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Home Learning Activities for Children Aged 8-11

Support learning and keep children entertained at home with these fun book-based activities and teaching resources.


A Planet Full of Plastic: and how you can help

By Neal Layton

Themes: Environment, plastic, energy, pollution, creative writing, reading, suitable for years 1-6

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Download activity sheets

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Awesomely Austen

By Katherine Woodfine, Katy Birchall, Narinder Dhami

Themes: Jane Austen, history, reading, famous literature, suitable for years 4-6

Download your Awesomely Austen A3 book poster

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Bombs and Blackberries

By Julia Donaldson

Themes: World War Two, D-Day, plays, performance, drama, suitable for years 3-6

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Hello Lighthouse

By Sophie Blackall

Themes: picture book, changes, passing of time, suitable for years 1-3

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Nevermoor and Wundersmith

By Jessica Townsend

Themes: fantasy, adventure, magic, suitable for years 4-6

Download the Teaching Notes for Nevermoor and Wundersmith

Download the Nevermoor Teaching Notes

Download the Wundersmith Teaching Notes

Download a poster

Take the Nevermoor reader quiz

Take the Nevermoor Wundrous Society Entrance Exam

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The Star Outside My Window

By Onjali Rauf

Themes: healthy Relationships, fostering and Adoption, coping with loss, hope, suitable for years 5-6

Download The Star Outside my Window resources

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Toto the Ninja Cat and the Superstars Catastrophe

By Dermot O’Leary

Themes: cats, superheroes, comic strip stories, suitable for years 2-4

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The Strangeworlds Travel Agency

By L.D.Lapinski

Themes: magic, travel, new worlds, suitable for 9+


Escape to new worlds with The Strangeworlds Travel Agency, a brand new magical adventure series for children aged 9+!


About the resources

This home learning resource pack is bursting with fun home activities, comprising themes of travel, world building and magic. So pack your suitcase for a magical adventure in The Strangeworlds Travel Agency!

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About the book

At the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, each suitcase transports you to a different world. All you have to do is step inside. . .
When 12-year-old Flick Hudson accidentally ends up in the Strangeworlds Travel Agency, she uncovers a fantastic secret: there are hundreds of other worlds just steps away from ours. All you have to do to visit them is jump into the right suitcase. Then Flick gets the invitation of a lifetime: join Strangeworlds’ magical travel society and explore other worlds.
But, unknown to Flick, the world at the very centre of it all, a city called Five Lights, is in danger. Buildings and even streets are mysteriously disappearing. Once Flick realizes what’s happening she must race against time, travelling through unchartered worlds, seeking a way to fix Five Lights before it collapses into nothingness – and takes our world with it.