The team at Lovemybooks has put together a list of weblinks that may be helpful to you during the time parents and children are spending at home together during the current crisis.
Our main focus is authors, books and literacy but we’ve also included museums and art galleries and other creative learning opportunities to explore.
General links related to books and authors:
British Library Explore the British Library’s Discovering Children’s Books resources. Learn to draw a Gruffalo with Axel Scheffler and see their creative activity ideas
Authorfy free registration to access videos of authors talking about their work
Audible free access to audio books, including classics such as Winnie the Pooh and a number of traditional stories
National Shelf Service The National Shelf Service is a new daily YouTube broadcast featuring book recommendations from professional librarians. Daily videos will focus on helping children and families discover new, diverse reading experiences. The broadcast will run here Monday to Friday at 11.00am each day. The selected titles will be available to borrow as e-books from most local libraries via their websites.
First News Newspaper for children and other resources including guidance for parents on explaining racism or scary news stories.
Phoenix Q club Phoenix comic offering a free club on Twitter and Facebook
Alya the Pacemaker free magazine for children with information and activities about Science, Maths, Technology and History.
These author illustrators live drawing workshops on a weekly or daily basis
Rob Biddulph daily ‘Draw along with Rob’ on Twitter @RobBiddulph then posted on his website
Steve Lenton regular draw along sessions
Ed Vere twice weekly videos showing how to draw some of Ed’s favourite characters
Lydia Monks learn to draw characters from her stories from ladybirds to unicorns
Sarah McIntyre #DrawingwithSarah shows how to draw characters from her books
Clara Vulliamy video on drawing characters including Dot the Detective.
Nick Sharratt – videos about drawing some of his favourite characters