Searching for books on the Student Experience site:

The best way for students, parents and carers to search for books is by using the Student Experience site. This site has two search functions.

The Yellow search function (Discover books to read) allows students to select their relevant Challenge levels and any genres or categories that appeal to them.  This search will then provide a list of books from these categories to view. This way of searching can be handy if you are unsure what book you want to read next and are looking for suggestions. 

The Blue search function (Or just looking for a particular book?) is ideal for searching for a particular book title or author. 

Both search functions allow students to save a title for later (highlighted in orange below) or add a title to their reading record (highlighted in green below). 

Searching for books on the PRC Main site:

You can use the 'Search' field which appears in the top, right hand corner of every screen to search for books on the website.

Search tips:

  • To search for an author: use last name comma first name. Eg "fox, mem" (not mem fox)
  • To search for a title: enter just part of the title, especially a key word or an unusual word. Eg for 'Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley' by Aaron Blabey, enter barley
  • To search for a title beginning with 'The' or 'An', do not include the prepositions. Eg for 'The Magic Faraway Tree' by Enid Blyton, enter "magic faraway" (or just faraway)
  • To search for a title or author, ensure spelling and spacing is correct. Eg magic faraway (not magic far away)

If students are logged in, they can add the book to their online Student Reading Record (SRR)

  • once you have located a book
  • select the book title (it should be hyperlinked)
  • you will be taken to the book's listing in the Booklists page
  • select 'Add' and the book will be added to your online SRR