From ReadingZone

Resource type: Booklists and book reviews

Price band: Free

Key stage: KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5

Region(s): All of UK

The ReadingZone website provides teachers and librarians with a range of resources to help engage young readers and promote reading for pleasure. These include:

  • Booklists of the best new titles coming out each month – selected by children’s book experts with reviews by teachers and librarians.
  • Interviews with top children’s authors and video introductions to their latest books.
  • ‘How to videos’ to help students create their own book trailers, book vlogs and podcasts.

Cost: Free.

About ReadingZone: ReadingZone is a website dedicated to helping young people, parents and teachers find the best children’s books available. It provides access to book reviews, book-related activities and online author events.

Literacy Hive Likes:

  • The book trailer, book vlog and podcast projects can provide a fun way into books and reading for more reluctant readers.
  • Use author interviews and videos to introduce a new class reader or to help promote new additions to the library.
  • Teachers and librarians can submit their own reviews of listed books for inclusion on the website.
  • Dedicated areas of the website where children, teenagers and young adults can explore new authors and review titles for themselves.
  • The ReadingZone Bookclub provides free online author events for KS1 and KS2 pupils.

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