Do you sometimes need a bit of inspiration (or distraction!) while the children are at home for the school holidays? This is a collection of some of the best book-related online resources we’ve discovered. Our little gift to fellow parents and carers!
A step-by-step guide to drawing Daisy. Can you do the same?
Let David Roberts, illustrator of The Bolds, walk you through it.
Tony Ross shows you how it’s done.
Watch Quentin Blake at work and see if you can follow along.
We’re huge fans of this stylish series and love hearing from the author and illustrator. Can you have a go at drawing this tremendous tapir too?
OK, so it’s not a children’s book and we don’t really like the music but it’s fascinating to see all the steps that go into producing a finished book.
We were thrilled to find this lovely little craft project on YouTube. Who wouldn’t like a love bug book mark to enjoy on Valentine’s Day and beyond?
Here's a little activity we designed ourselves, inspired by the fantastic book Spangles McNasty and the Fish of Gold.
Explore games, videos and articles all about one of our all-time favourite book characters. Don’t miss out on learning more about the author and illustrator too!
The National Literacy Trust’s website for parents boasts activity ideas, competitions, author interviews and more. We particularly like the DFC Comic Library and the Where’s Wally activity pack.
Download step-by-step instructions here. You’ll also find dinosaur, ancient Greece and invention-themed activity leaflets to enjoy.
Find your favourite characters from Penguin Books and enjoy games, videos, activities and more. We particularly love all the Roald Dahl articles – will you take the quiz to find out if you’re his biggest fan?
Head to Usborne for heaps of downloadable activity and colouring sheets. Dare you get out the glitter for the That’s not my unicorn… colouring page?
Enjoy listening to this master storyteller. We dare you not to finish with a smile on your face!