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 […]Read More
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: […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
How to be Positively Teenage even during exams! By Nicola Morgan
A guest post from Nicola Morgan with some practical strategies for fostering good mental and physical health during the stressful exam period. Nicola is an international expert on teenage brains and wellbeing, and author of Positively Teenage. Positively Teenage aims to arm young people with the knowledge, self-awareness, inspiration, motivation and strategies to have the best possible […]Read More
World Book Day costume ideas
We’ve put together some easy last-minute costumes for World Book Day, just in time! Charlie and Lola Horrid Henry Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon Mr. Penguin Claude And, as an extra bonus, here’s a free Toto the Ninja Cat mask for dressing up as Dermot O’Leary’s purrfect feline hero.Read More
Free World Book Day activity sheets!
To celebrate World Book Day we have lots of free activity sheets, perfect to go alongside your £1 books! Just download, print and enjoy. Oi! Wordsearch Oi! Spot the difference Oi! Origami Oi! Matching game Oi! Colouring Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story recipe and activitiesRead More
Why do we wear poppies?
Discover the history of the British Legion poppy, worn each year around Armistice Day. Plus discussion points and ideas for further reading. _____________________________________ As October moves into November, more and more of us start wearing a red poppy, or sometimes a white one. Pinned to our clothes, these poppies are worn as a symbol of […]Read More