Open the HomeTime Cupboard

Are you worried that you've missed some of our delicious BookTrust HomeTime treats? Don't worry - we've saved them all here for you to enjoy whenever you like!

Below, you'll find brilliant authors reading their stories, illustrators teaching you how to draw some of their top characters, great activities to try, and lots of other stuff too. So dive in and have fun!

Please note: We sometimes link to third party sites, including YouTube, so children should not use HomeTime unsupervised.

Cressida Cowell reads the How to Train Your Dragon series

Our brilliant Waterstones Children's Laureate is reading her books chapter-by-chapter! Make sure you don't miss out on all the fun...

How to Train Your Dragon

How to Be a Pirate

How to Speak Dragonese

How to Cheat a Dragon's Curse

How to Twist a Dragon's Tale

A Hero's Guide to Deadly Dragons

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The Wizards of Once

Waterstones Children's Laureate Cressida Cowell is reading us The Wizards of Once, chapter by chapter! Make sure you join in the fun.

Fun with Ed Vere

Our Illustrator in Residence Ed Vere has been making some really fun how-to-draw videos and reading some of his awesome stories! Find all the videos here.

Enjoy Elen's Island

The brilliant Eloise Williams is reading her fantastic book Elen's Island for us! Why not catch up and watch the story unfold?

BookTrust HomeTime

Looking for something fun as a family? Enjoy storytime with our free online books and videos, play games, win prizes, test your knowledge in our book-themed quizzes, or even learn how to draw some of your favourite characters.

Go to the HomeTime hub