There are some incredible authors and companies who have made content available free online during this time.
The best of these will be gathered together here so we can build a kind of online library (but one where there's no need to wait in a reservations queue!)
We'd love to hear about what you've been reading and listening to online so please post your recommendations in the thread!
Audible have made lots of their audio books for children and young adults free to listen to online. Click on the link to explore!
Coronavirus: A Book for Children
Written with the help of medical experts and illustrated by Axel Scheffler (who created the drawings for 'The Gruffalo'), this is a really informative but easy-to-follow guide to what the virus is and how we can protect ourselves and each other.
If you like 'Big Nate', 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' and the 'Weird but True' series, you'll love this app!
Packed with a fantastic range of comic books, chapter books and non-fiction series, Epic! is free to schools till the end of June.
Accept the invitation sent to your school e-mail address and enter GCMS' class code: wbx9601.
Harry Potter at Home
Listen to Stephen Fry read the whole of Harry Potter's first adventure, free throughout April.
Does that set you wondering which Hogwarts' House the Sorting Hat would place you in?
Maybe you want to learn how to draw Fantastic Beasts or quiz on Harry's first year?
Visit the Harry Potter at Home Hub for an ever-changing spellbook of wizarding activities!
*New in!* Hay Festival Digital: 18th-22nd May *New in!*
Every day this week, four fantastic Children’s and Young Adults' authors will share the inspiration behind their latest books as well as tips for your own writing and illustration.
Highlights include Cressida Cowell ('How to Train Your Dragon', Mon 18th), Science Rapper Jon Chase’s Guide to the Environment (Wed 20th), and Liz Pichon ('Tom Gates', Fri 22nd).
Can't get enough of The Library of Doom? Itching for more caped crusades with Batman?
Follow the link to myON where loads of our favourite Quick Read books are now available online.
Want to read and listen to the best new fiction and non-fiction free online?
Head over to Scribd for fantastic titles like 'Cogheart', 'Mortal Engines' and 'Five Feet Apart'!
Ask your parent or carer to sign up for a 30-day free trial.
Towards the end of the 30 days, ask them to extend your free trial by inviting friends to join!
World Book Day's World of Stories
Love hanging out in 'The 13-Storey Treehouse' and adventuring with 'The Bolds'?
Head over to World Book Day's World of Stories where you can listen to a fantastic range of fiction for children and young adults.
The World of David Walliams
Can Frank break his dad out of prison, dodge Mr Big and put right his dad's bad deed?!
Find out with an audio instalment of Walliams' hugely popular 'Bad Dad' every day from 11am.
Follow the link below to download a bumper edition of this superb magazine for curious minds.
Join Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx as they prank the adults around them in a specially extended issue of the classic comic free every month!
The Day Home
A free, daily e-newsletter to help keep families up-to-date with current affairs, each edition explores a Big Question that the whole household can debate.
Just ask your parent or carer to sign up via the link below.
Want to know what's really going on in the world?
Tired of having to wade through click bait and fake news to get to reliable information?
Download the latest edition of the independent newspaper for 7- to 14-year-olds each week.
*New issue!* Phoenix Q Club *New issue!*
Our favourite comic's gone digital!
Featuring comic-book drawing guides, activities and puzzles, click on the link below to download Phoenix Q Club for free every month.
*New in!* Scoop *New in!*
Follow the link below for a special edition of this wonderful magazine, packed with articles, short stories, activities and lots more, all wrapped up in the hug of this issue's theme - love.