World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click on the following link to access them.
Storyberries provides free quality stories, poems, fairy tales, chapter books, picture books and baby books to millions of readers around the world. All of our content is freely available for everyone to read on the website.
Each story is also accompanied with a free audio book, allowing children to read along with each story.
The Storyberries community is a growing success story. Established in 2015, we recently reached the milestone of 100 million page views. We have a strong reputation amongst families, schools, universities and government bodies for offering age-appropriate, engaging stories that come with bright illustrations, as well as discussion questions designed to help parents and children to learn and grow together through storytelling.
Author J.K Rowling has written a story that may help children and families during lockdown, and this is being published online for free. Please click the link below to read her original story, The Ickabog, online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale.
We have very kindly been sent links to three eBooks written by children's author Andrew Keith Hegarty. Please click on the links below to read the stories:
For more information about the author, please visit his website www.insideouters.com
We have received a lovely letter from Sooper Books:
Dear Head Teacher & Staff,
We are reaching out to every nursery and Primary School across the UK to offer our support at this difficult time.
If you are not yet familiar with our service, Sooper Books is a trusted online library for 4-12 year olds bringing award-winning children's stories to schools and families across the UK at the touch of a button. Our service is currently being used by thousands of Families, Schools and Councils across the UK.
***In light of recent events we are making ALL content on our site completely free of charge for the foreseeable future***
We recognise this is an extraordinarily challenging time for millions of families and the disruption to schooling is (and will continue to be) immense over the coming weeks and months. We simply hope that our small gesture will give Schools and Families a little bit of fun and educational value at this difficult moment.
Staff and parents can gain unlimited access to all of our stories via this link:
Feel free to share this with any staff, parents and children, whether they are still at school or at home. The Schools already connected with us have found it useful to share this link on their website for families to have access while at home. You are more than welcome to do the same.
We are also working hard in the background to produce high-quality audiobooks, read-along videos and teacher-approved lesson plans. These will be released over the coming weeks and will also be accessible free of charge.
Take care and very best wishes.
Charlene & Simon
The Creators of Sooper Books
Audible have made their children's books free to stream for the duration of school closures:
"For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening."
Please click this link to access the collection: