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The Super-Secret Diary of Holly Hopkinson by Charlie P Brooks – digital pack

Meet Holly Hopkinson the star of a new series by Charlie P Brooks, illustrated throughout by Katy Riddell. Holly’s hilarious diary tells the story of her family’s move to the countryside – which gets really interesting when she gets a magical pocket watch that gives her the power to hypnotize – let the mayhem begin!

To celebrate publication, HarperCollins Children’s Books have created a fantastic digital pack to help libraries join in with all the fun. The pack includes:
- Draw Your Own Character Downloadable Activity Sheet
- Wordsearch Downloadable Activity Sheet
- Downloadable pack of resources created by Teach Primary including Topic Map, comprehensions, and worksheets
- Video of author, Charlie P Brooks, reading an extract
- Video of author, Charlie P Brooks, answering questions about the series
- Video of illustrator, Katy Riddell, drawing Holly Hopkinson
- Extract including character illustrations

To find out more, read or listen to extracts – read by Claudia Winkleman! Please visit:

You can download the digital pack from our Google Drive or Dropbox.

HarperCollins Children’s Books also have a fun competition for children to have enjoy on the Summer Reading Challenge website. They are challenging children to draw a funny doodle about a funny thing that has happened to them. It can be about anything they like! The doodle that makes the author and publisher laugh-out-loud the most will win a copy of the book and a set of other brilliant books from HarperCollins Children’s Books.

We would love to see you enjoying the pack on social media using #HollyHopkinson and tagging readingagency and HarperCollinsCh.


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