Reading for Pleasure: Branching Out- Horrible histories

The Horrible Histories books have seen epic success – with over 60 books, a BAFTA award-winning TV series and several spin-off series to date. The books are well known for highlighting the gruesome side of history and are packed with jokes, comics and gruesome facts. ​ Find a list of ten similar books put together for those looking […]

Reading for Pleasure: Branching Out- David Walliams

David Walliams’ books are hugely popular with young readers and over the past several years he has become one of Britain’s best-selling children’s authors. From recounts of criminal grandmas to tales of terrible tooth fairy impersonators, Walliams’ stories have hooked in millions of readers who enjoy memorable characters, an easy-to-read and humorous style and a good […]

Reading for Pleasure: Branching Out- Michael Morpurgo

Michael Morpugo has a loyal fanbase among readers who enjoy his stories of wartime, animals and adventure. With hundreds of books to date, Michael Morpurgo’s award-winning stories have become modern classics in primary school classrooms. ​ Find a list of ten similar books put together for those looking for their next read after Michael Morpurgo.

Library Storytime- Here Comes the Garbage Barge

Before everyone recycled…there was a town that had 3,168 tons of garbage and nowhere to put it. What did they do?  Enter the Garbage Barge! This mostly true and completely stinky story is sure to make you say “Pee-yew!” Written by: Jonah Winter Illustrated by: Red Nose Studio Published by: Schwartz & Wade Books Read by: Justin Theroux Run time: 11 […]

Library Storytime- A Bad Case of Stripes

Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids at her school don’t like them. And Camilla Cream is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact she is so worried that she’s about to break out in… A Bad Case of Stripes Written by: David […]

Library Story time- Clark the Shark

Clark the Shark Clark is a shark with zing, bang, and boom. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life – but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends, Clark’s teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him figure out a way to tone it down. Clark the […]

Library storytime – The tale of Peter Rabit

The quintessential cautionary tale, The Tale of Peter Rabbit warns naughty children about the grave consequences of misbehaving. When Mrs. Rabbit beseeches her four furry children not to go into Mr. McGregor’s garden, the impish Peter naturally takes this as an open invitation to create mischief. He quickly gets in over his head, when he […]

Reading for Pleasure: Branching Out- Harry Potter

The Harry Potter stories have undeniably charmed millions of readers who enjoy stories sparkling with magic, fantasy and adventure. The award-winning series has sold over 500 million copies worldwide and has been turned into eight hugely successful Hollywood films.  ​ Find a list of ten similar books put together for those looking for their next read after Harry Potter…

Library Story time- Guji Guji

Guji Guji is quite content with his life as a duckling, despite the fact that he doesn’t look anything like his brothers. Then one fateful day, he meets up with three nasty, grinning creatures. Written by: Chih-Yuan Chen Illustrated by: Chih-Yuan Chen Published by: Kane/Miller Book Publishers Read by: Robert Guillaume Run time: 6.5 minutes I hope you enjoyed the […]

Library Storytime- When A Dragon Moves In

If you build a perfect sandcastle, a dragon will move in. And that’s exactly what happens to one very lucky boy at the beach. Dad is busy sunbathing and Mom is busy with her book, so the boy and dragon roam the beach together, flying a kite, braving the waves, and roasting marshmallows. But no […]

Book Trust – Have Some Fun

Book Trust – Have Some Fun EYFS/KS1/KS2 Enjoy a storytime with free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in their book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favorite characters. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/

Sid the Science Kid, The Trouble with Germs

Here is a lovely little story, ideal for younger children, exploring germs and how we can avoid spreading them! 🦠 👏🏻 It’s called Sid the Science Kid, The Trouble with Germs and is written by Jennifer Franz. Why it is important to wash your hands? Do you think washing hands frequently will keep you away […]

Lucy’s in Lockdown

Dr Ranj from CBeebies has shared a lovely e-book called ‘Lucy’s in Lockdown’ written by Chris Duke. It’s all about feelings. Lucy is like many other children in the world right now: in quarantine with her family. Her hair is blue, but this time she knows why.

The British Library

Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children’s Books. For children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages. Examples: write an animal tale, how to draw a Gruffalo, make a miniature book, how to develop a character, the book of me – you as the main character, interviews with Joseph Coelho and Jacqueline Wilson, […]

Coventry Library ebooks

Do you know you can still borrow a library book from the Coventry library website? The service is called Borrowbox. All you need is your library card and pin. To sign in first click the following link. https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/login.html?b2bSite=3323&targetSite=mainPage.html&fromPage=1 Then the page will appear like the one below, enter your Library card number and pin number. […]

Some free ebooks

As school is closed and I know many of you want to change their library books. Why not try reading some ebooks, I know it would not be same as reading an actual book as some of you already mention that but we can always try something new. Please check the following links for some […]

Chance to receive a free book

Walker Books and Macmillan Children’s Books are offering children the chance to receive a free book – all you have to do is send a review once they’re done! Find out more below. Macmillan are offering copies of Attack of the Heebie Jeebies (#DreamTeam). It’s the first in a fun and engaging series from Tom […]

Diplodocus from Gigantosaurus

Jonny Duddle is a best-selling author who has written and illustrated multiple picture books and chapter books, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winner The Pirates Next Door. He started a series in which he teaches how to draw some of the famous characters from his books. In the following video he teaches how to draw Diplodocus […]

Amazon Audible stories for free

Amazon today cancelled the subscription of books and audio stories for children and students of all ages as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.All stories are free to stream […]

100 books to read in Year 5 and Year 6

Reading is important because it develops our thoughts, gives us endless knowledge and lessons to read while keeping our minds active. Reading books to help us learn and understand and makes us smarter, not to mention the knowledge, vocabulary and thinking skills we develop. Please find the list of 100 books suggested to read in Year 5 and Year 6. […]

100 Books to read in Year 3 and Year 4

Reading is important because it develops our thoughts, gives us endless knowledge and lessons to read while keeping our minds active. Reading books to help us learn and understand and makes us smarter, not to mention the knowledge, vocabulary and thinking skills we develop. Please find the list of 100 books suggested to read in Year 3 and Year 4. […]

100 books to try and read in Y1 and Y2 KS1

Reading is important because it develops our thoughts, gives us endless knowledge and lessons to read while keeping our minds active. Reading books to help us learn and understand and makes us smarter, not to mention the knowledge, vocabulary and thinking skills we develop. Please find the list of 100 books suggested to read in Year 1 and Year 2. […]

A big Thank you to Mr. Newman

It gives great satisfaction to say that we recognise and respect all the valuable skills, knowledge and all the positive qualities that Mr. Newman instilled onto us and thank him for all his time and effort shaping our library. We need to express our gratitude to him for all his contributions. Mr. Newman will be […]

Christmas magic in the Library

As Christmas is approaching we can feel its magical vibes already in the Broad Heath School library. Your school library is celebrating Christmas in a new way this year with a 3D Christmas tree, along with many Christmas themed books. Children are getting excited about the Christmas holiday period and it’s a pleasure to see […]

Visit to Waterstones Book Shop

Today the Broad Heath Junior Librarians visited Waterstones Book shop in the city centre. There was a brief tour of the shop (including places where the public aren’t allowed!) and time to purchase some books for the school library. It was a great experience and we all had great time, our Guide helped us around […]