Have you discovered StoryCloud?
A brand new digital library for 5-8s featuring top children’s authors and illustrators
In collaboration with WingedChariot, Discover Children’s Story Centre in Stratford have launched StoryCloud, a fabulous collection of new short stories for children aged 5-8 and their families. Focussing on the theme of discoveries and surprises the stories include flying horses, magic stones, disobedient children, mad aunts, cheating cheetahs, disappearing babies, an angry mouse and a dancing dog!
The twelve brand new stories/poems have been written by bestselling children’s authors Michael Rosen, Malorie Blackman, David Almond, Philip Ardagh, Jamila Gavin, Debi Gliori and Andy Stanton, plus four from east London children, while top illustrators have been commissioned to create digital pictures in response to the stories, including Guy Parker-Rees, Chris Riddell, David Roberts, David Melling, Deborah Allwright and Sarah McIntyre. A new story will be released each Monday of the Cultural Olympiad until 3 September to encourage children to join in as the library builds each week.
You can read along with either the author or your child telling the story and then play with the illustrations to reveal hidden surprises and each story includes prompts to encourage children to create their own stories and drawings. A selection of children’s stories and artwork will be displayed in an online gallery throughout the summer.
What are you waiting for? Catch up with the latest stories at www.storycloud.co.uk.