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18 June 2019

Space Chase game: dice and counters

Download this activity sheet to make dice and counters for the Space Chase Rockets and Comets game! Cut out the templates or design your own counters to create everything you need to play the game. You can also find this resource on...

17 June 2019

Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis - Detectives in Training activity and POS packs

Attention: Detectives in Training Meet Timmy Failure, founder of the “best” detective agency in town – Total Failure, Inc. With the help of his polar bear, Total, the clueless, comically self-confident Timmy already has plans for world domination. Plans...

31 May 2019

Space Chase Name Tags: English

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 Summer Reading...

31 May 2019

Space Chase Name Tags: Welsh

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 Summer Reading...

29 May 2019

Space Resources provided by the STFC

Our friends at the Science and Technology Facilities Council have lots of brilliant space themed resources suitable for children which they are pleased to share with libraries running the Summer Reading Challenge. Download a selection of resources using the button below,...

29 May 2019

Boot by Shane Hegarty - Teachers' notes

When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn’t with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved,...

29 May 2019

Evie and the Animals by Matt Haig - Activity pack

A talent that can let her HEAR the thoughts of an elephant, and make friends with a dog and a sparrow. The only problem is, this talent is dangerous. VERY dangerous. That’s what her dad says. So when she frees the school...

29 May 2019

DK Science Booklet - Activity pack

DK publishes a wide range of books for KS1, KS2 and beyond to get children excited about science and engineering. In this booklet, DK pulled together a selection of activities which can easily be recreated in your classroom – or, for...

29 May 2019

The Secret Starling by Judith Eagle - activity sheets

Faber and Faber Children’s have created activity sheets based around The Secret Starling. More about the book Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle’s strict regime . . . until now! The day that Uncle abandons Clara,...

29 May 2019

Space Chase Reader Review Bookmarks: English

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 Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

29 May 2019

Space Chase Reader Review Bookmarks: Welsh

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 Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

29 May 2019

Space Chase Recommend to a Friend Bookmarks: English

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Space Chase bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

29 May 2019

Space Chase Recommend to a Friend Bookmarks: Welsh

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Space Chase bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

23 May 2019

Space Chase colouring sheets

Four activity sheets featuring Space Chase characters for children to colour in. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

23 May 2019

Space Chase colouring sheets - Welsh

Four activity sheets featuring Space Chase characters for children to colour in. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

23 May 2019

Space Chase Treasure Hunt

Download a pdf version of the Space Chase 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 colour...

17 May 2019

Space Chase colour in activity sheet

Use this colour in activity sheet to send children home with a personalised Summer Reading Challenge invitation.

16 May 2019

HarperCollins Spring Storytime Packs

HarperCollins Children’s Books are celebrating the arrival of Spring with a gorgeous pack of picture books and activities for little ones featuring eggs, bunnies and tadpoles from an array of amazing picture book creators! Follow Tad, the littlest almost-a-frog in the...

14 May 2019

David Walliams Chatterbooks Pack

Since the publication of his first novel, The Boy in the Dress (2008), illustrated by the iconic Sir Quentin Blake, David Walliams has celebrated more than ten years of unprecedented growth with global sales exceeding 30 million copies, and his...

08 May 2019

The Handmaid's Tale Reading Guide

A reading guide to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against him; and the 2017 release of...

01 May 2019

The Secret Starling Activity Pack

About the book Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle’s strict regime . . . until now! The day that Uncle abandons Clara, leaving her with nothing but a wedge of ‘guilt money’ and a half...

18 April 2019

Reading Friends session idea: The First Moon Landing 1969

A plan for a themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at, and talk about.

16 April 2019

Celebrating Spring with HarperCollins Children’s Books - activity pack

HarperCollins Children’s Books are celebrating the arrival of Spring with a gorgeous pack of activities for little ones featuring eggs, bunnies and tadpoles from an array of amazing picture book creators! - Follow Tad, the littlest almost-a-frog in the whole wide...

04 April 2019

Nature and wildlife Chatterbooks pack

Inspired by the arrival of Spring and the celebration of Earth Day on 22 April, we’ve created this Chatterbooks pack full of reading recommendations and activity ideas featuring books about the natural world, wildlife and our environment. You can also download...

01 April 2019

Nothing to See Here Competition

The Nothing To See Here Hotel is the best secret holiday destination for mysterious and legendary beings. All manner of magical creatures stay at this hotel; from bridge bothering trolls to wrinkly old mermaids! Competition Do you want to win all three books...

23 March 2019

How to Rob a Bank by Tom Mitchell - Teaching Notes

Some people rob banks because they’re greedy. Others enjoy the adrenalin rush. Me? I robbed a bank because of guilt. Specifically: guilt and a Nepalese scented candle… When fifteen-year-old Dylan accidentally burns down the house of the girl he’s trying to...

21 March 2019

She Wolf by Dan Smith - Teachers' Notes

Northumbria, 866. Washed ashore on a frozen English beach, Ylva’s survived. She will not cry. She’s meant to be strong. She’s a Viking. But when her mother dies at the hand of a three-fingered man, and the wolves of the forest...

12 March 2019

The Boy Who Flew by Fleur Hitchcock - Resource pack

About the book Athan Wilde dreams of flight. When his friend, Mr Chen, is murdered, Athan must rescue the flying machine they were building together and stop it falling into the wrong hands. But keeping the machine safe puts his family...

12 March 2019

Hugs and Kisses by Sam Hay and Emma Dodd - Activity Pack

There are two sides to every story… Flip the book to read each side of the story in this enchanting tale of a whale and an octopus on their search for love, ending with a huge pop-up surprise. Big Blue Whale is...

11 March 2019

The Closest Thing to Flying by Gill Lewis - Reading Notes

The Closest Thing to Flying Present day: Semira doesn’t know where to call home. She and her mother came to England when she was four years old, brought across the desert and the sea by a man who has complete control....