Resources

04 Apr 2016

Five Minutes' Peace activity sheets

Celebrating an amazing 30 years, we have fantastic Five Minutes’ Peace activity sheets from Walker Books for your Chatterbooks group. Colouring in sheets and a maze!

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24 Mar 2016

The Big Friendly Read Chatterbooks activity pack

This pack contains reading and activity ideas to use in book groups and with whole classes to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! Get ready for The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016, in libraries everywhere.

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16 Mar 2016

What's So Special About Shakespeare? video

At this very moment, someone, somewhere in the world, is reading Shakespeare. And, even though he died 400 years ago, someone else is writing about him, or acting in one of his plays. Here, Michael Rosen shares just some of the reasons why Shakespeare is so special, taken from his book What’s So Special About Shakespeare? (Walker Books)

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16 Mar 2016

Five everyday phrases from Shakespeare video

Michael Rosen, author of What’s So Special About Shakespeare? (Walker Books), shares his top 5 everyday phrases that come from Shakespeare’s plays!

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16 Mar 2016

Top 10 Shakespearean Insults video

Discover Michael Rosen’s favourite Shakespearean insults, from “cream-faced loon” to “Banbury cheese”! You can find out all about these and more in Michael Rosen’s What’s So Special About Shakespeare? (Walker Books)

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15 Mar 2016

Dragonsitter series Chatterbooks activity pack

This pack celebrates the funny and brilliant Dragonsitter series by Josh Lacey and Garry Parsons. Imagine having a full-sized fire-breathing dragon come to stay in your house! These books are perfect for children aged 5 years upwards, to read or have read to them. The stories are short and inviting, written as a series of emails – simply told yet with lots to read between the lines.

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15 Mar 2016

Josh Lacey video

Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Josh Lacey talks The Dragonsitter to the Rescue

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14 Mar 2016

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise activity sheets

These Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, drawing sheets and a maze

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14 Mar 2016

Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise video

In this video from Walker Books, author Sean Taylor reads his hilarious picture book Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise

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10 Mar 2016

The Darkening Path teacher notes

These notes for The Darkening Path series by Philip Womack, are filled with ideas for discussion and activities, feature themes from the book and offer suggestions for further reading for your Chatterbooks group.

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10 Mar 2016

Impossible! teacher notes

These notes, with ideas for discussion and activities, cover themes from Impossible!, including relationships between the characters, and aspects of life and theatre at the end of the 1950s, with comparisons to today.

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09 Mar 2016

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth activity sheets

These Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth sheets from Walker Books include spot the difference and colouring in activities.

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09 Mar 2016

Alan's Big, Scary Teeth video

An alligator who snaps, becomes an alligator who th-naps – this video from Walker Books introduces Alan’s Big, Scary Teeth

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08 Mar 2016

Frank Einstein and The Terrible Two Chatterbooks pack

Here are two series for children aged eight and upwards – books full of fun and facts, inspired pranking, and inspirational inventiveness! The Frank Einstein series is all about Frank, a kid-genius scientist, his wacky robots, and his amazing creations – you’ll enjoy science, laughter and great stories. And in The Terrible Two you’ll meet Miles and Niles, a hilarious pair whose lives are pledged to pranking. Their story is also about friendship – about fitting in, making your mark, and...

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08 Mar 2016

Jon Scieszka video

Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Jon Scieszka talks about his Frank Einstein series

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05 Mar 2016

Mango and Bambang: Tapir All At Sea activity sheets

These Mango and Bambang: Tapir All At Sea activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, drawing sheets and jokes!

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04 Mar 2016

Terrible Two pranking notebook

This pack is a guide for how to make your own Terrible Two inspired pranking notebook. Plus, with fun activity sheets and reading suggestions.

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01 Mar 2016

I Am Bear activity sheets

These I Am Bear activity sheets from Walker Books include a maze, spot the difference and a rhyming puzzle

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01 Mar 2016

I Am Bear video trailer

Meet Bear, the star of I Am Bear, in this fun musical trailer from Walker Books

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25 Feb 2016

Superhero Street activity sheets

Download these caped-crusading activity sheets from Orion Children’s Books for their fabulous book Superhero Street by Phil Earle. This pack is jammed with fun activities, including decorating your own superhero mask, a heroic wordsearch and creating your own comic strip.

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24 Feb 2016

Free Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet activity pack

To celebrate the release of the forthcoming book in the wonderful world of Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet – Supertato: Veggies Assemble – Simon & Schuster is offering libraries the chance to sign up for event packs to hold your very own Supertato celebration! The packs will include activities for all your Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet favourites including Barry, Norman, No-Bot and Supertato! Including activity sheets, stickers, tips and suggestions for your party and MORE! The last date...

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23 Feb 2016

Holly Webb Chatterbooks activity pack

Here are eight heart-warming books by Holly Webb, from her much-loved Animal Stories series. The stories are about puppies and kittens – and their experiences in finding and settling into families with their young owners. This pack gives tasters from all the books, suggestions for more reading, and lots of discussion and activity ideas for your Chatterbooks reading groups.

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23 Feb 2016

Holly Webb video

An interview with Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Holly Webb

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20 Feb 2016

Sean Taylor reads Choochie Pooh video

In this video from Walker Books, author Sean Taylor reads his laugh-out-loud picture book, Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh!, the story of a small dog fed up of heart-shaped Mini Puppy Treats and being called the most mortifying nicknames!

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19 Feb 2016

Raymie Nightingale video trailer

Watch the trailer for the latest novel by Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale (Walker Books)

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18 Feb 2016

Simon & Schuster Friendship Chatterbooks pack

Here is a Chatterbooks pack all about the magic of friendship. Friendship is at the heart of so many stories and here are nine great books from Simon and Schuster, all about the different kinds of friends we have, and the different aspects of friendship.

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18 Feb 2016

Treehouse series Chatterbooks activity pack

This Chatterbooks pack is all about the ever-expanding Treehouse Series by writer Andy Griffiths and his best mate, artist Terry Denton. In this pack are activity and discussion ideas for your Chatterbooks group, inspired by the first three books in the series.

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16 Feb 2016

Migloo's Day activity sheets

These Migloo’s Day activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, a word-search and creative writing activities!

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12 Feb 2016

Shakespeare Chatterbooks activity pack

Hark! Here is a special Chatterbooks activity pack for Shakespeare Week 2016, with details of books for young people about Shakespeare, and retellings of his plays, plus ideas for discussion and fun activities.

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12 Feb 2016

Marcia Williams video

Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Marcia Williams talks Tales From Shakespeare

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