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08 March 2023
Adventuremice Otter Chaos - Extract and Activities
Superbly silly and highly endearing, the first book in Reeve and McIntyre’s series of rodent adventures sees plucky young Pedro determined to prove he can join the titular band of mighty mice. Meet Pedro. He’s tiny, but while looking for a...
13 January 2023
The Marvellers by by Dhonielle Clayton - Extract
‘The Marvellers deserves the highest compliment I can give a book: I want to live in this world’ – Rick Riordan, author of the Percy Jackson series. Eleven-year-old Ella Durand is the first Conjuror to attend the Arcanum Training Institute for Magical and...
23 December 2022
The Littlest Yak - digital resources and social media assets
Look for the perfect story time read? We have a sneak peek extract of The Littlest Yak: The New Arrival and a selection of social media assets to download for your library. More about the book ‘The heart-warming and hilarious sequel to...
23 October 2022
Joseph Coelho - Rhymetime and Storytime digital pack
Blow a kiss, catch a kiss when we are apart. Blow a kiss, catch a kiss put it in your heart. From Eye Caterpillars to The Journey Game, and from Dancing Families to Dreamtime, Blow a Kiss, Catch a Kiss is beautifully...
23 September 2022
'The Breakfast Club Adventures' Activity Pack
This activity pack is for pupils in Years 3 – 6, to help them explore ‘The Breakfast Club Adventures’. It includes an extract of the first chapter. The accompanying Teachers’ Notes can be found here.
23 September 2022
The Lost Girl King by Catherine Doyle - Digital Pack
To celebrate the publication of The Lost Girl King by Catherine Doyle, Bloomsbury Children’s Books are offering an incredible digital pack filled with engaging and inspiring resources. The pack includes: - A sneak peek extract - Discussion notes and teaching resources - An A3...
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...
07 April 2022
Nature Trail by Benjamin Zephaniah and Nila Aye - digital activities
At the bottom of my garden, there’s a hedgehog and a frog, And a lot of creepy-crawlies living underneath a log… A joyful celebration of nature and the wonder of the world around us, written as a rhyming poem by award-winning poet...
15 March 2022
Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head digital activity pack
These resources are designed to be used with children aged 15+ to explore the debut poetry collection by Warsan Shire, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head. The digital activity pack contains: Bless the Daughter review sheet...
28 February 2022
How to Make a Book digital activity pack
Publisher Little Tiger is offering schools and libraries a fantastic digital activity pack for How To Make A Book by Becky Davies and illustrated by Patricia Hu, which looks at all the stages of creating a full-colour children’s book. This book...
22 February 2022
John Agard reads When Creature Met Creature
WHEN CREATURE MET CREATURE by John Agard and Satoshi Kitamura _Creature-of-No-Words lives a happy life on his own, but one day he gets a feeling like ‘the chill touch of ice’ and nothing can lift his sadness. Just then Creature-of-Words arrives and...
28 June 2021
Indigo Wilde by Pippa Curnick - book extract and activities
Enter the colourful world of Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent. A wonderfully wild new series with full colour illustrations throughout, ideal for readers of 7+ and fans of Pippi Longstocking and Amelia Fang. More about Indigo Wilde and...
19 May 2021
The Time Thief and The Infinite - Teacher Resource Pack
About the Book Leaplings, children born on the 29th of February, are very rare. Rarer still are Leaplings with The Gift – the ability to leap through time. Elle Bíbi-Imbelé Ifíè has The Gift, but she’s never used it. Until now. On...
12 June 2020
Starfell by Dominique Valente and Sarah Warburton - Digital Activity Pack
Step into the magical world of Starfell in the most spellbinding children’s fantasy series of the year! With beautiful illustrations by Sarah Warburton, Dominique Valente’s Starfell is perfect for fans of Cressida Cowell and Nevermoor. Willow Moss, the youngest and least...
30 April 2020
The Reading Agency Hub
Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...
09 March 2017
S.C.R.E.A.M: The Mummy's Revenge book extract
Read the opening chapter of S.C.R.E.A.M: The Mummy’s Revenge, the latest book from Andrew Beasley
09 March 2017
Uncle Shawn and Bill video extract
A.L. Kennedy reads the opening from her novel Uncle Shawn and Bill and the Almost Entirely Unplanned Adventure, illustrated by Gemma Correll, in which a brave and handsome young badger called Bill meets two extremely dreadful sisters and begins an...
06 October 2016
A First Book of Animals poems
To celebrate National Poetry Day we have five wonderful animal poems from A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies, beautifully illustrated by Petr Horacek (Walker Books). This book is filled with wonderful animals and poems, including beetles, koalas and...
20 September 2016
Goodnight Everyone by Chris Haughton Book Trailer
From the multi-award winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George! And Shh! We Have a Plan, comes a stunningly illustrated bedtime book, perfect for sending toddlers off to dreamland. With Chris’ signature block colour design, we are...
04 September 2016
Video: Guy Bass reads Spynosaur
SPYNOSAUR is secret agency Department 6’s not-so secret weapon. Created by mysterious science rays, Spynosaur has the mind of a super spy and the body of a dinosaur. Dedicated to protecting the world from criminal masterminds, this prehistoric powerhouse dishes...
07 June 2016
The BFG Phizz-Whizzing Lesson Plans
Read Roald Dahl’s The BFG with your class before Steven Spielberg’s film comes out in July – with the help of the new Officially Phizz-Whizzing Lesson Plans. Whether you’ve read it before or are discovering the Big Friendly Giant’s story...
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...
09 July 2015
Stop Those Monsters extract
Read an extract from our Chatterbooks Champion Steve Cole’s latest book, Stop Those Monsters!
09 July 2015
Chatterbooks Champions book extracts
Get a sneak peek of the latest books by our wonderful and brilliant Chatterbooks Champions, including Tom Palmer, Guy Bass and Elen Caldecott.