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Virtual School Library

Virtual School Library

Monday 18th January 2021


Dear Parents,

This week, Oak National Academy and the National Literacy Trust have launched a Virtual School Library to support families during the third national lockdown.

The Virtual School Library hosts free reading and writing content from much-loved children’s authors - providing a free-to-access book every week from the platform’s author of the week.

Dame Jacqueline Wilson DBE’s The Story of Tracy Beaker, illustrated by Nick Sharratt (Penguin Random House Children’s UK) is the first book to feature and will be entirely free to access and read for a week from 17 January.

School libraries are vital, nurturing a love of reading that can enrich children’s literacy skills and mental wellbeing. The aim of the Virtual School Library is to ensure children have access to the magical world of stories at a time when many are learning from home.

The National Literacy Trust and Oak National Academy are working with brilliant publishers and inspiring authors to support children’s wellbeing through reading.

Michelle Devine and Lucy Croft
English Subject Leaders