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Amazing free e-books, audiobooks and magazines - RBdigital
Download free e-books, audiobooks and magazines from RBdigital to read online or download and enjoy anywhere.
https://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.books_reading/eaudio_rb_faqs.htm

Books and Reading Useful Links
Check out all the amazing sites we recommend - from online books and free e-books to creative writing sites and more.
https://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.gateway/books_and_reading.htm

BookTrust Hometime
Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.
https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/

BorrowBox is here!
Listen to even more audiobooks from your favourite authors, download the app and start enjoying today!
https://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.books_reading/eaudio_bb_faqs.htm

Brilliant Newspapers and Magazines - PressReader
Read thousands of national and international newspapers and magazines for free with PressReader.
https://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.beds_libraries/online_resources_pressdisplay.htm

Coronavirus Book for Children
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a free digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.
https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/

Discover Audible
During the Coronavirus crisis Audible are offering a range of their children's and teen audiobooks free to everyone - no registration required.
https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Dual Language Books - Free
Mantra Lingua has made all of their dual language books available for free until August 2020. All you need to have is an e-mail address and register on the website. Share stories in English and your home language; there are 550 books in 38 languages.
https://uk.mantralingua.com/homereading

Freegal - Music and Videos
Stream online 24 hours a day and download up to 5 tracks a week to keep forever.
https://bedfordshire.freegalmusic.com/

Oxford Owl for Home
Oxford University Press provide fabulous guides to home schooling, fun activities, plus a free ebook library with some of your favourite characters; such as Winnie the Witch and Biff.
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/

QuickLinks - Books and Authors
Check out the Books and Authors section of QuickLinks for fabulous sites aimed at children aged 6 to 13.
https://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.childrens_gateway/books_authors.htm

Rhyming Multi-Sensory Stories
Step by step multi-sensory stories for parents, guardians, grandparents, siblings, child-minders and anyone with an interest in exploring storytelling through the senses in a fun and engaging way! All the props can be found in your house or garden. Go on give it a try!
https://www.rhymingmultisensorystories.com/

TeenLinks
Check out the Books and Authors section of TeenLinks for fabulous sites aimed at over 13 year olds.
https://virtual-library.culturalservices.net/webingres/bedfordshire/vlib/0.teen_websites/books_authors.htm

The Ickabog by J K Rowling
The Ickabog will be published for free on this website, in instalments a chapter (or two, or three), at a time. It isnít Harry Potter and it doesnít include magic. This is an entirely different story. Share this story with your children. Plus why not get them to take part in the illustration competition.
https://www.theickabog.com/home/

The Reading Agency Hub
We are bringing you The Reading Agency at home. Here you can access ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely.
https://readingagency.org.uk/hub/

Tiny Happy People
Tiny Happy People is here to help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore our simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development. Plus ideas on how to keep your children active at home.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/tiny-happy-people

ULibrary - Free audiobooks
During the coronavirus crisis Ulverscroft are offering free access to their collection of audiobooks. Just register online to listen to great books until the 31st July.
http://ulibrary.net/register

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