04 February 2019
February 2019 Children's booklist - letters, diaries and memoirs
Letters, Diaries and Memoirs This month we have loved picking our favourite picture and illustrated and middle grade books which are either written in letter or diary form or are memoirs. We have also selected six books for this theme perfect for...
02 November 2018
A Society of Readers - executive summary
A new report that we commissioned from leading independent think tank Demos lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the...
02 November 2018
A Society of Readers
A new report lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the full report and share your thoughts on Twitter and...
07 August 2018
A First Book of the Sea by By Nicola Davies - Teachers' notes
A stunning anthology that blends poetry and information about the sea, from an award-winning team. From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots, comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the...
04 July 2018
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale - Event Kit
The Princess in Black Who says princesses can’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black. The first in a funny, action-packed series for young readers who like their...
01 May 2018
My Sister by Joanna Young - Teacher's Notes
My Sister This stunning picture book shows the special relationship that exists between two sisters. Soft, beautiful illustrations and simple text make this the perfect bedtime read. AGE : 2 – 6 years Download the Teacher’s Notes for some excellent guidance on how...
01 May 2018
How Many Dinosaurs Deep? by Ben Kitchin and Vicky Fieldhouse - Teacher's Notes
How Many Dinosaurs Deep? Jim is not quite sure that he’s ready to move from the baby pool to the middle-sized pool. Can a group of splashing, sploshing dinosaurs help him face his fear? AGE : 3 – 6 years Download the Teacher’s...
19 March 2018
We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Let's Discover Birds and Bugs: A book trailer
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt: Let’s Discover Birds and Bugs If you loved the film of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt you can explore your natural world with two brand new We’re Going on a Bear Hunt activity books! If...
19 January 2018
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox and Helen Oxenbury - A Book Trailer
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes Celebrating 10 years of Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes All over the world, babies are different. Yet in some ways they are very much the same: each one has ten little fingers and...
13 October 2017
Winnie and Wilbur 30th birthday activity pack
Winnie and Wilbur Friday 13 October is the 30th birthday of the brilliant Winnie and Wilbur series created by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul. To celebrate this, Oxford University Press Children’s books have sent us a pack with many activity sheets and...
10 October 2017
Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht - A book trailer and craft activity
Pick a Pine Tree Pick a pine tree from the lot – slim and tall, or short and squat! Long straight limbs or branches bent – Mmm! Just smell that piney scent! From Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth creator, Jarvis, and author Patty...
09 October 2017
Follow the Track All the Way Back by Timothy Knapman - A book trailer
Follow the Track All the Way Back Today is a BIG day for little Train … he’s going out on the track, all by himself, for the very first time! From Ben Mantle and Timothy Knapman, the author of Soon and Time...
15 September 2017
Owl Babies activity packs
Walker Books have a brilliant pack filled with activities. Owl Babies A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come home. A gentle tale of three baby owls reassures young children that Mummy will always come...
07 July 2017
Pink Lion book trailer
Arnold blends right in with his bright pink flamingo family. Then a growling gang of lions stops by and tells Arnold he should be more lion-like, just like them. Share the trailer for Pink Lion, a bold and colourful picture book...
07 July 2017
Mrs Mole, I'm Home activity sheets
Download these fun activity sheets inspired by Mrs Mole, I’m Home! to share with your Chatterbooks group
20 February 2017
World Book Day 2017 Toolkit
Are you wondering how you can support World Book Day 2017? This Toolkit has been designed so that authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians and booksellers can join in with #WorldBookDay20. There are loads of ideas, such as how you could use social...
24 January 2017
A Busy Day for Birds video
Go behind the scenes with multi-award-winning author/illustrator Lucy Cousins (creator of Maisy) and find out about her new picture book, A Busy Day for Birds. Flap your wings, fly up high, open your beak and sing in this fun action rhyme...
24 January 2017
Also An Octopus Activity sheets
Download these fun Also An Octopus activity sheets for your Chatterbooks group, including colouring sheets and spot the difference
13 October 2016
Gordon's Brilliant Balloon Activities
Celebrate the release of Gordon’s Great Escape, the new book by Sue Hendra & Paul Linnet, with this brilliant balloon activity kit!
03 October 2016
We Found A Hat Activity Sheets
This kit for Jon Klassen enthusiasts everywhere features all your favorite hat-obsessed, shifty-eyed animals in fun activities, from drawing to mazes.
20 September 2016
Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton Book Trailer
From the multi-award winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George! And Shh! We Have a Plan, comes a stunningly illustrated bedtime book, perfect for sending toddlers off to dreamland. With Chris’ signature block colour design, we are...
08 September 2016
We Found a Hat book trailer
Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. . . . Hold on to your hats for this video from Walker Books introducing We...
15 June 2016
The Bolds design a hat competition sheet
Celebrating the brilliantly funny series The Bolds by Julian Clary and illustrated by David Roberts, we have this great drawing competition for children. We want children to design an unusual hat – the stranger the better! Mrs Bold makes hats...
03 June 2016
A Brave Bear Father’s Day event kit
With Father’s Day fast approaching on 19th June, Walker Books invite libraries to join them in celebrating dads and the wonderful role they have in our lives with their A Brave Bear Father’s Day event kit. The kit has...
23 May 2016
LEGO Nexo Knights design your own shield activity sheet
If your Chatterbooks group likes LEGO, why not download this NEXO Knights activity sheet from DK! What power does your NEXO shield show?
20 May 2016
My Little Pony colouring sheet
DK have have made a fun My Little Pony colouring activity sheet for Chatterbooks groups. Remember to use lots of bright colours!
04 April 2016
Five Minutes' Peace activity sheets
Celebrating an amazing 30 years, we have fantastic Five Minutes’ Peace activity sheets from Walker Books for your Chatterbooks group. Colouring in sheets and a maze!
14 March 2016
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise activity sheets
These Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, drawing sheets and a maze
14 March 2016
Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise video
In this video from Walker Books, author Sean Taylor reads his hilarious picture book Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
09 March 2016
Alan's Big, Scary Teeth activity sheets
These Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth sheets from Walker Books include spot the difference and colouring in activities.