Reading with Manchester Library

We may be stuck indoors, but our imaginations can still run wild with these fantastic resources from Manchester Libraries and friends! There's a huge amount of resources appearing online with live streaming children's authors, poets and storytimes. Below, we've included some of the resources Manchester Library have shared.

Children's eBooks and Audio Books
You can download eBooks and Audio Books for free from Borrowbox. They have loads to choose from including books by Michael Morpurgo, Jeremy Strong and Julia Donaldson! If you don't have a Manchester library card but still want to borrow the eBooks and Audio Books, the kind people at Borrowbox have a solution. Register here then use the temporary library number you are given when opening up their site.

Children's Digital Magazines
No need to go out to pick up your favourite magazine. You can read full digital copies, for free, from your computer, smart phone or table via the app. Magazines include Horrible Histories, 3D World, Match of the Day and many more! Borrow an unlimited number of magazines to keep forever or delete when you want. Register here with your Manchester Library card or if you don't have one, get a temporary one here which you can use.

Booktrust Home Time
If you're looking for something fun as a family, then this incredible website is for you. Enjoy storytime with free online books and videos, play games and win prizes! You can even test your knowledge in book-themed quizzes and learn how to draw some of your favourite book characters. This website will be updated regularly and has everything you need to bring books and reading to life in the comfort of your own home. Click here.

#DrawWithRob - Get drawing with Rob Biddulph
Rob is one of Manchester Libraries favourite illlustrators (and author) and the official illustrator for the fabulous World Book Day! Rob realised that lots of people might be at home looking for things to do, so he now posts a brand new #DrawWithRob video every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am. Click here.

Family Zone
The National Literacy Trust, partners in Read Manchester, have developed a comprehensive web portal for parents/carers to help with home learning. Split up by age group, you'll find ideas and guidance for fun, simple activities that will keep the children busy (and happy) at home! You'll be able to access free reading and writing resources, audiobooks, videos, competitions and reading challenges. Click here.

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