Storytime Live with CBeebies Nigel Clarke

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What is Storytime Live?

We are in a very strange time. The country is in Lockdown and with children not currently going to school, I thought I’d do my bit to help out. Which is why I started Storytime Live on my social media channels. Twice a week I stream to at least one of my social media profiles and read 2 stories for the kids. These stories are then available for 24hrs on Instagram and 1 week on Facebook for anybody to watch. All I hoped was that it provided something for parents to do with their kids. The response has been great!

Firstly, I’d like to thank all of you who have come and had a listen. Whether you’ve been once or are a regular viewer it’s been great interacting with you and hearing how much you appreciate it. Secondly, I’d like to thank those of you who have sent me books. I literally wouldn’t have been able to do this without you. My kids are a little older now so we gave our books for younger children to family and charity and schools.

Books I’ve read so far

Week 1
Thursday 26th March – Book 1 ‘Mini Rabbit Not Lost’ by John Bond. Book 2 ‘Be Gentle’ by Virginia Miller.
Friday 27th March – Book 1 ‘Sorry’ by Norbert Landa and Tim Warnes. Book 2 ‘Fidgety Fish’ by Ruth Galloway.


Week 2
Wednesday 1st April – Book 1 ‘Little Monkey’ by Marta Altés. Book 2 ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by Dr Seuss.
Friday 3rd April – Book 1 ‘MOG and the V.E.T’ by Judith Kerr. Book 2 ‘The Hair Book’ by Graham Tether.

Week 3
Wednesday 8th April – Book 1 ‘How to Win a Monster Race’ by Caryl Hart and Ed Eaves. Book 2 ‘The Cat in the Hat’ by Dr Seuss.
Friday 10th April – Book 1 ‘Puffing Peter’ by Petr Harácek. Book 2 ‘Wanda Wallaby Finds Her Bounce’ by Jonathan Emmett

Week 4
Wednesday 15th April – Book 1 ‘A Quiet Night in’ by Jill Murphy. Book 2 ‘Oi Frog’ by Kes Gray & Jim Field.
Friday 17th April – Book 1 ‘Mad About Mini beasts’ by Giles Andreae and David Wojtowycz. Book 2 ‘Dinosaur Sleepover’ by Pamela Duncan Edwards.

Week 5
Wednesday 22nd April – Book 1 ‘The Bear and the Bees’ by Ella Richardson. Book 2 ‘Day Monkey Night Monkey’ by Julia Donaldson.
Friday 24th April – Book 1 ‘Moon Rabbit’ by Natalie Russell. Book 2 ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ by Michael Rosen.


Week 6
Wednesday 29th – Book 1 ‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Lucy Barnard. Book 2 ‘Ants in your Pants’ by Julia Jarman & Guy Parker-Rees.
Friday 1st May – Book 1 ‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson. Book 2 ‘The Shark in the Dark’ by Peter Bently

Week 7
Wednesday 6th May – Book 1 ‘Itchy Itch Itch’ by Mara Bergman. Book 2 ‘Dogs Don’t Do Ballet’ by Anna Kemp.
Friday 8th May – Book 1 ‘Love Monster’ by Rachel Bright. Book 2 ‘Worrysaurus’ by Rachel Bright.

Week 8
Wednesday 13th May – Book 1 ‘Penguin on Holiday’ by Salina Yoon. Book 2 ‘Monkey Puzzle’ by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Friday 15th May – Book 1 ‘The Treasure Hunt’ by Nick Butterworth. Book 2 ‘Meg’s Veg’ by Helen Nicoll and Jan Pie?kowski.

When is Storytime Live?

At the time of writing there are 2 sessions a week.

Wednesdays at 2pm &
Fridays at 2pm.

The best way to know when the next session is, is to pay attention to my Instagram Feed or Stories where I publish the times and book titles.

Please feel free to leave comments below. It would be great to hear your thoughts about previous sessions or things you’d like to see in future sessions.

Stay Safe


Storytime Live Competition

For your chance to have your drawing shown on Storytime Live on Friday 15th May 2020, follow the instructions below:

  1. Firstly, add a drawing done by your child/children to the comments section of this post. The drawing must be related to one of the stories I’ve read during my live story sessions. The list is above. It can be anything to do with those stories. Please include the child’s name and age where possible.
  2. Secondly (VERY IMPORTANT), Make sure you are a member of the Backstage Area of this website. It’s the only way I can contact you to let you know if your submission will be shown or to let you know if you’ve won a prize.
  3. Finally, SHARE this post and/or TAG people in posts referencing this competition on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to increase your chances of winning.

Entries hoping to be shown on Friday 15th May should be submitted by Thursday 14th April at at 6:00pm. For full Terms and conditions please follow this link.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing your entries.

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