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27 September 2021

Celebrate Libraries Week with Walker Books - digital resource

Join in the celebrations for Libraries Week with our special library themed double sided poster featuring illustrations from Moose’s Book Bus, an homage to storytime, libraries and community by Inga Moore, one of the most acclaimed children’s bookmakers working today,...

07 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Evaluation Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes before completing the Summer Reading Challenge evaluation form. This resource contains information on: The 2021 Library Evaluation form The 2021 Family Survey, including suggestions for promoting the survey Instructions for adding the Family Survey to your website Please note: this...

01 September 2021

National Reading Group Day Chatterbooks pack

In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for Chatterbooks groups to celebrate National Reading Group Day together. National Reading Group Day is on 14 September, but you can use the pack at any time. The activities are...

17 August 2021

Wild World Heroes: Recording Permissions

The O’Brien Press and Sunbird Books (both part of the 2021 Book Collection) have given permission for recordings and digital readings of their books. The information attached explains how to credit the publishers and contact them for further details. Please note:...

30 July 2021

Wilderville Area Cards

Learn more about each area of Wilderville with these information cards from WWF. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

15 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Parents and Carers (Welsh)

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from parents and carers. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge...

15 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Children (Welsh)

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from children. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for...

08 July 2021

The Secret Explorers and the Rainforest Rangers - Free eBook Download Guide

Thanks to publisher DK, Summer Reading Challenge participants can download a free copy of The Secret Explorers and the Rainforest Rangers from Google Play Books! Visit the Wild World Heroes website for more information on this offer and the Secret Explorers...

07 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Welsh Book Collection

The Books Council of Wales have curated a list of Welsh language books to reflect the Wild World Heroes theme, as extra inspiration for Welsh speaking participants in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Visit your local library to borrow books...

05 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Author/Illustrator Events

Authors and illustrators with titles in the book collection have shared their availability for in-person and virtual library events this summer. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact...

30 June 2021

Wild World Heroes Press Release

This press release can be edited to include your library logo or information. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

30 June 2021

Kids Fight Climate Change by Martin Dorey - digital pack

Our planet is in trouble. It needs YOU. Together we can fight climate change by speaking up and changing what we eat, how we travel and the ways we use energy. Find out how you can become a #2minutesuperhero by...

23 June 2021

Wild World Heroes Newsletter Template

This helpful template can be added to school newsletters sent home to families, or displayed on your school website.

21 June 2021

Taking Part in Wild World Heroes: One Page Guide

This guide explains both the physical and digital versions of the Summer Reading Challenge and the different ways children can take part.

18 June 2021

Teachers' Reading Challenge promotional assets

School and library staff, as well as our partner organisations, can use these assets to promote the 2021 Teachers’ Reading Challenge on social media and in newsletters.

09 June 2021

Wild World Heroes Template Letter to Schools

This template letter can be customised to suit your local needs when writing to schools about taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries...

02 June 2021

The Super-Secret Diary of Holly Hopkinson by Charlie P Brooks – digital pack

Meet Holly Hopkinson the star of a new series by Charlie P Brooks, illustrated throughout by Katy Riddell. Holly’s hilarious diary tells the story of her family’s move to the countryside – which gets really interesting when she gets a...

28 May 2021

Wild World Heroes Training Presentation

Train your library staff and volunteers and set goals for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with this presentation. Key information, dates and links are included in the Notes panel of this PowerPoint. All illustrations © Heath Mckenzie 2021 Please note: this is a...

20 May 2021

Wild World Heroes Assembly Presentations

These presentations can be shared in class or on remote learning platforms to introduce the Wild World Heroes to pupils. There are two presentations available. One presentation is designed to be customised and has a slide where users can add in local...

04 May 2021

Wild World Heroes Core Pack Guide

A comprehensive guide to the Wild World Heroes Reading Challenge Core Pack poster and stickers. All illustrations © Heath Mckenzie 2021 Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their...

28 April 2021

The Usborne Unworry Pack

The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them...

17 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Login Guide

A guide to using the resources page and accessing materials. All illustrations © Heath Mckenzie 2021 Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge...

26 February 2021

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

Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can’t wait for you to join her on her fourth ninja adventure! From one of the UK’s best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw...

26 February 2021

Climate Action by Georgina Stevens and Katie Rewse - digital pack

The future is in our hands This book by Georgina Stevens explains in detail the different causes and effects of climate change and empowers children and families to think of ways to create change and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Full...

25 February 2021

Fantastically Great Women: Scientists and Their Stories - Digital Activity Pack and Teachers' Notes

Bloomsbury Children’s Books would love to join you in celebrating International Women’s Day and/or International Science Week with a special offer for libraries nationwide! Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers by the brilliant Kate...

25 February 2021

Become a Reading Spy with Maz Evans’s VI SPY: LICENCE TO CHILL – digital activity resources

To celebrate the arrival of Maz Evans’s VI SPY: LICENCE TO CHILL, the new novel from the author of the bestselling WHO LET THE GODS OUT series, we’ve put together a whole host of VI SPY-themed educational materials – and...

04 February 2021

February 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Express Yourself (Children's Mental Health Week)

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Express Yourself as expressing yourself is about finding ways to share...

24 September 2020

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...

18 August 2020

Wonderful Non-fiction Chatterbooks Pack

In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for wonderful non-fiction books to explore, read and enjoy together. Inspired by Merry the Giraffe from the Summer Reading Challenge’s Silly Squad, this pack will focus on her favourite things,...

11 August 2020

How reading can promote writing for pleasure article

We believe that through reading a wide variety of books and texts, children can improve their vocabulary and grow more confident with their own writing ability. To help you with this, we have collated a host of resources and useful...