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Reading For Pleasure

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

A love of books and literature is one of the greatest gifts we can bestow on young people. The benefits of reading go beyond the intellectual with research showing that readers enjoy better social relationships, better mental health and improved sleep. At Broke Hall, we focus not only on the power of reading to learn but on how reading can change our outlook, provoke thought and stimulate imagination. Each day we provide opportunities for children to read books they have chosen from our extensive library and Accelerated Reader collections or one they have brought from home. Children are also read to regularly, to promote listening, engagement with stories and to hear correct intonation. We expect children to continue to read for pleasure at home daily, including to and with their parents/carers throughout their time here, which will in turn cement a love of reading which lasts into adulthood.

Where will your reading take you?

The Year 6 book club

The short list for The Children's Book Awards was recently released and several year 6 children had the opportunity to read and review them. 

Here's what they thought...

Dread Wood by Jennifer Killick | WaterstonesThe Light in Everything by Katya Balen, Sydney Smith | WaterstonesAndersen Press

'Dread Wood was my favourite because it was a scary mystery, and it had an unexpected ending.' - Ava.

'I was on the edge of my seat while reading Dread Wood.' - Ashni

'While the Storm Rages was very powerful and incredibly moving.' - Holly

'The Light in Everything took my breath away. It was emotional, funny and I couldn't put it down.' - Lois

Still looking for some reading inspiration?

For ages 6-8 and up

The Last Bear: Winner of the Blue Peter Award – 'A dazzling debut' THE  TIMES : Gold, Hannah, Pinfold, Levi: BooksNura and the Immortal Palace : Khan, M. T.: BooksThe Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie (9781782501251/Paperback) |  LoveReading4Kids

For ages 9-11 and up

The Explorer: WINNER OF THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD:  Rundell, Katherine, Horn, Hannah: 9781408882191: BooksThe Cats We Meet Along the Way: Winner of the Waterstones Children's Book  Prize 2023 : Mikail, Nadia: BooksLetters from the Lighthouse (Paperback)The Book of Stolen Dreams - The Stolen Dreams Adventures (Paperback)