As part of lockdown, some of the book publishers have relaxed their rules for teachers to be able to read to their students. Below you will find a list of links to listen or view various books being read:

Dr. Shilling has chosen 'Millions' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. You'll find the links to the reading here:'millions'-by-frank-cottrell-boyce-(read-by-dr.-shilling)


  • Suitable for: age 9-13 (in case you have younger siblings who might want to join in).
  • Topic: A boy finds a large amount of money and has to work out what he's going to do with it.
  • Possible difficult topics to be aware of: references to the fact that his Mum has died (light touch and humorous)
  • Occasional mild swearing.

You don't have to do anything with it - just enjoy it if you wish.

Mr Davis has very generously read two of his favourite poems for you - please enjoy them for their own sake (no need to think anything about them, understand them or interpret them - just listen and let the words wash over you).

Suitable for: all students who want a stretch and challenge


Here is another book for you to enjoy listening to - this one has stronger language and themes, so be careful if listening to this with younger children around.  Mrs. Snowling has chosen this as something a bit different for you to explore.'long-way-down'-by-jason-reynolds---read-by-mrs.-snowling

Warning: swearing and references to gang culture
Subject matter: boy avenging his brother's murder
Age: 14+

Mrs Diaper has chosen to read a classic tale for you - 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' by Hans Christian Anderson.  Please have a listen and enjoy it!'the-steadfast-tin-soldier'-by-hans-christian-anderson---read-by-mrs.-diaper

If you want a really quick story, here's one you might enjoy - it's also known as 'The Princess and the Pea'.  Mrs. Diaper has very kindly read this for you to listen to.'the-real-princess'-by-hans-christian-anderson---read-by-mrs.-diaper

Here are two more texts for you to enjoy by David Walliams: two stories from 'The World's Worst Children', read by Mrs. Lofthouse.  I hope you don't get inspiration from them though...!'the-world's-worst-children-3'-by-david-walliams---read-by-mrs-lofthouse

Here is a really short poem chosen by Mr. Trudgett - it is, of course, about chemistry!

Here's the latest book reading: 'The Graveyard Book' by Neil Gaiman.  I've chosen this because it's dark, but not too grim; it's quirky, funny and different.  If you like Terry Pratchett, you'll probably like this.  You don't need to do anything except enjoy it!

Suitable for 11+

Warning: frequent references to death.  Some mild peril.'the-graveyard-book'-by-neil-gaiman---read-by-dr.-shilling


Here is a small selection of poems by one of my favourite poets: Billy Collins.  He is an American poet who I once saw at a literature festival in Aldeburgh, Suffolk many years ago.  He was funny, entertaining and clever and I love that his poems aren't pretentious or difficult - they are just meant to be enjoyed.


Here is a short novel by a French author, Antoine de Saint-ExubĂ©ry, which has been chosen and ready by the MFL teachers.  They've worked together to read this for you and hope you can sit back and enjoy it!  They're also planning a French version, so keep a look out for that!'the-little-prince'-by-antoine-de-saint-exub%25C3%25A9ry-read-by-mfl


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