From Harry Potter at Home to the National Shelf Service: bookish fun for the lockdown

An updating list of online treats from bibliophiles including JK Rowling, Simon Armitage and Lynda La Plante to entertain locked-down children and adults • The best arts and entertainment during self-isolationGruffalo artist Axel Scheffler has put out a free new picture book explaining the coronavirus to children, Marian Keyes has invited readers to sit down with her for a virtual cup of tea, and Cressida Cowell is reading How to Train Your Dragon aloud for confined children. For the book industry is pulling out all the stops to help keep Britain’s locked down masses entertained, whether that’s expert librarians – now unable to work at their branches – offering reading tips, JK Rowling launching Harry Potter at Home, or Kit de Waal putting together a Big Book Weekend bringing together the best of the British book festivals cancelled due to coronavirus.Here are some of the best free activities now available for the bookishly minded, which we’ll continue to update during the lockdown: Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-04-09 11:04:32 UTC ]
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