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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.
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...
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
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.
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 –...
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
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...
24 February 2016
Free Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet activity pack
To celebrate the release of the forthcoming book in the wonderful world of Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet – Supertato: Veggies Assemble – Simon & Schuster is offering libraries the chance to sign up for event packs to hold your...
23 February 2016
Holly Webb Chatterbooks activity pack
Here are eight heart-warming books by Holly Webb, from her much-loved Animal Stories series. The stories are about puppies and kittens – and their experiences in finding and settling into families with their young owners. This pack gives tasters from...
18 February 2016
Simon & Schuster Friendship Chatterbooks pack
Here is a Chatterbooks pack all about the magic of friendship. Friendship is at the heart of so many stories and here are nine great books from Simon and Schuster, all about the different kinds of friends we have, and...
16 February 2016
Migloo's Day activity sheets
These Migloo’s Day activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, a word-search and creative writing activities!
12 February 2016
Shakespeare Chatterbooks activity pack
Hark! Here is a special Chatterbooks activity pack for Shakespeare Week 2016, with details of books for young people about Shakespeare, and retellings of his plays, plus ideas for discussion and fun activities.
12 February 2016
World Book Day 2016 Chatterbooks activity pack
To help you celebrate World Book Day 2016, here’s our World Book Day Chatterbooks activity pack. It includes tips for running Chatterbooks reading clubs, and ideas for a special World Book Day session. There are loads of activities you can...
11 February 2016
Little Legends discussion notes
Introducing the brilliant new series by Tom Percival, Little Legends. In this discussion guide meet the characters of Tale Town: Jack, Anansi, Red and Rapunzel. Plus, discussion points and activity suggestions for your Chatterbooks group.
03 February 2016
Pet Favourites Chatterbooks activity pack
In this Chatterbooks pack you’ll find a mix of stories about all kinds of pets – real, imaginary and magical. There are ideas for discussion and activities about favourite pets, famous fictional pets, and caring for your pet.
03 February 2016
Publishing Scotland Chatterbooks activity pack
Here’s a brilliant variety pack featuring children’s books from five of the publishers in Publishing Scotland, the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland. Filled with picture books, longer fiction, books for young children through...
06 January 2016
Knightley & Son Chatterbooks video trailer competition
Bloomsbury are launching a fun new competition for Chatterbooks groups in celebration of the latest book in their Knightley & Son adventure mystery series, 3 of a Kind. Does your group like reading and reviewing books? Are your Chatterbooks group...
05 January 2016
Fantastic Creatures 2016 Chatterbooks activity pack
Happy 2016! To start off the new year in style we have special new Chatterbooks activity pack. You’ll find stories – and facts – about all kinds of amazing and fantastic creatures: beautiful or monstrous, loveable or scary, all of...
05 January 2016
'Wanted! Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar' by Emily MacKenzie
National Libraries Day is fast approaching, so Bloomsbury wanted to remind you that everyone’s favourite library-loving rabbit is on hand to help. Download the activity pack here for your Chatterbooks group! Also, if you’d like a Ralfy Rabbit library poster...
01 December 2015
Fireside Fiction Chatterbooks activity pack
Here is our fabulous Fireside Fiction pack for Chatterbooks groups this December. You’ll find really good reads, and really good stories to share out loud. Stories about Christmas and winter; stories to take you far away from the wind...
28 November 2015
Eva Ibbotson Chatterbooks activity pack
This pack celebrates eight fantastic books by Eva Ibbotson, and one by her son Toby Ibbotson. Full of ghosts, ghouls, ogres and all kinds of magical creatures and monsters! Some are beautiful, some are weird and grotesque, some are horribly...
17 November 2015
Timelines & Time Travel Chatterbooks activity pack
This special Chatterbooks activity pack features three books published by Quarto Kids full of facts and illustrations covering a wide canvas of events and presenting them in clear and accessible timelines. It is filled with discussion and activity ideas for...
13 November 2015
Wild Wood library treasure hunt worksheet
The Secrets of the Wild Wood is the gripping, spellbinding story of Sir Tiuri’s quest to find out what lies beneath the mysterious stories about the Wild Wood. This worksheet from Pushkin is a special Wild Wood library treasure hunt! The...
02 November 2015
Making Music Chatterbooks activity pack
This Chatterbooks pack is all about Making Music – with reading and activity ideas for playing, creating and enjoying music in all kinds of ways! It includes stories, poetry and non-fiction titles for you to enjoy with your group, as...
22 October 2015
How to Train Your Dragon Chatterbooks activity pack
For twelve exciting years children have been on a rollercoaster ride of adventure with Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third, and Toothless the dragon, sharing in the ups and (scary) downs of Hiccup’s many quests. On the way, we meet heroes...
12 October 2015
Knitbone Pepper Chatterbooks activity pack
Here’s a pack about a special ghost dog called Knitbone Pepper, his beloved owner Winnie, and his ghostly animal friends. Knitbone Pepper is the first book in a new series by Claire Barker, with illustrations by Ross Collins. Enjoy these...