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!

Before heading off on to your Summer break, why not check out the Library's large collection of fiction books, graphic novels and short reads... all of which would be ideal to read in the garden, in the park, or on the beach! The Library also stocks a great collection of travel guides, perfect to explore whether off you're off on holiday or not!

Why not take part in Reading Ahead over the Summer break? This could be the perfect time for you to carry on and complete the scheme: 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!

In terms of online resources, here’s some inspiration for you to continue your reading during the Summer months:

First NewsFirst News is a brilliant national newspaper that makes news fun and easy to digest! Even better, their in-depth, interactive articles and stories can be read online 24/7 from home or College!
To log in and read the latest edition, you will need to enter the First News Education ID which can be found on the Library's Moodle page.
Open Library logoOpen Library has an amazing collection of books across many genres that have been digitised and are available to read online! (Registration is free and easy!)
BBC Radio 2 500 Words logoBBC 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 logoLibraries Week book extracts: You will find a range of titles on here. Read an extract of each book to give you a flavour of what they are about!
Library plus logoPublic Libraries eBooks: You will need to register for a ‘virtual Library membership’ to access a range of great eBooks via two providers.
Reedsy Prompts logoReedsy Prompts: A collection of funny, suspenseful, and relatable young adult short stories perfect for Reading Ahead! offers an e-Library for reading books online.
Neil Gaiman logoNeil Gaiman Short Stories: A brilliant collection of short stories written by Neil Gaiman.
Oxford Owl logoOxford Owl eBook Library: A selection of tablet friendly eBooks. Please note registration is required to access these resources.
BookRix logoBookRix: The BookRix website has a number of fiction eBooks that can be read for free.
Amazon logoAmazon Learning Store: A range of fiction eBooks that can be downloaded on to a Kindle or Kindle app for free!
Goodreads: Find and write reviews for books you have read and find inspiration for your next read! (registration required)

Check out these brilliant eBooks...

The Library has a brand new collection of Penguin Reader eBooks which are perfect to use for Reading Ahead!

Click the book cover below to read it via VLe Books. You will need to log in with your college details before you can continue. These books can  be 'borrowed' for 3 days by clicking 'Read Online'. You might find that somebody else has already borrowed the book you would like. If this is the case, simply leave your email address and you will be notified when it is next available.

The Hound of the Baskervilles
Wuthering Heights
Tales of Adventurous Girls
Stephen Hawking
Tales of the Greek Heroes
Little Women
Pride and Prejudice
A Christmas Carol
Animal Farm
Jayne Eyre
Boy by Roald Dahl
The Kissing Booth
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Michelle Obama
Women Who Changed the World
Malala Yousafzai
The Great Gatsby
Gong Solo
The Call of the Wild
The Night Manager
The Spy Who Came in From The Cold
How to Turn Down a Billion Dollars
Oliver Twist
1984 by George Orwell
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