Online Learning Resource Centre
Welcome to your Online Learning Resource Centre
In this area you can access links to free online books and get information about your reading and favourite authors. Check out reading lists [links below] for recommended reads. Don’t forget you can search up books on www.arbookfind.co.uk
Students can email LRC staff with enquiries about books and reading at firstname.lastname@example.org during normal school hours.
Quentin Quarantino the hedgehog highly recommends that you check out the following sections below.
New Books in the LRC
Click on the book cover for full details
Email email@example.com if you would like to borrow one during school closure.
Free Reading Resources
Project Gutenberg is an online library with thousands of free eBooks. http://www.gutenberg.org
Interactive reading fun with BookTrust
BookTrust Home Time, launched by Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell, is a new digital hub created specially to help entertain and support students at home. The hub is packed full of free books, videos, games, recipes, competitions, quizzes and much more. Plus, watch live readings and draw-a-longs with celebrated children's authors and illustrators. Find out more at www.booktrust.org.uk
Get free e-books from Barnet libraries
All Barnet libraries are closed at the moment but the good news is that you can still borrow e-books, audiobooks and other online resources. If you’re not a member, you can still join. Find out more here
This learning resource site is mainly for primary school students but it does have a selection of free ebooks across most book levels that are quizible, including easier adaptations of classics.
A great place to browse for free resources with a literary theme, including talks by authors such as Cressida Cowell, Tom Palmer and Neil Gaiman.
Loads of great reading-related activities especially compiled for students staying at home. You can win prizes too!
If you haven't heard of Caboodle, it's a website from National Book Tokens that features monthly book recommendations and competitions. (This is where we sourced the fun Hidden Books game for the LRC.)
In the current climate and with the Black Lives Matters movement at the front of our minds, Caboodle have put together a list of books by black authors. Just click the link.
The Virtual School Library
Created by Oak National Academy in partnership with the National Literacy Trust, offers a new online reading initiative. Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads. Jacqueline Wilson is the first author with the Story of Tracy Beaker.
Lit 2 Go
Free books and essays, mainly classics.
Some suggested reading for students in Year 7 to Year 10.
Listen to a book read by the author on YouTube.
We’re always keen to help you access reading material. On YouTube we’ve found plenty of authors reading aloud from their own books.
Book of the Month
Friday 12th February
The Real Alice in Wonderland
An exciting new exhibition at the V&A Museum - Alice:Curiouser and Curiouser
Opening Sat 27th March 2021
If you have read or heard of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, you’ll be familiar with the little girl with the long blonde hair, whose curiosity leads her down a rabbit-hole and into a whole world of very strange adventures. This is fictional Alice but she was based on a very real child, Alice Liddell, a family friend of the author Lewis Carroll.
Nothing is as it seems in Carroll’s world, even his own name. He was really Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a maths tutor at the University of Oxford.
His vivid story-telling captured the imagination of the young Alice and her two sisters and one day, after he had spent a lovely afternoon making up the story of Wonderland, Alice decided that, being a stubborn and determined person, she would persuade Lewis Carroll to get the story published. Thank goodness she did. The story became so famous worldwide and is still hugely popular and influential today. Think of the iconic images from the books and think where you have seen them used since, in movies, games and advertising.
Alice Liddell did the world a great service, enriching people’s lives with the strange and often cryptic adventures in this land underground.
You can read more about Alice at https://www.vam.ac.uk/articles/the-real-alice-in-wonderland
The Imagery of Alice
The Cheshire Cat for Penguin Audiobooks
Tweedledum and Tweedledee for a chocolate company
The Rabbit-hole for OMO detergent
The Rabbit-hole for Thomas Cook
The Mad Hatter for M&S
The Court of the Queen of Hearts for Mazda Lighting
The Story of Malala Yousafzai
Malala Yousafzai was brutally shot in the head at the age of 15 by a Pakistani Taliban gunman, on 9 October 2012, while on a bus in the Swat District of her town. Two other girls were shot. Malala was targeted for assassination because of her activism asserting women’s rights to an education.
Since her dramatic recovery she has continued to campaign for women’s rights and earned a Nobel Peace Prize. So much for trying to silence her.
When a girl, extremists took over her town in Pakistan and banned TV and music. Her appearance this weekend on Desert Island Discs will be a sweet irony where Malala can choose her 8 most influential and favourite tracks for the world to hear.
You can find out more about Radio 4’s programme through this link:- https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000s84r