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27 February 2024

Loki: Tales of a Bad God: World Book Day by Louie Stowell - digital pack

Loki is taking over World Book Day!  A collection of three short stories from trickster-God-turned-school-boy, Loki, star of the bestselling Loki: A Bad God’s Guide series. To celebrate World Book Day with Loki, Walker Books are offering an exciting combination of digital Loki resources. Each...

26 February 2024

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...

25 February 2024

Jayben series by Thomas Leeds - digital pack

The second book in an incredible immersive fantasy series about a boy with no memories and a world that only he can save. Perfect for fans of Francesca Gibbons and The Land of Roar. Jayben has realised his destiny as the Ninth...

25 February 2024

Shiver Point by Gabriel Dylan - digital pack

THE TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK Welcome to SHIVER POINT, home of spooks, screams and small-town horror! Enter if you dare… Shiver Point is boring. Nothing interesting ever happens there and there’s never anything fun to do. At least that’s what Alex has...

23 February 2024

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with Paper Dragons - social media assets and activity pack

Twelve-year-old Zhi Ging has always been an outcast. Until she receives an invitation to Hok Woh, an underwater school that offers her the chance to become immortal, and to finally belong. There, she battles in hair-raising dragon boat races, meets...

23 February 2024

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle - activity sheets

Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a perennial favourite with children and adults alike. Its imaginative illustration and clever cut-out detail charts the progress of a very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through the week To help you...

19 February 2024

The Reading Agency’s February booklist - LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month takes place every February. Our booklist this month is for librarians and teachers to help them celebrate stories with strong LGBTQ+ representation or that are by LGBTQ+ creators. LGBT+ History Month is an opportunity to discover LGBT+...

15 February 2024

Beastlands: Race to Frostfall Mountain by Jess French - digital pack

‘I loved how Jess combines animal expertise with infinite imagination to create an unputdownable fantasy adventure.’ – A. F. Steadman, author of SKANDAR AND THE UNICORN THIEF ‘Hugely exhilarating and wildly imaginative, BEASTLANDS is a truly magnificent new fantasy series…a heart...

15 February 2024

Bronte Tempestra and the Lightning Steeds by Bex Hogan and Hannah McCaffery - activity sheets

A fun-filled fantasy quest starring an unforgettable new hero: BRONTE TEMPESTRA! Bronte Tempestra of the Storm Kingdom is taking charge of her own destiny – she will be the first ever princess to become a knight! But knight school isn’t the fun-filled...

14 February 2024

Mind and Me: Going to Bat - digital resources

Our friends at Knights Of have some incredible digital resources to help celebrate Sunita Chawdhary’s Mind and Me: Going to Bat. More about the book Maya is excited to join Cricket Club at school, but between sports superstars, the big green monster,...

02 February 2024

Jane Eyre: Abridged for Young Readers by Charlotte Bronte & Patrice Lawrence - discussion guide

A beloved classic adult novel skilfully abridged to inspire and engage a new generation of middle-grade readers, from multi-award-winning author, Patrice Lawrence. As a young orphan, Jane Eyre is thrown upon the mercy of an aunt and cousins who are anything...

02 February 2024

Stitch by Padraig Kenny - discussion guide

Stitch and his friend Henry Oaf were brought to life by the genius Professor Hardacre. But when his wicked nephew takes over the laboratory, they soon discover that his sights are set on Henry as his next experiment. Can Stitch and...

01 February 2024

Reader Reviews January 2024 - Children and Young People

Did you know that we offer free reading group sets of books for groups every month? All we ask for in return are reviews. If you’d like to find out more you can sign up to our newsletters. Every month we...

01 February 2024

Paper Dragons: The Fight for the Hidden Realm Teaching Notes

n a village above the cloud sea, twelve-year-old orphan Zhi Ging is chosen to become a Silhouette, an apprentice to the immortals. Taken to an underwater realm, she begins her training, competes in thrilling challenges and discovers she can awaken...

01 February 2024

The Girl Who Sang Teaching Resources

A beautifully illustrated graphic novel recounting the heart-rending true story of a young girl’s struggle for survival during the Holocaust, suitable for children age 10+. Born to a Jewish family in a small Polish village, Estelle Nadel ­- then known as...

30 January 2024

Pablo and Splash - digital resources

Our friends at Hachette have some incredible digital resources to help celebrate Sheena Dempsey’s new series, Pablo and Splash. More about the book Join time-travelling penguins Pablo and Splash on an unexpected adventure to the time of the dinosaurs in this brilliantly...

30 January 2024

A Better Day by Dr Alex George - author video for Children's Mental Health Week

Winner of the Children’s Non-fiction Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2023 Start the new year with this positive wellbeing handbook. What if we could think of mental health in a positive way? Sweep away the rain clouds. Talk...

16 January 2024

Gina Kaminski Saves the Wolf - digital resources

An empowering retelling of Little Red Riding Hood about challenging the traditional narratives we are told, with a confident, autistic character at its heart. Gina Kaminski is here to tell you three facts. 1 – Little Red Riding Hood is full of...

09 January 2024

The Reading Agency’s January booklist - New Year, New Adventures

To kick off 2024 we have picked books that will either help you learn something new or will take you away on new adventures. Whether you’re looking to delve into some self-improvement, explore the wonders of nature, conduct mind-boggling science...

19 December 2023

The Wild Robot series by Peter Brown - digital pack (including extracts)

From bestselling author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed third book in his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot series, exploring what happens when nature and technology collide. The digital pack includes: • A4 Poster – downloadable PDF •...

18 December 2023

Indi Raye is Totally Faking It by Lauren Layfield - Activity sheet and extract

For fans of GEEK GIRL and SUPER AWKWARD comes a hilarious new teen series from CBBC presenter and Capital DJ, Lauren Layfield. Meet Indi. She’s new to Manchester with approximately zero friends. Unless you count Gary, who, unfortunately, is a gecko. If...

12 December 2023

The Reading Agency’s December booklist for children and young people - Books of the Year!

At The Reading Agency, we have read a lot of brilliant books over the past year; books that have made us laugh, cry and left us with a lot to discuss. Members of our team have picked the books that...

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...

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,...