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12 April 2016
Thrills, adventures, spies and detectives! Chatterbooks activity pack
Following up on our original Spies and Thrillers Chatterbooks activity pack here is another pack on the same theme, with more great reading, discussion and activity ideas. This pack is geared more to the older children in your group; it...
10 March 2016
The Darkening Path teacher notes
These notes for The Darkening Path series by Philip Womack, are filled with ideas for discussion and activities, feature themes from the book and offer suggestions for further reading for your Chatterbooks group.
10 March 2016
Impossible! teacher notes
These notes, with ideas for discussion and activities, cover themes from Impossible!, including relationships between the characters, and aspects of life and theatre at the end of the 1950s, with comparisons to today.
08 March 2016
Frank Einstein and The Terrible Two Chatterbooks pack
Here are two series for children aged eight and upwards – books full of fun and facts, inspired pranking, and inspirational inventiveness! The Frank Einstein series is all about Frank, a kid-genius scientist, his wacky robots, and his amazing creations –...
12 February 2016
Shakespeare Chatterbooks activity pack
Hark! Here is a special Chatterbooks activity pack for Shakespeare Week 2016, with details of books for young people about Shakespeare, and retellings of his plays, plus ideas for discussion and fun activities.
12 February 2016
World Book Day 2016 Chatterbooks activity pack
To help you celebrate World Book Day 2016, here’s our World Book Day Chatterbooks activity pack. It includes tips for running Chatterbooks reading clubs, and ideas for a special World Book Day session. There are loads of activities you can...
06 January 2016
Knightley & Son Chatterbooks video trailer competition
Bloomsbury are launching a fun new competition for Chatterbooks groups in celebration of the latest book in their Knightley & Son adventure mystery series, 3 of a Kind. Does your group like reading and reviewing books? Are your Chatterbooks group...
12 October 2015
Spine-tinglers Chatterbooks activity pack
In this Chatterbooks activity pack there are lots of different books with stories that are scary, absorbing, funny, or fantastic – all of them with something special. Perfect for Halloween.
12 October 2015
Middle School Chatterbooks activity pack
Here’s a Chatterbooks pack about the great series of Middle School books – all about the ups and (quite a few) downs in the life of Rafe Khatchadorian. Read all about Rafe’s rollercoaster life as he tackles the challenges of...
04 June 2015
Lottery Boy reading guide
Find out about Lottery Boy and it’s author Michael Byrne in this great reading guide. Includes discussion topics and questions from the author.
01 June 2015
The Great Outdoors Chatterbooks activity pack
The themes in The Great Outdoors Chatterbooks activity pack include outdoor activities and adventures: gardening, camping, hiking, sport, picnics; nature and wildlife; exploring new places and environments; enjoying, sharing and making the most of the world we live in. Something...
27 March 2015
A Whisper of Wolves Chatterbooks activity pack
A Whisper of Wolves is the first title in an exciting new 4-part fantasy series, Guardians of the Wild, by début author Kris Humphrey. It’s especially for young pre-teen readers – an adventure encompassing animal companionship, courage, and protection of...
13 January 2015
Alien Invasion Chatterbooks activity pack
In this Chatterbooks Alien Invasion pack are stories about other beings and other worlds – and about how this earth might seem to travellers from other planets! An activity pack filled with out-of-this-world fun for your Chatterbooks groups to read...
23 October 2014
Chatterbooks activity pack - Superheroes, Comics and Cartoons
This Chatterbooks activity pack takes a look at comic books and cartoons – and lots of other graphic ways of telling stories. As well as a wealth of reading suggestions there are ideas for discussion and group activities – including...
11 September 2014
Spies and Thrillers activity pack
Check out our super secret Spies and Thrillers activity pack. True to its name, this pack is jam packed with thrilling espionage activities you can use with your Chatterbooks children’s reading groups. There are code-making and code-breaking puzzles, ideas for...
03 September 2014
Jacqueline Wilson activity pack
Delve into this exciting activity pack which celebrates the release of Jacqueline Wilson’s 100th book, ‘Opal Plumstead’, and features her other historical novels, the Hetty Feather series. Explore fun historical fiction with your Chatterbooks children’s reading group and talk about...