World Book Day
The World Book Day website has a wealth of information and ideas. Children can view the £1 free books and there is a 'see inside' option. Also you can type in your postcode to see which shops nearby accept the tokens. On the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am there is 'Share a Story' live with various authors or these can be watched anytime on their YouTube channel.
Try these links to find FREE books to read.
Every week, the new virtual school library features a popular children's author or illustrator and provides free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.
If you create an Oxford Owl for home account you will be able to access advice and support for parents, educational activities and games and a free eBook library for 3 to 11-year-olds.
Harper Collins offer a handpicked selection of audiobooks for children and their grown-ups. Turn up the volume and get ready to listen to The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer, read by Nathaniel Parker and Boy Giant by Michael Morpurgo, read by Akbar Kurtha.
The Literacy Trust: The Book of Hopes is completely free for all children and families, the extraordinary collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures has contributions from more than 110 children’s writers and illustrators, including Lauren Child, Anthony Horowitz, Greg James and Chris Smith, Michael Morpurgo, Liz Pichon, Axel Scheffler, Francesca Simon and Jacqueline Wilson.
Reading Eggspress is suitable for 7-13 year olds and is packed full of online reading games and activities.