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Here at Crudwell we are very passionate about reading! We have recently received funding towards a brand new library space and will be sharing more information on this shortly.


Our broad and balanced curriculum is enriched with quality texts, supported by the Power of Reading scheme. We believe in inspiring and fostering a lifelong love of reading.



New Recommended Reading Lists (also on class pages)



  • A huge thank you to the Yellow Lighted Bookshop in Tetbury who have given us 15 books! It's very much appreciated.
  • Plans for the new library are in motion - see the plans below!
  • Planning for World Book Day is well under way - we can't wait to celebrate with all our families!
Reading resources
Books our staff love to read!

Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks (Mrs Lee)


Set in ancient Rome, this book tells the story of two captured tiger cubs who are taken to the city of Rome. One becomes Caesar's daughter's pet; the other is set to fight in the colosseum. 

 The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien  (Mr John)     


The Hobbit is telling us to take risks. This is what life is about, taking yourself out of your comfort zone and seeing what you are made of. Bilbo (the Hobbit) realises that there is more to life and the world than just being an ordinary Hobbit living in The Shire. Now, where is that dragon!

Wonder by RJ Palacio (Mr Kuipers)


A book that's both funny and emotional at the same time - with quite a few Star Wars references thrown in for good measure! A firm favourite with many children in Key Stage 2, this book explores the different reality for people born with a visible disability, all the while drawing a sympathetic picture of the character at the heart of the book. It also plays the unusual game of switching the narrator several times during the text - further helping the reader to understand others' viewpoints. This book is ideal for developing empathy, as well as just being a good book that's impossible to put down!