Listen and watch: 9 to 12

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    Puffin Storytime

    Puffin authors, including Robin Stevens and Tom Fletcher, are reading extracts from their books to help inspire children to discover their next read. Every Wednesday at 3:30pm.
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    The official Roald Dahl website

    Watch Roald Dahl stories read aloud in British Sign Language, and find more things to do indoors with quizzes, lesson plans and puzzles.
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    Sarah Crossan poetry workshops

    Young adult writer Sarah Crossan is scheduling short, daily poetry workshops to get young people writing and chatting about books.
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    World Book Day author masterclasses

    World Book Day has created 12 creative, inspiring and interactive films featuring top children's authors to get kids reading and writing.
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    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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    Instantly stream an incredible collection of audio books in six different languages to your laptop, phone or tablet - all free!
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    Home Time from BookTrust

    There are lots of great author and illustrator videos on BookTrust's Home Time website, including Cressida Cowell reading a chapter a day from How to Train Your Dragon.
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    Writing Lyrics

    Learn everything you need to know about writing song lyrics, in this free course from the National Centre for Writing.
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    Anthony Horowitz live reading

    Watch an hour long Q&A and reading from Anthony Horowitz on his new Alex Rider book Nightshade. The full live stream replay is available on YouTube now.
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    Complete 10-minute challenges set by bestselling authors and illustrators, and get access to a range of resources based on novels.
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    Elevenses with David Walliams

    Every day at 11am, you can listen to one of David Walliams’ World’s Worst Children stories, so sit down, take a break, and enjoy 20ish minutes of pure fun!
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