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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...
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...
12 October 2015
Spine-tinglers Chatterbooks activity pack
In this Chatterbooks activity pack there are lots of different books with stories that are scary, absorbing, funny, or fantastic – all of them with something special. Perfect for Halloween.
12 October 2015
Middle School Chatterbooks activity pack
Here’s a Chatterbooks pack about the great series of Middle School books – all about the ups and (quite a few) downs in the life of Rafe Khatchadorian. Read all about Rafe’s rollercoaster life as he tackles the challenges of...
10 October 2015
Chatterbooks Week 2015: poems
Walker Books kindly provided Chatterbooks groups with eight poems to download for Chatterbooks Week in 2015 to celebrate great reading, great poetry and great fun. All poems are from A Great Big Cuddle, Poems for the Very Young by Michael Rosen...
08 October 2015
Barrington Stoke Chatterbooks activity pack
This Chatterbooks activity pack is inspired by Barrington Stoke’s wonderful range of books which help emergent, reluctant and dyslexic readers unlock the power of reading. All children will enjoy the books and activities here but we hope the pack will...
07 September 2015
Poetry Chatterbooks activity pack
National Poetry Day will soon be here again – this year it’s on October 8th, perfectly placed to be part of our celebration of Chatterbooks week from the 3rd to the 10th October 2015. In this Chatterbooks Poetry pack we’re looking...
04 September 2015
Funny Fiction Chatterbooks activity pack
This Funny Fiction Chatterbooks pack is packed with reading recommendations: books which are rib-tickling, chuckle-making or straight-out laugh-out-loud funny – plus Funny Fiction discussion and activity ideas for your Chatterbooks groups.
11 September 2014
Lost Worlds Chatterbooks activity pack
We have just produced a great new children’s reading group activity pack with Macmillan Children’s Books, based around one of their exciting books, Lost Worlds by Andrew Lane. This activity pack is filled with fun ideas, including inventing and naming...