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The Wizards of Once – Teaching Resources

KS2 Resources for Teachers and Librarians

Cressida Cowell’s aim as Waterstones Children’s Laureate is to encourage EVERY child to read for fun and get something out of books. Her latest series, The Wizards of Once, will certainly achieve that in your classroom! It is full of magic and wonder, adventure and danger, friendship and family … and lots more!

Cressida has a passion for developing the creative intelligence of children and she believes that reading allows the reader to grow three superpowers:

  • Creativity
  • Empathy
  • Intelligence

Cressida explains that the magic of books is partly about the words, but also, importantly, what happens in the reader’s imagination.

These classroom ideas created by Reading Rocks aim to focus on those three superpowers and to explore and enjoy the reader’s own imagination.

Download the resources:




About The Wizards of Once series

Set in an ancient, magical time, full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites, The Wizards of Once series is the story of a young boy Wizard called Xar and a young girl Warrior called Wish. Wizards and Warriors are taught from birth to hate each other like poison, but this is the thrilling tale of what happens when Xar and Wish’s worlds collide…

Perfect for boys and girls who love fantasy adventure and a great class read.

Find out more about the individual books in the series here:

The Wizards of Once (Book 1)

Twice Magic (Book 2)

Knock Three Times (Book 3)