We would like to help keep the children and young people of Coventry to keep reading for pleasure in this difficult time. To do this we have created a special online reading club for every pupil in Coventry to be able to share their reading achievements. There will also be a series of mini challenges that will appear over the next few weeks for you to have a go at. There are also downloadable resources to support reading for pleasure at home and links to online reading reading resources. If you would like some help and advice from our specialist children's librarians on what book to read next then please send your enquiries to our Book Doctor and we will do our best to recommend some fantastic reads to try.
This year the Summer Reading Challenge is virtual! It launched on Friday 5 June. To find out more check out their website
Thank you to everybody who entered this competition. The judges really enjoyed reading all of your imaginative and creative entries. Our winner was Amy (11), her entry written as a letter to an old friend, can be seen below. Congratulations to Amy and we hope she enjoys the new books she won.Dear Mia, Hasn’t everything changed so much since we were 11! Just to think there was no robots no TV’s in the table and the days were only 24h long! They're twice as long now! Everything is so dark since the sun fell into that black hole. My new shoes are broken, I told them to take me to town but they took me to Sainsbury's ! I’m going to get some new ones now. McDonalds has broken, all the robot guards are throwing the chicken nuggets and the burgers at the customers! My children are having problems with the robot teacher he keeps eating their lunch! Hope you are all OK. From Amy.
Thank you to all of those who sent in their wonderful pictures to us. It was very hard to judge the winners!
However, we do have 3 winners and would like to congratulate the following:
Heath (aged 9)
Mia (aged 9)
Julia (aged 6)
Well done all of you for sharing your wonderful art work with us. We hope you enjoy your prize of brand new books to read, ideal for a lazy afternoon in the sun. We will be launching a new competition next week so keep an eye out for it!
SLS have gathered together e-books for children that publishers have made free to download or read online. There are non-fiction books, support for parents home schooling dyslexic children, picture books and non-fiction book to help children learn more about the Coronavirus and alleviate fears and worries. Just go to our free e-book page and click on the links to get instant access to these great resources
If you already have a library card then check out the e-resources all available for free, there are e-books, e-magazines and comics, audiobooks and even e-newspapers so there is something for all the members of the family to enjoy. Don't worry if you don't already have a library card as you can register online and get a temporary membership.
Free audiobooks for children from Audible. They are put into age groups and contain a slightly random mixture of titles but do include some classic favourites such as Beatrix Potter and White Fang as well as a few more up to date books such as Kid Normal.
Children’s classic books such as Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan and the Railway Children which are free to read or listen to