A selection of great value or free eBooks for children and young adults in lockdown. Authors include Angie Thomas, Akemi Dawn Bowman, Adam Blade, Kevin Tsang, Darren Shan and Fiona Danks.
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Are you looking to up-skill during downtime? Are you a literacy or English teacher in need of CPD evidence for your next appraisal? Here’s our regularly updated list of online training, remote courses, distance learning research-based CPD and internet-based inset for teachers.
Shortlists for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2020 and Kate Greenaway award 2020 – recommended for children and young adults in primary and secondary schools.
Great resources and online courses for primary and secondary home learning – ideal for self-isolation, time away from school, or revision. This list of E-learning activities is suitable for primary aged children and secondary and sixth form teens and young adults in the UK.
Everything a football-mad youngster might want is here: bold, dramatic art-work, factual information in clear and direct prose and page after page of biography and statistics charting Cristiano Ronaldo’s stellar career.
Our up to date list of children’s book publishers in the UK covering baby & toddler picture books, 5-7, early chapter books for 7-9 year olds, middle-grade novels for 9-12 year olds, 12-16 teen young adult fiction, poetry, nonfiction, textbooks, and study guides.
A festive online advent calendar of classic and modern children’s Christmas picture books. Including cracking yuletide tales by Michael Morpurgo, Judith Kerr, Delia Huddy, Raymond Briggs, David McKee, Rod Campbell, Kes Gray, and Janet & Allan Ahlberg.
Books for bedtime to read to children – a selection of books by Jill Murphy, Allan Ahlberg, Maurice Sendak, Michael Rosen, Martin Waddell, Fiona Watt, Claire Freedman, and more; which are ideal for reading to children at bedtime.
Trying to find the perfect children’s bookcase or bookshelf can be a minefield with children’s books coming in all shapes, sizes, and weights. We’ve put together a selection of kid’s bookshelves, bookends & bookcases for storing all your picture books, stories, and kid’s magazines.
Our list of up-to-date GCSE English language and literature revision guides for pupils in years 10 & 11 of secondary schools, chosen by KS4 teachers, heads of departments in the state and independent sectors, tutors and homeschooling parents.
The 2019 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2019 – recommended for children aged 9-16 and young adults in primary and secondary schools.
Our World Book Day costume recommendations and suggestions for cracking book character outfits for your child. We’ve picked out fancy dress kits based on book characters by authors including Roald Dahl, David Walliams, JK Rowling, JM Barrie and Lewis Carroll.
A 100 question quiz with a festive Christmas round for children aged 7-11 in KS2. Genres include fantasy, historical, mystery, adventure and picture books. This literacy quiz is ideal for end of term school activities, family fun in the holiday, or something for your children to do at your local library.
The 2018 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 – recommended for children aged 9-16 and young adults in primary and secondary schools.
Recommended magazines and newspapers for children aged 3-6, 7-12 and 13+ in the UK. Ideal reading material for pupils in UK primary and secondary schools and useful resources for teachers and school libraries.
Looking for a travel destination to engage your children? How about a location from a favourite children’s book, or an actual landmark or building which inspired a magical or legendary setting from a story? Here’s a list of top holiday spots with literary themes.
The 2017 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 – recommended for children aged 10-14+ and young adults in primary and secondary schools. A great list for secondary school class readers and summer reading material for teens.
Suggested toys & games to develop an understanding of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in primary and secondary school children aged 5-12.
The 2016 shortlist of books for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2016 – recommended for children aged 10-14+ and young adults in primary and secondary schools. A great list for secondary school class readers and summer reading material for teens.
A list of resources for English teachers including links to curriculum, assessment, creative writing, extra-curricular, enrichment and motivational ideas.
Scholastic Book Club – Information and teachers and parents. Scholastic Book Fair Travelling Book fair Your local Waterstones branch may well be happy to set up a bespoke book fair at your school in exchange for commision in the form of free children’s books for your school. Well worth looking into. Usborne Book fairs BookedUp […]
A calendared list of competitions, festivals and events ideal for schools to promote to primary and secondary aged pupils.
Following established annual Children’s Literature awards is a good way to decide which books to pick when purchasing new stock for your school library, or which new books to buy for your children. Leading UK and international Children’s Literature awards The New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards The Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals The Newbery […]