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20 September 2022

'Kidnap on the California Comet' Teachers and Librarians Notes

Activities to run in your classroom or library to explore the themes of American Geography & Culture, The Environment, Modes of Transport and Magic Tricks & Spy Skills. ‘Kidnap on the California Comet’ is part of the ‘Adventures on Trains’ series...

20 September 2022

'I Love Me' Activity Sheets

‘I Love Me’ is a first book of positive affirmations – perfect for building confidence and self-esteem in very young children. These activity sheets are based off the book by Marvyn Harrison and Diane Ewen.

20 September 2022

'Hello Dinosaur' Activity Sheet

Colouring page from the ‘Hello Dinosaur’ book series, illustrated by David Partington.

20 September 2022

'The Gruffalo' Activity Sheets

Activity sheets to use in your library to accompany Julia Donalson and Axel Scheffler’s ‘The Gruffalo Little Library’

16 September 2022

Cranthorpe Millner Publishers - spotlight

Cranthorpe Millner Publishers is an independent publisher based in Cambridge. Their first big title was Shaun Wallace’s autobiography, Chasing the Dream, which we published October 2018, and now they have a catalogue of just over 50 authors, though their aim...

15 September 2022

Lego City Activity Sheets

Lego City needs you! Help the City Rangers and the Police with these activity sheets.

15 September 2022

'Dear Zoo' Activity Sheets

Celebrate 40 years of Rod Campbell’s ‘Dear Zoo’ with these activity sheets, perfect for children aged 2-4.

15 September 2022

'Dear Zoo' Lesson Plans

These Lesson Plans for Early Years are perfect for using Rod Campbell’s ‘Dear Zoo’ to run activities in the following areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional, Communication and Language, and Mathematics.

15 September 2022

'Danger at Dead Man's Pass' Activity Pack for Teachers and Librarians

Explore the themes of ‘Adventures on Trains’ series by M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman, with subjects including Literacy, PSHE, History, Geographt, Art, Design & Technology and MFL

15 September 2022

'Can You See Little Elephant?' Dot to Dot

Join up the dots with this ‘Can You See Little Elephant?’ activity sheet, illustrated by Émilie Lapeyre.

15 September 2022

Celebrate Coding Week with Agent Asha - digital pack

Walker Books would love to join you in celebrating Coding Week with a special offer for libraries nationwide. Computer code just got dangerous in this new action-packed spy adventure series from Sophie Deen “This rip-roaring secret agent caper for seven-plus is full...

05 September 2022

Nura and the Immortal Palace by M. T. Khan - digital pack

A magical and page-turning adventure following a young girl’s journey from the mines of Pakistan into the treacherous world of the jinn… Nura has worked all her life in the mica mines, earning just enough to keep her family afloat –...

30 August 2022

The Reading Agency's September Booklist for Children and Young People - Back to School

For many children and young people, September marks the start of the new school year, a time that can be both exciting and daunting. We have created a booklist for all children, from nursey school age through to secondary students,...

25 August 2022

'Busy Party' Activity Sheet

Colour your own bunting with this activity sheet from for ‘Busy Party’, illustrated by Jill Howarth.

25 August 2022

'Adventures on Trains' Activity Pack

Activity sheets full of puzzles inspired by the ‘Adventures on Trains’ book series.

19 August 2022

'Tales from Acorn Wood' Activity Pack

Fun activities inspired by the ‘Tales from Acorn Wood’ series by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sceffler, including spot the difference, drawing and colouring.

18 August 2022

The Asparagus Bunch by Jessica Scott-Whyte Discussion Notes

Discussion notes for The Asparagus Bunch by Jessica Scott-Whyte and published by Welbeck Children’s Books. About the book When school bully Glen Jenkins humiliates Leon in the school canteen and almost destroys Lawrence, Leon very reluctantly agrees to the formation of...

16 August 2022

'The Last Whale' Teaching Resources

Explore the themes of Chris Vick’s ‘The Last Whale’ in your classroom with these Teaching Resources, including Whales and Whalers, Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change. About the Book From killers to conservationists, Carnegie-shortlisted Chris Vick tells the story of three generations of...

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Project Gadgeteers Chatterbooks Pack - Welsh

Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer of Fun in Wales and download this Chatterbooks pack to use with children’s reading groups. An English version is available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6144/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Project Gadgeteers Chatterbooks Pack - English

Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer of Fun in Wales and download this Chatterbooks pack to use with children’s reading groups. A Welsh version is available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6145/.

04 August 2022

Five Minutes Peace downloadable storytelling tips

Parents everywhere will understand the plight of poor Mrs Large. All she wants is five minutes’ peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes...

04 August 2022

Five Minutes Peace downloadable activity sheets

Parents everywhere will understand the plight of poor Mrs Large. All she wants is five minutes’ peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes...

29 July 2022

bsmall's Young Language Learner Competition

Open to young linguists aged 6-11, the b small Young Language Learner Award 2022 aims to support and encourage language learning through story-writing. Created by independent children’s publisher b small publishing, this popular award has previously run in 2014...

19 July 2022

'PESTS' Teaching Resources

In this resource pack for KS2 Teachers, you will find a range of activities for subjects including creative writing, drama, art, design & technology, and PSHE, linking to the three books in the PESTS series. About the Books When the lights...

19 July 2022

'PESTS' Activity Trail

Create an adventure in your own back garden this summer with this Activity Trail pack. Print out the PESTS, hide them wherever you want and see who can find the most of them. About the Book Meet Stix, the tiny but...

19 July 2022

'PESTS' Activity Pack

Create your own PEST party, test your knowledge and draw your dream pizza with this activity pack celebrating the must-read, madcap new series from the creator of ‘Diary of Pig’. About the Book Meet Stix, the tiny but heroic mouse who might...

19 July 2022

'The Dragon in the Bookshop' Teachers' Notes

Use these Teachers’ Notes for ‘The Dragon in the Bookshop’ to help guide conversation in your classroom about the book and further discuss the themes. About the Book The Dragon in the Bookshopby Ewa Jozefkowicz An old Polish city fizzes with fear. The...

19 July 2022

'How to Catch a Rainbow' Teachers Notes

Explore the themes of ‘How to Catch a Rainbow’ with your Year One, Reception or Early Years class with these Teachers Notes from Oxford Children’s Books. Includes activities for whole class and smaller groups, all linked to the National Curriculum. About...

19 July 2022

'How to Catch a Rainbow' Activity Sheets

Explore all the colours of the rainbow with this activity sheet and colouring in sheet. About the Book Freya loves rainbows. She loves their bright colours and their curvy shape. More than anything, she wishes she has one of her very own....

19 July 2022

'Bee Active' Activity Pack

Helping our planet can feel overwhelming at times, but every little action really does count, especially when lots of people join in. Just look at the busy bees and other pollinators for proof of what can be achieved. Together, these...