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Actor Martin Freeman chats to us about his favourite childhood books. Listen>



David Walliams recording in the studio for Living Paintings

Comedian and author David Walliams reads the audio guide for his book ‘The Slightly Annoying Elephant’. Listen>


Hugh Bonneville in the recording studio

Actor and Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville reads ‘Lost and Found’ audio. Listen>


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Fun Stuff To Do

Living Paintings library member Jodee

Use the books in our library to inspire dressing up. Borrow Rapunzel: A Groovy 1970s Fairy Tale then read this blog post to get some ideas for fabulously funky costumes with a ’70s feel.

Why not write your own story or poem and create your own characters with Book Start. Jodee, one of our young library members, learned to read with our Touch to See picture books and loves them so much that she was inspired to write her own story.

Would you like your own penguin friend, like the boy in Lost and Found? You can make a 3D one with our simple instructions. Don’t forget to pop him in the fridge from time to time so that he doesn’t get too warm!

Go to a theatre show featuring your favourite storybook character. Check Ticketmaster for all the latest fun-packed, family shows in your area – and beyond!

Great Places To Visit

Discover Children's Story centre

Discover – Children’s Story Centre is a place where children and their families can enjoy playing learning and making up stories together.

The Roald Dahl Museum has three interactive galleries you can enjoy plus storytelling and free, drop-in crafts each day.

The Story Museum in Oxford is another great place to visit for a fun-filled day with lots of lovely children’s books and activities.

The House of Illustration in London has ever-changing exhibitions and displays celebrating illustration, art and design. They cater for school visits and family days out.

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