Puffins To Watch At Home This Week : 13 – 24 April 2020

14 April 2020

Every weekday at 3:30 is Puffin Storytime, you can watch on  Facebook, YouTube and Instagram  Plus, don't miss a few more brilliant initiatives run by Puffin authors and illustrators. If you take part then share your stories and photos using #PuffinDreamer and #PuffinStorytime.


Robin Stevens: Writing Prompt Mondays

Every Monday the author of the award-winning Murder Most Unladylike thrilling murder mystery series, Robin Stevens, shares a writing prompt to inspire young writers everywhere! Children can share their stories directly with Robin and may even get feedback from the author herself.  Follow this link to view the prompt 

3:30 Puffin Storytime with Nick Sharratt

Author-illustrator Nick Sharratt reads aloud his brilliant picture book Shark in the Park following the adventures of a young boy who makes some amazing discoveries through his telescope in the park! Children can then join in with a draw-along as Nick shows you how to create some of wonderful illustrations. Watch here.

6:30 Tom Fletcher There’s A Monster in your book

Find out who has invaded this picture book as Tom Fletcher reads aloud his wonderful bedtime story There’s a Monster in your book. Tom just might need some help to stop the monster running loose in the bedroom! Watch on Tom Fletcher's Instagram TV.


3:30 Puffin Storytime with Sam Copeland

Author Sam Copeland continues reading from his fantastic book Charlie Changes into A Chicken. Listen to chapters 5 & 6 and hear more exploits as Charlie, with the help of his friends, tries to solve a very unusual problem– he can’t stop changing into different animals! Listen to this and previous chapters here 


10:00 #DrawWithEdVere

Join BookTrust’s Writer in Residence Ed Vere, for one of his weekly drawing lessons. Ed is an award-winning picture book author-illustrator whose books include How to Be A Lion ,Grumpy Frog and Max the Brave. Each week he shows children how to draw one of the fantastic characters from his books – all they need is a pencil and piece of paper! Watch here

3.30 Puffin Storytime with Jacqueline Wilson

Inspirational and best-selling children’s author Jacqueline Wilson reads aloud an extract from her book Four Children and It; a reimagining of the classic story by E. Nesbit. Discover what happens when the children in this story come across a magical creature, the Psammead, who can grant all their wishes!


3:30 Puffin Storytime with Sam Copeland

The adventures continues as author Sam Copeland reads chapters 7 & 8 from his hilarious book Charlie Changes into a Chicken. Can Charlie get to the bottom of the very strange problem he’s been having and stop himself changing into different animals?! Listen to this and previous chapters here 


10:00 #DrawWithEdVere

Join BookTrust’s Writer in Residence Ed Vere for the second of his weekly drawing lessons. Watch here

3:30 Puffin Storytime with Alexis Deacon

Award-winning author-illustrator Alexis Deacon reads aloud his picture book Beegu and shows how to draw some of the characters from the story. Don’t forget a pencil and piece of paper so children can draw-along too!

Catch-up on last week’s Puffin Storytime:

New on the website this week:

Give the Puffin Story Spinner a whirl and see if you can create a new story starring a famous Puffin character, a mysterious location and your new superpower.

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