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06 July 2022

Oh No, George! 10th Anniversary - library and school digital packs

t’s hard work being good all the time – and it’s especially hard for a dog like George! Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Oh No, George! is a laugh-out-loud, visual romp from the acclaimed author-illustrator, Chris Haughton. The digital packs include: -...

04 July 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails Activity Pack (Welsh)

StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in a completely new way through immersive technology, including augmented and virtual reality. People will be able to use this new technology to...

04 July 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails additional apps and ideas (Welsh)

Additional apps and ideas for StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge activities

04 July 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails Activity Toolkit for Teachers (Welsh)

This pack brings together StoryTrails and the Summer Reading Challenge, providing apps and session plans to help children and young people explore the themes of innovation, technology and immersive storytelling. Immersive Storytelling using innovative technology offers a powerful way to engage...

04 July 2022

Monster Fun - Create A Comic Competition

Our friends at Rebellion have a monstrously fun competition for children this summer! Monster Fun, their brand-new children’s comic packed with laughter, mischief, and mayhem, wants children aged up to 16-years-old to submit create a comic strip with their favourite...

03 July 2022

Hope on the Horizon by Onjali Q. Raúf - School Resources

“No one is too small to make a change.” Growing up, there is so much out of our control and so much we can feel helpless about. But together, we can make a difference. In this inspiring and practical handbook, bestselling...

01 July 2022

Secrets of an Undercover Activist by Nat Amoore - teaching resources and activity pack

Secrets of an Undercover Activist is the outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking, by Nat Amoore! This book is suitable for readers aged 8+ Casey Wu tries to stay out of the spotlight,...

01 July 2022

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries - author visits, free sets of books and POS packs!

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! We have free author visits, 1000s of books for children and young people reading groups to read...

26 June 2022

Ghostcloud by Michael Mann - digital pack

Catch the wind. Find your freedom. Kidnapped and forced to shovel coal underneath a half-bombed, blackened power station, 12-year-old Luke’s life is miserable. Then, he discovers he can see things others can’t. Ghostly things. Specifically, a ghost-girl named Alma. Alma, who...

24 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails Activity Toolkit for Teachers

This pack brings together StoryTrails and the Summer Reading Challenge, providing apps and session plans to help children and young people explore the themes of innovation, technology and immersive storytelling. Immersive Storytelling using innovative technology offers a powerful way to engage...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails additional apps and ideas

Additional apps and ideas for StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge activities

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails

StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in a completely new way through immersive technology, including augmented and virtual reality. People will be able to use this new technology to...

20 June 2022

'Autumn Moonbeam' Activities

Dive into the world of Autumn Moonbeam with this activity pack, including puzzles, a recipe and instructions to create a puppet theatre. THE BOOK Autumn Moonbeam loves gymnastics and dance so when Sparkledale Dance Academy have tryouts for their competitive dance team,...

16 June 2022

Join the adventure club with Jess Butterworth - activity pack

Join the adventure club this summer and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Instil a love of reading and adventure with your class with this fantastic series by much-loved author Jess Butterworth – writer of classic adventure stories in vibrantly...

15 June 2022

When I See Blue by Lily Bailey – Teaching Resources

An unforgettable, heartfelt story about life with OCD and the unique power of friendship, from inspiring author and mental health activist, Lily Bailey. Perfect for readers of A Kind of Spark and The Goldfish Boy. About the Book New town, new school,...

14 June 2022

Teachers' Reading Challenge Comms Toolkit 2022

The Teachers’ Reading Challenge is an opportunity for school, library and other education staff to expand their knowledge of children’s books and develop their understanding of reading for pleasure pedagogy. The toolkit includes further information about the Teachers’ Reading Challenge,...

14 June 2022

Teachers' Reading Challenge Promotional Assets 2022

School and library staff, as well as our partner organisations, can use these assets to promote the 2022 Teachers’ Reading Challenge on social media and in newsletters.

13 June 2022

Teachers' Reading Challenge and Summer Reading Challenge Joint Poster

Promote the Teachers’ Reading Challenge and Summer Reading Challenge in your school with our joint poster. Use the space for students, teachers and other staff to share what they will be reading this summer.

01 June 2022

The Reading Agency's June Booklist for Children & Young People - Around the World/Refugee Week

This month we are celebrating books set in different countries and those by authors and illustrators from around the world! Read on to be transported to Mumbai, Paris, Nigeria and many other locations across the globe and discover Samurai, the...

25 May 2022

'Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale' Teaching Resources

This Teachers’ Resource pack is full of activities for KS2 Teachers and Librarians to use with their students based on ‘Zeina Starborn and the Sky Whale’. The subjects included are literacy, Art, Design & Technology, and PSHE. About the Book Meet...

25 May 2022

'Maddy Yip's Guide to Life' Teaching Resources

This resource is full of reading notes and activities aimed at KS2 students, reading books in the Maddy Yip series. The activities cover subjects including literacy, drama, PSHE, and Art, Design & Technology. About ‘Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life’ A madcap...

16 May 2022

The Boy Who Sailed the World by Julia Green and Alex Latimer - author video and activity

Right from the start, the boy loved the sea! He ran along the sand, danced in and out of the waves, his heart full of longing and delight. The boy has always loved the sea. So he builds a boat and...

16 May 2022

The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones - Classroom Resources

The Amazing Edie Eckhart is the start of a brand-new middle grade series from comedian and writer Rosie Jones, featuring a funny, feisty central character who just happens to have cerebral palsy – like Rosie herself. Rosie was inspired to...

13 May 2022

Marv and the Mega Robot - activity sheets

Illustrated by Paula Bowles, debut author Alex Falase-Koya brings us the first book in a rip-roaring new series about an unlikely superhero, science-loving Marvin, who’s forced to don his costume to defeat supervillain Mastermind and her giant robot. Marvin is an...

12 May 2022

There Once is a Queen Jubilee activity pack!

“There once is a queen. Not a fairytale nor a faerie queene. But our queen.” To support the publication of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘There Once Is a Queen’, HarperCollins Children’s Books have created a Jubilee activity pack to support promotion of the...

10 May 2022

All About Us series - Digital pack for teachers and librarians

The All About Us series are perfect for KS1 children. The digital pack is the perfect resource for citizenship lessons around mental health, diversity and starting conversations on those topics. You can find out more information here.

25 June 2021

A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr - Teachers' Notes and digital pack

A Glasshouse of Stars is a powerful story based on Shirley Marr’s childhood experience of migration. This teaching and discussion resource pack aimed at 8+/KS2+ readers explores some of the important themes within the book such as bullying, grief, fears...

24 May 2021

The Yearbook by Holly Bourne - Teachers' Notes

Paige is used to staying quiet in the face of lies. Like how popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie). Now Grace and friends...

27 April 2021

The 130-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - Activity Pack

There are lots of laughs at every level in The 130-Storey Treehouse, the tenth book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. This is our Treehouse, come on up! We’ve added 13 new levels to our...

23 April 2021

The Incredible Record Smashers by Jenny Pearson and Erica Salcedo - Assembly and activity sheet

A record-smashing, feel-good adventure packed with heart, humour and Guinness World Records from Costa Award-shortlisted Jenny Pearson, and Kid Normal illustrator Erica Salcedo. Lucy is a fixer of broken things. But there’s one thing she can’t fix and that’s her unhappy...