Over the last year, with so much time spent at home, our children’s favourite books have been read and re-read more than ever before. If you feel it’s time to try something new, but with libraries and bookshops closed you’re not sure where to start, we hope our Lockdown Booklist will be helpful. Remember to log all of your reading in the GoRead app.
Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust have come together to launch our Virtual School Library to keep children reading during lockdown.
Every week, a popular children's author will become our ‘Author of the Week’ and provide a free book or audiobook and exclusive videos and activities aimed at primary school children, all available at library.thenational.academy.
Our first Author of the Week is Dame Jacqueline Wilson DBE, who talks about how her infamous character Tracy Beaker got her name, offers exclusive activities and recommends her top reads to check out. The Story of Tracy Beaker is also available to read for free for a week. Spread the word!
How Libraries can help?
Library websites have all sorts of useful information - check your library card, renew books online, browse through the library catalogue and more. The following document will give you lots of information and links for adults and children to access free eBooks and eAudiobooks for children. There are thousands to choose from.