The second series of Julia Donaldson and Friends has launched, with weekly broadcasts of stories, songs and poems. Donaldson will be joined by her husband Malcolm and several illustrators, including Axel Scheffler, Emily Gravett and David Roberts.
Michael Rosen and his son, Joe, are uploading regular content onto Rosen’s YouTube channel, which now has 547,000 subscribers. Recent videos include ‘Which Poems Inspire You?’ and ‘What is a Stanza, Verse and Chorus?’, and there are interviews with creatives like Shlomo, Liz Pichon and Francesca Simon, too.
The record-breaking Rob Biddulph is still helping with art lessons and is broadcasting brand new #DrawWithRob videos every Saturday. Videos from the archive will be broadcast every Tuesday and Thursday at 10am, too.
After drawing with Rob every Tuesday and Thursday you can switch to Lisa Thompson’s Instagram page, where at 10.30am she will chat about books with authors and book industry guests. Upcoming speakers include illustrator Alice McKinley and editor Lauren Fortune.
Historical author Emma Carroll is going to write along with her followers on Instagram with a series of weekly creative writing sessions. Sessions are planned for Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 and more information is available via her Instagram page.
Supported by MoLI (Museum of Literature Ireland), Sarah Webb is broadcasting short, creative activities to do at home with your children. There are videos and accompanying activity sheets and are aimed at nine plus, although younger children could also participate.