Well-known authors and illustrators help pupils understand coronavirus
Publishers and well-known authors/illustrators have created a range of e-books to download and share with children. Nosy Crow has published “Coronavirus. A book for Children” by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts. Professor Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine worked as a Consultant on the book. The illustrations have been provided by well-known illustrator Axel Scheffler. The e-book is suitable for primary age children and can be downloaded from the Nosy Crow blog or from Axel Scheffler’s website
Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler have worked together on some cartoons for children in EY/KS1, featuring well-known characters from their books, updated with new rhymes, to encourage the youngest readers to stay home, wash their hands and practice social distancing. You can see the cartoons on The Guardian website. Colouring pages of more Axel Scheffler’s illustrations, can be found here.
Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, creators of the “Princess in Black” series of books have created The Princess in Black and the Case of the Coronavirus , an accessible comic book for younger readers which gives tips on how to fight the coronavirus, explains why washing hands is important and outlines why staying home and keeping your distance is essential.
Sally Nicholls, Viviane Schwarz and Andersen Press have produced: “Staying Home”, a free e-book for EY/KS1 about a family of raccoons and how they spend a day in “lockdown”. Download it from the Andersen Press.
A note from Mrs Wilkinson.
I am aware quite a few of our pupils buy and read their own books at home but are not sure if they are Accelerated Reader books, so here is a list of books that I know most of you have spoken with me about that you are reading at home.
The books listed below are Accelerated Reader books and you will be able to test on them. Please do not test on any book you haven’t read till the end as this will effect your word count if you don’t get it correct.
Please remember if the book has 5 questions you need 3 or more for a pass.
10 questions you need 6 or more for a pass.
20 questions you need 14 or more as a pass.
Any David Walliams Book
Any Jacqueline Wilson Book
Any Tom Palmer Book
Tom Gates Series
Alex Rider Series
Harry Potter Series
Princess Diaries Series
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Cat in the Hat Series
Barry Loser Series
Noughts and Crosses Series
Mystery Mob Series
Michael Morpurgo Books
Eoin Colfer Books
Dark Materials Trilogy (most books by Philip Pullman)
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Goodnight Mister Tom
Most books can be tested from the following authors
Pupils can also check book titles and levels out at https://wmsd44.org
Obert Louis Stevenson
Older pupils year 9 can test on certain Stephen King books and Dan Brown books.
If a pupil does have any problems with logging on to test on their book they may email for their password and username.
Did you know you can continue to read from home? Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Hawley have pulled together a host of free websites you can access e-books from. You can also carry on with Accelerated Reader and take quizzes online. Click here to find out more.
National Literacy Trust to help parents with all ages of children while schools are closed.
The link below is for pupils to enter Competitions to win a selection of prizes form authors and artists. Parents can also log on to Book Trust and find many activities for younger children and Secondary children.
The link below is showing - New book title for children from April – July 2020