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24 February 2022

'Stage Fright' Teacher Resources, KS2 and LKS3 and book trailer

Stage Fright, short scary tales from the theatre, by Rosie Radford. Mystery and Suspense Writing resource for ages 9 – 12. These short, sharp and spooky tales are perfect for inspiring pupils’ creative writing, particularly in mystery and suspense genre. Stage Fright...

23 February 2022

'The Dark Lady' Discussion Questions

Discussion questions to accompany Akala’s novel, ‘The Dark Lady’. A natural storyteller with a vision of his own, The Dark Lady, Akala’s debut novel for teens will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true...

23 February 2022

'What's New, Harper Drew?' Teacher Resources

Reading notes and activities for KS2 (Ages 9+) including visual extracts from the book and reading questions and activities. Welcome to the hilarious WORLD of Harper Drew… there’s a whole lot of DRAMA, but luckily she has tried and tested methods...

23 February 2022

Christopher Edge 'Escape Room' Teacher Resources

A mind-blowing new adventure from Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they’ve done to save the world today. When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it’s just a game...

23 February 2022

Christopher Edge 'Escape Room' Activity Sheets

A mind-blowing new adventure from Christopher Edge, Escape Room is a thrilling adventure that challenges readers to think about what they’ve done to save the world today. When twelve-year-old Ami arrives at The Escape, she thinks it’s just a game...

22 February 2022

John Agard reads When Creature Met Creature

WHEN CREATURE MET CREATURE by John Agard and Satoshi Kitamura _Creature-of-No-Words lives a happy life on his own, but one day he gets a feeling like ‘the chill touch of ice’ and nothing can lift his sadness. Just then Creature-of-Words arrives and...

22 February 2022

Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good – digital pack and book trailer

Loki: A Bad God’s Guide to Being Good – digital pack (9+) Packed with doodles and cartoons, this is the wry, witty and very funny diary of Norse god Loki and the trials of being trapped on Earth as a weedy...

01 February 2022

The Tower at the End of Time by Amy Sparkes - book trailer

Nine and her friends have broken the curse on their marvellous, magical House, and are free to travel the worlds once more! Their first stop: The Wizarding Hopscotch Championships. There’s only one problem: the House is nervous about travelling – and...

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

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

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...