15 January 2021
The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell - Resource pack for KS2 Teachers
“I want to be able to call the sharks. Teach me the magic and show me the ways.” Blue Wing is desperate to become a shark caller, but instead she must befriend infuriating newcomer Maple, who arrives unexpectedly on Blue Wing’s...
07 January 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...
05 January 2021
Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse activity
Lovers of children’s classics are in for a treat with the new film Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse, and we have a fun activity resource for families to use to accompany their discussions. Roald and Beatrix,...
18 December 2020
Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat by Josh Lacey - activity sheets
Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat by Josh Lacey is the latest book in an inspiring new illustrated fiction series about environmental issues, perfect for readers aged 8+. The books are told in a fun blog format, documenting Hope’s activism...
08 December 2020
There’s a Mouse in My House by Ross Collins - Competition & Digital Activity Pack
The sequel to Ross Collins’ award-winning favourite, There’s a Bear on My Chair, is here! The tables have turned in _There’s a Mouse in My House_… and this time it’s Bear who has an unwelcome guest. This fantastic rhyming picture...
04 December 2020
The Witching Stone by Danny Weston - Digital Pack
UCLan Publishing have created a spooktacular digital pack of videos and discussion points to help you and your pupils enjoy the new YA coming of age horror story from Danny Weston. For Alfie Travers, a summer away from his...
01 December 2020
Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - Lesson Plan
Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and three drops of blood fell onto...
30 November 2020
Honey for You, Honey for Me – Rhymetime digital event pack
Walker Books have created a fantastic digital pack to help you enjoy and share a new rhyming picture book written and illustrated by the incredible duo, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell! From Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, the bestselling...
27 November 2020
Celebrating 25 years of Guess How Much I Love You - digital Storytime pack
Celebrating 25 years of Guess How Much I Love You Sometimes when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown...
27 November 2020
Football Superstars - Teachers' Notes, activity sheets and poster
Football Superstars is a series aimed at building a love of reading from a young age, with fun cartoons, inspirational stories, a simple narrative style and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments. Football Superstars: Ronaldo Rules,...
16 November 2020
The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain by Dr Hakim Adi - Teachers' Notes
Newly updated, The History of African and Caribbean Communities in Britain explores why people came to Britain, the problems they faced and the contributions these communities have made to British society. Brought to life with case studies and rarely published photographs,...
09 November 2020
The Ickabog – Activities & Competition Pack
Meet the Ickabog! Discover a brilliantly original fairy tale about the power of hope and friendship to triumph against all odds, from one of the world’s best storytellers, J.K. Rowling. Download a free Monster Competition Starter Pack to run your very own...
25 October 2020
Awesomely Austen - Book Club Pack
Meet your new favourite heroines – they’re bold, brilliant and totally awesome! Fresh, funny and accessible retellings of Jane Austen’s classic stories, with witty black and white illustrations throughout. The perfect way to discover Austen for the first time, this bright...
19 October 2020
Blood Moon by Lucy Cuthew - Teachers' Notes, Book Club resources and author videos
Blood Moon is an extraordinary YA novel in verse about the online shaming of a teenage girl. During astronomy-lover Frankie’s first sexual experience with the quiet and lovely Benjamin, she gets her period. It’s only blood, they agree. But soon...
15 October 2020
The Kid Who Came From Space by Ross Welford - Teachers' Notes
The stunning new 10+ story from the bestselling and award-winning author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER, for anyone who loved the humour of WALL-E, the action of STAR WARS and the deeply touching emotion of ET. A small village in...
12 October 2020
Halloween characters pack from Oxford Children’s Books - digital resources
Oxford University Press have a wickedly witchy set of digital resources for you to download and use this Halloween. Click on the links below to download the resources: - Super Happy Magic Forest: Slug of Doom activity sheet (2+) - Mirabelle Gets Up...
12 October 2020
There’s a Rang-tan in My Bedroom - digital pack
There’s a Rang-Tan in My Bedroom is based on the Greenpeace film that became a viral sensation, about a little girl who discovers a mischievous orangutan on the loose in her bedroom, and she can’t understand why it keeps shouting...
02 October 2020
The Castle of Tangled Magic read-along with Sophie Anderson - resources and videos
Want to read-along The Castle of Tangled Magic with the author? Sophie Anderson is running a fairy-tale read-along. Simply download the following resource pack, and head to https://bit.ly/TMreadalong to take part. Sophie’s read-along features author videos, discussion points, activities, and competition...
24 September 2020
Celebrate Coding Week with Agent Asha - digital pack
Walker Books would love to join you in celebrating Coding Week with a special offer for libraries nationwide. Computer code just got dangerous in this new action-packed spy adventure series from Sophie Deen “This rip-roaring secret agent caper for seven-plus is full...
23 September 2020
Zombierella digital pack from Walker Books
And she died happily ever after… Crawl out of the grave and step into your mushroom carriage for Zombierella: Fairytales Gone Bad, the first in a funny, deliciously dark, three-part series of twisted classics, written in verse by award-winning poet Joseph...
09 September 2020
I Am A Tiger Activity Sheets
I Am A Tiger by Karl Newson and Ross Collins is a Summer Reading Challenge 2020 recommended read! This I Am A Tiger download includes a spot the difference activity and a colouring sheet to enjoy at home, in the...
03 September 2020
Storm Hound: Story Starter
Storm Hound by Claire Fayers is a Summer Reading Challenge 2020 recommended read This resource includes a wordsearch and a story starter activity Visit the Macmillan website for more great titles.
03 September 2020
International Dot Day - Special Event Packs
Celebrate International Dot Day on 15th-ish September! International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. Now, every 15-ish September,...
24 August 2020
How to draw Mossy the Fox with David Roberts
David Roberts, illustrator of Julian Clary’s Bolds books, shows us how he draws Mossy the fox. The Bold family seems fairly normal: they live in a nice house, the parents have good jobs, and they all love to have fun. One...
20 August 2020
Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet
Molly Mischief: My Perfect Pet by Adam Hargreaves is a Summer Reading Challenge 2020 recommended read! This resource includes fun colouring sheets and puzzles to enjoy. Visit the Pavilion website for more great titles and resources.
19 August 2020
Al's Awesome Science: Busy Bodies
Al’s Awesome Science by Jane Clarke and James Brown is a Summer Reading Challenge 2020 recommended read! This resource includes fun science experiments to try at home. Visit the Five Quills website for more great titles and resources.
18 August 2020
InvestiGators by John Patrick Green - activity pack
They’re Alligators – and Investigators! InvestiGators written and illustrated by John Patrick Green is the new full colour, laugh-out-loud series perfect for emerging readers and fans of Dav Pilkey’s Dog Man. Mango and Brash are the InvestiGators: sewer-loving agents of...
18 August 2020
Bug Belly Creator Study
Bug Belly: Babysitting Trouble by Paul Morton is a Summer Reading Challenge 2020 recommended read! This resource includes a special look into Paul Morton’s process for writing and illustrating Bug Belly. Featuring fun facts and behind-the-scenes sketches, it’s ideal for...
18 August 2020
Bug Belly Activity Sheets
Bug Belly: Babysitting Trouble by Paul Morton is a Summer Reading Challenge 2020 recommended read! This resource includes colouring sheets, bookmarks, wobbler crafts and more, perfect for lots of froggy fun! Find out more on the Summer Reading Challenge website Visit the...
18 August 2020
Wonderful Non-fiction Chatterbooks Pack
In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for wonderful non-fiction books to explore, read and enjoy together. Inspired by Merry the Giraffe from the Summer Reading Challenge’s Silly Squad, this pack will focus on her favourite things,...