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18 July 2018

To the Edge of the World by Julia Green - Reading group activity and competition

To the Edge of the World Set sail on an exciting adventure in award-winning author Julia Green’s new story To the Edge of the World. Set in the islands of the Outer Hebrides, Julia’s book is a gripping sea adventure with...

18 July 2018

Family Favourites Reading Activity

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children celebrates 80 years of the much-loved comic Beano, making it an ideal theme for family reading. Download this A4 leaflet and fold it to A5 if you are running family reading sessions over...

18 July 2018

Family Favourites

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children celebrates 80 years of the much-loved comic Beano, making it an ideal theme for family reading. Download this A4 leaflet and fold it to A5 if you are running family reading sessions...

05 July 2018

Think Like an Engineer by Usborne - activity booklet

Think Like an Engineer activity booklet Usborne have created a fantastic activity pack to help inspire children with engineering. They can find out what it takes to be an awesome engineer in this free activity booklet, filled with problems to solve,...

05 July 2018

The Girls with the Lost Smile by Miranda Hart - Event Pack

FIND YOUR SMILE using this fun The Girl with the Lost Smile event pack! The Girl with the Lost Smile Chloe Long has lost her smile. She’s looked everywhere for it. (Under her pillow. Under her bed. Under her nose. Obviously.) She’s tried...

05 July 2018

Mischief Makers Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is a Chatterbooks activity pack to accompany this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers. It features reading and activity ideas inspired by the brilliant books in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge collection.

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...

02 July 2018

Mischief Makers schools pack: Scotland

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Mischief Makers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2018! This 7 page pack introduces this year’s Challenge and contains creative ideas and useful resources to inspire your school to take part. There is no...

29 June 2018

Mischief Makers bookmark activity sheets

Children can colour in these Mischief Makers bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends and spread the word about the Summer Reading Challenge.

22 June 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award

In this download you will find: Arts Award Discover activity sheets A document showing how the activities map to each part of Discover Information for parents & carers Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award Discover here

18 June 2018

Mischief Makers colouring sheets - Wales

These activity sheets feature Mischief Makers characters to colour in. Follow the links below for more library activities Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

18 June 2018

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize - Chatterbooks Activity Pack

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible books for under-14s. We have created a Chatterbooks Pack featuring this year’s brilliant shortlisted titles. There are...

14 June 2018

Dr Ben Garrod - So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs activity pack

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? Biologist and TV scientist Ben Garrod has written a fun, funny, informative and collectible series about dinosaurs. The series will be launching with T. Rex, Diplodocus and Tricearatops. To celebrate this new series, Head...

14 June 2018

Book Sorter posters

Choosing, recommending and reviewing books are great skills to develop as part of reading widely and for pleasure. The Book Sorter is the largest database of children’s peer-to-peer recommendations. It’s safe, easy and fun to use. Download an A4 poster to promote...

12 June 2018

Book Discussion Cards

Use these book discussion cards to help children talk about their books. You can place them on a table and before speaking to a member of staff or volunteer, children can decide which card to take with them, and...

11 June 2018

Mischief Makers colouring sheets

These activity sheets feature Mischief Makers characters to colour in. Follow the links below for more library activities Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

11 June 2018

Mischief Makers activity sheets

This download includes wordsearches and puzzles for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. Follow the links below for more Mischief Makers activities. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

07 June 2018

Happily Ever After: The Little Mermaid by Alex Fields - Teacher's Notes

A little mermaid must say goodbye to her sea legs if she is to be with her prince. Owen Swan’s ethereal illustrations recreate life and beauty under the sea. AGE: 4-8 years Download the Teacher’s Notes for some excellent guidance on how you...

07 June 2018

DK Star Wars Maker Lab – Activity Sheet

Ever wanted to move things without touching them like a Jedi can? Or grow your own kyber crystal? Or maybe explode a balloon with a beam of energy, just like the Death Star? Now you can! With 20 amazing projects, Star...

22 May 2018

Big Bones by Laura Dockrill - Live out loud: Secondary School resources packs and competition

This resource pack is based on Big Bones, a vibrant and bold teen novel from writer and performance poet Laura Dockrill. It is a coming-of-age story about self-appreciation, body-confidence and learning how to love yourself and others – and it will...

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers recommend to a friend bookmarks: Wales

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Mischief Makers bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. Follow the linked resource below to download the bookmarks in English. Please note: This is a locked resource...

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers recommend to a friend bookmarks

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Mischief Makers bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. Please note: This is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers reader review bookmarks: Wales

Children can choose a character and use these bookmarks to review their Summer Reading Challenge reads. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers reader review bookmarks

Children can choose a character and use these bookmarks to review their Summer Reading Challenge reads. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers name tags: Wales

Children can choose a character and use these tags to chart their progress on Summer Reading Challenge wall displays. Available in colour and black and white options. Follow the linked resource below to download the tags in English. Please note: this is a...

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers name tags

Children can choose a character and use these tags to chart their progress on Summer Reading Challenge wall displays. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer...

18 May 2018

Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt: Wales

Download a pdf version of the Mischief Makers character treasure hunt. This bundle contains 10 colour character sheets for you to print and hide, plus a Welsh language activity sheet for children to fill in as they find each character (available...

18 May 2018

Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt

Download a pdf version of the Mischief Makers character treasure hunt. This bundle contains 10 colour character sheets for you to print and hide, plus an activity sheet for children to fill in as they find each character (available in...

15 May 2018

RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower - Sunflower colouring sheet

“This is a wonderful first gardening book for young children that perfectly captures the magic of growing a beautiful plant from a tiny seed.” Jamie Butterworth, RHS Ambassador A delightful introduction to plant life and nature, as little ones get hands-on to...

02 May 2018

The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya

A Reading Group Guide for The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya. About The Girl Who Smiled Beads “The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not—could not—live in that tale.” Clemantine Wamariya was...