Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Home Reading Links


Dear children, parents and carers,                                               


Although school is closed, we still want you to have access to high-quality stories and books and to continue to enjoy reading, telling and talking about stories.

 To help you and to provide online access to books for every age, please take a look at the links below. They include books and stories, either whole or extracts, and some wonderful activities, which are all FREE!

 Also, please do follow @OAHAbookcrazy on twitter, as Mrs Cryer will regularly post book challenges, extracts she reads aloud, links to other useful and fun resources, as well as links to authors and publishers who are running online workshops and competitions.

Keep reading! - This is Oxford Owl home website, with online books, games, fun and resources for children up to year 2.  - This is the website which children in years 3 to 6 use to quiz on books they have read. Children will now be able to access this from home, Monday to Friday.

Magicblox – a great resources full of whole children books which can be accessed from any device.

The Literacy Trust Family Zone – a brilliant place to start, this is a comprehensive web portal for parents created by The Literacy Trust. Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development. You’ll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges.

Love My Books – another free website providing resources, activity ideas and book suggestions for children aged 0-9. Pages of great ideas for parents and children sharing books together.

World Book Day – Browse their booklists for children and young people at all ages and stages – for ideas and inspiration. There are stacks of links to book related resources and videos too.

Authorfy – this is a great website. Full of free resources, activity packs, writing prompts, author videos and brilliant book recommendations this is a good way to entertain and educate children as it is so engaging.

The British Library Discovering Children’s Books – this new website has a wide range of information and resources available from how to draw a Gruffalo to how to make a mini book.

The Reading Realm – there are now some free learning packs available on this website based on animals and nature, fairy tales and creative writing prompts.

Audible Stories – Audible have launched a free service that offers educational and entertaining audiobook content for kids, teens, and families.

Book Trust Stories and Games – lots of lovely interactive books to read online or watch with signing plus stacks of games and activities to share.  - An extensive library of books, including classics and brand new released, with reviews, plots and downloadable extracts. Sign up for free.