At Fishbourne CE Primary School we love to read! Everywhere we go, there are super books surrounding us – in classrooms, welcome areas, the library and Mrs Day’s office. There’s a book for every occasion and we love to celebrate our reading. We are very lucky to have an amazing library space in school which the children have designed themselves. It’s bright, colourful and jam packed full of great titles. Teachers at Fishbourne are readers too and there is always a lot of discussion about books, sharing titles we’ve enjoyed reading and encouraging each other to read.
Sometimes it’s good to challenge yourself with a new book, something you haven’t read before and we’ve put together a collection of websites that we think have some great suggestions.
Love Reading 4 Kids is a great website to peruse good books as it gives recommendations by age group as well as reviews and even some extracts to get a taste of the book before buying it. We highly recommend this site because there is such a lot to explore. One of our favourite parts is the ‘If they like… they’ll love’ where you can find suggestions about books you may enjoy – it’s the perfect way to discover new authors!
There are a couple of links to articles below which you may like to read… these are suggestions about books you really should read during your childhood!
Meet the Bookworms!
We have a group of wonderful little fish who have decided to make our school a better place to be by giving up their time to look after our library…
'The library means a lot to me as I can read and relax there. I want to help others in the library sorting books and helping other children choose books they might enjoy.'
'I really LOVE reading and would enjoy sharing my favourite books with the whole school.'
'Sometimes I find it difficult to get into books and I know it can be a struggle to choose what to read. I have read and listened to lots of authors and I am committed to volunteering and helping others.'
'I love tidying and keeping everything in order.'
'If you are reading a book you enjoy, you get sent to a magical world of imagination.'
'I am very helpful and hard working!'
'Books are my favourite thing!'
'I would like to work as part of a team and challenge myself to help improve my organisational skills.'
'I love the library because it is a lovely, calm place.'
'Books take me to another world. Books help me to calm down. Books help me to learn new words.'