The Hay Festival Schools Programme is running all this week on their website. Today’s events – available from 8am – includes sessions with Liz Pichon (Tom Gates), Bali Rai (Now or Never), Laura Bates (The Burning) and Michelle Paver (Viper’s Daughter

9am – 10 Minute Challenge with Philip Caveney on the Authorfy website

+ New #DrawingWithSarah (McIntyre) video on Youtube

9.30am – Anthony Horowitz will be on live radio show Radioblogging

10am – Ed Vere is releasing a how-to-draw video on his website

+ Joseph Coelho will be reading Elmer’s Birthday by David McKee, on Facebook and don’t forget it’s Elmer Day on Saturday and there are lots of activities online to help you celebrate

+ Football School Friday with Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton on Youtube

+ Kenny Doughty is reading The Dinosaur that Pooped a Planet on the Hexham Book Festival Facebook page

10.30am – Litfilm Fest daily writing videos on Youtube

11am – David Walliams is reading chapters from his book Bad Dad, on his website

+ Caryl Hart will be LIVE answering your questions on the Book Nook Facebook page

12pm – Listen to the first book in the spine-tingling Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy on the Skulduggery website

2pm – Anna James will talking to Jasbinder Bilan, author of Asha & the Spirit Bird, on Youtube

3pm – Nosy Crow are releasing a free picture book each day, which you can read along to on their website

3.30pm – Puffin Storytime with picture book author/illustrator Nicholas Allan on Youtube

4pm – Fun Fri-yay Horrid Henry activities with behind the scenes content and more on Youtube

+ Matt Brown will be reading his book, Mutant Zombies Cursed My School Trip, on Facebook

5pm – Sit back and listen to a chapter of the Nosy Crow book at bedtime, Running on Empty, by S.E. Durrant, on the Nosy Crow website

6pm – Episode 3 of James and the Giant Peach will be read by Taika Waititi plus special guests on Youtube

7pm – Stay at home storytime with Oliver Jeffers on Instagram Live