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Key Stage 3 and 4

For children aged 12 and older

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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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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How to Build an Orchestra – Teaching Notes

Find out what makes up an orchestra and learn about its different instruments with this beautifully illustrated book, produced in association with the London Symphony Orchestra.   This wonderfully illustrated story follows a conductor who […]

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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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Speak – Teacher’s Resources

Speak is an excellent text for KS3 and 4 students to explore topics such as consent, creative writing and English comprehension. The graphic novel edition is also a great way of encouraging visual learners to […]

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Go Big – Teacher’s Notes and Assembly Pack

A secondary school self-help and survival guide – helping readers navigate exams, overcome peer pressure and start building toward their future goals.   Secondary school can seem scary. Corridors are wide, older students look terrifying […]

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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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The Haven by Simon Lelic – Teacher Resources

You don’t know it exists, but when you have nowhere else to turn, the Haven will find you … An adrenaline-fuelled adventure in a new series by top thriller writer Simon Lelic. Our city. Our secret. […]

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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 […]

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Sex and Relationships with Hannah Witton

Hannah Witton popular YouTube vlogger and author of Doing It creates amazing short videos to prompt young people to talk about sex and relationships, even the awkward bits!   Doing It is an honest and hilarious account of anecdotes, confessions […]

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