Reading Recommendations

Below are a number of excellent links to access books online.

Also look on the English page in the Curiosity and Explanation section.

For 4th Form there is another reading list here


  • Google eBookstore –  free and discounted books from a variety of genres including bestsellers, classics, and more. Available in several formats, and including ratings and reviews from other users  

  • Open Library  more than a million free e-books available. You can easily search by the title, author, and subject and can be edited by users, similar to wikipedia  

  • Free e-books subscribe to access five free e-books every month, includes ratings and reviews  

  • PDF Booksworld fiction, non-fiction, academic and children’s books all within the public domain. Membership required  

  • International Children’s Digital Library available in a wide range of languages, books from around the world, categorised by age, complexity, and genre  

  • Manybooks - free and discounted ebooks, including bestsellers  

  • Librivox  home to thousands of free audiobooks, including classics and out-of-print books  

  • BookBoon academic textbooks and business books. More than 1,000 free e-books and no registration needed  

Don’t forget about Libraries for ebook borrowing:  

  • Norwich School Library accessible via NS homepages, login required a small library of ebooks available to borrow, please see the document attached to this email with instructions for downloading. See also our recommended reading lists for 4th, 5th and 6th Form, available on the library home page  

  • Some Reading/Literacy Resources:   

  • The Reading Agency offers access to free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, competitions, videos, and challenges for children from 0-12 years   

  • Authorfy  Free to join, contains videos of authors reading from their books, creative writing challenges and much more  

  • BookTrust Book Finder Great resource on finding book recommendations from a wide variety of genres  

  • British Library creative activities from the British Library  

  • English Media Centre Free Home Learning Pack for Key Stage 3 students  

  • Grammar Cereal Practice your grammar with downloadable short stories.   

  • Reading Zone  Book reviews, competitions and activities for all ages.  

  • Toppsta  giveaways and hundreds of book reviews and activities for a wide variety of ages  

  • Amazon eBooks for Kindle users – many titles at £1 or less