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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.

15 June 2015

Compton Valance Chatterbooks activity pack

Meet Compton Valance and his best friend Bryan Nylon, and join them in their mind-boggling time-travel adventures – all begun because they left a cheese-and-pickled-egg sandwich in a lunchbox for thirteen weeks! This pack gives information and tasters from the...

15 June 2015

Matt Brown video

Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Matt Brown talks Compton Valance

04 June 2015

Lottery Boy reading guide

Find out about Lottery Boy and it’s author Michael Byrne in this great reading guide. Includes discussion topics and questions from the author.

01 June 2015

The Great Outdoors Chatterbooks activity pack

The themes in The Great Outdoors Chatterbooks activity pack include outdoor activities and adventures: gardening, camping, hiking, sport, picnics; nature and wildlife; exploring new places and environments; enjoying, sharing and making the most of the world we live in. Something...

01 May 2015

Inspiring Art Chatterbooks activity pack

Here’s a Chatterbooks pack full of books and ideas about art –to inspire your groups in their reading and talking about and enjoyment of art, and in being artists themselves.

28 April 2015

Step by step: draw a leopard

An easy, step-by-step activity sheet teaching children how to draw a leopard. Perfect for arty Chatterbooks sessions!

28 April 2015

David Wiesner discussion guide

Delve into David Wiesner’s book Art and Max with your Chatterbooks group using these discussion points.

17 April 2015

James Patterson activity pack

This special James Patterson pack is full of fun activities for Chatterbooks groups: write your own comic, design your own cut-out bookmark, crosswords puzzles and much more!

02 April 2015

Classic children's books - Chatterbooks activity pack

In this Chatterbooks pack we offer a list of some favourite children’s book classics and ask ‘What do you think is a classic book?’ You will find discussion and activity ideas relating to the books in our pack, and a...

01 April 2015

Write Your Own Storybook activity sheets

We have two activity sheets for you to download from Usborne’s creative book Write Your Own Storybook. Perfect for Chatterbooks children’s reading clubs.

27 March 2015

A Whisper of Wolves Chatterbooks activity pack

A Whisper of Wolves is the first title in an exciting new 4-part fantasy series, Guardians of the Wild, by début author Kris Humphrey. It’s especially for young pre-teen readers – an adventure encompassing animal companionship, courage, and protection of...

27 February 2015

Shakespeare Chatterbooks activity pack

Hark! Here is a special Chatterbooks activity pack for Shakespeare Week 2015 – Celebrate in Libraries with details of books for young people about Shakespeare, and retellings of his plays, plus ideas for discussion and fun activities.

05 February 2015

Green is Best Chatterbooks activity pack

This is an activity pack about all kinds of things Green. It has green men and green creatures, and explores the colour green – but it is especially about learning and caring about the world we live in.

04 February 2015

Gobstoppers Chatterbooks activity pack

Want books that make you laugh? Here are four great books in Macmillan’s Gobstoppers collection which were new in 2015, plus ideas for activities in your Chatterbooks reading group.

03 February 2015

13 Storey Treehouse poster

Andy and Terry need help finishing their treehouse! Print out this poster to help them complete their amazing 13 storey treehouse.

23 January 2015

Guess How Much I Love You storytime kit

It’s twenty years since the publication of Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram, one of the world’s bestselling and best loved picture books. Walker have put together this brilliant storytime kit for libraries to...

19 January 2015

World Book Day 2015 Chatterbooks activity pack

Here’s our 2015 World Book Day Chatterbooks activity pack. It includes tips for running Chatterbooks children’s reading clubs, and ideas for a special World Book Day session. Look out for our new World Book Day activity pack coming in 2016.

13 January 2015

Alien Invasion Chatterbooks activity pack

In this Chatterbooks Alien Invasion pack are stories about other beings and other worlds – and about how this earth might seem to travellers from other planets! An activity pack filled with out-of-this-world fun for your Chatterbooks groups to read...

01 December 2014

Winter Wonderland Chatterbooks activity pack

Looking for ideas to use with children in your Chatterbooks reading groups in December? Here’s our amazing Winter Wonderland activity pack filled with fantastic wintry children’s books, and all kinds of fun activities to keep you warm in the cold....

07 November 2014

Info Challenge Chatterbooks activity pack

November 7 is National Non-Fiction Day and to celebrate we’ve created an amazing info challenge activity pack filled with all kinds of wild and crazy (and true!) information. The pack is bursting with activities guaranteed to boggle your mind with...

01 November 2014

World of Norm Chatterbooks activity pack

Here is our Chatterbooks activity pack all about the wonderful (if maybe at times unfair) World of Norm by Jonathan Meres.

23 October 2014

Colour in Elmer!

Download these fabulous Elmer activity sheets and help him get his colour back!

23 October 2014

Chatterbooks activity pack - Superheroes, Comics and Cartoons

This Chatterbooks activity pack takes a look at comic books and cartoons – and lots of other graphic ways of telling stories. As well as a wealth of reading suggestions there are ideas for discussion and group activities – including...

16 October 2014

National Poetry Day 2014 activity pack

There are all sorts of poems – simple, complicated, scary, funny, sad, rhyming ones, limericks, haiku and shaped ones. Many tell stories. Poetry is about using words and language imaginatively and creatively. Everybody can have fun writing and listening to...

10 October 2014

Mary Poppins activity pack

This is a pack of reading ideas and activities inspired by P L Travers’ well-loved book Mary Poppins, brought to you by The Reading Agency in partnership with Disney and publisher HarperCollins Children’s Books.

10 October 2014

Buckle and Squash activity sheets

Three Buckle and Squash activity sheets for your Chatterbooks groups: a wordsearch, a draw-your-own, and a design a doorhanger activities.

08 October 2014

Scary Tales activity sheets

Download these Scary Tales activity sheets in time for Halloween. Activities include a tutorial on how to fold your own paper bats, a chilling crossword and spooky Bingo.

15 September 2014

Chocolates, sweets and other treats - Chatterbooks activity pack

This activity pack is inspired by everyone’s favourite, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. The pack is jam-full with lots of yummy ideas for your Chatterbooks children’s reading group, plus suggestions...