Borrow Box APP
Borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks free from your library using the free BorrowBox app.
All you need is an Essex Libraries card.
Storytime Online & World of Stories
Watch a range of famous authors and stars reading children’s books and short stories for kids of all ages. It’s never too early to read stories with your child and spending just ten minutes every day enjoying books together can make a BIG difference to their development. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imagination, improves wellbeing, is a positive experience for parents, carers, guardians, grandparents – everyone! – and is great fun!
Share a Story Corner - World Book Day
World Book Day Audiobooks
Cressida Cowell: Children's Laureate for 2019-22.
The role of Children's Laureate is awarded once every few years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books. Cressida Cowell is the author-illustrator of the How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once book series, and the author of the Emily Brown picture books.
Find out more about her here:
Oliver Jeffers - author and illustrator - reads his books and talks about some of the things that have gone into making them.
If you are interested in some fun activities, try these:
Here you can find lots of interactive books to read online or watch with signing. There are classic younger children's stories such as Owl Babies by Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson and newer favourites such as Everybunny Dance! by Ellie Sandall.
Stories for kids online and fun games to play | BookTrust
Ideas for younger children
Perfect activity ideas, complete with dressing-up inspiration, all based on twenty of our favourite picture books, including classics such as Elmer and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and newer titles such as The Pirates Next Door and Oi Frog!
Children's book author David Walliams has many fun reading-related activities to do at home. Just click here: