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01 July 2022

Secrets of an Undercover Activist by Nat Amoore - teaching resources and activity pack

Secrets of an Undercover Activist is the outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking, by Nat Amoore! This book is suitable for readers aged 8+ Casey Wu tries to stay out of the spotlight,...

01 July 2022

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries - author visits, free sets of books and POS packs!

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! We have free author visits, 1000s of books for children and young people reading groups to read...

26 June 2022

Ghostcloud by Michael Mann - digital pack

Catch the wind. Find your freedom. Kidnapped and forced to shovel coal underneath a half-bombed, blackened power station, 12-year-old Luke’s life is miserable. Then, he discovers he can see things others can’t. Ghostly things. Specifically, a ghost-girl named Alma. Alma, who...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails additional apps and ideas

Additional apps and ideas for StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge activities

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails

StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in a completely new way through immersive technology, including augmented and virtual reality. People will be able to use this new technology to...

20 June 2022

Leilong's Too Long! and Leilong the Library Bus activity pack

Teacher notes for Leilong the Library Bus and Leilong’s Too Long! (pdf) A Leilong’s Too Long! colouring in sheet (pdf) A video of the illustrator painting a mural in a children’s library, based on the book (mp4) A look inside book trailer for...

20 June 2022

'Autumn Moonbeam' Activities

Dive into the world of Autumn Moonbeam with this activity pack, including puzzles, a recipe and instructions to create a puppet theatre. THE BOOK Autumn Moonbeam loves gymnastics and dance so when Sparkledale Dance Academy have tryouts for their competitive dance team,...

16 June 2022

The Encyclopedia of STEM Words display and activity pack

This pack contains: Downloadable STEM words colouring sheet (pdf) Downloadable illustrations to print out and display (pdf) Downloadable A4 ‘the A-Z of STEM Words’ poster (pdf)

16 June 2022

Join the adventure club with Jess Butterworth - activity pack

Join the adventure club this summer and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Instil a love of reading and adventure with your class with this fantastic series by much-loved author Jess Butterworth – writer of classic adventure stories in vibrantly...

15 June 2022

When I See Blue by Lily Bailey – Teaching Resources

An unforgettable, heartfelt story about life with OCD and the unique power of friendship, from inspiring author and mental health activist, Lily Bailey. Perfect for readers of A Kind of Spark and The Goldfish Boy. About the Book New town, new school,...

01 June 2022

The Reading Agency's June Booklist for Children & Young People - Around the World/Refugee Week

This month we are celebrating books set in different countries and those by authors and illustrators from around the world! Read on to be transported to Mumbai, Paris, Nigeria and many other locations across the globe and discover Samurai, the...

25 May 2022

'Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale' Teaching Resources

This Teachers’ Resource pack is full of activities for KS2 Teachers and Librarians to use with their students based on ‘Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale’. The subjects included are literacy, Art, Design & Technology, and PSHE. About the Book Meet...

25 May 2022

'Maddy Yip's Guide to Life' Teaching Resources

This resource is full of reading notes and activities aimed at KS2 students, reading books in the Maddy Yip series. The activities cover subjects including literacy, drama, PSHE, and Art, Design & Technology. About ‘Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life’ A madcap...

16 May 2022

The Boy Who Sailed the World by Julia Green and Alex Latimer - author video and activity

Right from the start, the boy loved the sea! He ran along the sand, danced in and out of the waves, his heart full of longing and delight. The boy has always loved the sea. So he builds a boat and...

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...

13 May 2022

Marv and the Mega Robot - activity sheets

Illustrated by Paula Bowles, debut author Alex Falase-Koya brings us the first book in a rip-roaring new series about an unlikely superhero, science-loving Marvin, who’s forced to don his costume to defeat supervillain Mastermind and her giant robot. Marvin is an...

10 May 2022

All About Us series - Digital pack for teachers and librarians

The All About Us series are perfect for KS1 children. The digital pack is the perfect resource for citizenship lessons around mental health, diversity and starting conversations on those topics. You can find out more information here.

06 May 2022

Seed by Caryl Lewis - digital packs

A funny and big-hearted story about the power of hope and imagination when you believe in the impossible. For readers aged 8-12 years, Seed is the English-language children’s debut from Welsh award-winner Caryl Lewis. Marty doesn’t have much. Unlike his mum, who...

06 May 2022

Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup by Andy Sagar - Teaching resources and competition!

Adventure and magic await in every teacup! Welcome to the enchanting world of Yesterday Crumb, a young girl with fox ears who has never fitted in. Taken in by flamboyant tea witch Miss Dumpling, Yesterday is introduced to a magical, walking...

05 May 2022

Brain Power by Dr Ranj - digital pack and author video

To celebrate Mental Health Week in May, Hachette Children’s Group would like to offer resource packs to help open up discussions with kids aged 7+ about their brains in conjunction with Brain Power, the new empowering and inclusive toolkit from...

05 May 2022

Love Being You Children’s Mental Health Week - POS pack and digital resources

Love Being You by Beth Cox and Natalie Costa, Illustrated by Vicky Barker The ideal series for Children’s Mental Health Week, LEVEL HEADERS is designed to help children aged 6-9 learn about their mental health in a positive framework, with no...

05 May 2022

The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Children & Young People - Local and Community History Month

Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about the history of where they live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from ancient Arabia and...

05 May 2022

The Usborne Unworry Pack

The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them...

27 April 2022

Elmer Day 2022 digital pack

Get ready for the most colourful day of the year! Elmer Day is on Saturday 28 May 2022. Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day celebrations Andersen Press are spreading the positivity of Elmer...

21 April 2022

Julia and the Shark - Writing and Illustrating Competition Pack

Julia and the Shark is an extraordinary story about ​family, friendship and hope​ from bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and acclaimed ​illustrator Tom de Freston. ‘Tom de Freston’s stunning illustrations perfectly complement the poetry of Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s story’ Cressida Cowell ‘The...

14 April 2022

Looshkin: The Maddest Cat in the World - colouring activity sheet

Looshkin might look like a cute blue cat, but you’ve never met a cat like Looshkin before. If you look away for just a moment, your house will be full of foamy bubbles, there are pigs on your roof, and...

12 April 2022

The Reading Agency's April Booklist for Children & Young People - Autism

We have created a list of brilliant books for children and young people written predominantly by autistic authors and representing a diverse range of experiences, stories and voices. We have used identity first language (autistic) in line with current best...

07 April 2022

Grimwood - digital packs

Laugh your head off with this wildly funny adventure! Fox cub siblings Ted and Nancy are on the run from Princess Buttons, the scariest street cat in the Big City. They flee for Grimwood, expecting to find refuge in the peaceful...

07 April 2022

Nature Trail by Benjamin Zephaniah and Nila Aye - digital activities

At the bottom of my garden, there’s a hedgehog and a frog, And a lot of creepy-crawlies living underneath a log… A joyful celebration of nature and the wonder of the world around us, written as a rhyming poem by award-winning poet...

31 March 2022

'Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories' Activity Sheets

Join the Magic Dolls for A Sticker Dolly Story adventure with these Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories colouring pages from Usborne.