Guppy Books has opened their YA Novel competition to anyone 12 years or older. If you would like to submit you YA novel you can email it to firstname.lastname@example.org between 9am GMT on Monday 11th May and 5pm GMT Friday 15th May.
You will need to submit the first three chapters of your novel (or 2000 words) and a synopsis. For more information visit: https://www.guppybooks.co.uk/news-and-events.html
Every year Sync release free audibooks you can download and keep! All you need to do is download the Overdrive app and visit: https://www.audiobooksync.com/
Beginning 30th April two new audiobboks will be released every week.
The WizardingWorld.com has arrived! It is a free online collection of activities, videos, puzzles, illustrations, quizzes, creative ideas, articles, and much more, that will help you bring the magic of the wizarding world into your home at this difficult time - as well as keep you all occupied for hours on end!
The Day newspaper is now available for you to read without the need to login for Bishop Luffa students. Just click on the link below to gain access.
We hope you are well and are settling in to school-at-home! It’s strange for all of us and we are already missing chatting about books with so many of you. Don’t forget you can sign into our virtual book club on Zoom https://zoom.us/ and join us at 12.45 on Friday lunchtime for a chat about what you have been reading. Each week we’ll pick a theme and this week we will think about the idea of ‘togetherness’ in whatever we are reading, from War and Peace to Diary of a Wimpy Kid!
Check your school email for this week's code to join us on Zoom
Here is a list of more websites where you can continue enjoying books and more.
Authorfy (www.authorfy.com) Free to join, contains several videos of authors reading from their books, creative writing challenges and much more.
Book List (https://bit.ly/3b6O8oY) A searchable list of over 200 books that are popular at Glenthorne. Unless otherwise stated, all books are suitable for ages 11+.
Booklings Chat (www.soundcloud.com/booklingschat) Hear Glenthorne students interview 30 different authors when they visited the school.
BookTrust Book Finder (www.booktrust.org.uk Click “Books & Reading” then “Book Finder”) Great resource on finding books on a wide variety of genres.
British Library (https://bit.ly/33tLmas) Make your own mini book with instructions from the British Library.
English Media Centre (https://bit.ly/2xInjsE) Free Home Learning Pack for Key Stage 3 students.
Goodreads (www.goodreads.com) Free to join, students can write their own reviews of books they have read, find book lists, take part in quizzes and discover new books to read.
Grammar Cereal (www.classroomcereal.com) Practice your grammar with downloadable short stories.
NPR Comic on Coronavirus: (https://n.pr/33s261Q) A short comic book and 3 minute
podcast for kids that will help dispel fears, bust myths and reduce panic surrounding the coronavirus.
Project Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org) Project Gutenberg offers over 50,000 free e-books in various formats.
Reading Realm (www.thereadingrealm.co.uk) Creative writing resources that can be used with a free app.
Reading Zone (www.readingzone.com) Book reviews, competitions and activities for all ages.
Scholastic Learn at Home (https://bit.ly/33rFZss) Four new learning experiences posted every day for a wide range of ages.
Toppsta (www.toppsta.com) Giveaways and hundreds of book reviews and activities for a wide variety of ages.
Where to look for free resources without leaving the house
From the Library:
You may not know that Bishop Luffa School Library has eBooks and Audiobboks available to you!
Listening Books is our audiobook site that can be accessed from anywhere with wi-fi.
Portsmouth Wheelers is our ebook service and you can download ebooks directly to your digital device.
For access to either of these service email us email@example.com or click on the link under books above for more information.
West Sussex Libraries
Your library card will give you instant access to the eLibrary service, where you can browse and download from a wide range of books, audiobooks, magazines, newspapers and comics using your computer, tablet or smartphone.
There are also the following online study resources you can use with your library card:
British Newspaper Archive
(sign in with your library card as a Library or group)
Times Digital Archive
Stuff You Missed In History Class
Who would win
Harry Potter and the Sacred Text
Not a member of the Library?
Anyone who lives, works or studies in West Sussex can join any of WSCC Public Libraries for free. If you are under 14 you will need the permission and library card number of a parent or carer. https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries/join-the-library/
The Main School and Sixth Form Library hours will be changing in September 2020
Do you enjoy Audiobooks?
Try our listening books site. Click on the link below to go to the site.
Please see the Librarian for login information