of these are for children however there are a number of young adult fiction and classic literature titles to enjoy! (Free access during colleges/schools closure period)

Magic Radio Book Club: Need some inspiration on which book to read next? Head to the Magic Radio Book Club and discover the latest must reads! They also record podcasts.. listen back to previous Book Club podcasts here

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