Stay home with the Walker Bear - Walker Books author videos and activities

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Walker Books have LOTS of great resources to keep children entertained.

Alex Rider Goes Live

To celebrate the publication of Nightshade, the explosive new novel in the Alex Rider series, award-winning writer Anthony Horowitz will be hosting a virtual book launch at 10am BST on Thursday 2 April. Horowitz will be introducing the highly anticipated new novel in a special celebratory live stream hosted on YouTube, reading an exciting extract, and answering lots of questions from fans of the series. Walker Books will be collecting questions via Twitter(@WalkerBooksUK) and Facebook ( in the lead up to the event, so if you’re a fan of the series, submit your question online using the hashtag #AlexRiderLive for the chance to have it answered by bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. The live event can be streamed by fans via

Fun Activities

We have lots of fun activities to keep little ones busy. Do take a look here


Do take a look at our new videos here which you are welcome to share:


Bunnies on the Bus

Agents of the Wild

Cassandra Clare

Kate DiCamillo is doing writing videos with new prompts every week, that are, of course, simply lovely. Catch up here

Mo Willems has new drawing videos every single day! They’re a lot of fun, join in here

Mac Barnett has a book club through Instagram Live, each day is a new book. Keep an eye out for our classics, he often gets Jon Klassen to join too! Find out more here


Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With many people at home with family, flatmates or on their own, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying socially connected, and keeping your regular reading group meetings in your diary, is going to be very important in keeping up morale and supporting everyone’s mental health as we adjust to a new way of living.

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How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.

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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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