Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure: Some useful resources for supporting Reading for Pleasure in schools


Below is a link to my Reading Rocks South workshop presentation, thank you to everyone that came along.

Reading journeys ( with a focus on 6 to 9 year olds): Exploring a ‘layering’ perspective and some practical ideas to help child navigate their book journeys.

RR_South Workshop


I have also emailed a power point version to those that gave me their email. If you would like a copy in power point format please Contact Me.

There is a wealth of information and ideas to support reading for pleasure on the Open University Reading for Pleasure site:

John Biddles article on Reading Rivers got me thinking about new ways to look at reading journeys, it’s on the OU website link above, but direct link is below:

There are lot’s of great recommended reading lists out there. But, as someone who has learnt so much about books by sharing pictures of the front coves on twitter. I love that Books for Topics now has downloadable poster recommended reads lists.

KS1 Recommended Reads

KS2 Recommended Reads

Audio Books

Two places to get audio books for free:

Public Libraries offer the option to access a free audio books. I live in Cambridgeshire so here is the link for Cambs:

Listening Books provides a free audio service to adults and children who have physical or medical difficulties that make it difficult to read books themselves.:


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