Here are a list of some of our favourite sites for you to explore authors , enjoy reading or listen to with your children at home.
http://www.storylineonline.net/ Loads of favourite stories read by lots of famous (and not so famous) people including Kevin Costner and Robert Guillaume.
http://ngexplorer.cengage.com/ngyoungexplorer/index.html National Geographic Young Explorers is a magazine designed specifically children. They can listen to the magazine being read to them as they follow along with the highlighted text. It is a great way to bring interesting non-fiction stories into reading time.
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ After registering for a free account (which only takes a few minutes), you have access to over 250 children’s audio books that can be used to read at home.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zjhhvcw/resources/1 A great site where children can listen (and join in) to poetry read mostly by the poets themselves.
Developing a love of reading
Promote reading at home : http://www.newsforparents.org/expert_promote_reading_at_home.html
Words for life is part of the national Literacy trust and has tips, author interviews and lots more!: http://www.wordsforlife.org.uk/
Encourage a love of books and stories: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/bookstart/
A phonics guide for parents :
PhonicsPlay has advice and games to share with your child.
You can find some great tips and information here:
On line books
Free e books for different ages : https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/
Some story teller videos : https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/oxford-owl-videos/storyteller-videos–2/
Free audio stories : https://www.storynory.com/
Significant author sites
Roald Dahl website: http://www.roalddahl.com/
Jaqueline Wilson website : https://www.jacquelinewilson.co.uk/
Saviour Pirotta website : https://www.spirotta.com/
Michael Rosen website : https://www.michaelrosen.co.uk/
Oliver Jeffers website : http://www.oliverjeffersworld.com/
Ian Serrallier : https://www.penguin.com.au/authors/ian-serraillier
Michael Morpurgo : https://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/
Mitch Johnson : https://www.mitchjohnsonauthor.com/
David Walliams : https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/
Anthony Browne : http://www.anthonybrownebooks.com/
Shirley Hughes : http://www.alfiebooks.co.uk/allaboutshirleyhughes.asp
Julia Donaldson : http://www.juliadonaldson.co.uk/
Please let us know if you have any other favourite authors and we will add their website too !