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SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!

This looks so much fun! 

Register on the website, pick your avatar, read books, play games and earn points and badges!

Click the pic:

 

 

 

WEBSITES WITH LOTS OF BOOKS

 

Love Reading 4 Kids

  https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Loads of great children's books here. You can choose books by age group.

 

 

 

Open Library

 https://openlibrary.org/collections/k-12

The children's section has so many books! It will keep you going for years!

 

 

 

Funbrain

 https://www.funbrain.com/books

Funbrain has books for all ages to enjoy

 

 

 

International Children's Digital Library

 http://en.childrenslibrary.org/

A huge variety of books to search.

You can look for books in different languages, too!

 

 

 

Book Trust

 https://tinyurl.com/y7vzm636

A selection of books to read, videos to watch and games to play.

 

 

 

Collins

 https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx#

Click on Teacher

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

 

 

 

Oxford Owl

  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/  

You can register for free

 

 

 

Scholastic

Lots of activities including both fiction and non-fiction books to watch and read.

It is from the USA, but is still a great resource.

 https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-prek-k.html

 https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html

 https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-3-5.html

 

 

 

Starfall

Also from the USA but with loads of great resources including books to read. 

You have to subscribe for full access, but a number of them are free.

 https://www.starfall.com/h/index-kindergarten.php

 https://www.starfall.com/h/index-grades123.php

 

 

 

Mouse Circus

Neil Gaiman's website for children. Lots to see, including videos of his books.

 http://www.mousecircus.com/

 

 

 

100 books for Year 3 and 4 children

Here is a list of recommendations for Year 3 and 4 children

 http://bmaj.rotherham.sch.uk/uploads/1/2/4/0/12400441/100_books_for_y3_and_y4.pdf

 

 

 

Kitaboo

You can register with Kitaboo for free ebooks

https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/#!/

 

 

 

Audible

Audible are offering free audio books for children to listen to for as long as schools are closed.

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 

And don't forget, Kindle are offering free children's ebooks at the moment. 

 

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL BOOKS

 

Little Letters

This is a science-based picture book which is delightful.

Click the book...

 

 

Hairy Maclary

Everyone loves Hairy Maclary!

Click the book...

 

 

Rumble in the Jungle

Are you ready for a rumble?

Click the book...

 

 

NEWSPAPER

 

Read all about it!

We get the children's newspaper First News in school, and now for a limited time they are offering a free digital download of each week's newspaper. Head to their website to download!

https://www.firstnews.co.uk/

 

 

 

Reading Challenge

If you want to get a bit competitive with your reading, try this challenge

http://www.playlearneveryday.com/2017/03/30-day-kids-reading-challenge.html

 

 

 

VIDEOS

Check out our very own stories read by school staff on StoryFlix!

https://www.woodrowfirstschool.co.uk/story-time/

 

Lots of lovely book videos here, including some read by author Julia Donaldson herself

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/storyteller-videos/

 

The Harper Kids You Tube channel has so many videos of books, songs and other activities

https://www.youtube.com/user/HarperKids/featured

 

Watch this delightful puppet show of the excellent book This is Not My Hat

(And then have a look at the other videos the channel have made, well worth it!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bF7q37SfF4w

 

Picture books being read by famous people

https://www.storylineonline.net/

 

More lovely picture books being read by actors

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJuZE8O--bqiM4j7eovEzuA

 

Cbeebies (there are LOTS of videos to enjoy!)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/stories

 

Michael Rosen's website has some super videos of him reading his poems 

https://www.michaelrosen.co.uk/

 

Mrs P's Magic Library

http://mrsp.com/

 

Listen to books read by astronauts!

https://storytimefromspace.com/library/

 

Dr. Jane Goodall reads books, including one about her own life

https://storytime.janegoodall.org/

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