Reading for Pleasure

Welcome to our 'Reading for Pleasure' page. 

Here is where I would love to share all of the books you LOVE! These can be books you like to read by yourself in a quiet place or books you read with you siblings, maybe your favourite books that your parents read to you or ones which make you laugh or maybe even cry! In the coming weeks, there will be challenges to be found on here all themed around the love of reading so keep an eye on this space!

In the meantime, I have included a book review sheet so that you can write book reviews for eachother. This will also help others choose a new book. If you love it; others may love it too. Reading a good book is a brilliant way to escape what is going on around you and feel like you are absorbed sometimes into a whole new world. Reading a great book can really open up your emotions and put you in a great mood for the rest of the day!

Happy Reading!

Mr Gordon 

Your First 'Reading for Pleasure' Challenge!

Send in a photo(s) of the funniest, strangest place to read a book!

Prizes to be provided to those who enter and a special prize for the top 3 entries...


  • You must be reading your book (on the photo!)
  • You must ask permission from your parents/carers prior to your photoshoot. Safety is paramount at all times!
  • As well as the photo, please give details on the book you are reading (title, author, general plot etc.)
  • It must be funny, strange and unique!

I can't wait to see all your entries.  laugh

Please send your entries to

Information for Parents/Carers

What is 'Reading for Pleasure'?

Reading for pleasure opens up new worlds for children. It gives them the opportunity to use their imagination to explore new ideas, visit new places and meet new characters.

Reading for pleasure also improves children’s well-being and empathy. It helps them to understand their own identity, and gives them an insight into the world and the views of others. Research shows that reading for pleasure can be directly linked to children’s success throughout their time at school and even into adulthood.

Here is our Bookflix review for you to complete each time you finish a book at home: Bookflix review

Please send in your Bookflix reviews and I will upload them below!

Some great reading resources:

Fancy another challenge?
Try this book based bingo game! Book Bingo

Can you complete the Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt?

If you've finished a book, why not fill in a book review to tell other people about it? Book Review template

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