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What’s On: Online Activities from Authors and Illustrators

Find out what’s happening on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Facebook to keep children entertained at home.


Alex T Smith

Alex is posting Story Starters (fun writing prompts) every day on Twitter

Twitter: @Alex_T_Smith

Instagram: @mralextsmith

Alex is the author of Claude and Mr Penguin series








Emer Stamp

Find videos and activities on the PESTS website

Twitter: @EmerStamp

Instagram: @stampiegram

YouTube: The World of Emer Stamp 

Emer is the author of Pests







Cressida Cowell

Cressida is reading from How to Train Your Dragon every day on YouTube

Twitter: @CressidaCowell

YouTube: Cressidacowell

Facebook: @cressidacowellbooks

Cressida is the Children’s Laureate, and the author and illustrator of How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizards of Once series






Steve Antony

Steve is hosting:

Draw A Story: a 12 week masterclass – Monday to Wednesday – for children aged 6+

Mr Panda Friday – Fridays – story time and drawing for children aged 0+

Watch on his website: www.steveantony.com

Find printable activities and fun stuff here

Instagram: @mrsteveantony

Twitter: @MrSteveAntony

Facebook: @MrSteveAntony

Steve is the author and illustrator of the Mr Panda series







Piers Torday

Piers is hosting Story Time every day at 14.30 every weekday on Instagram Live, reading a chapter a day from The Last Wild.

He is also featuring Story Starters on his Instagram feed for creative writing inspiration.

Instagram: @piers_torday

Twitter: @PiersTorday

Piers is the author of The Last Wild series, There May Be a Castle, The Lost Magician series, and more







Kes Gray

Kes is reading a story every day on his YouTube channel

Kes is the author of the Oi! Frog and friends books


Jim Field

Jim has created follow along drawing videos featuring Oi! characters


Twitter: @_JimField

Instagram: @_jimfield

Jim is the iIllustrator of the Oi! Frog and friends books




Dermot O’Leary

Dermot is reading from Toto the Ninja Cat and the Great Snake Escape every day on Instagram

Twitter: @radioleary

Instagram: @radioleary

Dermot is the author of the Toto the Ninja Cat series