22nd January 2021
Our second free book from Oak Academy has arrived! You can read or listen to The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook completely FREE below, watch an exclusive video about Nizrana's new book, The Boy Who Met A Whale, discover her top three children's books and read an interview all about reading.
Don't forget - you can complete an Accelerated Reader quiz if you read or listen to this book.
Let me know if you read or listen to this book and I will add Classharts points.
Read The Girl Who Stole An Elephant
Chaya, a no-nonsense, outspoken hero, leads her friends and a gorgeous elephant on a noisy, fraught, joyous adventure through the jungle where revolution is stirring and leeches lurk. Will stealing the queen's jewels be the beginning or the end of everything for the intrepid gang?
Listen to The Girl Who Stole An Elephant
If you prefer, you can listen to the story as an audio book. Every weekday until Friday 29 January 2021, they will be adding new parts to the story, which will be available to listen to until next Friday 5 February 2021.
18th January 2021
You can now access free books via an online library!
Each week a popular author or illustrator will provide free books, exclusive videos and their reading recommendations on the Oak National website.
The first book is 'The Story of Tracey Beaker' by Dame Jacqueline Wilson.
Dame Jacqueline's inspiration for the story can be explored in a video and there are quizzes and other activities available including word searches and craft projects.
The Oak National Library can be found on this link:
Let me know if you access these resources and I will add Classcharts points.
Don’t forget – if you read these books you can then complete an Accelerated Reader quiz!
15th January 2021
A recent Populus survey suggested there had been a 45% increase in book reading during last year's lockdown. At that time, many staff shared reading recommendations or joined reading groups; one very popular reading group was run by The Duchess of Cornwall.
This morning, Her Royal Highness launched a new initiative dedicated to the celebration of literature. Called The Duchess of Cornwall’s Reading Room, it is intended to be a forum for literary communities around the world.
The Reading Room will offer new book recommendations, as well as providing insights from the authors themselves, in a community space for book lovers of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
Launched today is a special film where The Duchess invites author and artist, Charlie Mackesy to talk about his book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse.
The Reading Room can be accessed here: https://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/duchess-cornwalls-reading-room