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Welcome to the library web page!

Here you will find lots of things to do with books. There are suggestions of activities to do and if you've run out of books to read, there are links here to take you to a world of on-line books.

Don't forget, if you do a book review or create a book poster or new book cover, take a picture and e-mail it to your class teacher. We'd love to see what you do. Let us know what books you have been reading too.

Run out of books to read at home?

Library books free access on-line

BorrowBox  gives you free access to a wide range of bestselling ebooks and audiobooks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

To borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks you need to be a member of Tameside Libraries. If you are not a library member, you can join here, where you will be given a temporary code and 4 digit PIN.

Creating a Borrowbox account is quick and easy; you just need your Library card number (or temporary code, 4 digit PIN and an email address. Simply go to the BorrowBox website and follow the instructions.

Tameside libraries

Tameside libraries are operating an order and collect service for library books. Visit their web site for more information.

Book activities to do at home

Here are some ideas to do at home...

  • Make a book mark
  • Do a book review
  • Explore an author's web site
  • Do a piece of art-work about your favourite book
  • Create a book-in-a-box or a book-in-a-jar
  • Make a poster to tell others about a great book
  • Design new cover for a book
  • Start a Reading Journal

BookTrust Home Time

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with their free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Cbeebies Story Time

Loads of stories here...

Jackanory Junior

Oxford Owl for Home

Lots of reading books organised by age. Registration required.


Free Audio Books

Audible have opened up many of their children's books to listen to for free whilst schools are closed. Just go to the web site, click on start listening, choose a book and enjoy.
Mrs Mather has been enjoying listening to The House at Pooh Corner - a favourite from when she was little!

Scholastic Kids' Book Club

Lots of information about books and authors as well as loads of fun activities.



Games, songs and activities.

Roald Dahl

Love Roald Dahl books? Rumage around this web site to find things to do indoors. Mrs Mather especially likes the look of the Whipple-Scrumptious Fudgemallow Delight

World Book Day

The World of David Walliams

Find out all about David Walliams' books and do some fun activities too - and do NOT press the big red button!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Information about the books, the author, Jeff Kinney, and fun activities.

Walker Bear

Lots of book related activities.


Publisher HarperCollins web site includes fun activities relating to books by some of our favourite authors.

Harry Potter

Find out about the author and illustrators of the Harry Potter books as well as having some fun, including sorting cakes!

Michael Rosen

Author Michael Rosen has loads of videos on his web site of him reading his stories and poems. Mrs Mather especially likes We're Going on a Bear Hunt.

Puffin Books

Fun book things to do.

Francesca Simon

Find out about the creator of Horrid Henry and visit the Bad Children's Room to listen to a story and find activities to do.

Horrid Henry

Of course Horrid Henry would have to have his own web site!

Words for Life

Things for parents and carers as well as children on this site.

Jez Alborough

Find out about Jez Alborough and his books. Listen to stories and songs and do some fun activities.

The British Library

 Discovering Children's Books pages have books, writing and illustrating activities to do.

Judy Moody

Find out all about Judy Moody and the author and illustrator of the books. Some great 'way-not-boring' stuff too!

Books for Topics

This web site is full of reading ideas and a few that you can listen to as well.

Alex Rider

Enter the world of Alex Rider and join in Anthony Horowitz's Spy Story Masterclass

A free book each  week

Here you can find a virtual library which will have one book each week for you to read along with other activities you can do.

The Ickabog

J. K. Rowling, who wrote Harry Potter has a new book. On this site you can listen to her reading the first two chapters and there are some activities to do as well.


Books about Coronavirus

Listen to a story

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Follow the link to some great stories to listen to!



Bible Stories

Note to parents - These are YouTube links. Whist we have checked the videos we cannot guarantee what other recommendations or adverts YouTube may make while your child is watching. Please make sure you always know what they are viewing on-line.

Noah and the Flood

A story from the Old Testament

This is an Old Testament story all about Ruth

The call of Samuel

God calls Samuel

David & Goliath

The story of a young boy and a giant.

The Super Cool Story of Jesus

A short run through the life of Jesus

The story of Jesus' baptism.

A story to remind us that God is with us even when things are a bit rough.

Parable of the Talents

Jesus tells a story about how we have a responsibility to use our talents.

The story of the Good Samaritan

Jesus feeds the 5000

The Seriously Surprising Story

Tells the story of two friends after Jesus has died

How Saul becomes Paul

This tells the story of how a man who was not a friend of Jesus was changed.


Review a book

Have you read a book you have really enjoyed? Or were you not so keen on your last book? Either way, why don't you write a book review to tell others about what you have been reading. If you send them in to your class e-mail, maybe we could share them on this page so others can get ideas of what to read next.


Make a bookmark

Origami bookmark

Have a go at making an origami bookmark - it's really easy as long as you start with a square piece of paper! How many different designs can you come up with? Send a picture to your class e-mail so we can see what you've made.

Bookworm bookmark

How about making a bookworm bookmark. Take a look at the pictures at the bottom of this page to get some ideas, then create your own. Don't forget to send a picture to your class e-mail

Reading Journal

Creating a Reading Journal is a fun and creative way to keep a record of all the wonderful books you have read. It can also give inspiration to others when they are looking for something new to read.

Inside, you can include information about the books you've read as well as pictures you have drawn or other artwork inspired by the book. You could even research some information about the author and put that in.

Take a picture of any journal pages that you create and send them to your class e-mail. Don't forget to ask your teacher to pass the pictures on to Mrs Mather, she would love to see them!

A book in a jar or a book in a box

Remember all of those keyboards and guitars stored in the library? They've all gone, so now there is some space to display your book-related creativity. Why not create a scene from a book in either a box or a jar? Here are a few ideas.

Take a picture of anything you create and send it to your class e-mail. Don't forget to remind your teacher to send it on to Mrs Mather. She would love to see what you have been creating.

Love to learn and learn to love




St George's C of E Primary School

Diocese of ChesterChurch Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1JL

Alison Oldham | Office Manager

0161 368 2848