Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Free Online Reading Websites/ E-Books

Free Online Reading Websites/ E-Books  

Please find below a list of free E-books that can be accessed at the moment!

Everybody Worries: A Picture book for children who are worried about the Coronavirus

The publishers at Oxford Owl have made this picture book available to read online for FREE to help children understand feelings of anxiety about Coronavirus.

The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown


A beautiful story collection, edited by Katherine Rundell and launched by KidsBloomsbury! It includes over 110 children's authors and illustrators. You can read it on the website above for FREE!  

Staying Home


Help your little ones to understand why they’re staying indoors with this beautiful free picture book which follows a family of raccoons through their day in lockdown!

Coronavirus: A Book for Children


Gruffalo artist Axel Scheffler has produced a FREE book dealing with Coronavirus for kids! The illustrator is famous for his amazingly weird and wonderful pictures of animals in books like everyones favourite story... The Gruffalo! This book is aimed at children aged five to nine with as much factual information as possible - in a language children understand!

The book covers everyday topics like not seeing grandparents and coping with irritable parents (surely not?!) who might be ‘trying’ to work from home at this stressful time!!

Be a Coronavirus Fighter!


What is coronavirus? Why can’t I go outside and play with my friends? What should I do? This informative picture book explains the current virus situation in simple terms and urges children to help fight it.

My Hero is You: How Kids Can Fight Covid-19

This book was a project developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings (IASC MHPSS RG). The project was supported by global, regional and country based experts from Member Agencies of the IASC MHPSS RG, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries.

How to Not Go To School


Delightful short book which explores how learning at home is different to school, led by a home schooled narrator. Explores ideas such as letting your curiosity take the reigns in learning, how to look after your grown up, and a constructive way to help with feelings

Stuck inside


A book about Coronavirus written for young children to help them understand what is going on and why it’s important to stay indoors.


Other Free Ebooks (Non Covid-19 related)

David Walliams- Elevenses


 Listen to chapters from a selected audiobook FREE every day. Audio clips are saved for the week on the website so you can access them throughout the week at a time that suits you.

Anthony Horowitz- Where Seagulls Dare


The brilliant Anthony Horowitz is sharing his currently unpublished book, Where Seagulls Dare, for free on his website! Fans are invited to engage with the story along the way. When the book has been completed, Anthony will be donating his royalties to the NHS charities together.

Football Writing Guide and Ebook


Check out this free giveaway of the first two books Scouted and Kick-Off until the end of May. You can also access a free Roy of the Rovers Writing Kit, the writing activity book for football-loving families created by the one and only award-winning author Tom Palmer (with a little help from Roy and Rocky of course!).

From designing the players, and drawing the stadium, to learning how to write football action sequences, this packed guide has everything a football-mad child will love, and it’s perfect for those reluctant readers and writers to have a go at to get their brains buzzing!

A new chapter will be added every week over the next two months! And don’t worry, they’ll be completely free for you to download and print off – the more fun you can have the better!

CHAPTER 1: Create Your Own Football Team

Chapter 2: Out May 7th!

Chapter 3: Out May 14th!

Chapter 4: Out May 21st!

Chapter 5: Out May 28th!

Chapter 6: Out June 4th!

Chapter 7: Out June 11th!

Chapter 8: Out June 18th!

Amazon Audible


For as long as schools are closed, children everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight 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.

It's that easy.

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