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Free KS2 literacy resource & chance to win a £10,000 library!

Friday, September 16th, 2016
Your literacy resource full of activities for writing reviews
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Top-notch free KS2 literacy resource & chance

to win a £10,000 library!

We’re on a mission to help you create top-notch literacy lessons and in doing so have the chance to win a new library from BookSpace for Schools  worth £10,000!

To do this we’ve created a free literacy resource for you to download. It’s focused on encouraging pupils to write in a succinct and memorable way for a particular audience which is a key part of the National Curriculum. And these reviews can be used to enter the competition.

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Download the resource now for full details of how to be in with a chance to win a new library from BookSpace for Schools

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Kids pre publication exclusives, back to school feature and more

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

As August draws to a close and we all hope for good weather for the Bank Holiday don’t forget books when it comes to keeping your children occupied and happy in the holidays. Much more absorbing and rewarding than any game console and we have dozens and dozens of brilliant ones to recommend.

Strike gold before the crowds – Pre-publication exclusives

Threads by Sophia Bennett

A vibrant and thought-provoking story for fashion-conscious girls of 11+. Shortlisted for the Times/Chicken House Fiction Award, this is not just a great book, it’s pure gold.

Ernest by Catherine Rayner

A stunning picture book with minimal text about a rather large moose written and illustrated by the winner of the 2009 Kate Greenaway Medal..

Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

A wonderfully illustrated children’s version of the inspirational book by hero of our time, Nelson Mandela, perfect for 5+.

Tollins: Explosive Tales by Conn Iggulden

A magical book of short stories for 7+ readers about some creatures called ‘Tollins’ (just don’t ever call them fairies!)…

Boom by Mark Haddon

7+ readers A nuclear-powered hundred-ton adventure about two boys who determine to find out what secret plan their teachers are up to. From the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime

Get closer to Authors with our new feature

New this month has been our Guest Editor genre. It’s proved very popular so,  if you’ve not yet checked it out then you’re in for a treat. Quite apart from Ali Sparkes’ wonderful adventures for 9+ year olds she has also selected her favourite books that have inspired her writing.

Please tell your school about Lovereading4schools

With the new academic year comes the inevitable new ‘booklist’ from your children’s school. It will probably be on a piece of paper in your child’s school bag and chances are it will get lost and even if it doesn’t the thought of trawling through a bookshop to find them is rather daunting. It’s a different story however, if your school has already signed up to the Lovereading4schools. This free to use site lets the school create reading lists which you can access and order from in the ‘click of a mouse’ – and 5% of what you spend goes back to the school for them to build their library – can’t say fairer than that. Find out more today and if you like it please make sure to tell your school….

Tintin and The Rainbow Orchid – Brilliant graphic adventures

If you loved Tintin as a child pass the love onto your own children with the beautiful 3 in 1 editions that have been recently re-released to coincide with the 100th year of Herge’s birth. And, if Tintin proves a hit you and your kids are sure to get hooked on The Rainbow Orchid too; an ambitious graphic-novel combining classic storytelling with cinematic artwork à la Tintin. If you’re quick you might even land a prestigious first edition, which in years to come just might be worth a bob or two. What we can absolutely guarantee is a brilliant rollercoaster ride.

This Month’s Highlights – Not to be missed

Free to enter competitions to win lots of Book Goodies

We always have lots of exclusive competitions on Lovereading for kids. Most of them are free to enter – so what are you waiting for! This month you could win, a family ticket to the British Museum, a family ticket to the spooky Wookey Hole cave and lots of signed books. Find out more today.

Happy reading and if you are still stuck for a great read then do try our Books of the Month. Our favourites this month are: for 3+ readers the stunningly illustrated Call me Gorgeous by Giles Milton. For 7+ readers the simply hilarious Dissapearing Moon by Simon Bartram and finally for 14+ readers the thrilling Grass by Catherine McPhail.

New Lovereading4schools partnership addresses falling reading standards through online learning

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

Love reading? Sit down with some Espresso and a good book


Espresso Education, the award-winning online curriculum service, has teamed up with, the online independent book experts, to encourage children to find books, appreciate good stories, and enjoy reading, all through an online learning environment.  This initiative also supports the National Year of Reading and provides a reading legacy schools can use for years to come.

The recent drop in the number of 14-year-olds attaining the required reading standard has prompted fresh concerns that children need more encouragement to pick a book and get stuck into a good read.

With TV, mobile phones, the internet and computer games attracting the attention of media-hungry children, the traditional ‘book’ appears to have been sidelined. Yet, research continues to prove that children who develop a love of literature and enjoy reading will do better in school and achieve greater success later in life.

From September, teachers and pupils in over 10,000 schools using the Espresso Primary service will have access to new ‘Lovereading with Espresso’ modules. Within the modules, KS1 and KS2 students will be able read ‘Opening Extracts’ and explore items like high-quality jacket images and author biographies for twenty-four new books each term.  At launch, example titles will include classics such as The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks and more contemporary titles such as The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo and The 100 mile an hour Dog by Jeremy Strong.  The module supports teachers in their lessons by encouraging pupils to:

  • discover new authors,
  • explore writing styles, and
  • improve reading aloud.

Together, these benefits will help instill in children a love for books and reading for pleasure.

Mike Spooner, Head of Espresso’s Primary Service comments: “The ‘Lovereading with Espresso’ modules provide the perfect complement to our many existing reading resources like our modules on Authors and Book Reviews. We are delighted to be able to offer our users such a wealth of inspirational reading matter through this partnership”

Peter Crawshaw, Director and co founder of Lovereading added: “Espresso and Lovereading4schools are wonderfully complementary and we hope that making these books easily available through the Espresso software will at as a catalyst to ignite a love of books and literature in school children”

More about Lovereading4schools offers a unique way for schools to distribute reading lists to parents and encourages schoolchildren to read more. The site has already proved outstandingly popular, and over 3,500 schools now enjoy its benefits. is free to use, and registered schools can use specially created Template Reading Lists for each academic year from Year 1 to Year 9.

Lesley Langlands, a secondary school teacher from Lockerbie, said:

‘I would just like to say how impressed I am by Lovereading4schools.  As someone who has to select books for secondary school pupils, I am finding it invaluable. The extract downloads are great and they save me a lot of time. Thank you very much for a really useful website.’

As well as being popular with schools, has been enthusiastically endorsed by Jacqueline Wilson, author and ex Children’s Laureate.

More about Espresso Education

With over 10,000 subscribing schools using its resources, Espresso Education is the leading digital curriculum service in the UK. Espresso is a cross-curricular library of high quality, video-rich teaching resources that stimulates learning, supports teachers and raises standards in the classroom. Espresso combines full-screen videos, multi-media activities, learning paths & reviews, cached websites and printable resources into engaging modules, all directly aligned to curriculum objectives.  The weekly news service features exclusive ‘News Bites’ video reports and interactive Telegraph news articles, drawing on topical events to bring learning to life.  Espresso updates its modules and news service weekly, giving schools access to the freshest, most relevant resources available in schools today. 

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