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13 March 2023

HappyHead - Activity Pack

Celebrate World Happiness Day with the thought-provoking YA LGBTQ+ thriller HappyHead by Josh Silver. We are in an epidemic. An epidemic of unhappiness. Friends, here is the good news: HappyHead has the answer. When Seb is offered a place on a radical...

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...

07 March 2023

Jayben and the Golden Torch - School Resources

A boy with no memories. A world only he can save. A torch that holds the key. Inspired by the author’s unique personal experience of memory-loss comes an incredible, immersive fantasy series about a boy with no memories and a world...

07 March 2023

Wider than the Sea - School Resources

The powerful tale of a girl who feels broken, and the dolphin who makes her whole. A story of friendship, hope and self-discovery, perfect for readers aged 9+, and beautifully illustrated in black and white by George Ermos. Ró finds school...

02 March 2023

Gecko Press - publisher spotlight

Gecko Press is an independent, small-by-choice, publisher of children’s books translated from books by some of the best writers and illustrators in the world since 2004. We choose books excellent in story, illustration and design, with a strong heart factor, and...

01 March 2023

Magic Faces, Heroes of the Pirate Ship by Esi Merleh - Activity Pack

Check out this activity pack for HEROES OF THE PIRATE SHIP by ESI MERLEH, an exciting adventure for 5-8 year olds. About the book Austin, Alanna, and sausage dog Ozzy have been transformed into pirates! Their mission is to find a golden...

21 February 2023

All the Wonderful Ways to Read by Laura Baker and Sandra De La Prada - activity pack and author video

_Books take us on journeys that we can all share, And give us the power to go anywhere! So no matter just how, or what book, or your speed, what I wish for NOW… Is that YOU love to read!_ To celebrate the joy of...

21 February 2023

I Really Really Love You So by Karl Newson and Duncan Beedie – activity pack and author video

‘Glorious! One of those books that simply makes you happy!’ – Lu Fraser, author of The Littlest Yak The hilarious sequel to the bestselling picture book I Really, Really Need a Wee, by dynamic duo Karl Newson and Duncan Beedie, will...

17 February 2023

Bob Vs the Selfie Zombies Book by Andy Jones - digital assets

Bob is a time traveller. He doesn’t know WHY and he can’t control WHEN. But he does know it always happens at the worst moments. Like when he’s in the bath…Awkward! But when Bob jumps twenty years forward in time and...

17 February 2023

Wonders of the World booklist for children and young people

March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world’s wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet. We’re joining the celebration with...

16 February 2023

Who Ate All the Bugs? by Matty Long - bug hunt activity sheet

Take part in a bug hunt to explore the true and gory story of the food chain…. Snail is on a mission. Bugs are being eaten all around her and Snail is determined to hunt down the culprit. But is it...

15 February 2023

To The Other Side by Erika Meza - Teaching Notes & Resources

To The Other Side is a powerful and timely picture book about two refugee children who leave their home in search of safety. Perfect for opening up conversations about conflict and war, encouraging empathy and understanding. A young boy and...

13 February 2023

What the World Doesn't See Discussion Notes

Discussion notes for the powerful and insightful novel about grief, disability and first love; a story about getting lost and finding yourself.

13 February 2023

The Song Walker Teaching Notes

This Teachers’ Pack takes children on a journey of discovery as they step into the enchanting world of The Song Walker, an extraordinary new book by Zillah Bethell, author of The Shark Caller.

09 February 2023

A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy - Resources for libraries

A brilliantly funny story of what happens when a galactic princess moves in next door and almost brings about the end of the world. Exciting new fiction from the bestselling, award-winning author of My Brother is a Superhero. Gavin’s got a...

08 February 2023

Food Fight Colouring Sheet

Colour in the fruits and vegetables on our Food Fight activity sheet.

08 February 2023

How to Make a Story Activity Sheet

When Milo decides he’s going to tell a story, it seems like a great idea. The only problem is that he’s not sure how to start… what to put in the middle… or how to end it. With a little help...

02 February 2023

The Reading Agency’s February booklist for Children and Young People – Translated Books

On 21 February it is Mother Language Day so this month we have created a booklist of some terrific, translated books for children and young people to enjoy. Each book has been translated from their original language or are available...

01 February 2023

All About Us from Usborne - Teaching Resources

The All About Set is perfect for helping little children learn about and navigate through confusing topics. The wonderfully illustrated books offer a reassuring and friendly take on these complex matters, making this set a must have for every child. This...

01 February 2023

The Tiger Who Sleeps Under My Chair by Hannah Foley - Teachers' Resources

Steeped in the natural history of Mary Anning’s Jurassic Coast, a powerful dual-timeline story about friendship, mental health and hidden stories. Emma Linden dreams of following in the footsteps of the famous fossil-hunter, Mary Anning. But when her brother James becomes...

27 January 2023

A Better Day by Dr Alex George - downloadable resources

What if we could think of mental health in a positive way? In this empowering and hopeful handbook, Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George is here to show us how. A Better Day is a positive, accessible and practical toolkit guiding...

25 January 2023

The Bird Singers and The Wildstorm Curse by Eve Wersocki Morris - school resources

A fabled witch. A powerful curse. A monster out for revenge. Kallie dreams of becoming a playwright and is determined that her dyslexia won’t hold her back. But when rehearsals begin at Wildstorm Theatre Summer Camp and strange, scary things start...

23 January 2023

The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams by Shane Hegarty and Jeff Crowther - activities

One of the funniest books you’ll read this year, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. Welcome to the Shop of Impossible Ice Creams! Step inside to discover a delicious world of magical adventure, from bestselling author Shane Hegarty....

19 January 2023

The Reading Agency’s January booklist for Children and Young People – Books to Make you Laugh Out Loud

January marks the beginning of a new year and we want to kick 2023 with lots of laughter. From picture books to graphic novels, there’s something for young readers of all ages. Escape into a world of LOL moments and...

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...

12 January 2023

Albi: the Glowing Cow Boy - reading notes and activities

These activities and notes are suitable for kids’ book clubs, home learning or in the classroom. About the book On a quiet farm in a frosty England, under the glowing light of a magical milk moon, a boy calf is born....

11 January 2023

All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr Teacher Notes

All Four Quarters of the Moon is a beautiful, heartwarming story about one family’s move from Singapore to Australia. This teaching pack explores some of the important themes within the book using spotlight extracts, discussion questions, cross-curricular activities and ideas...

11 January 2023

All Four Quarters of the Moon by Shirley Marr Discussion Notes

All Four Quarters of the Moon is a beautiful, heartwarming story about one family’s move from Singapore to Australia. These discussion notes explore some of the important themes within the book.

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...

22 December 2022

Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Money by Lara Bryan and Marie-Eve Tremblay - activity sheets and videos

Understanding money today is so much more than learning about notes and coins. Where does money come from? Why do I have to save? What happens if I click BUY NOW? Find answers to important money questions, and some silly...