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 The Virtual School Library

Welcome to the Virtual School Library, brought you by Oak National Academy in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.


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.


Reading Scheme by colour


Please find below a link to the Oxford Reading Book Scheme. The books are banded by colour. Please check with your child or reading record if you are unsure of their current colour level.


Reading Resources

Please click on the documents below to access the first 300 key words which your child can practise reading and spelling.


We have also attached a generic list of popular children's books which have been colour banded. 

Below you will find a selection of books that you might like to read at some point during the week. we shall add a few more each week and there will be a book of the week which will be narrated for you.