Chapter One - free readings and home learning resources from your favourite authors

We’ve asked our favourite authors to read one chapter from their books to help you keep children engaged and excited about reading. Where possible, we’ll include links to free teaching resources to support your lesson planning. What are you waiting for? Scroll to see the selection, and click on the video of your choice to start the story!

If you’re looking for our collection of Tom Gates readings by Liz Pichon, please click here.

Welcome to Julia Donaldson and Friends!

2021 Series

2020 Series

Zog and the Flying Doctors PB

Celebrate amazing hospital workers in this magical reading of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s story ZOG AND THE FLYING DOCTORS by staff from Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Listen to the story
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Picture Books

Middle Grade

Young Adult

More videos from other top authors and illustrators are coming soon!