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  • The National Literacy Trust Virtual School Library

    Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads on this site.

    Having access to a school library is really important for children. School libraries nurture a love of reading that can enrich children’s literacy skills, academic achievements and mental wellbeing. This Virtual School Library will complement existing school libraries and will ensure that children have access to the magical world of stories all year round, whether they are learning at school or at home.

    The National Literacy Trust have worked with brilliant publishers and inspiring authors and illustrators to ensure that the books and activities in the Virtual School Library will support children’s wellbeing through reading.


    Author of the week: Michelle Robinson

    This weeks author of the week is creator of the Claude books, Alex T. Smith!

    Claude is no ordinary dog - he leads an extraordinary life! Claude in the City sees Claude and Sir Bobblysock go to the city for the very first time, where Claude accidentally foils a robbery and becomes the local hero! In Claude Best in Show, Claude and Sir Bobblysock are due to take part in The Great Waggy Avenue Dog Show and there are medals galore to be won.

    You can read these books for FREE below.

    The World Made a Rainbow is about a girl and her brother during lockdown who together with their parents create a rainbow to put in their window to give hope to people passing by.



    Click on the image below to be directed to The Virtual Library and read the book. 



    Claude in the City