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Virtual Library at Woodside Primary Academy

Here's how your children can access free books online while home schooling:

Children at Woodside Primary Academy are able to access free books online whilst at home completing home learning.


Oak National Academy, a government-backed virtual school, has launched a virtual library which will allow students to read books from popular kid’s authors online during the latest lockdown and to access a world of great literature. The library was formed with The National Literacy Trust.


Author of the Week: Get to know The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell

Click on the image below to listen to The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell for free. 



On Thursday 4th March is World Book Day, so get your book character costumes at the ready and watch this space for exciting activities that you can enjoy! 

Free to access books and more

Children will be provided with a free-to-access book every week for the library’s author of the week.

The first book to be featured is Dame Jacqueline Wilson’s The Story Of Tracy Beaker, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, and is entirely free to read for a week from January 17.

As well as the free book, or audiobook, additional content will also be available each week, including exclusive videos, recommended reads and activities to keep children entertained at home.

Dame Wilson said: “This virtual library is a fantastic resource for children to access a free book every week from a range of wonderful authors.”

So what are you waiting for?  Click on the link above and immerse yourself into another world and develop your reading skills and love of reading at the same time! 


Waltham Forest Libraries 

Parents/ carers  - Would you like access to over 6 million books, ebooks and audio books? How about  range of online courses, including language lessons, driving test theory preparation and computer  skills lessons? Then, visit where you can register for a library card or manage your existing membership and find out more about the wonderful services that Waltham Forest libraries have to offer. 


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