VIP Reading promotes independent reading for children and schools by utilising beautifully made resources and innovative quizzes.
It's so important for every growing bean to truly and deeply enjoy reading. By fusing art and words together, VIP Reading provides the tools to help teachers create a unique reading experience which will make every bean think beyond the page. It's an absolutely essential service, delivered with great heart, and one I am so lucky as to have seen children responding to beautifully.
VIP Author of the Month - March 2020
Jennifer Killick has always wanted to be a writer, but really started when she applied for a Creative Writing MA at Brunel University, which is where she first got the idea for Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink. She lives in Uxbridge, in a house full of children, animals and Lego. When she isn’t busy mothering or step-mothering (which isn’t often) she loves to read, write and run, as fast as she can. Jennifer’s favourite things are books, trees and fluffy slippers, and her favourite place in the world is her home, where she can sit in her pyjamas with tea and cake, coming up with story ideas.
VIP Author of the Month - February 2020
Andy Stanton* is an award-winning children’s author, whose hilarious ‘Mr Gum’ books have sold nearly four million copies in the UK alone. In addition, he has written picture books for younger children, including ‘Here Comes The Poo Bus’, ‘Going to the Volcano’ and ‘Danny McGee Drinks The Sea’. In 2019 Andy published the very silly ‘The Paninis of Pompeii’, as well as writing a musical based on ‘Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear’ for the National Theatre.
Exclusive Author Engagement
Vanessa Harbour is a disabled writer and academic who loves words and believes in living life to the full regardless of what life throws at her. Flight, which is set during the Second World War in Austria 1945, is the brilliant story of the Nazis attempt to steal Lipizzanner stallions.
Quirky quizzes to check pupil understanding
Vast selection of brilliant books
Encourages reading for pleasure
Celebrates reading achievement with VIP Journals
Supports improvement in reading attainment
Can transform attitudes towards reading
VIP Reading is split into three tiers and has something for everyone.
Great resources for inspiring children about talented authors!
Stunning videos from a range of brilliant authors! (COMING IN NEXT UPDATE)
The best quizzes for the best books!
A range of resources linked to our fabulous patron Onjali Rauf, author of The Boy at the Back of the Class and The Star Outside My Window.View author profile
We have eight book bands for children of all abilities. Click the bands below to find out more.
"VIP reading is a great mix of carefully chosen, high quality modern and classic texts which instil a real love for reading. It allows children to become lost in a book and experience the true meaning of reading for pleasure. As well as this, VIP Reading encourages talk and discussion around books and authors, raising the profile of reading without it being forced."
Hannah Ashton, Assistant Headteacher, Sheffield
"As a SENCo in a Primary School, I highly recommend VIP Reading. It is such an inclusive system with a huge number of accessible books, fab illustrations that the children love and an assessment system that my children are excited to respond to. Previously non-keen readers are now enthusiastic to dive into their next book! Just when I thought that VIP couldn’t be anymore inclusive for SEN children, they’ve added multiple choice questions to the relevant quizzes which means that children can achieve great scores and consequently get a huge self-esteem boost!"
Emma Lintin, SENCO, Lincoln
"As a 1:1 teaching assistant, I supported a child with a full-time EHC with a severe hearing impairment, who really struggled with reading comprehension. During our VIP Reading experience, he excelled in this area using the VIP quizzes and even began answering questions independently."
Sharron Briggs, 1:1 Teaching Assistant, Lincoln
"VIP has helped me so much with my vocabulary in my writing. This has made me want to read a lot more. I always look forward to choosing another new book because there's so many to choose from. The books are very exciting and interesting. We are very lucky to have this in our school."
"VIP Reading has helped me and inspired me to read more often. I like getting stars for reading different levels of books. I think the variety of books and quizzes makes reading easier. It's really fun getting to meet and talk to authors. Reading is the spice of life!"
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