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The Queen’s Hat Activity Sheets

Download these fun activity sheets to re-design the Queen’s hat and set up a treasure hunt around your school from Steve Anthony!   Make a hat display fit for a Queen to win books and […]

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The Dark Lady – Discussion Questions

Akala’s debut novel for teens, The Dark Lady, will enthuse and entertain teenagers and young adults, showing that reading is a true super-power.   About The Dark Lady   A PICKPOCKET WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL GIFT. […]

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The Ship of Cloud and Stars by Amy Raphael

From the acclaimed author of The Forest of Moon and Sword, Amy Raphael, comes a high-seas adventure for readers 9+. It’s 1832 and Nico desperately wants to be an explorer, but her parents think adventures […]

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The Lion Above the Door – Free Teaching Resources

From Onjali Q. Rauf, the award-winning and best-selling author of The Boy at the Back of the Class, comes an incredible story about missing histories and the concept of a universal family, told with humour and […]

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Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom – Teacher Resources

Kiki Kallira is more of a worrier than a warrior. But today she’ll have to be a hero … A magical celebration of creativity and its powers, for fans of The Land of Roar and […]

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The Forest of Moon and Sword Learning Resources

This resource pack provides discussion questions, lesson topics and activities, including extracts from the book to use with KS2 children aged 8+. You will explore themes of The History of the Witch Trials, Folklore, The Power […]

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The Last Garden – Classroom Resources

Introduce children to the topics of migration, war and the power of nature and gardens throughout history in a gentle, hopeful way with The Last Garden. These resources are designed to guide you through the […]

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The Wizard in My Shed Teacher Resources

These resources for The Wizard in My Shed will expand creative skills with words, illustration and historical knowledge too, perfect for KS2 classrooms.   Download The Wizard in My Shed Teacher Notes here Download Activity […]

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Essential Introductions to Black History – Teaching Resources

Essential guides to the fascinating histories of African migration throughout the world and of the African and Caribbean communities in Britain. Written by British historian and academic Prof. Hakim Adi, these revised and updated editions […]

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Black Stories Matter

Discover inspiring black men and women through history, from artists to inventors, in this beautifully illustrated biography collection.   Black Stories Matter feature biographies of famous and inspiring black people, celebrating their lives and achievements, […]

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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. It’s also important to celebrate black authors and […]

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When Secrets Set Sail by Sita Brahmachari – Teacher’s Notes

When Secrets Set Sail is the breathtaking new adventure from Sita Brahmachari, the award-winning author of Where the River Runs Gold. Ideal for reading with Upper Key Stage 2.   This beautifully written story shines a […]

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