Picture books

Storytelling Resources for Children

You are never too old to listen to a good story!

There are some great sites online for listening to stories.  Some have videos to accompany the books.   You can listen with your child or they can read along with the author themselves.  There are children’s books on our eAudio and eBooks too.


World Book Day

The World Book Day website is available all year round!

A celebration of authors, illustrators, books and reading with free audio-books, fun activities and resources for all ages, plus video books for under 5’s.

books alive

Books Alive!

Enjoy this YouTube account that encourages reading through colourful, characterful and fun storytelling.  Hear the stories, see the pictures, read aloud or read along with some fantastically fun and exciting new and classic children’s books. Supertato, Oi Frog!, We’re going on a Bear Hunt, Aliens love underpants, Funnybones and lots more!

Puffin Profile Picture

Storytime with Puffin Books

Settle down for 20 minutes of storytime magic with Puffin authors or follow a fantastic draw along from some amazing illustrators.


Jackanory Junior

Remember Jackanory?  You can watch and listen to the stories read here.  Little Bear, Rastamouse and more.

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Storyline Online

Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

This award-winning website streaming videos featuring celebrities reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations, aims to encourage reading for pleasure.

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