To help children and families during lockdown, J.K. Rowling is publishing her original story, The Ickabog, in instalments online for free! Set in an imaginary land, The Ickabog is a stand-alone fairy tale. You can read the story at www.theickabog.com/read-the-story/
Do you know any budding artists aged 7-12?
In addition, J. K. Rowling is inviting parents and guardians to submit their children’s The Ickabog illustrations for a chance to be featured in the printed book! https://www.theickabog.com/competition/
The Summer Reading Challenge 2020 launched on Friday 5 June, you can join the Silly Squad on a new adventure by setting your own personal reading challenge to complete this summer. Create a free profile to keep track of your books, reviews, and all of the special rewards you unlock along the way. You'll also find heaps of super silly activities, quizzes, videos, games and more to keep you entertained at home.
This year's Challenge runs from June to September, so there is plenty of time to take part and get silly this summer. For more information join the Silly Squad at sillysquad.org.uk to start your seriously silly summer reading Challenge!
Surrey Libraries are unfortunately closed at the moment, but they have a range of links to great websites; David Walliams’ audio books, creative writing challenges, Michael Rosen reading and performing his poems and much more, including online ‘Rhymetime’ and ‘Storytime’ and The Surrey History Centre’s online educational and fun activities for all ages. The website also has some great tips and advice for parents home-schooling. https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/children-and-teens/libraries-from-home-for-children-and-young-people
First News has allowed us to email their paper directly to your home during this time. We hope you are enjoying receiving them. Activities for each paper have been made available and will be emailed to you with the papers weekly. For any further information please visit the website http://www.firstnews.co.uk/
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