'Maddy Yip's Guide to Life' Teaching Resources
This resource is full of reading notes and activities aimed at KS2 students, reading books in the Maddy Yip series. The activities cover subjects including literacy, drama, PSHE, and Art, Design & Technology. About ‘Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life’ A madcap new story from Sue Cheung, winner of the Diverse Book Award, filled with belly-laughs and packed with drawings! Perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Sam Wu. Maddy Yip is perfectly happy in life, until she realises that everyone she knows has a...
The Country of Others library display pack
Here you will find materials to promote the paperback edition of The Country of Others by Leïla Slimani, the first instalment of a new trilogy set in Morocco. This pack contains: • Downloadable A4 poste (pdf) • Downloadable bunting template (pdf) • Digital assets including an author video, social media assets, and examples of copy for online posts • Discussion guide (pdf) • A TI sheet, containing information about the book (pdf)
The House with the Golden Door downloadable posters
This pack includes digital materials to promote The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper: • 1x A3 Postercard (print-ready pdf) • 1x A4 Postercard (print-ready pdf) • If you have ordered a full pack of display materials, you will also be able to access a display guide
The Boy Who Sailed the World by Julia Green and Alex Latimer - author video and activity
Right from the start, the boy loved the sea! He ran along the sand, danced in and out of the waves, his heart full of longing and delight. The boy has always loved the sea. So he builds a boat and sails away on a voyage of adventure… The wonders of the world await you in this beautiful and inspiring book about following your dreams. You can find the author video and spot the difference resources here.
The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones - Classroom Resources
The Amazing Edie Eckhart is the start of a brand-new middle grade series from comedian and writer Rosie Jones, featuring a funny, feisty central character who just happens to have cerebral palsy – like Rosie herself. Rosie was inspired to create Edie Eckhart after spending her childhood reading books filled only with able-bodied protagonists, and hopes that her books will show children that it is their differences that make them unique and brilliant, and that every single one of them deserves...
'Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead' Reading Group Guide
Atlantic Books is offering guides to reading groups UK-wide for the critically-acclaimed novel Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin, out now in hardback and ebook, and available in paperback from 2nd June 2022. THE BLURB ‘Funny about death, real about anxiety, witty about the things that worry us the most’ Emma Gannon, author of Olive ‘So fundamentally kind that you can feel the warmth coming off each page’ Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, author of Starling Days Gilda cannot stop...
'We Run the Tides' Reading Group Guide
Atlantic Books is offering guides to reading groups UK-wide for the critically-acclaimed novel We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida, out now in hardback and ebook, and available in paperback from 5th May 2022. THE BLURB ‘Smart, perceptive, elegant, sad, surprising and addictive. And it’s also FUNNY.’ Nick Hornby ‘What We Run the Tides probes so poignantly is the volatility of female adolescence… Knowing and powerfully enigmatic.’ Observer Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria...
Marv and the Mega Robot - activity sheets
Illustrated by Paula Bowles, debut author Alex Falase-Koya brings us the first book in a rip-roaring new series about an unlikely superhero, science-loving Marvin, who’s forced to don his costume to defeat supervillain Mastermind and her giant robot. Marvin is an ordinary boy who loves spending time with Grandpa, reading comics, and making science experiments with his best friend Joe. But everything changes when he discovers a mysterious superhero suit hidden in the attic… to his amazement,...
All About Us series - Digital pack for teachers and librarians
The All About Us series are perfect for KS1 children. The digital pack is the perfect resource for citizenship lessons around mental health, diversity and starting conversations on those topics. You can find out more information here.
The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Adults - Local and Community History Month
Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of where you live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from the Norfolk coast to Korea, Liverpool to Uganda, telling thrilling and fascinating stories of the people who lived then. Tell us what you thought of any of the books on the list by tagging us on social media (@readingagency)!
Checkmate in Berlin printable display materials and digital assets
This pack contains printable resources to create a display to promote Checkmate in Berlin by Giles Milton, plus digital assets to share on social media. Assets for sharing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook A4 poster (pdf) Bunting (pdf)
Seed by Caryl Lewis - digital packs
A funny and big-hearted story about the power of hope and imagination when you believe in the impossible. For readers aged 8-12 years, Seed is the English-language children’s debut from Welsh award-winner Caryl Lewis. Marty doesn’t have much. Unlike his mum, who has billions of things: newspapers, holey shoes, rusty lawnmowers, broken picture frames – she keeps EVERYTHING! Their house is full to the brim. Marty does his best to look after her and wonders if anything will ever change. But on...
Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup by Andy Sagar - Teaching resources and competition!
Adventure and magic await in every teacup! Welcome to the enchanting world of Yesterday Crumb, a young girl with fox ears who has never fitted in. Taken in by flamboyant tea witch Miss Dumpling, Yesterday is introduced to a magical, walking teashop filled with fantastic customers, a flying teapot turtle called Pascal and powerful spells in every teacup! Yesterday starts to rediscover her magic and finally feels a sense of belonging. But a mysterious figure of darkness is working hard to...
Brain Power by Dr Ranj - digital pack and author video
To celebrate Mental Health Week in May, Hachette Children’s Group would like to offer resource packs to help open up discussions with kids aged 7+ about their brains in conjunction with Brain Power, the new empowering and inclusive toolkit from the nation’s favourite doctor, Dr Ranj. Brain Power doesn’t just explain how the brain works. It’ll teach kids how to train their brain to get better at stuff they find difficult. It’ll show them how different people think in different ways and why...
Love Being You Children’s Mental Health Week - POS pack and digital resources
Love Being You by Beth Cox and Natalie Costa, Illustrated by Vicky Barker The ideal series for Children’s Mental Health Week, LEVEL HEADERS is designed to help children aged 6-9 learn about their mental health in a positive framework, with no blame or shame. Tried and tested techniques practised by Confidence Coach Natalie Costa are at the heart of these activity books, designed to help children find their power and stretch their confidence. The latest book in the series, Love Being You,...
The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Children & Young People - Local and Community History Month
Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about the history of where they live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from ancient Arabia and Greece to 1930s Blackpool and 1890s London, telling thrilling and fascinating stories of the people who lived then. Tell us what you thought of any of the books on the list by tagging us on social media (@readingagency)!
An Extra Pair of Hands digital assets
This pack contains assets promoting An Extra Pair of Hands by Kate Mosse for sharing on social media, plus a video from the author.
The Usborne Unworry Pack
The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them hang around in your head. We would love to see how you share the Unworry Pack on social media with #UsborneUnworryPack and tagging readingagency and usborne.
International Booker Prize 2022 Reading Guides
Find out more about the titles on the 2022 International Booker Prize longlist with these reading guides, with information about each book, author and translator and why it made it onto the list.
Elmer Day 2022 digital pack
Get ready for the most colourful day of the year! Elmer Day is on Saturday 28 May 2022. Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day celebrations Andersen Press are spreading the positivity of Elmer with free resources so that everyone can hold their own celebration in May. These digital packs will include educational resources, colourful crafts and lots of activity ideas to help you celebrate in a classroom, library, at home or online. We would love to see how...
Turn the Tide on Climate Anxiety extract and activity
It’s hard to watch the news without hearing or seeing something disturbing about the climate emergency. This can trigger all sorts of emotions: worry, anger, sadness, guilt, and even grief but also often over-looked positive emotions like motivation, connection and care. Written by psychologists with extensive experience in treating people with eco-anxiety, Turn the Tide on Climate Anxiety shows you how to harness these emotions, validate them, and transform them into positive action. This...
The English Patient: Discussion Guide
Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.
Paradise: Discussion Guide
Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.
The Memory of Love: Discussion Guide
Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.
Julia and the Shark - Writing and Illustrating Competition Pack
Julia and the Shark is an extraordinary story about family, friendship and hope from bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and acclaimed illustrator Tom de Freston. ‘Tom de Freston’s stunning illustrations perfectly complement the poetry of Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s story’ Cressida Cowell ‘The art shines and the writing soars – a classic from cover to cover’ Eoin Colfer ‘A truly beautiful book, with text and illustrations in perfect harmony!’ Jacqueline Wilson As these fantastic...
The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2012-2022
Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2012-2022. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.
The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2002-2011
Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2002-2011. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.
The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1992-2001
Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1992-2001. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.
The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1982-1991
Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1982-1991. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.
The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1972-1981
Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1972-1981. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.