Reading @ Home

You should be reading for at least half an hour every day.

Chances are you have some reading books of your own which you are able to read and enjoy. If you start to run out, then there are some suggestions here of how you can get more books to read.

Oxford Owl

A selection of books can be found on this website which are free to access.


Following this link, a wide number of audio books are free to listen to. There are a number of categories – elementary and tweens would probably be the best ones for you to discover.



If you have a Kindle/Kindle app/Kobo/Apple Books enabled device, there are hundreds of thousands of e-books to download and enjoy. The Bookbub link below will send you a daily email of those books which are reduced in price, or free. You just have to say what types of book you are most interested in hearing about.


If you have a Cornwall library card you can register for this service to access free downloads of books.

A Daily Audio Story from David Walliams

Tune in at 11:00am and listen to a daily audio story read by David Walliams.

Wonder read by RJ Palicio

The Hay Player

Each year, the Hay Festival takes place in Wales with many well-known authors speaking and reading their work. This website has many of the videos and links to activities – it’s a great place to discover some new authors.

The Hay Festival – Programme for Schools

Community Book Swaps

In my village, I have seen a few Facebook comments from families saying that they are leaving books outside their house for other members of the community to read. Have a look out for a similar scheme which may be operating in your area. Just be aware that the Coronavirus can live on surfaces for a day or two, so be careful to take measures to prevent transmission – ask a parent for help/advice.