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...
Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Jon Scieszka talks about his Frank Einstein series
These Mango and Bambang: Tapir All At Sea activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, drawing sheets and jokes!
This pack is a guide for how to make your own Terrible Two inspired pranking notebook. Plus, with fun activity sheets and reading suggestions.
These I Am Bear activity sheets from Walker Books include a maze, spot the difference and a rhyming puzzle
Meet Bear, the star of I Am Bear, in this fun musical trailer from Walker Books
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.
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...
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.
An interview with Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Holly Webb
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!
Watch the trailer for the latest novel by Kate DiCamillo, Raymie Nightingale (Walker Books)
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.
These Migloo’s Day activity sheets from Walker Books include Spot the Difference, a word-search and creative writing activities!
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.
Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Marcia Williams talks Tales From Shakespeare
To help you celebrate World Book Day 2016, here’s our World Book Day Chatterbooks activity pack. It includes tips for running Chatterbooks reading clubs, and ideas for a special World Book Day session. There are loads of activities you can use, inspired by the ten World Book Day £1 books – there’s guaranteed to be something for everyone.
Introducing the brilliant new series by Tom Percival, Little Legends. In this discussion guide meet the characters of Tale Town: Jack, Anansi, Red and Rapunzel. Plus, discussion points and activity suggestions for your Chatterbooks group.
In this video from Walker Books, travel to the home of author and illustrator Carson Ellis, creator of the picture book Home, and explore her beautiful art and story.
Use this flyer to encourage parents to sign their children up as members of their local library.
In this Chatterbooks pack you’ll find a mix of stories about all kinds of pets – real, imaginary and magical. There are ideas for discussion and activities about favourite pets, famous fictional pets, and caring for your pet.
Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month M G Leonard talks Beetle Boy
Here’s a brilliant variety pack featuring children’s books from five of the publishers in Publishing Scotland, the network, trade and development body for the book publishing sector in Scotland. Filled with picture books, longer fiction, books for young children through to teenage, several of them inspired by Scottish places, Scottish people and Scottish history and traditional stories.
A learning resource for readers and practitioners to accompany the Quick Read A Baby at the Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond
Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers aims to provide practical tips and things to think about for anyone interested in running a reading group of any kind – librarians, community workers, teachers and non-teachers, including anyone working with people who may see themselves as new to reading or new to reading in English. The author, Sam Duncan, is Senior Lecturer in Adult Education and Literacies at UCL Institute of Education. She is also the creator of the...
In this video from Walker Books, author Sean Taylor reads A Brave Bear, a heart-warming picture book inspired by the little moments that pass between dads and sons, relishing the very simple pleasures of life on a hot summer’s day, with absolutely stunning illustrations by Emily Hughes.
Bloomsbury are launching a fun new competition for Chatterbooks groups in celebration of the latest book in their Knightley & Son adventure mystery series, 3 of a Kind. Does your group like reading and reviewing books? Are your Chatterbooks group keen filmmakers? If yes, this is the competition for them! Your Mission: Read 3 of a Kind and make a video trailer for the book. To help you on your way, down load the Trailer Tips sheet and the T&Cs.
Happy 2016! To start off the new year in style we have special new Chatterbooks activity pack. You’ll find stories – and facts – about all kinds of amazing and fantastic creatures: beautiful or monstrous, loveable or scary, all of them inspiring your imagination.
National Libraries Day is fast approaching, so Bloomsbury wanted to remind you that everyone’s favourite library-loving rabbit is on hand to help. Download the activity pack here for your Chatterbooks group! Also, if you’d like a Ralfy Rabbit library poster drop Emma Bradshaw an email and let her know how many you want and where they should be sent.
This video trailer for Julius Zebra: Bundle with the Britons! (Walker Books) sees our hero embark on a new adventure!