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Meadgate Primary's Virtual Library

At Meadgate Primary School, we just love everything about BOOKS!


They feed your imagination, they make you laugh out loud, they hook you in to adventures and keep you on the edge of your seat. 


Here are a selection of resources to help you discover the joy of reading and being read to, or to feed your reading habit...

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 Audiobooks   

Watch and listen to a range of famous authors and stars reading children’s books and short stories for kids of all ages.

Spending just ten minutes every day enjoying books together can make a BIG difference to their development. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imaginationimproves 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                             

Joseph Coelho: Children's Laureate for 2022-24

The role of Children's Laureate is awarded once every few years to an eminent writer or illustrator of children's books. Click here to find out all about Joseph Coelho and the poetry and stories he has written.


The Poetry of Joseph Coelho – Poetry of Joseph Coelho


Cressida Cowell: Children's Laureate for 2019-22 

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: 

Cressida Cowell | Hachette UK

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers - author and illustrator - reads his books and talks about some of the thoughts and ideas that have gone into making them.


If you are interested in some fun activities, try these:



Book Trust

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

 Eric Carle: picture book genius! 

Be inspired by the art work in these picture books and follow Carle's techniques in the 'resources' section to create your own painted tissue illustrations.

Home | Eric Carle (eric-carle.com)

David Walliams

Children's book author David Walliams has many fun reading-related activities to do at home. Just click here:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/free-activities/                            https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/category/activities/