Virtual School Library
Free reading and writing activities from your favourite children's authors from the
National Literacy Trust.
About our library
Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.
Having access to a school library is really important for children. School libraries nurture a love of reading that can enrich children’s literacy skills, academic achievements and mental wellbeing. Our Virtual School Library will complement existing school libraries and will ensure that children have access to the magical world of stories all year round, whether they are learning at school or at home.
We’ve worked with brilliant publishers and inspiring authors and illustrators to ensure that the books and activities in our Virtual School Library will support children’s wellbeing through reading.
Read The Bolds by Julian Clary and illustrated by David Roberts, watch a video on how to draw the characters and discover the author's top recommended reads.
Watch an exclusive video from Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre and read an exclusive Q&A!
Read Rashford Rules for free, watch a video with the author Simon Mugford, learn to draw De Bruyne with illustrator Dan Green and discover top children's books.
Read Booked by Kwame Alexander for free, watch a video with the author and find out Kwame's favourite books.
Read Shiny Pippin and the Broken Forest by Harry Heape for free, watch a video with the author and discover his favourite children's books.
Read Climate Crisis for Beginners by Andy Prentice and Eddie Reynolds for free, watch an exclusive video and find our their fave children's books!
Read Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon completely free, watch an exclusive video with the author Sally Gardner to hear and discover her favourite books!
Read The Story of Tracy Beaker for free, watch an exclusive video with Jacqueline Wilson and download fun activities.