Accelerated Reader

Follow the link to log into your Accelerated Reader account and take your reading quiz.

Accelerated Reader:

  1. Follow this link to Accelerated Reader:
  2. Sign in with your student log-in and the AR password abc
  3. Select the Accelerated Reader orange icon
  4. Search for the book, either by title or quiz number. (Double check that the correct title and author comes up before you start the quiz!)
  5. Select ‘Read Independently’
  6. Start the Quiz – good luck!

You must use the above link, Googling “Accelerated Reader” won’t work.

To check whether a book you have at home or have found online has an Accelerated Reader quiz, click here:

If it doesn’t have a quiz, why not write a book review instead?

Accelerated Reader Articles
When logged in to Accelerated Reader you can also click the other orange icon “Accelerated Reader Articles” to read and quiz on non-fiction articles on a range of topics. New articles on the main page, or you can choose a topic you’re interested in. When you’ve found one you want to read, click “Read & Quiz”.

Accelerated Reader have made some books free to read online while schools are closed. These are mostly aimed at primary school children but might be good if you want something lighthearted to read, or want to read with younger siblings. All of these books have quizzes.

Click “Start Reading” on this link:

There are some graphic novels and comics in the “Genres” genre, including some DC superhero books (with AR quizzes), look in the “Longer Books” section. There may be more good books in other sections - have a look around.

Free Books Online

Below are some websites where you can get ebooks and audiobooks for free.

Hammersmith and Fulham library
(or whichever library service is local to you)

Library customers can download books, magazines, newspapers, audiobooks and comics free online.

You will need a valid library card to use the service. You can browse, borrow and return eBooks via the Cloud Library website in a browser but will need to use the Cloud Library app to download and read them.

If you’re not already a member you can sign up online for free:

RBdigital combines eMagazines, eAudiobooks and eComics in a single app, which is available to install from your device’s app store. Wide range of eAudiobooks, eMagazines and eComics to choose from on the app. You can listen/read them on your smartphone or tablet for free.


Download and listen to audiobooks, free while schools are closed

Solomon Kingsnorth
Free books in PDF, Word and audiobook format

Free books in PDF, Word and audiobook format 

Many books
50,000 free ebooks - arranged by genre

Open Library
Online library catalogue with many e-books available to borrow or read online for free. This website has lots of good books available but they can be hard to find - try searching the title of something you’d like to read.

Public domain ebooks

Websites giving access to out of copyright works in the public domain (generally, published before 1923):

Feedbooks is an ebook retailer but has a selection of books in the public domain available to download for free

Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers around the world

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.

University of Florida’s Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature
Digitized collection of thousands of mid- to late 19th century children’s literature titles including Alice in Wonderland, Robinson Crusoe, Grimm’s Fairy Tales etc.

Book related content from authors:

Authors Live
Authors discussing their books

Author Masterclasses (from World Book Day)
Online streamable workshops run by authors

Michael Rosen’s Writing Workshops

Neil Gaiman
Videos of Neil Gaiman and others reading Coraline and The Graveyard Book in their entirety.

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