Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Spotlight 9. Monsters

Watch Frankenstein: A National Theatre Production

A new play by Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Watch Danny Boyle's monster hit Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch as the creature and Jonny Lee Miller as Victor Frankenstein.

The play is streaming for free until 7pm on Thursday 7 May. It is subtitled and the running time is 2 hours. 

Watch the play

Tales of Valhalla

The world of Norse mythology and legend is full of mystery and monsters. In this podcast, Martyn Whittock, author of Tales of Valhalla introduces the Norse people and takes us on a fascinating tour of their culture and myth.

Listen to the podcast

Monsters in the eLibrary

The eLibrary is bursting with stories of about monsters including familiar favourites and new bestselling fiction and non-fiction.  Why not listen to a story while doing chores, get lost in an ebook, or even try a comic.

Discover the eLibrary 

Book Monsters - Children's Book Reviews

Check out this brilliant book blog from one of our own.  Book Monster Ally, with the help of some friendly Book Monsters sniff out the best picture books, young readers and young adult books to review.

Visit the blog

Monster Activities for Kids

Looking for inspiration for what to do with the kids.  Take a peek at these 20 Monster themed craft activities

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Julia Donaldson read The Giant Jumperee

Children's superstar author reads the Giant Jumperee, written by Julia and illstrated by Helen Oxenbury.  the animals are scare to go near the burrow, but is it really a monster scaring them all away?  Why not join Julia in singing the Giant Jumperee song?

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