Reading is a fundamental part of our curriculum at Patcham High School. During this time of uncertainty, we want to ensure that all our students still have access to quality literature.
We have compiled a series of resources to support students who are currently at home, including audio books, essays, podcasts and free books:
Project Gutenberg is the first producer of free eBooks. Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online.
Free books for Android & iPhone/iPad. About Feedbooks. Feedbooks is an ebook retailer, designed with mobile reading in mind.
The public library provides access to ebooks and audiobooks (via the BorrowBox app), graphic novels and magazines, audiobooks and ebooks (via the RB Digital app and website), graphic novels and manga (via the ComicsPlus Library Edition app and website)
Free access is also available to the following subscription services:
Britannica Student Encyclopedia: an encyclopedia aimed at students between the ages of 12 and 18 years.
Press Reader: 7000 UK and international newspapers and magazines including weekly and daily publications in over 60 languages.
The New Oxford Shakespeare collection: All of Shakespeare’s works online. You can choose the old or modern spelling text, or read both, scrolling alongside each other. Great for Shakespeare fans, students, teachers and scholars. Includes notes and annotations.
If you have social media, follow #freebookresources on Twitter. And if you have younger children at home, have a look at https://www.storylineonline.net/library/ or https://www.researchify.co.uk/audiobooks.html
With best wishes,
Patcham High School Library.