It is always good to hear other people reading a text with style. When it is the original author, that adds an extra bit of realism and excitement.
There are some very well known books and all feature the original illustrations and texts. A great way to bring shared texts alive.
Stories can be embedded on a blog, or website, as I have done below. This could be a great way of involving parents, and other members of the school community, in a “book of the moment”, drawing people to your site or VLE perhaps.
On the Online Storytime site there are also video and audio interviews with a big range of authors and some lovely gems like Maurice Sendak reading Where the Wild Things Are, his beloved classic tale about a young boy’s fantastical adventure. Enjoy!
Here is Eric Carle reading his classic yarn “The Very Hungry Catterpillar”
Category: 2) Useful n Interesting