Reading Cloud

       

READING CLOUD IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Log on using your reader number (found next to the barcode in your reading diary – if it starts with 0, don’t type it) and the password is the same as Google Apps e.g. 2010tiger.

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What is Reading Cloud?

Our school is strongly committed to improving literacy and knows the importance of reading for pleasure. There is good evidence to suggest that young people who read for pleasure daily perform better in reading tests than those who never do. We want to encourage children to enjoy reading and to read a wide range of good quality literature.

I am delighted to inform you that the school has recently made a significant investment in our library with the introduction of a new online version of our library catalogue. The new system allows pupils, staff and parents to view our school library catalogue online and pupils are encouraged to use this to help with research, to write reviews about books they have read and search for new books and other library resources.

The system includes a fantastic new feature called ‘Who Next’ which recommends new books and authors based on the books that your child has already read. You will be able to use this feature at home to help your child select their next book.

If you have access to an iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Android phone, then you can also download a new App called ‘iMLS’ to access the library from those devices. The app is available from the App Store and Android Market.

Having the library accessible in this way and having parents engaged with reading will help support our commitment to improving literacy standards.

We hope you find the new facility useful and welcome any feedback.

Introduction to Reading Cloud

Reading for Pleasure


Reading Cloud Features

  • Write your own book reviews – will you be the next Star Reviewer?
  • Read book reviews from other children
  • Find suggestions for new books with ‘Who next?’
  • Watch videos from a range of authors
  • See which books are popular with other children in school and in the UK
  • Make a Home Library and make suggestions for the library (just type in the ISBN number)
  • Add Friends and find out what books they have been reading at home
  • Create your own profile and change your avatar


Book Reviews

Desperate to tell your friends how much you enjoyed your last book?

Want to be the next ‘Star Reviewer’?

Get involved… write a Book Review on Reading Cloud and share it with your friends!

To see book reviews that other children have already written, click here.

Use the questions below to help you write your own:

Fiction books

  • What made you pick this book and would you recommend it to a friend?
  • What was the story about?
  • What did you like most about the book? Why?
  • What did you think could have been better? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?

Non-fiction books

  • What made you pick this book and would you recommend it to a friend?
  • What did you find most interesting about the book?
  • What did you learn that you did not know before?
  • What else do you think could have been included?
  • Was the book clear and presented in an interesting way?

Don’t forget to read the reviews from other children to find inspiration for your next book.

We look forward to hearing about your positive book experiences.


Free Books, eBooks & Audio Books (Hampshire Libraries)

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You can also now read free eBooks and Audio Books from Hampshire Library Overdrive!

Stubbington Library

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