We’ve created this page to inspire you to read loads over the Summer! We hope you’ll find new stories to love and new ways of reading to enjoy!

For each week of the Summer Holiday, we will share with you a story we think you will love and some activities you could have a go at to step even further into the story!

We will also share a Staycation Reading Idea of the week for you to have a go at! Please send us your photos when you try them out – we can’t wait to see them!

Here is Mrs Cole reading the story:



Happy In Our Skin

by Fran Manushkin 

Here is the book being read here:



Have a go at this activity to explore the story even further.

Create a self portrait or model of yourself.

Write a caption to explain why you are awesome! 

Send us a photo of your creations!

This story has lots of different settings: the sea, a train, a carnival, a bedroom.

What is the most unusual place that you have read a book in?

Can you take a picture of yourself reading in a strange place? 

Photos of your Staycation Reading Activities!