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Book Corner

Feelings by Libby Walden and illustrated by Richard Jones

What you feel is who you are...Explore a world of emotions with this stunning peep-through picture book. Richard Jones' enchanting illustrations and the lyrical text make each and every feeling come to life to help children understand the emotions they experience. Click on the link below to see the book, photographed page by page, and read aloud by Mrs Woods.

 

 

Summer Reading Challenge 2020

 

This year's summer reading challenge is still going ahead and as a special treat it has begun a month earlier than it usually would. The theme this year is 'Silly Squad'. You can set your own reading goal, earn virtual rewards and unlock fun activities. This year you are also allowed to read books, e-books and audio books. 

 

So get silly and start reading

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Click on the link below to take you to hundreds of magical bedtime stories. Join a host of celebrities for a different story read each night just before bedtime.

 

The Top Ten Digital Books, here for you to enjoy!

You'll notice that there are only 8 links below, but that is because the other two recommended books are already on this page if you scroll a little further down. They are "Coronavirus - a book for children" and "The Book of Hopes".

Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy!

(for 7-11 year olds)

 

Top Ten Storytimes to Enjoy!

(for 3-7 year olds)

There are only 7 links here, because the other 3 (There's a Bear on my Chair, Astro Girl and Mrs Mole I'm Home) are all on the CBeebies Bedtime Stories website. Please follow the link at the top of this page to take you directly to that site. 

 

 

The Ickabog by JK Rowling

JK Rowling has just revealed her first non-Harry Potter Children's book. She is publishing it in daily installments on her website for free. She wrote it over a decade ago for her own children and has now dusted it off, saying..."It's for children in lockdown, or even those back at school during these strange, unsettling times". Click on the link below which takes you directly to the Ickabog website.

While We can't Hug

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. The creators of the well-known book 'The Hug', Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, have put together this new story especially for the unique times we are living through. Please click on the link below to watch a beautiful adaptation of their story.

Coronavirus - a book for children

This hugely popular free information book explains the coronavirus to children aged five to 10, with illustrations by The Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Written with the expert guidance of Professor Graham Medley from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, it helps to provide clear information about the effects of virus, and why everyone is talking about it. The book has been downloaded over one million times since it was launched! Watch the book being read aloud by Hugh Bonneville, star of Paddington. 

The Boy the Mole the Fox and the Horse

This is a beautiful book by Charlie Mackesy. It is for times when you need a touch of hope and reassurance, such as now, and means something different to each person who reads it. Click on the link to listen to the book read aloud on YouTube.

 

I Can be Sporty

A lovely book all about famous athletes past and present.  Some fun activities to do too.

 

 

The Book of Hopes

Award-winning children’s author, Katherine Rundell, has launched The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown, which is hosted exclusively on Family Zone. It is a collection of short stories, poems, essays and pictures, with 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, Jacqueline Wilson – and Katherine herself.

 

The Book of Hopes aims to comfort, inspire and encourage children during lockdown through delight, new ideas, ridiculous jokes and heroic tales. There are true accounts of cats and hares and plastic-devouring caterpillars; there are doodles and flowers; revolting poems and beautiful poems; and there are stories of space travel and new shoes and dragons.

Bloomsbury intends to publish a gift book based on the project to be published in the Autumn in support of NHS Charities Together.

Born to Run

Mrs Woods is reading the book Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo. Please click on the audio links below, sit back, relax and enjoy the story as it unfolds.

Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound's journey through life – and from owner to owner… until one day Best Mate is kidnapped by a greyhound trainer, and begins a new life as a champion race dog.

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