Launched for the first time in early 2013, Read for My School is a national reading competition that helps schools generate loads of excitement about reading. Following on from a successful first year during which over 400,000 books were read by more than 100,000 primary pupils in just two months, the competition is back and now open to all pupils in Years 3 – 6 and as a pilot to all pupils in Years 7 and 8 from 2014*.
Between 27 January and 28 March 2014, pupils who take part will be able to access a free online library of brilliant titles, with the option to read any books of their choice offline too. The free online library features 100 titles across 8 genres – Humour, Adventure, Mystery & Horror, Nonfiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Animals & the Wild and Film & TV.
The online library comprises a variety of books suitable for all abilities including SEN. Authors include Charlie Higson, Chris Bradford, Alex Scarrow, Roger McGough, Benjamin Zephaniah, Beverley Naidoo, Rick Riordan, Cathy Cassidy, Jeremy Strong, Lewis Carrol, Michael Rosen, Tom Palmer, Roald Dahl, Morris Gleitzman, Anthony McGowan, Eoin Colfer, Megan Rix, Rudyard Kipling, Jill Murphy, K.M. Grant, Anna Sewell, J.M. Barrie, Emily Mason, Curtis Jobling and many more besides.
What's more, pupils will be in with a chance to win books for their school from a pot of 100,000 titles. Plus, Pearson will match these prizes and give a further 100,000 books to charitable programmes around the world! To find out more visit the Read for my School homepage, register your email address today and we'll send you all the information you need to get started.
* Read for My School is brought to you by the Pearson Foundation and Booktrust, with support from the Department for Education. The competition is open to primary and secondary schools in England only.
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