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14 June 2021

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! There are Read and Review opportunities where you have a chance of receiving 10 copies of a...

09 June 2021

Wild World Heroes A4 Poster: England

Download this A4 poster and spread the word about Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021! Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

09 June 2021

Wild World Heroes A4 Poster: Scotland

Download this A4 poster and spread the word about Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021! Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

09 June 2021

Wild World Heroes A4 Poster: Wales

Download this A4 poster and spread the word about Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021! Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

04 June 2021

Refugee Week Booklist

Refugee Week is 14-20 June 2021. We have worked with our publisher partners to create a booklist to help children, young people and adults understand the realities refugees around the world face, and sympathise with their experiences. The list contains...

02 June 2021

The Super-Secret Diary of Holly Hopkinson by Charlie P Brooks – digital pack

Meet Holly Hopkinson the star of a new series by Charlie P Brooks, illustrated throughout by Katy Riddell. Holly’s hilarious diary tells the story of her family’s move to the countryside – which gets really interesting when she gets a...

02 June 2021

Wild World Heroes Schools Pack

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Wild World Heroes, the Summer Reading Challenge 2021! Download this free pack to find out more about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge and all the ways it can benefit your pupils. All illustrations © Heath...

25 May 2021

Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going by Clare Balding - Activity Pack

‘Falling off’ is all part of life. The trick is to know how to dust yourself off, get back on, learn from your mistakes – and keep going! Clare Balding, TV presenter, sportswoman and bestselling author has had some spectacular falls...

25 May 2021

Walker Books Creative Writing Competition!

This competition is for children, young people and people taking part in Reading Ahead Are you a fan of action-packed stories? Because we are. And we would love to read some of YOUR thrilling, adventurous ideas! The Alex Rider series by the...

24 May 2021

The Yearbook by Holly Bourne - Teachers' Notes

Paige is used to staying quiet in the face of lies. Like how popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie). Now Grace and friends...

20 May 2021

Wild World Heroes Assembly Presentations

These presentations can be shared in class or on remote learning platforms to introduce the Wild World Heroes to pupils. There are two presentations available. One presentation is designed to be customised and has a slide where users can add in local...

19 May 2021

The Time Thief and The Infinite - Teacher Resource Pack

About the Book Leaplings, children born on the 29th of February, are very rare. Rarer still are Leaplings with The Gift – the ability to leap through time. Elle Bíbi-Imbelé Ifíè has The Gift, but she’s never used it. Until now. On...

17 May 2021

Adult July Booklist: Nature and Wildlife

Nature and wildlife have been a respite for many over the past year. This booklist includes a mixture of fiction, memoir, poetry and non-fiction, covering the restorative powers of swimming and gardening, the history of our relationship with sheep, animals...

17 May 2021

Adult June Booklist: Around the World

This month we’re celebrating books from around the world – those which immerse us into a different landscape, culture or community. There are books that take us from Burma to Alabama, Trinidad to Italy, translated from Hebrew, Russian, Japanese and...

17 May 2021

Children and Young People's July Booklist: Nature and Wildlife

July marks the start of the Summer Reading Challenge, which this year is in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We have created a booklist inspired by the theme Nature and Wildlife, with a mix of fiction, non-fiction, picture books...

17 May 2021

Children and Young People's June Booklist: Around the World

This month we’re travelling around the world with a selection of fantastic books for children and young people. This list includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, and includes a number of translated books. There...

17 May 2021

The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke by Kirsty Applebaum - digital pack

What if you could save lives? What if, just with the touch of your hand, you could stop an animal, or even a person, dying? You’d do it, wouldn’t you? The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke is the captivating new...

17 May 2021

Maybe… by Chris Haughton – Baby & Toddler Storytime pack

Host a Storytime event for Chris Haughton’s vibrant and mischievous new picture book! Three little monkeys, and their big monkey, are sat high up on their branch in the forest canopy. “Ok, monkeys! I’m off,” says the big monkey. “Now remember....

14 May 2021

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris - Young Readers Guide

Now adapted for young readers, Vice President Kamala Harris’s empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as attorney general of California,...

14 May 2021

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke - activity sheets

A timely, powerful and much-needed picture book exploring the background to the Black Lives Matter movement for young children. A beautifully illustrated and poignant picture book about the Black Lives Matter movement – it’s deep history, background and meaning – as...

14 May 2021

The Lightning Catcher by Clare Weze - Teacher Notes

Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford. He really misses life in the city. He and his sister don’t exactly fit in here. But the most interesting one is that the weather is BONKERS....

14 May 2021

Cardboard Cowboys by Brian Conaghan - Teacher Notes

Multi-award-winning author Brian Conaghan’s first book for 10+ readers is a future classic brimming with humour and heart Even though I found him living in a house made of cardboard, Bruce is a massive legend. FACT. So this mine and Bruce’s...

12 May 2021

The Strangeworlds Travel Agency – Teacher Resources and Book Trailer

Escape to new worlds with The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, a magical adventure series for children aged 9+! Hachette Children’s Group have created a teacher resource pack that is bursting with classroom ideas and cross-curricular activities for KS2, comprising themes of travel,...

06 May 2021

Adult May Booklist - Back in Time

May marks Local and Community History Month and we have curated a booklist that brings together all different strands of British history, from the 1590s to the 1980s. There is a mix of fiction and non-fiction, with something for every...

06 May 2021

Children and Young People's Booklist: Back in Time

May marks Local and Community History Month and we have curated a booklist that brings together all different strands of British history, with a few stories that look further afield too. There is a mix of fiction, non-fiction and poetry,...

28 April 2021

The Usborne Unworry Pack

The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them...

27 April 2021

The 130-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - Activity Pack

There are lots of laughs at every level in The 130-Storey Treehouse, the tenth book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. This is our Treehouse, come on up! We’ve added 13 new levels to our...

26 April 2021

Emmy Levels Up by Helen Harvey - Reading Notes

Emmy is brilliant at the computer game, Illusory Isles. Her avatar is a powerful fire elemental with magma claws and flaming breath. When Emmy’s gaming video gets a front-page feature, thousands of devoted fans flock to watch her battle the...

26 April 2021

Amber Undercover by Em Norry - activity pack

I’m Amber Roberts. Just your average teenager. Life revolves around school and my best mate, Vi. Nothing too dramatic, and certainly nothing dangerous. _Well. That’s how things used to be. But now, my life is way more complicated: Mum and Dad...

25 April 2021

How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon - activity pack

How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon, illustrated by Katie Kear A no-good Viking thief. The worst-ever trainee Valkyrie. A hilarious case of mistaken identity. When failing trainee Valkyrie Lotta mistakes an unconscious Viking thief, Whetstone, for a fallen hero and...