Home Page

Long Row Primary and Nursery School

Inspire, Respect, Belong

Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure is our key focus at Long Row Primary and Nursery School.

We are always finding lots of ways to promote a love of reading. We have a school library, which we visit every week to change books and enjoy time to read. We had a fantastic World Book Day, which focused on reading everywhere. Children moved around school to wherever they desired to curl up and read alone or share a book. Older children also enjoyed buddying up with younger children to help with learning to read and also enjoying reading together. In Autumn term this year, classes were mixed up and older children read to younger children in classes. Year 3 and 4 shared their poems with year 5 and 6, who in turn shared the myths they had written. 

What our children said about reading:

"It gives you joy if you're down," Nell.

"I enjoyed reading with friends at school."

I love to get lost in a book," Rosie.

"I have enjoyed reading to the little ones," Sophia.

"You can get into someone else's life and feel their feelings instead of yours," Maggie.

"I love reading in bed," Bobby.

"Reading takes you on a whole new journey."

"I liked reading my new book at school," Noah.

"I liked being in a new environment at school."

"You can escape reality," Erin.


A range of our new diversity books available to borrow from the library

Not sure what books to get next?

Books for topics have a great range of books celebrating diversity in many forms. Check out this link to find more book recommendations covering a variety of neurodiversity, cultures, religions and ethnicities. A list of recommended books for Diverse & Inclusive Children's Books ( 

We also have 100 recommended reads below (enjoy!):