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Silent Night - a Christmas Story

A Christmas story based on the true story of Audrey Hepburn's wartime childhood. In which Audrey - age 15 - helps the Dutch resistance to distribute presents to local children, presents that the Nazis had looted from Dutch shops to take home to Germany.

Michael Rosen reading Goldilocks and the Three Crocodiles

Join Michael Rosen in this very special bedtime story event and be the very first to hear his new picture book, Goldilocks and the Three Crocodiles. Listen until the end to find out how you can be in with the chance of winning your very own signed copy of the book!

Puffin Storytime -Orphans of the Tide - Struan Murray

Struan Murray reads from his first book - Orphans of the Tide

Cathy Cassidy Reading Together Day

In this video, introduced by Authors Aloud, Cathy Cassidy talks about her new book - Forever Phoenix - the 4th book in her Lost&Found series.

Kwame Alexander reads from The Undefeated | Authors Live | BBC Scotland

International bestselling author Kwame Alexander joins Authors Live to talk about his career as a writer and why he thinks poetry is a powerful way of telling stories.

Authors Live on Demand

Authors Live is a series of live webcasts, presented in partnership with Scottish Book Trust, featuring world-class author and illustrator events for children and young people.

Axel Scheffler: Miniature Books

In this brand new book by Axel Scheffler – specially made for the British Library – Fipsy the squirrel finds out how to make home-schooling fun. Axel also shows us his own tiny version of 'The Snail' and the Whale and a copy of 'The Gruffalo', made for his daughter’s dolls house.

Make a Mini Book

Find out how to make a tiny book. Will you make an adventure tale, a recipe book, a computer game guide or a history of Ancient Egypt?


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Puffin Story Makers Show - World Book Day 2020

Read up, speak up and change the world! This 30 minute show for key stage 2 is filled with booky-fun.  Join Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike and World Book Day book ‘The Case of the Drowned Pearl’, for a game of Extreme Reading you can play in your classroom.

Picture book writer Rashmi Sirdeshpande will be sharing stories of extraordinary people, and debut children’s author and activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied will be reading from ‘You Must Be Layla’ and inspiring activists of all ages to tell their stories and make a change.  Plus make sure you’ve got pens and paper ready for a ‘Little Leaders’ draw-along with the illustrator Vashti Harrison.

*This was originally recorded for World Book Day in March, but Puffin have extended access to this while schools are closed.*


Puffin Story Makers Show: World Book Day ! Robin Stevens | Yassmin Abdel-Magied

Katy Parker and the House that Cried by Margaret Mulligan

When Katy is assigned a history project on World War Two, she moans and groans with the rest of her class. Work? During half term? Simply not fair! But when Katy and her brother wake to find them themselves in 1940s England, school projects are pushed far from their minds.

Can Katy change the course of history and prevent the tragic death of a little girl in a terrifying air raid? And can Katy and her brother make it back home

Katy Parker and the House That Cried

Katy Parker and the House That Cried, Chapter One, read by author Margaret Mulligan. Copyright Bloomsbury Publishing.