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28 November 2023

Luna Loves Christmas by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers - Activity Pack

From award-winning Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, the fourth book in the Luna Loves… series celebrates separated families at Christmas time, and shows the power of giving to bring people together. Luna loves Christmas. Sometimes at Mum’s, sometimes at Dad’s, she gets...

28 November 2023

Get inspired with award-winning poet Joshua Seigal

Get inspired with award-winning poet Joshua Seigal including teaching notes and a video of Joshua reading one of his poems from his new book,

22 November 2023

Leila and the Blue Fox by Kiran Millwood Hargrave with Tom de Freston - activity pack

‘A thing of beauty both inside and out’ A.F. Steadman, author of SKANDAR From bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and acclaimed illustrator Tom de Freston – the duo behind the award-winning Julia and the Shark – Leila and the Blue...

17 November 2023

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! If you would like some display and activity packs then visit our shop. We also have hundreds...

15 November 2023

The Christmas Pig - festive resources and activities

As the end of term fast approaches, Hachette Children’s Group have got just what you need to create your very own Christmas story-time adventure! Imagine a place where all the lost things go, a place where love can bring things to...

10 November 2023

Murder in Velvet Teaching Materials

13-year-old Grace loves her new charity shop coat. In fact, it’s perfect. Except for one tiny thing. When she wears it, she sees visions of the previous owner’s life … and their murder! A gripping story of secrets and murder...

10 November 2023

Operation Nativity Classroom Pack

When Oscar and Molly rush outside to investigate a crash in the night, they’re not expecting to find a dazed Angel Gabriel wandering around their grandparents’ back garden. And they’re certainly not expecting to find themselves in a race to...

02 November 2023

The Reading Agency’s November booklist – Debuts

November marks National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo (as it’s more commonly known). We want to celebrate some of our favourite debut authors/illustrators of 2023. From beautifully illustrated picture books, thrilling middle grade, YA titles to escape with and a...

01 November 2023

Everyday Action, Everyday Change by Natalie and Noami Evans

Making changes that help make the world a fairer place can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start?   Well… Small actions really can make a big difference!   In this inspiring guide, changemakers, sisters and founders of Everyday Racism, Natalie and Naomi Evans,...

30 October 2023

Percy Jackson series - digital activity pack and social media

HALF BOY – HALF GOD – ALL HERO. Now with a new cover look, read the story that launched Percy Jackson into the stratosphere, before the Disney+ series comes out! Look, I never asked to be the son of a Greek god....

25 October 2023

The Myth Keeper by Jasmine Richards Activity Sheets

Magic and myth collide in this fast-paced middle-grade fantasy, a sequel to The Unmorrow Curse. Download these free children’s activity sheets.

19 October 2023

Magic Faces by Esi Merleh Activity Pack

Open the magic face paints and adventure awaits . . . Twins Alanna and Austin find an old face-painting kit in their Aunty Kessie’s studio, and inside is a magic paintbrush! The paintbrush asks them to choose a...

16 October 2023

The Train of Dark Wonders Activity Pack

Jump aboard for a journey to strange and spectacular lands. Following the death of her grandfather, Bess is handed the keys to his most prized possession – his Odditorium. She has always loved the strange and magical wonders within. But unless...

11 October 2023

You Can't Let An Elephant Pull Santa's Sleigh

‘Fantastic festive fun from a superbly silly series!’ Caryl Hart, bestselling picture book author An alpaca pulling your cracker? Penguins carol singing? A buffalo under the mistletoe? Oh no . . . that just won’t do! Join in the fun as a...

10 October 2023

Where Are You Really From? Teaching Resources

Who do you think you are? Have you ever thought about who you might be related to? What if we told you that you were related to EXTRAORDINARY EMPERORS, GREAT KINGS and MAGNIFICENT QUEENS? Well, your majesty, you are. In fact,...

10 October 2023

Storyland Teaching Resources

You will have heard of Thor, Medusa and Hercules. But what about the myths of the British landscape? The Trojan heroes who wrestled giants. The Syrian sisters who found refuge on our lands. The dragons who slept in hollow hills....

10 October 2023

The Earthshot Prize: A Handbook for Dreamers and Thinkers: Solutions to Repair our Planet Activity Sheets

In the Earthshot Handbook for Future Dreamers and Thinkers, young readers will travel round the world, celebrating the diverse and rich habitats, amazing animals and wonderful landscapes that make up our planet. They’ll learn about the problems and challenges facing...

04 October 2023

All Bodies Are Beautiful - digital resources

A helpful handbook for talking about you! We know that bodies can be tricky to understand, and sometimes you might feel like your body is different. But being different is completely natural – it’s all just science! This comprehensive guide helps children...

28 September 2023

The Reading Agency’s October booklist – Poetry

National Poetry Day (5 October) is a day to share, read and even write poetry. To celebrate, we’ve put together some of our favourite poetry picks. You can buy the books from Looking to share the magic of reading with young...

28 September 2023

We Are All Astronauts - digital resources

Unlock your inner astronaut and learn all about space in We Are All Astronauts – the first book in a brand-new series from bestselling creator of the Fantastically Great Women series, Kate Pankhurst. Join Luna, Granny and Blast as they journey...

28 September 2023

Libraries Week 2023 - digital pack

Simon and Schuster are providing digital resources to support activity in your library for Libraries Week 2023. This includes videos from Love Your Libraries illustrators, activity sheets and Love Your Library/Libraries Week digital assets. COMPETITION To be in with a chance of winning...

27 September 2023

Until the Road Ends by Phil Earle - digital pack and author videos

Until the Road Ends is the eagerly awaited new novel from the bestselling author of When the Sky Falls: The Times Children’s Book of the Year, winner of a Books Are My Bag Readers Award, the British Book Award for...

19 September 2023

The Spirit Snatcher by Cat Gray Activity sheets

Welcome to Elbow Alley, home of the most monstrous mystery… Pip was not expecting his new neighbours to be vampires, banshees and ghosts. Worst of all is the mysterious spirit snatcher, which appears out of nowhere and sucks away people’s personalities. Download...

14 September 2023

I Kick and I Fly by Ruchira Gupta - Discussion Notes

AN UNFORGETTABLE STORY BASED ON REAL EVENTS ABOUT FINDING THE COURAGE TO CREATE YOUR OWN DESTINY. More about the book In the outskirts of Bihar’s Red Light District, fourteen-year-old Heera is living on borrowed time. Her father plans to sell her into...

14 September 2023

Sunshine Simpson Cooks Up a Storm - teacher notes and activity sheets

Meet Sunshine Simpson – a brand-new best friend for 9+readers! Perfect for fans of Jacqueline Wilson. More about the book Sunshine Simpson’s life has never been so busy! She feels like she’s on a ROLLERCOSTER. At school everyone is talking about preparing...

11 September 2023

Celebrate International Dot Day - downloadable resources

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. Now around the 15 September, more than 10 million teachers,...

03 September 2023

The Reading Agency’s September booklist – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

National Coding Week is an annual event that aims to help adults, young people and children with learning digital skills. National Coding Week will be happening from the 18-24 September so we are celebrating our favourite books that have strong...

01 September 2023

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam - digital resources

Celebrating 10 years of cakes, crooks and canine capers! Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who can never seem to fill their swag bags. But when they decide on a career change and open up a café,...

01 September 2023

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam - digital resources

Celebrating 10 years of cakes, crooks and canine capers! Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who can never seem to fill their swag bags. But when they decide on a career change and open up a café,...

30 August 2023

Worrybot by Simon Packham Digital Resources

In Simon Packham’s Worrybot, Josh has built a Worrybot of his own, a home-made cardboard robot to eat up his worst fears. He writes his worries on a piece of paper, posts them into Worrybot’s mouth and finds it helps...