Authors & illustrators online

It’s that time of the week, when we look at what’s been happening in the world of children’s literature. During the past week, Audible have made their resources freely available to everyone while we are all in lockdown.  So, if you fancy listening to a story with your class or your children, take a look at their website.

And there are numerous authors and illustrators who are now sharing their work online.  Here is a small selection of what’s available.


Cressida Cowell

Cressida has a Youtube channel and is reading a chapter of her book How to train your dragon every day.


Emily Gravett

Emily is posting a new video of herself reading and  drawing each Tuesday and Thursday at 11am, on her Facebook page. The videos can also be found on her YouTube channel.  A lot of activities are on her webpage as well.


Will Mabbitt

Will has posted a new chapter of a story on his website every day.


Rob Biddulph

Rob will be posting a draw-along video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am. Find all videos and more info on his web page.


Chris Riddell

Chris is posting an audio chapter of Hugo Pepper (written by Paul Stewart and illustrated by Chris Riddell) on Facebook and YouTube each day.


David Walliams

David will be sharing an audio story from one of his books at 11am for the next month,. Find the story of the day on his website.


Michelle Robinson

Michelle has a Read, Write & Play series on YouTube


Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton is doing a Facebook live storytime at 5pm every weekday and there are some free downloadable activity sheets on his web page.


Ed Vere

Ed is posting “how to draw” videos each Wednesday and Friday at 10am on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & his website.


Piers Torday

Piers reads a chapter of his book The Last Wild every day on Instagram TV at 2.30pm. More information about this is available on his website.


Sarah Webb

Sarah has a YouTube channel with lots of recommendations on writing and reading children’s books.


The list above gives an idea of the range of options available to children and teachers/parents.  Do let us know if you have a favourite author or illustrator who is sharing their work online.



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