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12 April 2016

Image bank - Reading Well Books for young people

A collection of photos that can be used on local library, health and school websites to promote the Reading Well for young people scheme.

12 April 2016

Overview of the books - Reading Well for young people

A detailed overview of the titles on the Reading Well for young people list, including background information, formats, publisher details and publication dates.

12 April 2016

Book list - Reading Well for young people

A list of the 35 Reading Well for young people titles.

07 April 2016

Reading Hack Summer Volunteering training pack

This pack will help you set up a Summer Reading Challenge volunteering scheme in your local authority. The pack includes: - Volunteering Handbook - Volunteering Templates - Involving Young Volunteers staff presentation - Plasma screen presentation

04 April 2016

Five Minutes' Peace activity sheets

Celebrating an amazing 30 years, we have fantastic Five Minutes’ Peace activity sheets from Walker Books for your Chatterbooks group. Colouring in sheets and a maze!

31 March 2016

Launch Night Hack Project

A Reading Hack Launch Night can serve as both a celebration of your group and activity as well as a way to promote Reading Hack and encourage more young people to get involved. Get young people planning a launch night...

31 March 2016

Shakespeare Hack Project

Shakespeare has been hailed as the UK’s greatest cultural export, and the foremost reason why people are proud to be British.Yet many British children encounter Shakespeare only in their teens as a mandatory subject studied for exams. Many grow up...

24 March 2016

Plasma screen artwork - Reading Well for young people

Artwork promoting the Reading Well for young people scheme, which can be used on plasma screens in libraries and GP surgeries.

24 March 2016

The Big Friendly Read Chatterbooks activity pack

This pack contains reading and activity ideas to use in book groups and with whole classes to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! Get ready for The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016, in libraries everywhere.

16 March 2016

What's So Special About Shakespeare? video

At this very moment, someone, somewhere in the world, is reading Shakespeare. And, even though he died 400 years ago, someone else is writing about him, or acting in one of his plays. Here, Michael Rosen shares just some of...

16 March 2016

Five everyday phrases from Shakespeare video

Michael Rosen, author of What’s So Special About Shakespeare? (Walker Books), shares his top 5 everyday phrases that come from Shakespeare’s plays!

16 March 2016

Top 10 Shakespearean Insults video

Discover Michael Rosen’s favourite Shakespearean insults, from “cream-faced loon” to “Banbury cheese”! You can find out all about these and more in Michael Rosen’s What’s So Special About Shakespeare? (Walker Books)

15 March 2016

Dragonsitter series Chatterbooks activity pack

This pack celebrates the funny and brilliant Dragonsitter series by Josh Lacey and Garry Parsons. Imagine having a full-sized fire-breathing dragon come to stay in your house! These books are perfect for children aged 5 years upwards, to read or...

15 March 2016

Josh Lacey video

Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Josh Lacey talks The Dragonsitter to the Rescue

15 March 2016

Fairy tale hack

Make a new fairy tale by hacking together two old fairy tales. This is good for reading buddies or volunteers helping children read.

15 March 2016

Remixed Reads hack pack

Create prose and poetry by remixing reading. Make characters from two different stories talk to each other. Mashup lines from blogs about important global and local issues into hacktivist poetry. This resource includes a powerpoint with five hacks that remix reading...

14 March 2016

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise activity sheets

These Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, drawing sheets and a maze

14 March 2016

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise video

In this video from Walker Books, author Sean Taylor reads his hilarious picture book Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

13 March 2016

Reading Hack Guide

Find out everything you need to know about Reading Hack and getting started in your library.

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.

09 March 2016

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth activity sheets

These Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth sheets from Walker Books include spot the difference and colouring in activities.

09 March 2016

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth video

An alligator who snaps, becomes an alligator who th-naps – this video from Walker Books introduces Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

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 –...

08 March 2016

Jon Scieszka video

Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Jon Scieszka talks about his Frank Einstein series

05 March 2016

Mango and Bambang: Tapir All At Sea activity sheets

These Mango and Bambang: Tapir All At Sea activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, drawing sheets and jokes!

04 March 2016

Terrible Two pranking notebook

This pack is a guide for how to make your own Terrible Two inspired pranking notebook. Plus, with fun activity sheets and reading suggestions.

01 March 2016

I Am Bear activity sheets

These I Am Bear activity sheets from Walker Books include a maze, spot the difference and a rhyming puzzle

01 March 2016

I Am Bear video trailer

Meet Bear, the star of I Am Bear, in this fun musical trailer from Walker Books

25 February 2016

Superhero Street activity sheets

Download these caped-crusading activity sheets from Orion Children’s Books for their fabulous book Superhero Street by Phil Earle. This pack is jammed with fun activities, including decorating your own superhero mask, a heroic wordsearch and creating your own comic...