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National Poetry Day

3rd October is National Poetry Day, a great opportunity to encourage young readers to discover, enjoy and share poetry. We have two beautifully-written and accessible poetry books, both make great entry points for anyone who thinks poetry ‘isn’t for them’! Poems from a Green and Blue Planet edited by Sabrina Mahfouz Dive into this book and […]

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Black History Month

October is Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the achievements and contributions of the black community in the UK and around the world. We have some fantastic books for primary and secondary school readers from non-fiction celebrating courageous and inspiring individuals, to stunning contemporary fiction. Find out about the life of […]

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Review Crew: The Survival Game

The Survival Game by Nicky Singer is a searing and timely story, set in a near (and all too believable) future where resources are scarce and your only chance of survival is to risk it all and journey north. Can love and hope defy this world of checkpoints and border controls? A group of Year 8 […]

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Rose, Interrupted and Sexting

Rose, Interrupted is the new novel from Patrice Lawrence Sexting is a key issue in the book and Rose’s younger brother Rudder gets into trouble with school and the police after he accidentally shares an image of a girl. With sexting on the rise among young people in the UK, and many not understanding the […]

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Toto the Ninja Cat Halloween Mask

Happy almost-Halloween! If you’re on the look-out for a fun dress-up activity with your class, look no further… meet Toto the Ninja Cat. The feline star of Dermot’s O’Leary’s children’s books is not only the coolest cat in town, but also makes for a super-easy Halloween costume. How to dress up as Toto the Ninja Cat: […]

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10 tips for starting your school eco-squad!

10 tips for starting your school eco-squad Empower pupils to start making a difference by starting a school eco-squad! It’s a great way for kids to get involved in making the school a greener place to be. Once your squad is up and running, why not hold an assembly to share ideas and inspire others […]

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Free posters for your classroom or library

Brighten up your classroom walls and inspire your pupils to get reading with these fantastic free posters! Picture Books Ten Little Superheroes – times tables poster Find out more about Ten Little Superheroes here     Oi Frog and Friends Find out more about the Oi! series here     The Way Home for Wolf Find […]

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Looking for your next class read? Step boldly into Nevermoor…

If you are looking for the next class read, we have a wundrous book for you. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials, this series takes readers into an extraordinary world, setting hope and imagination alive. Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend   Morrigan Crow is cursed, destined […]

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Cressida Cowell’s Free Writing Friday – A Letter from Cressida

Find out more about why Cressida has started the Free Writing Friday initiative, which is supported by the NLT.

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Cressida Cowell’s Free Writing Friday – FAQs

Have any questions about how Free Writing Friday works? Read on!

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Cressida Cowell’s Free Writing Friday – Where to Start if You’re Really Stuck

Cressida shares some ideas from her newest book The Wizards of Once, in case you need a bit of help getting started. 

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Cressida Cowell’s Free Writing Friday – Three Writing Tips

Some tips from Cressida Cowell on how to get started with your free writing notebook.

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