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  • Out of the Ark

    Out of the Ark

    We’ve been extremely encouraged by the hugely positive feedback we’ve received from so many of you during the course of this @HOME period. We’re thrilled we are helping parents, teachers and children navigate through this tricky time by providing some of your very favourite songs to enjoy at home.

  • Children Poetry Archive

    Children Poetry Archive

    Our archives have lots of poetry for you to explore and discover. You can get started by looking for your favourite poem using the search bar below, or by having a look through our list of poets, collections and interviews.

  • Benji Davies Reads

    Benji Davies Reads

    I’ve started a new YouTube channel where I’ll be reading my books for stay-at-home storytime during the Covid-19 crisis and as a resource for schools.

  • BBC Sound Effect Library

    BBC Sound Effect Library

    These 16,000 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.

  • Exploration of the day

    Exploration of the day

    I recently received several emails from teachers in Italy (and in the US now) asking me for help in giving their students some interesting assignments during the Coronavirus outbreak. This site is an attempt to bring people closer together during a time of fear and isolation. By participating in the same assignments hopefully we can feel a bit more connected and on a simple level it can give us something else to focus our energy on.

  • Barrington Stoke Home Help Pack

    Barrington Stoke Home Help Pack

    Barrington Stoke has over 21 years’ experience of publishing fiction for those who find reading a challenge. During that time we have developed our own tips and advice, and have also collaborated with many wonderful organisations to help support families.

  • Making Puppets – With Jim Henson

    Making Puppets – With Jim Henson

    Jim Henson and Muppeteers show kids how to make puppets from simple things like socks. This video aired on Public Television in 1969, prior to Sesame Street, on Iowa Public Television’s “Volume See” kids’ show

  • Dogman escape room

    Dogman escape room

    I am but a humble School Library Media Coordinator! Dav Pilkey and Scholastic are the true creative geniuses behind Dog Man. My ONLY goal in creating this digital escape room was to empower the love of reading! ALL images and authorship belong to Dav Pilkey and Scholastic. Free images were used from and were edited using Other images were gathered from Google Image Search.

  • Watch the Russian Ballet

    Watch the Russian Ballet

    The State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia is and has always been, one of the main symbols of Russian state and culture. The Bolshoi presents to its public opera and ballet productions of Russian classics (20th century included), Western classics (likewise inclusive of recognized 20th-century masterpieces), and specially commissioned works.

  • Frida Kahlo’s Home

    Frida Kahlo’s Home

    Casa Azul… Explore the artist home from your home