virtual bookshelf

What’s the Virtual Bookshelf all about?

Our librarian, Mrs Pike, is gathering resources for our virtual bookshelf every week.

Students are able to read extracts, look at clips, and then access contextual material she has put together to support her recommended reads, building knowledge and creating engagement. We hope you enjoy looking through the resources.

Bookmark this page and come back weekly.

Edition 15

This week there is a Q and A interview with debut author Namina Forna the author of The Guilded Ones. Find out more about entering a poetry competition, listen to a classic by Jane Austen as well as popular author Matt Oldfield explaining how to write non-fiction!

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This week: Read a short story written by footballer Jamie Vardy, watch the trailer of the brand new Netflix series Shadow and Bone then read the opening extract from the book as well as delve into some recommended non-fiction.

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This week: Listen to popular author Onjali Q Rauf talk about her award winning book Boy at the Back of the Class, read extracts from brand new books and get some amazing recommendations for your next spine tingling read!

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This week there is plenty to keep students and families busy over the holiday with some great audio extracts, great news stories, interviews and a special focus on the brilliant books that we have to help us understand Autism as it is Autism Awareness Week. Why not find out more by reading the extracts.

Edition 11

This week – Lots of great things including climate change non-fiction, author podcasts, David Walliams wordsearches and a ‘Design the Next Virtual Book Shelf Banner’ activity.

Edition 10

This week there is plenty of football, a great group read short story, awesome audiobooks and some amazing advice from Katherine Rundell about Wild Adventure writing.

Edition 9

In this edition there are lots of articles and interviews with authors this week as well as some great recommended reads. I have also included the library opening timetable too.

Edition 8

Happy World Book Day!
In this edition we have a World Book Day theme as well as some great podcasts, author interviews and extracts from some brand new books.

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This week contains a SHELFIE competition, ‘if you like this, try this’ and information about how to get your hands on your free World Book Day book using your digital token.

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This week’s theme is ‘A little something for everyone’

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This week it is Adventure!

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It is TV and film week!

Edition 3

Theme to support Holocaust Memorial Day on the 27th plus some other more light hearted content.

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