Andersen Press is to relaunch its weekly online children's storytime sessions in partnership with Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children's Books.
The publisher will supply a new reading every week for the channel Seven Stories during the current lockdown, to be viewed via its Facebook page. The videos can be watched live every Friday at 10 a.m.
The first title featured will be Sally Nicholls and Bethan Woollvin’s The Button Book, read by Nicholls herself, with readings from Emma Chichester Clark, Jeanne Willis and Joseph Coelho’s upcoming World Book Day title Luna Loves World Book Day planned for the coming weeks.
The previous online storytime series, which ran from March to September, and then through November’s lockdown, attracted 42,000 views across 27 films.
Although the Seven Stories Visitor Centre and Bookshop are closed to the general public until further notice, Seven Stories will be offering online events, book recommendations and resources to support families. The charity’s work with schools and communities is also set to continue.