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Children can understand topical issues from a factual and practical view, examining the world around us from a range of perspectives. 

The National Shelf Service is a daily YouTube broadcast featuring ebook recommendations from professional librarians. Launched by CILIP and the Youth Libraries Group the daily videos will focus on helping children and families discover new, diverse reading experiences. The broadcast will run Monday to Friday at 11.00am each day at

Bobby Seagull introduces the National Shelf Service


Pride In: Change

Sometimes being who you are can be a hard thing to do. Learn about people from across the LGBTQIA+ community who celebrate who they are and never stop fighting for what they believe in. No matter who you are, inside or out, this book is here to teach you that you can be proud of who you are.



Free access until 30 June 2020.





myON by Renaissance Learning


Available for free until 30 June.


Access to over 7,000 digital books and 5 daily news articles.


Books can be searched for by genre, title, book level or interest.  There is also a feature for the book to be read out loud.


Storyline Online

Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Storyline Online is available 24 hours a day for children, parents, caregivers and educators worldwide.


I Can Be: Sporty

Be bold like Boudicca, as adventurous as Amelia Earhart and super sporty like Usain Bolt! Inspire little minds as you explore the achievements and lives of key figures from the past and present. How did Galileo make important discoveries and how did Frida Khalo overcome hardship? This series will inspire you to be whatever you want to be.


Parts of a Plant: Seeds

Why do plants have leaves? Which part of a plant keeps it anchored into the ground? What do flowers do? Children will enjoy finding out the answers to these questions, and many more, in this informative and beautifully imagined series


Super Stats: Space

Have you ever wondered which dinosaur had the most teeth, or which planet is the biggest? Maybe you want to know how tall the tallest building is, or where you can find the largest crater on Earth? Super Stats takes you around the world and beyond, ranking the stats so that you know the facts.


The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown

Edited by Katherine Rundell, with contributions from more than 100 children’s writers and illustrators


Completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.

The collection, published by Bloomsbury, is dedicated to the doctors, nurses, carers, porters, cleaners and everyone currently working in hospitals.


World of Stories from World Book Day


Free children's audio books from Audible


OXFORD OWL from Oxford University Press


Worcestershire Library - eBooks and eAudiobooks

Information on joining Worcestershire libraries, if you don't already have a library card, can be found on the other useful links section of the school library page.


A Kid's Guide to Feelings - Feeling Lonely


Infographics : Human Body