Fantastically Great Women activity pack by Kate Pankhurst


Fantastically Great Women activity pack: celebrate 100 years of votes for women

The Fantastically Great Women books by Kate Pankhurst celebrate some of the world’s most brilliant women, from Rosa Parks to Jane Austen, Ada Lovelace to Pocahontas.

Each book shares fascinating facts through highly-visual illustrated spreads, and is ideal to get children learning about inspirational women, as well as how they might change the world.

Bloomsbury have created a fantastic activity pack based around these books including a posters, activity sheets, display material and a quiz. The pack is is ideal for celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women in February, and International Women’s Day in March.

The publisher would love to see how you use their provided resources throughout February and March. You can do this on social media using #FantasticallyGreatWomen and will be asked to tag @KidsBloomsbury, @readingagency and the author @KateIsDrawing.

If your library or school does create a Fantastically Great Women display then please share with or share on social media by 16 March. You could win £100 worth of Bloomsbury books!


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