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New Reading Challenge 2021 Years 8-10

Did you get some new books over Christmas? If you did we would love for you to take a reading challenge.  Read your new books, get points and win prizes!


Popular books this year included David Walliams ‘Code Name Bananas’ and ‘Little Monsters’.

‘The Book of Hopes’ by Katherine Rundell, ‘Black and British’ by David Olusoga and ‘The Life of Riley: Beginner’s Luck’ by Simon James Green were all popular choices at Christmas time.


Libraries Ni is continuing to provide FREE access to books, eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines and Enewspapers through your electronic devices.  All you have to do is register to become a library member for FREE! Simply register your name and details and start downloading for free today.

You can also download the library app ‘Libby’ for borrowing digital and audiobooks from the library services. This app is free and available for Android, iOS (iPhone,IPad etc.) and Windows 10 devices.


We are giving away vouchers for Amazon for students who achieve top points in their Year group before February. All you have to do between now and then is read as many books as you can.  Log onto AR (Accelerated Reader), complete your quiz on your book and earn your points!



Don't forget that you can still access Accelerated Reader from home using the link below:


Students logon using their logon details copied into their diary at the start of the school year.  If you have any difficulties you can contact your library teacher or English teacher and they will be happy to help via Google Classroom.


The link below gives some helpful tips to parents about using AR at home:


If you are reading a book at home and you wish to check to see if it is on AR simply click on the link below.



Below is a list of useful links for free books:



Epic Books

Free to register and you can select AR as the setting for your classwork books. Instantly access 35,000 high quality books.


A lot of David Walliams books are also on AR and very popular at Nendrum College.  He has released free audio stories on the link below:



Barnes & Noble Teen Fiction: The Barnes & Noble free ebooks Teen category includes over 1500 titles that can be easily sorted by genre.;jsessionid=76F04AD4DA444E5B2EB9CCEE5D7C4E4F.prodny_store01-atgap17

Riveted by Simon Teen: Free YA books from publisher Simon & Schuster.

obooko Teen & Young Adult Collection: This collection features titles from largely independently published and/or lesser-known contemporary authors. The Shorts – Young Authors section is worth a browse too. There’s everything from Harry Potter to Wings of Fire and The Hunger Games to Pretty Little Liars in this huge collection of stories created by fans of your favourite fiction. Please note, these are not however proofread or moderated in any way so may not be suitable for younger teens.


Good Luck!

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