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20 June 2023

Lily Grim – teaching resources and activity

The city of Undone is a dark and dangerous place to live, especially if you’re an Other… Lily Grim’s life is a mystery. She has lived with her guardian Gabriel, in their rundown second-hand shop in the City of Undone, for as...

20 June 2023

Lost on Gibbon Island – activity pack and teaching resources

A shipwrecked girl. A lost baby gibbon. An impossible journey home. ‘If you’re reading this, hopefully you’ve come to rescue me. My name is Lark Taylor, and I’ve been shipwrecked on an island. The last mainland I was on was Cambodia,...

19 June 2023

Sticker Dolly Dressing Activity Pack

Enter a magical world where unicorns with rainbow manes gallop across the sky, meet a woodland fairy princess, gaze at the Northern lights and rest in a crystal cave. Use the stickers to adorn the unicorns with headdresses and garlands,...

14 June 2023

The Stories Grandma Forgot (And How I Found Them) by Nadine Aisha Jassat - digital postcard and activity sheets

From acclaimed poet Nadine Aisha Jassat comes a captivating mystery about memory loss, identity, and the unbreakable bond between grandmother and granddaughter. A love letter to libraries and the safe space they offer, this story is perfect for readers aged...

14 June 2023

How to Train Your Dragon turns 20th anniversary - activity pack

Can you believe the classic How to Train Your Dragon turns 20 this year? In celebration of this milestone, there is special commemorative edition of book one available this June, which includes a brand new short story by Cressida Cowell,...

14 June 2023

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief - Activity Packs

Toto the cat and her brother Silver live footloose and fancy-free in a townhouse in London. Toto is almost totally blind, and learned to trust her senses from a ninja cat-master who taught her back in Italy where they were...

12 June 2023

Rainbow Magic - Activity Sheets

No one knows how to throw a party like the Rainbow Magic Fairies! Join Rachel, Kirsty and their new friends Gracie and Khadijah on a magical birthday adventure. The Birthday Party Fairies are throwing the biggest celebration of the year –...

05 June 2023

Max Magic by Stephen Mulhern and Tom Easton - activities and sneak peek!

The UNBELIEVABLE new book series from superstar TV presenter and magician, Stephen Mulhern. Stephen Mulhern and Tom Easton have collaborated closely, combining Stephen’s natural storytelling talent with Tom’s children’s fiction writing experience. Creating an unforgettable adventure celebrating friendship, family and… MAGIC! With...

25 May 2023

Football Superstars Series Activity Pack

The Football Superstars series is aimed at building a love of reading in young children, and is filled with fun cartoons, inspirational stories and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.

25 May 2023

What is Mud? Activity Pack

Mud is so much more than squelchy brown stuff. It’s why our food grows, why our forests stand tall, why our water and air are less dirty and why billions of living things have somewhere to live. This engaging new...

25 May 2023

Questions and Answers about Refugees Activity Pack

With simple, direct questions, thoughtful, compassionate answers and stunning illustrations by the Ukrainian artist Oksana Drachkovska, this book explores what it really means to be a refugee. Written with advice from the Refugee Council and drawing on conversations with refugees...

22 May 2023

The Big Breakout (My Laugh-Out-Loud Life 3_ - digital resources

Selected as ‘Books to make you laugh out loud’ – The Reading Agency ‘A must for all KS2 bookshelves’ Reader review ‘Brimming with Bengali culture and hilarious fun’ Reader review More about the book Yusuf wants to be the ultimate uncle to his sister’s...

10 May 2023

The Rage of the Sea Witch Activity Pack

A new adventure series about the pivotal moments of discovery through the ages, bringing the past to life with a generous helping of fantasy, humour and delightful, black and white illustrations.

10 May 2023

Stone Activity Pack

A second novel from the bestselling author of Branford Boase-shortlisted and Carnegie-nominated Witch. An engrossing story of fathers and sons, death and grief, and unexpected bonds, new and old, forged by dark and benign magic.

10 May 2023

Nala's World Activity Pack

A heartwarming picture book based on the incredible true story of social media sensation and round-the-world-cyclist Dean Nicholson and his trusty cat companion, Nala.

03 May 2023

Elmer Day 2023 - Downloadable event packs

Elmer Day returns on Saturday 27 May 2023 and Andersen Press are offering free downloadable event packs to help you join in the celebrations in your school or library, including activity sheets, craft ideas and educational resources. Get ready for the...

21 April 2023

The Reading Agency’s May booklist – Community and Celebration

We hope that May will be a time of communities coming together in celebration, so we have selected some of our favourite titles that demonstrate the power of being part of a community (whether big or small) and the importance...

20 April 2023

Wishtree Activity Pack

Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighbourhood wishtree – people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red’s branches. Along with a crow named Bongo and other animals who...

20 April 2023

Where Does my Food Come From?

A fully illustrated non-fiction picture book that lets readers discover how their favourite foods are grown and made – with exclusive recipes from Annabel Karmel for each one.

20 April 2023

When Poems Fall from the Sky Activity Packs

Original, inspiring and intimate, When Poems Fall From the Sky marries science and poetry to create a tender and thoughtful love-letter to Earth promising children a riot of imagination, humour and joy – the perfect book to celebrate National Poetry...

20 April 2023

The King's Hats Activity Pack

King Charles the III is now King of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth and he is finding his new crown just a little heavy to manage. But his good friend Tom the gardener is on hand to show him...

20 April 2023

The Butterfly Club Activity Pack

An activity pack for The Butterfly Club series.

20 April 2023

The Asparagus Bunch Activity Pack

Leon John Crothers is 4779 days old (thirteen years and one month, if you’re mathematically challenged). He has been ‘moved on’ from six different schools and most people think he has an attitude problem. Leon doesn’t care for the label,...

20 April 2023

Mazy the Movie Star Activity Pack

Mazy is a famous movie star who has her fur fluffed twice a day. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams. Then one morning Mazy’s agent delivers bad news. Hollywoof has changed and there are...

20 April 2023

Honey's Hive by Mo O'Hara - Scheme of Work and activity pack

The first book in an exciting new series from New York Times bestseller Mo O’Hara, packed with bee facts and stunning illustrations by Aya Kakeda. Perfect for readers aged 7+. Honey is a young bee buzzing with ambition, who can’t find her role in...

18 April 2023

Luma and the Pet Dragon

When Luma Dewan wakes up on the morning of her seventh birthday, she knows that today will be special. But she has no idea just how wonderful and extraordinary it will be. For today is the day she will meet Timir...

18 April 2023

Hedgewitch by Skye McKenna Activity Pack

A young runaway winds up in an enchanted village that separates England from the magical land of faerie in the first part of McKenna’s immersive fantasy series.

18 April 2023

Cherry Moon by Zaro Weil Activity Pack

This dazzling poetry collection bubbles with excitement and creativity, capturing the sheer joy of the natural world. Discover parades of beast-doodles, preposterous penguins, talking blossoms, playful birds, humble fleas and a host of other exotic and everyday creatures who jump...

14 April 2023

I, Spy: a Bletchley Park Mystery - Activity sheets and social media assets

‘A highly original, gripping, thought-provoking read’ – Emma Carroll Twelve-year-old Robyn has grown up in Bletchley Park. But when the war begins and everything at Bletchley changes. While Bletchley is buzzing with people recruited for the war effort and all eyes...

06 April 2023

Call the Puffins by Cath Howe activity sheets

Welcome to the island of Egg where a group of young puffins are training to join a search and rescue team. Here are some activity sheets to enhance the reading experience.