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 activities, resources, free Nosy Crow books and other content which we hope will help keep your families happy. If you have any questions about any of the resources on this page, please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’d love to hear from you on Twitter, Instagram, or by email.
Coronavirus: A Book for Children
Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. You can find out more here and download the book for free here.
You can find free, downloadable 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
You can listen to a new, free chapter of our Book of the Week audiobook – updated every day of the week, and with a new audiobook available every week – with our #NosyCrowBookAtBedtime, here.
Nosy Crow Stories Aloud
You can read a new, free Nosy Crow picture book every day, accompanied with our unique Stories Aloud audio here – and follow #NosyCrowStoriesAloud on social media for daily updates.
Nosy Crow Poem A Day
Over on our Twitter and Instagram channels, we’re currently sharing a #NosyCrowPoemADay, with poetry and artwork from I Am The Seed: A Nature Poem For Every Day of the Year, our ground-breaking and award-winning poetry collection. Find us on Twitter here and Instagram here to discover a daily poem.
Nosy Crow Discover
We’re also sharing new material every day on Twitter and Instagram from some of our incredible non-fiction books: 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.
Coronavius: A Book for Children
We’ve put together a free digital book for primary school age children to help explain the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator, Axel Scheffler, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two headteachers and a child psychologist. You can find out more and read the book here.
On our YouTube channel, we have playlists of author readings, character illustrations and lots of author and illustrator Q&As – find out about space and learn how to be an astronaut with Dr Sheila Kanani, 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.
We’ll be updating this page with more resources and activities as we create them – if you’d like to find out more, bookmark this page, and keep an eye on our Twitter and Instagram feeds for more information.