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19 May 2022

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries - 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...

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...

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.

06 May 2022

Seed by Caryl Lewis - digital packs

A funny and big-hearted story about the power of hope and imagination when you believe in the impossible. For readers aged 8-12 years, Seed is the English-language children’s debut from Welsh award-winner Caryl Lewis. Marty doesn’t have much. Unlike his mum, who...

06 May 2022

Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup by Andy Sagar - Teaching resources and competition!

Adventure and magic await in every teacup! Welcome to the enchanting world of Yesterday Crumb, a young girl with fox ears who has never fitted in. Taken in by flamboyant tea witch Miss Dumpling, Yesterday is introduced to a magical, walking...

05 May 2022

Brain Power by Dr Ranj - digital pack and author video

To celebrate Mental Health Week in May, Hachette Children’s Group would like to offer resource packs to help open up discussions with kids aged 7+ about their brains in conjunction with Brain Power, the new empowering and inclusive toolkit from...

05 May 2022

Love Being You Children’s Mental Health Week - POS pack and digital resources

Love Being You by Beth Cox and Natalie Costa, Illustrated by Vicky Barker The ideal series for Children’s Mental Health Week, LEVEL HEADERS is designed to help children aged 6-9 learn about their mental health in a positive framework, with no...

05 May 2022

The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Children & Young People - Local and Community History Month

Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about the history of where they live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from ancient Arabia and...

05 May 2022

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...

27 April 2022

Elmer Day 2022 digital pack

Get ready for the most colourful day of the year! Elmer Day is on Saturday 28 May 2022. Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day celebrations Andersen Press are spreading the positivity of Elmer...

21 April 2022

Julia and the Shark - Writing and Illustrating Competition Pack

Julia and the Shark is an extraordinary story about ​family, friendship and hope​ from bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and acclaimed ​illustrator Tom de Freston. ‘Tom de Freston’s stunning illustrations perfectly complement the poetry of Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s story’ Cressida Cowell ‘The...

14 April 2022

Looshkin: The Maddest Cat in the World - colouring activity sheet

Looshkin might look like a cute blue cat, but you’ve never met a cat like Looshkin before. If you look away for just a moment, your house will be full of foamy bubbles, there are pigs on your roof, and...

12 April 2022

The Reading Agency's April Booklist for Children & Young People - Autism

We have created a list of brilliant books for children and young people written predominantly by autistic authors and representing a diverse range of experiences, stories and voices. We have used identity first language (autistic) in line with current best...

07 April 2022

Grimwood - digital packs

Laugh your head off with this wildly funny adventure! Fox cub siblings Ted and Nancy are on the run from Princess Buttons, the scariest street cat in the Big City. They flee for Grimwood, expecting to find refuge in the peaceful...

07 April 2022

Nature Trail by Benjamin Zephaniah and Nila Aye - digital activities

At the bottom of my garden, there’s a hedgehog and a frog, And a lot of creepy-crawlies living underneath a log… A joyful celebration of nature and the wonder of the world around us, written as a rhyming poem by award-winning poet...

31 March 2022

'Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories' Activity Sheets

Join the Magic Dolls for A Sticker Dolly Story adventure with these Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories colouring pages from Usborne.

28 March 2022

'The Unmorrow Curse' Activity Pack

Explore the themes of ‘The Unmorrow Curse’, an epic new middle-grade fantasy with this activity pack. About the Book THE BOOK It’s not every day that you find a famous weather woman bound by magic to a tree deep in the woods. Or discover...

24 March 2022

Don't Ask the Dragon - activity sheets

Beautifully illustrated by throughout, Don’t Ask the Dragon is the first children’s picture book from number one bestselling author, poet, and national treasure Lemn Sissay. This is the story of a little boy called Alem who goes on an adventure....

15 March 2022

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head digital activity pack

These resources are designed to be used with children aged 15+ to explore the debut poetry collection by Warsan Shire, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head. The digital activity pack contains: Bless the Daughter review sheet...

12 March 2022

Marv and the Dino Attack - digital resources

Illustrated by Paula Bowles and written by debut author Alex Falase-Koya. Marv is an ordinary boy who loves spending time with Grandpa and reading comics with his best friend Joe. But everything changes when he discovers a mysterious superhero suit hidden...

12 March 2022

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure - Plot your own mystery activity

Pack your bags – we’re off to a holiday camp! Milo can’t wait to see the wildlife, Manny’s learning survival skills, and even Granny’s going to have a go at archery. Honestly, I just want to read my book, but there’s...

10 March 2022

'The Drowning Day' Activity Sheets

These activity sheets from UCLan Publishing are perfect for your class to dive deeper into the themes of The Drowning Day. About the Book When the floods come, truth rises to the surface… It’s 2052, a time when enormous floods can...

09 March 2022

'Fire Keeper's Daughter' Teaching Resources

Download Teaching Resources to use with Year 9+ classes, with lesson plans and activities to use with your class to explore the book and deepen their understanding. About the Book Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her...

09 March 2022

The Revelry by Katherine Webber - Discussion Questions

I am a girl of Ember Grove, and these are my woods… Growing up in Ember Grove, Bitsy Clark knows better than to mess with the long-held traditions of her hometown. Until her best friend, Amy, persuades her to sneak into...

09 March 2022

Big Book of Boats - digital pack

Big Book of Boats by Luogo comune, translated from Italian by Catherine Bruzzone Get ready to set sail! Embark on a voyage of discovery across the seven seas – and learn all there is to know about boats. In this fascinating non-fiction book,...

02 March 2022

'This Girl Can Do Anything' Digital Pack

‘This Girl Can Do Anything’ by Stephanie Stansbie and illustrated by Hazel Quintanella is an empowering picture book that celebrates strong girls the world over. Publisher Little Tiger is offering schools and libraries a digital activity pack to promote the...

02 March 2022

The Reading Agency's March Booklist for Children & Young People: Wonder Women

To mark International Women’s Day (8 March) and celebrate the achievements, triumphs and general brilliance of women and girls around the world, we have created a booklist for children and young people. From Paralympic swimmers to pioneering footballers, a 19th...

28 February 2022

How to Make a Book digital activity pack

Publisher Little Tiger is offering schools and libraries a fantastic digital activity pack for How To Make A Book by Becky Davies and illustrated by Patricia Hu, which looks at all the stages of creating a full-colour children’s book. This book...