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Latest News Article: Listening Books reminder

After some technical difficulties, Listening Books are back up and running, so this is a good time to remind LGfL schools that there are over 100 titles available as audio books for use with SEND students. Access details and how to assign students into the SEND category for access to the books can be found at

The charity Listening Books has made available this fantastic selection of audiobooks for students who struggle to read due to an illness, disability, learning or mental health difficulty. 

Audiobooks are a great way to get your students interested in reading and can specifically help them with their studies by improving word recognition and other literacy skills, as well as giving them confidence in their own abilities.  With over 100 titles available, the Listening Books resource is an easy way for your pupils to access literature and build a life-long love of reading. 


Some of the fantastic audiobooks available include: Hundred Mile an Hour Dog by Jeremy Strong

Subject: English

KS2, Age 7+

Synopsis: Winner of the Children's Book Award. Streaker is no ordinary dog. She is a rocket on four legs with a woof attached. Trevor has got until the end of the holidays to train her or he will lose his bet with horrible Charlie Smugg and something very nasty to do with frogspawn will happen.
 by Roald Dahl

Subject: English

KS2, Age 8+

Synopsis: Matilda is a very clever little girl, but her terrible parents don't like her, and her head teacher, Miss Trunchbull, is very frightening. She isn't very happy. Then one day Matilda starts moving things with her eyes, and after that she isn't afraid of anybody!
 Friend Walter by Michael Morpurgo

Subject: English

KS3, Age 11+

Synopsis: Bess Throckmorton meets an old man at a family reunion who tells her that Sir Walter Raleigh is one of her ancestors. Curious to see where he was imprisoned, she visits the Bloody Tower and finds that the old man was none other than Sir Walter himself. The mischievous old ghost sets about restoring the family's fortune, while Bess has to try to keep the presence of a ghost in the house a secret, something which is easier said than done… Under Pressure by Jacqueline Wilson

Subject: English

KS3, Age 11+

Synopsis: When a teen magazine begins its hunt for a new cover girl, three friends, each very different in style and personality, become obsessed by the way they look. As Nadine starts to change her appearance, Magda becomes more infatuated by designer labels and their best friend Ellie, who feels plain in comparison to her two more glamorous colleagues, finds herself tumbling into the abyss of bulimia. The second book in the series. 

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