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18 October 2017
The Rose Muddle Mysteries - local history activity and competition
The Rose Muddle Mysteries The Rose Muddle Mysteries series by Imogen White is inspired by a real-life historical artefact called the Hove Amber Cup. Many years ago, the cup was found beneath an enormous burial mound which once stood in the...
18 October 2017
Witch for a Week - spellbinding potion competition
Witch for a Week A new magical adventure from Kaye Umansky, the bestselling author of the much loved children’s classic Pongwiffy, brought to life with charming illustrations from Ashley King! To celebrate the start of this spellbinding new series, Simon & Schuster...
13 October 2017
Winnie and Wilbur 30th birthday activity pack
Winnie and Wilbur Friday 13 October is the 30th birthday of the brilliant Winnie and Wilbur series created by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul. To celebrate this, Oxford University Press Children’s books have sent us a pack with many activity sheets and...
11 October 2017
The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club - Host a Polar Bear Explorers' Book Club
The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club is a gorgeously imaginative and snowy middle grade fantasy adventure combining the magic of Peter Pan, the chaos of A Series of Unfortunate Events, and the thrilling icy adventure of Northern...
09 October 2017
The Wonderling - Discussion guide
The Wonderling In this extraordinary debut novel with its deft nod to Dickensian heroes and rogues, Mira Bartók tells the story of Arthur, a shy, fox-like foundling with only one ear and a desperate desire to belong, as he seeks...
09 October 2017
The Dollmaker of Krakow by R. M. Romero - Teachers' guide
The Dollmaker of Krakow A timeless fantasy set in the Second World War that weaves together magic, folklore and history, perfect for fans of The Book Thief, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mister Tom. One night a little...
11 September 2017
Jake in Space activity sheets
Jake in Space is a series of sci-fi adventure stories for kids. It’s full of action and suspense, plus a little bit of weird stuff. Jake lives in the future. His home base is a space station on Earth but he travels...
10 September 2017
Dragon's Green - Teacher Resource
Dragon’s Green Dragon’s Green is the first book in the Worldquake sequence, a trilogy of books all about magic and adventure! In Dragon’s Green, Effie and her friends seem to be normal schoolchildren but when they discover their hidden Otherworld...
06 September 2017
Poetry Chatterbooks Activity Pack 2017
To celebrate National Poetry Day on 28 September, we’ve collaborated with the Forward Arts Foundation to create a new Poetry Chatterbooks Activity Pack. National Poetry Day is an initiative of the Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that celebrates excellence in...
04 September 2017
Royal Society Young People's Book Prize Chatterbooks Pack
The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible books for under-14s. We have created a Chatterbooks Pack featuring this year’s shortlisted titles. There are plenty...
16 July 2017
Find out how children can earn Children’s University hours by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge and Chatterbooks groups.
03 July 2017
Animal Agents Chatterbooks Activity Pack
Here is a Chatterbooks activity pack to accompany this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents. It features some of the fabulous books in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge collection.
01 June 2017
Chris Riddell Chatterbooks Activity Pack
Chris Riddell is a prolific author and illustrator whose huge range of award winning work covers picture books and fiction for older children. He was appointed Children’s Laureate for the period of 2015-2017. Find out more about Chris and his...
23 May 2017
How to be a Scientist - Lesson plans
Discover the skills it takes to become a scientist in DK’s new science book for kids with science presenter and comedian Steve Mould. Being a scientist isn’t just about wearing a lab coat and performing science experiments in test tubes....
04 May 2017
Coding Skills Chatterbooks Activity Pack
This Chatterbooks activity pack highlights four great titles including a series package of four books about coding from our Children’s Reading Partners publisher partner QED Publishing, written by computer expert Max Wainewright.
10 April 2017
The Royal Rabbits of London video trailer
Shylo has always been the weakest and quietest of all his family and his siblings spend their days making fun of him. But when he stumbles across a band of rats and overhears a diabolical plot against the Queen, it’s...
03 April 2017
Faber Chatterbooks Activity Pack
Meet Squishy McFluff, Dave Pigeon & Woozy the Wizard, three fun characters from Faber. This pack gives descriptions and tasters from all the books, suggestions for more reading, plus discussion and activity ideas for your Chatterbooks reading groups.
29 March 2017
Lots teachers' notes
Download these teachers’ notes for Lots by Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton
13 March 2017
Shakespeare Week 2017 Chatterbooks Activity Pack
Here is a special Chatterbooks activity pack for Shakespeare Week 2017 with details of books for young people about Shakespeare, retellings of his plays, ideas for discussion and activities in your Chatterbooks reading group and suggestions for more reading. ...
09 March 2017
S.C.R.E.A.M: The Mummy's Revenge book extract
Read the opening chapter of S.C.R.E.A.M: The Mummy’s Revenge, the latest book from Andrew Beasley Visit the Summer Reading Challenge website and enter our competition for your chance to feature in the next book in the series!
09 March 2017
Uncle Shawn and Bill video extract
A.L. Kennedy reads the opening from her novel Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure, illustrated by Gemma Correll, in which a brave and handsome young badger called Bill meets two extremely dreadful sisters and begins an...
09 March 2017
The Cherry Pie Princess activity sheets
Download these sheets inspired by The Cherry Pie Princess to share with your Chatterbooks group. This bundle includes a drawing activity, short story prompts and more!
01 March 2017
World Book Day 2017 Chatterbooks Activity Pack
This year is very special. It is the 20th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 2nd March 2017 children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading. In this pack you’ll find lots of ideas for your...
21 February 2017
Rita the Rescuer Activity sheet
Download this Rita the Rescuer colouring sheet to share with your group!
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...
30 January 2017
Where's Wally activity sheets
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Where’s Wally with these fun activity sheets! This download includes colouring sheets, word puzzles and a maze activity
30 January 2017
Spies and Crime Busters - Chatterbooks Activity Pack
Following up on our previous ‘spies and detectives’ packs, here’s another collection of action adventures and detective stories, with thrills and twists – and often humour too! As well as lots of reading suggestions for your group you’ll find ideas on...
12 January 2017
Stories from Around the World - Chatterbooks Activity Pack
In this pack are reading ideas for all ages: adventures, folk tales, stories in translation and non-fiction titles, which take you around the world introducing you to people and places, and their lives and experiences. There are also ideas for...
20 December 2016
LEGO® Winter Wonderland Activity Sheet
Download this free LEGO activity sheet and bring the snowy scene to life! Colour in the elf and his hungry reindeer, and search for some wintery words. Why not print them off for all the family to enjoy!
28 November 2016
Cosy Winter Reads - Chatterbooks Booklist
Check out these winter reads from our children’s publisher partners. There are books for all ages, plus discussion and activity ideas for your Chatterbooks group.