Lockdown reads

While you’re at home, why not get stuck into a good book. Check out Our Time’s recommended reads – why not drop us a line and let us know what you think of them?

Lockdown on the Savannah

Illustration of Hetty and her friends playing togetherDiscover what Hetty and her animal friends get up to on the Savannah in this illustrated series of stories that explore life during the pandemic and lockdown. Written by one of our drama therapists, Talya Bruck and co-edited by Patricia Ojehonmo.


Our Time book list

Illustration of a bookCalling all bookworms! Time to get your heads buried in some of our recommended reads for children and young people. We’ve compiled a list of great books, with suggestions from workshop leaders, young people, children, parents and staff.


Audible: free audio books for children and young people

Audible logo squareYoung people everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages thanks to Audible.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.

Get listening!

David Walliams' Elevenses

David Walliams Elevenses book coverDavid Walliams is releasing a free audiobook every day on his website. There are new ones available each week so it’s worth checking back if you have missed a day or two.

Listen to the latest audiobooks

Coronavirus: A book for children

Axel Scheffler, the talent behind the illustrations of books such as The Gruffalo and many other books, has created a book about the coronavirus for children. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for five to nine-year-olds. Find out more about the book here and you can read the book now on the link below.

Coronavirus: A Book for children front cover - The illustration shows children learning along with doctors and nurses at work.

Stay Home, Save the World

Luca wakes up one morning to find all his family are at home
and they have to change their plans due to COVID-19.
The story explains what the virus is and how it spreads.
It talks about ways to keep safe and healthy and that everyone is working together to save the world.

Note: the book may not reflect everyone’s personal circumstances but it is a beautifully illustrated story that gives a clear explanation.

Download the free book
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