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21 January 2022

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries - free virtual author visits, 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! If you would like some display and activity packs then visit our shop. We also have hundreds...

21 January 2022

Rabbit and Bear - discussion notes and teaching resources

Rabbit and Bear: A Bad King is a Sad Thing by Julian Gough and Jim Field The next book in the bestselling series for newly independent readers with these laugh-out-loud tales of friendship, adventure and a little bit of poo! Icebear has...

20 January 2022

Grandpa Frank's Great Big Bucket List by Jenny Pearson and David O'Connell - Digital pack

Half a million pounds, one new grandpa and a priceless adventure! From the bestselling queen of heart and humour, JENNY PEARSON, comes a great big soaring adventure about family and finding happiness. When Frank John Davenport inherits piles of money from a...

18 January 2022

Circus Maximus by Annelise Gray digital pack

This digital pack contains assets and suggested copy for promoting the first two books in the Circus Maximus series on social media plus a video of the author introducing book one: Race to the Death and an extensive reading guide.

17 January 2022

Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Racism - digital resources

Racism is such a hard topic to talk about, but impossible to ignore. Discover the answers to some difficult questions – and become part of the solution – with Usborne’s brilliant Lift-the-Flap Questions and Answers about Racism. From ‘What does racism...

13 January 2022

The Reading Agency's February Booklist for Children and Young People - LGBT+ History Month

Discover The Reading Agency’s February booklist for children and young people celebrating the voices and stories of the LGBT+ community. With titles for a broad range of ages focusing on families, romance, grief, identity and self-love, transporting readers from an...

04 January 2022

Children and Young People's January Booklist: Hope

After an exceptionally challenging two years, The Reading Agency had compiled a booklist for children and young people centred around the theme of ‘hope’. From a picture book about the joys of being part of a blended family, to thoughtfully...

21 December 2021

The Amazing Mr Blunden family activity pack

Inspired by the 1972 motion picture of the same name and adapted from Antonia Barber’s children’s fantasy novel The Ghosts, The Amazing Mr Blunden is a new Sky original made especially for Christmas! The Amazing Mr Blunden will be available on...

01 December 2021

Clifford the Big Red Dog family activity pack

Clifford the Big Red Dog, based on the much-loved children’s books by Norman Bridwell, will be released in UK cinemas on 10 December 2021. This fun activity pack has lots of ways to learn more about the film and its...

26 November 2021

Nature's Treasures by Ben Hoare - digital pack (including videos)

Wherever you are in the world there are natural treasures to be found. Our planet is filled with curious objects made by plants, animals and even by the Earth itself. All you need to do is look carefully and...

26 November 2021

The History of the World in 100 Animals by Simon Barnes Illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon - digital and photo poster

In December 2021, Simon & Schuster is publishing this beautifully illustrated children’s book which explores the fascinating relationship between humans and animals: from bees who pollinate our food to chimpanzees who share more than 90% of our DNA. It is...

25 November 2021

The Reading Agency's Books of the Year! Children & Young People

At The Reading Agency, we have read a lot of brilliant books over the past year; books that have made us laugh, cry and get through those challenging lockdown months. Members of our team have picked the children’s book that...

17 November 2021

Bunny vs Monkey by Jamie Smart – digital resources and author video

Don’t miss the new in-demand kids series! The first three books in Jamie Smart’s Bunny vs Monkey series have sold over 150,000 copies yet so many children are yet to discover him. Heralded as the UK’s Dav Pilkey, Smart’s full colour...

17 November 2021

The Night the Moon Went Missing by Brendan Kearney - digital pack

DK are over the moon that The Night the Moon Went Missing has been selected as the Children’s Indie Book of the Month for November and we want to celebrate this with libraries and schools across the UK. Meet Moon and...

17 November 2021

The Night the Moon Went Missing by Brendan Kearney - author video

DK are over the moon that The Night the Moon Went Missing has been selected as the Children’s Indie Book of the Month for November and we want to celebrate this with libraries and schools across the UK. Meet Moon and...

17 November 2021

Fireborn by Aisling Fowler - Teaching Resources

Set in the snowy northern forests of an imagined prehistoric world, Fireborn is the middle-grade debut of the decade. At turns exciting, funny and heart wrenchingly sad, it marks the introduction of an unstoppable new voice in children’s storytelling. Twelve has...

17 November 2021

Genie and Teeny: Wishful Thinking by Steven Lenton - digital pack

The second in a series of magical adventures from the renowned illustrator, Steven Lenton, winner of Waterstones Picture Book of the Month and the Times Children’s Book of the Week. Grant the Genie is happy living in the real world in...

01 November 2021

The Burpee Bears by Joe Wicks and Paul Howard - digital pack

Meet the Burpee Bears in this glorious picture book created by “the Nation’s Favourite PE Teacher”, Joe Wicks! For this bear family, every day is a new day: a day for adventure and discovery, and true to Joe’s ethos, each book...

01 November 2021

The Tiger Warrior series by M. Chan - digital pack and author video

Tiger Warrior: Attack of the Dragon King Heart of a tiger, strength of a dragon, body of a… schoolboy? When Jack’s grandpa gives him a magical jade coin, he finds himself caught in an ancient battle between good and evil. For he...

01 November 2021

Clementine Florentine by Tasha Harrison - activity pack

Clementine Florentine is an illustrated comedy for 8-12 year olds with a strong female protagonist who has a talent for poetry and a passion for Custard Creams. In an ingenious reverse ‘Parent Trap’, Clementine and her school nemesis Callum, have to...

29 October 2021

Mr. Men Little Miss and Winnie-the-Pooh - digital pack

Join in on Farshore’s unmissable anniversary celebrations for two of the best loved and most celebrated children’s brands, marking 50 years of the Mr. Men Little Miss and 95 years of Winnie-the-Pooh. Help celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh’s anniversary with Winnie-the-Pooh: Once There Was...

27 October 2021

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Show Stoppers by Serena Patel - Diwali Gift box activity

Anisha Accidental Detective is back with her latest HILARIOUS detective case. It’s nearly Diwali, and Anisha’s whole family are causing even more chaos than usual. And to add to the stress, her class only have one week to put on...

26 October 2021

The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery - digital resources (Teachers' Notes and Discussion Guide)

Step into a world of faerie tricks and hidden danger… When an evil faerie steals Yanni’s baby sister and swaps her for a Changeling, Yanni is swept into a dangerous race against time to get her back. For faeries delight in tricks...

25 October 2021

The Boy With Wings by Lenny Henry and Kennon Ferrell - Digital Resources (including comic activity)!

Let Your Imagination Fly: The Boy With Wings Macmillan Children’s Books are excited to introduce The Boy With Wings, the new children’s book by comedy legend, Lenny Henry for readers of 9 to 12. Illustrated throughout by Keenon Ferrell, it includes...

22 October 2021

The Christmas Pig by J.K. Rowling and Jim Field - digital activity pack

One boy and his toy are about to change everything… Jack loves his childhood toy, Dur Pig. DP has always been there for him, through good and bad. Until one Christmas Eve, something terrible happens – DP is lost. But Christmas...

21 October 2021

November Booklist for Children & Young People - Noteworthy Non-fiction

National Non-fiction November is the month to celebrate factual children’s books, from shocking science to incredible histories. Discover a range of titles for early readers through to young adults and encourage them to open a book and their minds!

19 October 2021

A History of the World in 25 Cities – digital activity pack and competition!

From the walled city of ancient Jericho to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, explore the world with this stunningly illustrated book of extraordinary city maps! Co-authored by award-winning children’s authors Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin in consultation with specialist curators at...

06 October 2021

Children and Young People's October Booklist: Perfect Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Day on 7 October 2021 – and every day! – with this fantastic selection of poetry collections, anthologies and verse novels for all ages.

06 October 2021

Ten Minutes to Bedtime series - activity pack

No.1 bestselling Ten Minutes to Bed series has been written specifically to help little ones settle down for bedtime. This bestselling bedtime series has sold one million copies worldwide! Follow the loveable characters as they go on adventures and have lots...

04 October 2021

Everyone Sang: A Poem for Every Feeling from Walker Books - downloadable postcard

It is National Poetry Day is on 7 October and Walker Books have an incredible poetry anthology publishing on exactly the 7 of October! Everyone Sang: A Poem for Every Feeling is an exquisite gift-book containing over a hundred poems, chosen...