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16 May 2022
The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones - Classroom Resources
The Amazing Edie Eckhart is the start of a brand-new middle grade series from comedian and writer Rosie Jones, featuring a funny, feisty central character who just happens to have cerebral palsy – like Rosie herself. Rosie was inspired to...
04 October 2021
The Wall by Jessie James and Catalina Echeverri - Teaching Notes
Tom is a little boy who LOVES to explore. But, one day, he hears the grown-ups talking about the monsters that live in the big, wide world and he is too scared to explore anymore. Soon, they build a giant...
01 September 2021
National Reading Group Day Chatterbooks pack
In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for Chatterbooks groups to celebrate National Reading Group Day together. National Reading Group Day is on 14 September, but you can use the pack at any time. The activities are...
04 February 2021
February 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Express Yourself (Children's Mental Health Week)
Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Express Yourself as expressing yourself is about finding ways to share...
10 June 2020
How to host a virtual book club with your class article
Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With so many children and families at home, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying connected and keeping your...
10 June 2020
How schools can get involved with Summer Reading Challenge 2020 article
The Summer Reading Challenge, presented by The Reading Agency and funded by Arts Council England, encourages children aged 4 to 11 to set themselves a reading challenge to help prevent the summer reading ‘dip’. For the Summer Reading Challenge 2020, we are...
30 September 2019
The Golden Cage by Anna Castagnoli and Carll Cneut - activity pack
Valentina the emperor’s daughter is an obsessive collector of exotic birds. Her servants track down every bird she desires – just one remains unfound: a bird that talks. Servants search far and wide to fulfill her impossible quest – and...
16 May 2018
Find out how children can earn Children’s University hours by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge and Chatterbooks groups.
01 May 2018
How Many Dinosaurs Deep? by Ben Kitchin and Vicky Fieldhouse - Teacher's Notes
How Many Dinosaurs Deep? Jim is not quite sure that he’s ready to move from the baby pool to the middle-sized pool. Can a group of splashing, sploshing dinosaurs help him face his fear? AGE : 3 – 6 years Download the Teacher’s...
20 February 2017
World Book Day 2017 Toolkit
Are you wondering how you can support World Book Day 2017? This Toolkit has been designed so that authors, illustrators, publishers, librarians and booksellers can join in with #WorldBookDay20. There are loads of ideas, such as how you could use social...
03 November 2016
The latest Chatterbooks Newsletter. This November newsletter celebrates National Non-Fiction November.
31 October 2016
Get to know the Dewey Decimal Classification system
A brief PowerPoint slide show to help you understand how the Dewey Decimal Classification system works in your library
14 July 2016
A copy of the Chatterbooks annual survey 2015-16 for information only. To complete the survey, click on the link below.
24 May 2016
The Impact of Chatterbooks on Children’s Reading Enjoyment, Behaviours and Attitudes - Executive Summary
Executive Summary of the evaluation report by Clémence Pabion and Christina Clark, National Literacy Trust. The report looks at the impact of Chatterbooks on children’s reading enjoyment, behaviour and attitudes, relating to our Department for Education funded project to establish...
24 May 2016
The Impact of Chatterbooks on Children’s Reading Enjoyment, Behaviours and Attitudes
Evaluation report by Clémence Pabion and Christina Clark, National Literacy Trust. The report looks at the impact of Chatterbooks on children’s reading enjoyment, behaviour and attitudes, relating to our Department for Education funded project to establish KS2 book clubs...
09 February 2016
Flyer - Join the Library
Use this flyer to encourage parents to sign their children up as members of their local library.
29 November 2015
Chatterbooks Information for Schools
An introduction to Chatterbooks clubs for schools – the benefits and how to get involved.
23 September 2015
Chatterbooks and The Children's University
Chatterbooks activities are validated for inclusion with the Children’s University. Children aged 5-12 who attend weekly Chatterbooks sessions can count up to five hours of time in their Children’s University Passports.
23 September 2015
Chatterbooks and Arts Award
You can use Chatterbooks activities with children aged 5 and above to help them achieve Arts Award Discover and Arts Award Explore.