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Reading Remotely

myON Reading is one of the best ways that you can spend time when you are away from school.  Reading will improve your academic ability but will also help you to escape to another place entirely. Whilst the school is closed, we encourage you to read as much as possible.  There are many Ebooks and Audiobooks which you can access (check out the AR link below and the other Book / Audiobook links in this section)

If you read a book which is on AR, please do quiz using the links below.  We will be rewarding enthusiastic readers on our return.  However, if you are enjoying a book (and it is not on AR), please read and enjoy it.  ALL books will contribute to the raising of your reading age and the development of knowledge to support your studies.  

myON Reading: Digital Library 

myON is a huge digital library which is available to all pupils at Gladesmore Community School.  myON contains a huge range of fiction and non-fiction titles for all reading abilities.  Pupils have been given a login and they can quiz on all myON titles.

If your child does not know their myON login, please check the year group Google Classroom for information about who to contact.  


Browns Books For Students 

Navigate and choose from a wide range of Accelerated Reader ready e-books to read online or download for free. Click on the image or link below to log in using your "@gladesmorestudent" email account.


To learn more, please watch the instructional video below:


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Accelerated Reader 

AR Quiz Link:

AR Library: 

A special note for Year 7 and Year 7 parents
We have had a detailed look at our library and at what is on AR to find books which are particularly suited to your curriculum.  Please find below a list of books and quizzes which are particularly well-matched to the Y7 curriculum offer. 

These are the books that we recommend your children read, as they are closely linked to the curriculum and would benefit them when they return to school. Please continue to encourage your children to keep reading for pleasure.

Subject Book Title Author Quiz no
Maths Murderous Maths N/A 206510
The mean and vulgar bits (fractions)
  Murderous Maths N/A 206507
The secrets of probability
English London Anita Ganeri 232481
  Boy tales of childhood Roald Dahl 200434
  Taming of the shrew Andrew Mattthews 215267
Science Cells Richard Spilsbury 225124
  Solar System Mike Goldsmith 207229
  Discovering the Solar System Peter Grego 212858
  Adventures in Sound with Max Axiom, Super Scientist Emily Sohn 216443
  The illuminating world of light with Max Axiom Emily Sohn 216451
  What is Light ? Mark Weakland 236186
  Light and sound Mike Goldsmith 211008
History The Battle of Hastings John Malam 208063
  Medieval Life John Guy 206614
  The Tudors, Kings, Queens Scribes and Ferrets Marcia Williams 229297
  The Tudors Jillian Powell 221365
  Life in Tudor Times Brian Williams 217657
  Tudor Life/ Life in Tudor Times John Guy 206618
  Horrible Jobs of the Renaissance Louise Spilsbury 229694
Geography Weather Darlene Stile 222643
  Weather Jim Pipe 218270
  Tropical rainforests Leon Gray 231774
  Water Ian Rohr 218311
  The explosive world of volcanoes with Max Axiom Christopher Harbo 216450
  Volcanoes Fellow Michael Woods 216392
Religious Education Sikhism Anita Ganeri 234344
  Sikhism Kanwaljit Kaur-Singh 209989
  Judaism Geoff Teece 214355
  Islam Geoff Teece 214214
  Being Muslim Haroon Siddiqui 219670
Computer Science The Science of Computers Clive Gifford 229382
  Computer programming: Learn it, Try it! Brad Edelman 234896
  Internet Safety Nick Hunter 220306
Languages Languages of the world – French Anita Ganeri 220278
  Languages of the world – Spanish Sarah Medina 220284

Student Recommendations 

Tom Gates Series (12 Book Series) by  Liz Pichon

"Tom Gates" series by Liz Pinchon (Fiction)
Recommended by Tahir (7RBI), Rame (8SCR)

Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks - spilt water - lightning... Tom's exercise book is full of his doodles and thoughts, as well as comments from his long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerman.

"Because it is a very good book to read AND it gives good information" - Tahir

"It’s really funny and also complicated which makes the book adventurous " - Rame

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"Harry Potter" series  by J.K Rowling (Fiction)
Recommended by Anindya (8VBR), Kadeem (8VBR), Bartosz (9HBN)

The novels chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

"Fun, realistic:  there are just no words to describe how amazing the book is" - Anindya

"It's a book that takes you to another world" - Kadeem

"It is exciting, gripping, and an immersive adventure" - Bartosz

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box Set Collection (10 Books) (Diary of a ...

"Dairy Of a Wimpy Kid" series  by Jeff Kinney (Comedy, Fiction)
Recommended by Amari (9PJY), Kwabena (7VFE), Imohi (7RBI), David (8SCR), Alejandro (8ABN) and Alicja (7JOH)

A series of stories about a boy named Greg Heffley and his attempts to become popular in middle school.

"It is funny, interesting, and it brings a smile to our faces" - Kwabena

"It is interesting, funny , and  gets non-readers reading" - David

"It is funny and relatable" - Alicja

"If you are having a bad day, read it" - Imohi

"It's is a very good and interesting book" - Amari

"It's really fun" - Alejandro

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"A Monster Calls"  by Patrick Ness (Fiction)
Recommended by Asli (9SCS)

A 12 year old boy (Conor), who encounters an ancient tree monster, who then proceeds to help him cope with his mother’s terminal illness and being bullied in school.

"An emotional  book with a lot of mystery and problems to solve at some point which makes it interesting." - Asli Lies We Tell Ourselves: A New York Times bestseller ...

"The Lies We Tell Ourselves"  by Robin Talley (Fiction)
Recommended by Nina (7GGL)

This book covers the integration of a public school in America, which previously only allowed white students. It focusses on the journey of Sarah, who finds that racial discrimination is not her only obstacle when finding her path in life.

"This book gives the reader a powerful insight into one of the crucial points in black history; integration in schools." - Nina

Bodyguard: Recruit (Book 1): Chris Bradford ...

"Bodyguard"  by Chris Bradford (Action, Thriller)
Recommended by Kate (11RRD)

These teenage bodyguards can discretely protect the children of famous and sort-after celebrities. They’re highly trained in armed and close combat, unsuspected to criminals. 

"Action-packed story with athletically skilled and intelligent teenagers." - Kate

Gone eBook: Grant, Michael: Kindle Store

"Gone"  by Michael Grant (Science Fiction, Dystopia, Thriller)
Recommended by Keithan (9JPY), Jayson (9RLE)

This book covers the integration of a public school in America, which previously only allowed white students. It focusses on the journey of Sarah, who finds that racial discrimination is not her only obstacle when finding her path in life.

"I think many other people would enjoy this book as much as we did" - Keithan, Jayson

Chocolate Box Girls: Sweet Honey: Cassidy, Cathy: Books

"Sweet Honey"  by Cathy Cassidy (Fiction)
Recommended by Darcey (7MBE)

It is a great book about a troublesome girl who moved to Australia because of her bad school life.  She attempts to start over, she falls in love and then decides to return to England after being bullied online by her ex-boyfriend.

I find this book a good read because it teaches you about staying safe online and ways to make a difference. - Darcey


The team from AR have opened up their website so you can continue to read and quiz as normal.  Remember: reading is like a muscle, you need to use it regularly to keep up your Reading Age.  Check out the GCS Recommends page for recommendations of good books.

Link Accessibility Description Need to login?
AR Library All devices Up to 7000+ free ebooks available to read. Free
Haringey Library Ebooks All devices Hundreds of ebooks and audiobooks available to download. Free with a Haringey library card
Oxford OWL


100+ free ebooks (up to Reading Age of 11) Account and login required
Amazon Kindle

Kindle App,

Hundreds of books available for all Reading Ages.

Some older books are available free via the Amazon website.

Project Gutenberg

All devices

60000+ free books (out of copyright) Typically for more able readers. 
Libby All devices a free app where you can borrow ebooks and digital audiobooks from your public library. You can stream books with Wi-Fi or mobile data, or download them for offline use and read anytime, anywhere.  Free with a library card


Link Description
BBC Sounds Huge archive of Audiobooks for both adults and children. You may need to register for the free BBC Sounds App

Stories by David Walliams

The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story every day at 11AM from The World’s Worst Children every day for the next 30 days. 
Librivox Archive of books read by volunteers
Spotify Huge number of audio books.  Free or subscriber service service. If you have a free account, you’ll need to listen to a few adverts
Storynory More suitable for younger pupils – range of stories available


Many people want to stay up-to-date but please remember to get your news from reputable sources.  Remember, constantly following the news may not be helpful to your mental health.  Set reasonable limits on your news consumption and avoid watching the news before bed. 

Parents of younger children
myON News is specifically written with younger readers in mind meaning that you may find the articles are more suitable in terms of emotional content and vocabulary.  There are also quizzes at the bottom so that pupils can test their understanding.  

News Source

Sky News
Evening Standard
myON News


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