Remote Reading

Remote Reading

Find free eBooks and eAudiobooks via Richmond Libraries – all you need is internet access and a Richmond Card:  

Check out the virtual school library, backed by The National Literacy Trust, at Oak National Academy. Every week there will be a free book: 

The School Reading List is curated by a group of librarians, English teachers, and parents. Explore their recommended reading lists for year groups 7-11: 

First News is a weekly newspaper suitable for KS3 students. The news is reported in a non-scary way, includes lots of positive stories, and aims to get children engaged. It also features games and puzzles. During lockdown, First News can be downloaded for free here:

Have you ever wanted to know which title comes next in a children’s book series? If so, check out this handy website: 

Comixology, an Amazon company, has 75000 digital comics, and 700 of them are free:

Hay Festival’s free Programme for Schools features videos of over seventy authors: click here

For KS4 students and parents, here are all the BBC programmes about books, grouped in one place:

For graphic novel inspiration, take a look at

Barrington Stoke are specialists in creating highly readable books for dyslexic students: Parents and Carers - Barrington Stoke

Have fun creating your own book cover using the Penguin Classics Cover Generator:

Penguin Talks is a series of free talks for young people on a diverse range of subjects such as How to Challenge Inequality, How to Believe in Yourself and How to Boss Your Mood. The aim is to help equip students for the future by broadening their understanding of various issues.  Find them here:


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