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Dark Blue Rising – Intro & Chapter Reading from Teri Terry

From the award-winning author of SLATED, comes the start of a thriller trilogy for KS3 readers…   In the video below, Teri Terry introduces her new book, Dark Blue Rising as well as giving a […]

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Jack’s Secret Summer – Teaching Notes

Join the Secret Summer Gang for an unforgettable magical adventure! Jack’s Secret Summer is the first book in a new series by Jack Ryder, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Famous Five aged 7 […]

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The Bone Sparrow – Author Videos

Zana Fraillon, author of the award-winning book The Bone Sparrow, talks about the book, the themes explored in the text and the context of the book in 2020.   About The Bone Sparrow Perfect for […]

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Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour – Author Reading

Listen to author, Ally Carter read the prologue of her first book for kids aged 9+ – Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour.     Head over to our page featuring Winterborne Home for Vengeance […]

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The Strangeworlds Travel Agency – Teacher Resources

Escape to new worlds with The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, a brand new magical adventure series for children aged 9+!   About the resources   This teacher resource pack is bursting with classroom ideas and cross-curricular […]

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Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour – Activity Sheets

Looking for suggestions of activities to recommend to parents? Or are you looking for ways to keep KS2 kids entertained? These activity sheets themed to Ally Carter’s mystery middle grade series, Winterborne Home for Vengeance […]

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Will You Catch Me? – Teacher’s Notes

KS2 classroom ideas for Waterstones Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell’s series The Wizards of Once

Themes: creativity, empathy, imagination, iron age, fantasy

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Mr Penguin – Free Resources

From the international bestselling creator of Claude comes a hero like no other: Mr Penguin. This series is Indiana Jones meets Hercule Poirot with adventure, mystery and humour from Alex T. Smith. The perfect KS2 […]

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Only Mostly Devastated – Discussion Questions

Have a lively and timely conversation in your classroom or book group with these discussion questions for Only Mostly Devastated – an utterly joyful LGBT reimagining of Grease for readers aged 12+.   From an […]

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BKMRK Reading Challenge 2020

Looking for books for your Key Stage 3 and 4 students? Why not encourage them to take part in our BKMRK 2020 reading challenge?   BKMRK is our teen and young adult community for readers […]

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Break the Fall – Discussion Questions

Spark debate with your class or book club on survivorship, female solidarity and the importance of using your voice with the sensational new YA novel about one girl’s determination to win gold at the Olympics. […]

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Heartstopper Teaching Notes

Heartstopper by Alice Oseman is a wonderfully sweet LGBTQ+ graphic novel series about Nick and Charlie, two school boys who become friends and fall in love. The series is sweet, funny and sensitively tackles topics […]

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