Welcome to our library!
Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.
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. Our 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.
We’ve worked with brilliant publishers and inspiring authors and illustrators to ensure that the books and activities in our Virtual School Library will support children’s wellbeing through reading.
Author of the week: Tom Palmer
Listen to The Taylor TurboChaser audiobook
Hit the back of the net with Tom Palmer
Read Tom's book, Roy of the Rovers: Scouted, for FREE, watch an exclusive video and discover his top three children's books.
Take the wheel with David Baddiel
Hear a new instalment of The Taylor TurboChaser by David Baddiel every day until this Friday 27 November.
Go on an inconvenient adventure with Jaclyn Moriarty
Read Jaclyn Moriarty's book for FREE, watch a video about her newest title, discover her favourite books and try a recipe.
Celebrate Remembrance with Bali Rai
Read two short stories, watch a creative writing video and download activities to mark Remembrance Day.
Half term special with Michael Rosen
This half term read an exclusive interview with Michael Rosen and an extract from his new book
Meet Phil Hickes and his new spooky story
Find out about Phil's inspiration for The Haunting of Aveline Jones, download activities and read two of Phil's short stories for free!
The Brilliant World of Liz Pichon
Read The Brilliant World of Tom Gates for FREE, watch a video and download activities.
Meet Alex T. Smith and Claude the extraordinary dog
Download free Claude activities.
Shhh! Do not disturb the dragons with Michelle Robinson
Watch the video and download Do Not Disturb the Dragons activities.
Author of the Week: Zoe Antoniades
Cally and Jimmy: Twins in Trouble, illustrated by Katie Kear
Discover your superpower with Greg James and Chris Smith
Watch an exclusive video, take a quiz and download activities.
Current and past authors of the week