Stromness Academy Library

Books, reading and life in a school library

Reading Links


Fantastic Fiction – a great site for tracking down what an author has written as wells as finding out the number of books in series, as well as their order.

Orkney Library & Archive

#Quaranteens – Reading and writing creative activities during the COVID-19

British Library – Discovering Children’s Books


Scottish Book Trust – Authors Live on Demand

Scottish Book Trust – Authors Live on Lockdown – schedule of live events.

Authorfy – Readers, writers, storytellers, teachers, librarians, pupils, parents. Video masterclasses, activities, classroom resources, author videos, creative activities


Borrowbox – Via Orkney Library. Needs a membership. Also has Audiobooks.

Project Gutenberg – free eBooks to download. These books are older books that are out of copyright (in the USA).


Audible Stories – access to free eAudiobooks for as long as schools are closed

Borrowbox – Via Orkney Library. Needs a membership. Also has eBooks.

Sync Audiobooks for Teens – free online summer reading programme. Download two thematically paired audiobooks a week. Yours to keep forever, as well!


ComiXology – free digital comics (requires a ComiXology or Amazon sign-in)

Accelerated Reader

AR Bookfind – Search for books with quizzes

Book Quizzes and Star Reading Test

MyOn – access to digitally enhanced AR levelled books. Currently free during the ongoing school closures due to COVID-19

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