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Animal All-Stars by Clare Balding - School Resources


The athletes have arrived. The excitement is building. Grab your popcorn and get ready to witness the most entertaining sports day ever with commentator Clare Balding.

Who would win… the Australian tiger beetle or the peregrine falcon?

Who is the strongest… the extraordinary ant or the grumpy gorilla?

Who has the best superpower… the headless cockroach or the jet-powered squid?

From speed, agility and strength to hidden skills, such as problem-solving, endurance and super-sensory prowess, witness Clare Balding’s Animal All-Stars compete to become champions in their field. Full of incredible true animal facts, stats and world records, this is a funny, rip-roaring guide to the world’s most fascinating animals.

Let the Games begin!



Radio 2 Book Club - Winter titles

The Winter season of the Radio 2 Book Club is out now, with brilliant brand-new fiction titles to discover. The BBC Radio 2 Book Club is on the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. It features a wide range of titles and authors, recommending great reads from both new and much-loved writers, encouraging listeners to perhaps try out a genre they might not have read before, and share their opinions and insights on the titles and great reads they’re enjoying right now.


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. You can also download icebreaker questions to help get your discussion started, and a social media guide to show how you can share your reading with others online.


UK’s Best Book Festivals of 2024

The UK is full of book festivals, and as we head into the summer, they’re popping up all over the country and are perfect for your book club to have a day, weekend or even week out. Book festivals are a brilliant opportunity to hear from your favourite writers, discover new ones, and meet other like-minded booklovers. You’ll be sure to walk away with a bag full of new books to enjoy! We’ve put together a list of some of our team’s favourite festivals. Can’t see one near you? You can watch...

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