Power of Reading Resources

School Library Service can  support schools to deliver the Power Of Reading by providing copies of the core texts used to deliver the programme. We have a range of whole set class readers such as Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce, Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson and Wonder by R. J. Palacio. We also provide Learning to Read and Literacy Collections to align with each key stage – these are boxes of approximately 30 books with a range of titles from each core list.

We are in the process of updating our author packs to align with some of the key authors on the core list, such as Emily Gravett, David Lucas and Frank Cottrell Boyce. Plus, we are developing some thematic book packs to broaden discussion around the core texts; our Refugee Pack is now available to schools.

In addition to book resources, we can deliver training in school to increase teacher’s wider knowledge of high quality children’s literature. And we offer author visits to schools in conjunction with the public library service.

Developed by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) the Power of Reading is a whole school development project aimed at raising attainment in reading and writing for all pupils. Using high quality children’s literature and creative teaching approaches POR engages both teachers and pupils in the literacy curriculum. You can find out more about the POR programme here