The British Library have put together some wonderful ideas around exploring books and stories including a set of videos in their new online children's resource Discovering Children’s Books. Here are a few examples:
The Book of Me - A step-by-step guide on how to create an illustrated story in which you are the main character.
Make a miniature book - An introduction to miniature books and then steps to show how to make your own.
Three videos from Axel Scheffler:
The evolution of the Gruffalo - How do you go from a bright idea in your head, to a picture book in your hands?
How to draw a Gruffalo - Follow Axel Scheffler’s process from pencil to paint, as he shows you how to draw your very own Gruffalo.
Top 3 tips for budding illustrators - Axel Scheffler gives his top tips for budding artists.
Explore centuries of stories, poems and illustrations with Discovering Children’s Books, a free online resource for children, teachers and book-lovers of all ages. The site explores the history and rich variety of children’s literature, drawing on inspiring material from medieval fables to contemporary picture books. Over 150 treasures are waiting to be found, from one-of-a-kind manuscripts to original illustrations. Collection highlights include original drafts, artworks, poems and notebooks by beloved authors and illustrators including Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, Kenneth Grahame, Judith Kerr, John Agard, Quentin Blake, Axel Scheffler, Lauren Child, Zanib Mian and Liz Pichon. The website also provides access to some of the earliest printed works created for a young readership and an array of movable, miniature, noisy and toy books, propaganda stories, comics, poems and fairy tales.