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  • Axel Scheffler Coronavirus Book

    Coronavirus - a book for children

    This free book, which explains the coronavirus to children, has been viewed over a million times worldwide.
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    Kids’ poems and stories with Michael Rosen

    Lots of poems and stories all narrated by the fantastic Michael Rosen.
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  • PuffIn Storytime

    Puffin Storytime

    Tune in every day during the week for Puffin Storytime. 20 minutes of story magic for kids!
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    StoryCastle from HarperCollins

    If you have a smart speaker or voice-controlled assistant, why not ask it for a story? For Google Home, publisher HarperCollins has made lots of audio stories free via the StoryCastle app.
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  • Drawing with Sarah McIntyre

    Drawing with Sarah McIntyre

    Learn to draw all sorts of weird and wonderful characters with illustrator and writer Sarah McIntyre!
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    Write and draw Viviane Schwarz

    Get behind the scenes tips for drawing, writing and doodling with illustrator Viviane Schwarz.
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  • Rob Biddulph

    Draw along with Rob Biddulph

    Illustrator Rob Biddulph is creating a series of fun draw-along videos on his Twitter for children to follow.
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    Storytime with Oliver Jeffers

    Children's author Oliver Jeffers is live-streaming readings of his books every day on his Instagram.
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    Steve Anthony live stories

    Children's author and illustrator Steve Anthony is reading his stories and talking about writing and drawing on his Instagram each day.
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  • Girl listening to audiobook

    Audiobooks tips for families

    Listening to audiobooks is something simple you can do with your child that will help their literacy. Try our top tips!
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  • BookTrust Home Time

    Home Time from BookTrust

    There are lots of great author and illustrator videos on BookTrust's Home Time website. Enjoy story time videos, quizzes, online books, and draw along with illustrators to make some of your child’s favourite characters.
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    Author events online

    Find online events being run by authors in this useful resource organised by Caryl Hart.
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    World Book Day's World of Stories

    Free audiobooks read by famous voices such as Ade Adepitan, Konnie Huq, Matt Haig, Ben Miller and more!
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    Get access to resources based on novels, and ‘10 Minute Challenges' set by bestselling authors and illustrators.
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  • James and the Giant Peach, with Taika and Friends

    James and the Giant Peach.

    Are you a Roald Dahl fan? Watch filmmaker Taika Waititi reading James and The Giant Peach. Featuring some of his famous friends!
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