VIDEO BOOKS TO ENJOY TOGETHER Take ten minutes to share stories with your little ones. Our Share A Story Corner videos have familiar characters and easy to follow stories, and tips for reading together. Look at the pictures together, guess what the characters are up to and ask your child what they think will happen next. Your child will soon be asking to read together again and again! It’s never too early to read stories with your child and spending just ten minutes every day enjoying books together can make a BIG difference to their development. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imagination, improves wellbeing, is a positive experience for parents, carers, guardians, grandparents – everyone! – and is great fun!
We are delighted to celebrate this year with you, with some extra special FREE digital events. And what an amazing line-up it is too. You can watch them LIVE right here, or our YouTube channel – and they’ll remain on YouTube for you to watch back time and time again! Look forward to a star-studded cast of authors, illustrators and hosts – all here to help you celebrate the most exciting booky day of the year! Our exciting line-up includes:
Wednesday 3rd March, 10.30am – Books that Make you LOL! Starring: Humza Arshad, Alex Bellos & Ben Lyttleton (Football School), Jonny Duddle and Zanib Mian Hosted by Kenny Baraka, motivational speaker
Thursday 4th March, 10.30am – World Book Day special – Bringing Reading to Life Starring: Joseph Coelho & Fiona Lumbers, Tom Fletcher and Lydia Monks and special guest Rob Biddulph Hosted by Nigel Clarke, TV presenter
Friday 5th March, 10.30am – Books and the Real World Starring: Sita Brahmachari, Jess French and Katherine Rundell Hosted by Jessie Cave, actor and podcaster Each event will last approximately 30 minutes. You can find out more about each event, and submit a question for your favourite author, at the links below.
2021’s content includes all of our brilliant £1 book authors and illustrators, with lots of exciting challenges and activities to make reading even more fun and interactive. Why not go on a wild adventure with Katherine Rundell, or hear Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers share ideas on what can be on your World Book Day to-do list? Get all sorts of ideas about interactive storytelling from Tom Fletcher, and learn more about writing non-fiction with Jess French. What is the Author & Illustrator Academy? The Author & Illustrator Academy beams authors & illustrators right into classrooms so children can meet the creative minds behind their favourite books. Choose which Academy lesson to pick and then press play and let our brilliant authors and illustrators lead your class. Each inspirational ‘lesson’ is a complete package with downloadable activities, creative challenges, resources and extracts to go with each video. They are available all year round so you can screen them in class at ANY TIME that suits you. The Academy lessons are perfect for home learning as well!
See below for links to some of the books on the UKLA longlist. Which one is your favourite?
To vote for your favourite, leave a note in Mrs Turner's office!