Storytelling and Resources
Caroline our librarian recommends some fantastic website for families to enjoy while their children are home learning.
Oxford Owl eBook library (phonics books) home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks
The World Book Day website has lots of readings of books for a range of ages and interests www.worldbookday.com
BookTrust Hometime has new stuff added regularly www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/open-the-hometime-cupboard
Authorfy masterclasses: authorfy.com/masterclasses
- Top Ten Storytimes 7-11 year olds.pdf
- Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy.pdf
- Caroline’s Blog: teenlibrarian.co.uk
- Caroline reading Grobblechops!: www.youtube.com
- Caroline reading of A Bottle of Happiness by Pippa Goodhart and illustrated by Ehsan Abdollahi: youtu.be
- National Shelf Service: www.youtube.com/channel
Schools and Young People’s Competition
- Encourage children/young people to be innovative and creative.
- Promote and develop an awareness and appreciation of diversity, citizenship, inclusion and respect for all
- Help children and young people learn more about Black British History
- Young People take a pride in their heritage, to which their ancestors have contributed, and assisted in the development of modern Britain
The prestigious Young Walter Scott Prize: A UK-wide historical writing prize for 11-19 year olds is open for entries is inviting aspiring young writers with time on their hands to imagine the past.
PODCASTS: This is a great selection of podcasts, aimed at Pathways 1 and 2 students, focusing on COVID-19 but they have different themed sets: slj.com
Book of the Month
Rain Before Rainbows
by Smriti Halls and David Litchfield
A free eBook to support the #SaveWithStories campaign from @SavechildrenUK. It’s an uplifting story of hope, which can be downloaded FREE here >
VE Day 2020
VE Day – 8 May 2020
Tom Palmer has some great ideas on his website to commemorate VE Day’s 75th anniversary based around his upcoming book which is suitable for Pathway 1 and 2.
National Pet Month
Caroline recommends for National Pet Month:
- Usborne’s That’s Not My… series: usborne.com/browse-books
- I Want a Bunny (Little Princess): www.andersenpress.co.uk/books/i-want-a-bunny/
- The Princess of Pets series by Paula Harrison (illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller): nosycrow.com/series/princess-of-pets
- The Boy Who Grew Dragons series by Alex Sheppherd:
- RSPCA Animals and Us resource: www.rspca-education.org.uk
Stay Home Story Time
For all you folks stuck at home in the coming weeks due to COVID, I will be reading one of my books every weekday, and talking about some of the things that went into making it. We are all at home, but none of us are alone. Let’s be bored together.
Watch LIVE on Oliver’s instagram (@oliverjeffers) at 7 PM GMT/ 2 PM EST
Text © Nosy Crow
While so many of us around the world are currently at home and staying inside with young children, we want to help – so we’ve put together lots of activities, resources, free Nosy Crow books and other content which we hope will help keep your families happy.
Resources to download link: nosycrow.com/free-resources
Silly sharks galore! Learn how to draw your own shark with the writer and illustrator of There’s a Shark in the Bath, and sing along with the shark song! Find more book-related activities at jabberworks.co.uk/theres-a-shark-in-the-bath
Text © Rob Biddulph
Rob Biddulph is an internationally bestselling and multi award-winning children’s author and illustrator. He is also the official World Book Day Illustrator for 2019, 2020 and 2021.