This is a hugely challenging and difficult time for all of us – and we hope that everyone reading this is coping as well as you possibly can be in these extraordinary circumstances.
And while so many of us around the world are currently at home and staying inside with young children, we want to help – so we’ve put together lots of free Nosy Crow books, activities, resources and other content which we hope will help keep your families busy, entertained, and inspired. We’ve collected all of the material that we’re currently sharing in one place on this page – and we’ll keep updating that page as more content and resources become available, so do bookmark it if you would like to hear more from us. And here’s a quick summary of what we’ve current made available for everyone:
You can find free teacher resources, lesson plans, and fun games and activity sheets for lots of our books and characters, and for all ages, here.
Nosy Crow Book At Bedtime
From Monday, we’ll be sharing a new fiction audiobook every week, for free, in daily instalments, as a #NosyCrowBookAtBedtime. Our first free audiobook will be Baby Aliens Got My Teacher, written by Pamela Butchart and read by Susan Calman – and you can listen to the first night’s instalment here.
Nosy Crow Storytime
We’ll also be sharing a new, free Nosy Crow picture book every day from next week, accompanied with our unique Stories Aloud audio. You can read along to our first free picture book, Pip and Posy: The Super Scooter by Axel Scheffler, here – and we’ll be sharing each new daily picture book on Twitter and Instagram with #NosyCrowStorytime.
Nosy Crow Poem A Day
Over on our Twitter and Instagram channels, we’ll be sharing a #NosyCrowPoemADay from Monday, with poetry and artwork from I Am The Seed That Grew The Tree: A Nature Poem For Every Day of the Year, our ground-breaking and award-winning poetry collection, illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon and with poetry collected by Fiona Waters.
Nosy Crow Discover
We’re also sharing new material every day on Twitter and Instagram from some of our incredible non-fiction books: you can learn all about extraordinary and inspiring people and animals every day, with content from HerStory: 50 Women and Girls Who Shook the World, WildLives: 50 Extraordinary Animals that Made History, and Youthquake: 50 Children and Young People Who Shook The World. Along with a new person or animal to discover every day, we’ll also be sharing activities and creative prompts related to that day’s inspiring figure. Keep an eye on the #NosyCrowDiscover hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to find more.
On our YouTube channel, you can find playlists of author readings, character illustrations, and author and illustrator Q&As (find out about space and learn how to be an astronaut with Dr Sheila Kanani and discover the laws of physics – including entropy, black holes, and mobius strips – with The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day), sing along to lots of nursery rhymes with our Sing Along With Me series, and learn to make origami with our British Museum and National Trust origami instruction videos.
If you have any questions about any of our resources, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’d love to hear from you on Twitter, Instagram, or by email.