The Virtual Library

Welcome to St Joseph’s, Castleford Virtual Library! Here you’ll find a broad selection of books covering all sorts of topics for all primary year groups, from Early Years Foundation Stage all the way up to Year Six!

The Virtual Library is split into two areas: Read-along Stories, and Recommended Epic! Reads.

Read-along Stories are collections of teacher-recommended children’s books hosted on line. These videos all feature the words in the book, so children can read-along with the story as it is read to them.

Recommended Epic! Reads links with our new online virtual library system, Epic! Teachers have chosen a selection of stories for their year groups, which can be accessed via your child’s Epic! account. Simply click the link, and when prompted, enter your child’s class code to access the story.

You can also watch videos of St Joseph’s staff reading their favourite children’s stories by visiting our Story Corner.

Please note: This page is under construction! More stories for every year group are being added weekly.

Read-along Stories

Aliens Love Underpants

by Claire Freedman and Ben Cart

Dinosaurs Love Underpants

by Claire Freedman and Ben Cart

Owl Babies

by Martyn Waddell and Patrick Benson


by Colin McNaughton

Oi, Frog

by Kes Gray

The Jolly Postman

by Janet + Allan Ahlberg

I Will Not Ever Eat a Tomato

by Lauren Child

Harold and the Purple Crayon

by Crockett Johnson

Peace at Last

by Jill Murphy

Funny Bones

by Janet + Allan Ahlberg

The Gruffalo

by Julia Donaldson

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy

by Lynley Dodd

Avocado Baby

by John Burningham

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

by Judith Kerr

Not Now Bernard

by David McKee

How To Wash a Woolly Mammoth

by Michelle Robinson


by Anthony Browne

The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me

by Roald Dahl

The Enormous Crocodile

by Roald Dahl

The Day The Crayons Quit

by Drew Daywalt