It's not just Maggie & Rose who are bringing inspiring, educational and entertaining children's authors to little ones during Covid lockdown. Celebrities across the world have been taking to YouTube and Instagram to read some of the best-loved works of children's fiction. We have curated four of the best for you here.
MICHELLE OBAMA READS MISS MAPLE'S SEEDS
The former First Lady has been reading books every week for PBS Kids including The Guffalo and The Hungry Caterpillar. Here she reads Miss Maple's Seeds by Eliza Wheeler which celebrates the importance of the plant world.
TOM HARDY READS UNDER THE SAME SKY
Back by popular demand, Tom Hardy spent a week as the resident storyteller for CBeebies Bedtime Stories in April. Here he reads Under the Same Sky by Robery Vescio and Nicky Johnston, a story about building friendships from far away, a theme sure to resonate at the moment.
OPRAH WINFREY READS THE HULA-HOOPIN' QUEEN
The SAG-AFTRA foundation has a very popular YouTube channel and website called Storyline Online where members read a wide selection of books from US and international children's authors. Here Oprah Winfrey reads The Hula-Hoopin' Queen by Thelma Lynne Godin about the importance of family and community ties. Something we have all no doubt realised lately.
MARGOT ROBBIE READS A SICK DAY FOR AMOS MCGEE
A host of celebrities have been reading stories in aid of the Save with Stories campaign in aid of Save The Children and No Hungry Kids. Actors, politicians and celebrities including Kate Winslet, Ellen DeGeneres, Amy Adams, Jennifer Garner and Reese Witherspoon have all taken part. Here Margot Robbie reads A Sick Day For Amos McGee by Philip C Stead about the positive impact of paying kindness forward.
If you enjoyed those remember Maggie & Rose has daily Storytime at 3pm with Maria. You can see them all in our video channel here.