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The Nowhere Thief Discussion Notes and Activity Ideas

A mind-bending multiverse adventure!

Download our discussion notes and activity ideas to travel deeper into the kaleidoscope of Nowhere!

Activities include:
– Writing – Create your own Somewhere
– Drawing – Design an object or creature from another Somewhere
– Crafting – Create your own kaleidoscope

Press Start Reading Record

Become a SUPER READER with our Press Start Reading Record!

Perfect for logging which books you’ve read and what you think of them.


Press Start Educational Resources for KS1

About the book

These activity ideas focus on Press Start: Game On, Super Rabbit Boy, the first in a new full colour-series of graphic novels perfect for kids who love gaming. Suitable for 5+ readers.

About the resource

Help readers gain confidence and independence with these activity ideas for KS1 focusing on Press Start! – including a printable reading record for children to mark their achievements.

Wren Discussion Notes and Activities

Wren’s family have lived in the old Welsh castle for generations. The walls sigh, the cold never leaves and the sea is just outside the door. And something powerful is trapped there, just like Wren. Flight is the answer but what if only one of you has wings?

An extraordinary adventure about longing and escape from the author of FLEDGLING.

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And Everything Will Be Glad to See You Poetry Resource for KS2

About the book

And Everything Will Be Glad to See You is an anthology of poems by women and girls. It includes well-loved poets, such as Maya Angelou, Wendy Cope, Lucille Clifton and Christina Rossetti, to newer voices such as Amanda Gorman, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Ada Limón. The poetry is wide-ranging but accessible for pupils in KS2 (as well as younger or older), and has been chosen to inspire and uplift. Every poem is complemented by beautiful illustrations, which can also contribute and be referred to during reading and discussion.

About the resource

This classroom resource focuses on different ways of reading and understanding poetry, and gives ideas and tips to get children writing their own poems. It contains a combination of activities to use within literacy lessons, and some suggestions of ways to introduce poetry to children and integrate it into your classroom.

The resource is aimed at pupils in upper KS2, but activities and ideas could be adapted to use with younger ones if required. The poems themselves could be read out loud to anyone.

Always, Clementine Discussion Notes and Activity Ideas

A funny, wise and heartwarming story, with a truly one-of-a-kind hero, from the author of the highly-acclaimed I, Cosmo and My Life as a Cat.

Download these discussion notes and activity ideas to explore the story with your class or reading group.

Running Out of Time: Teaching Resources

About the book

Running Out of Time is a thrilling, unputdownable debut, with extraordinary twists and incredible action, from an incredible new voice in children’s fiction.

Alex can steal time. The most he can take at the moment is fifteen seconds, which is not a lot.

When Alex and his father are forced to flee their home to escape a brutal government, they begin a life-threatening journey across Europe. But when they are separated before they can reach Britain, Alex finds himself alone, with only his extraordinary gift to keep him alive.

Perfect for fans of Alex Rider, Artemis Fowl, and Inception, Running out of Time is an ingenious, high-concept thriller with a twist that you won’t believe.

About these resources

These chapter-by-chapter resources are great for class discussion and bookclubs. Also included are cross-curriculum activities based on the book including English, Art, Geography, PSHE and Maths.

Key themes of this book include: an exploration of choice and fate; familial relationships – particularly father and son; and the experiences of refugees.

Mouse Heart Discussion Notes and Activity Ideas

Mouse Heart is an atmospheric thriller, full of daring stunts and sinister villains, perfect escapism for 9+ readers.

Download these discussion notes and activity ideas to explore the story with your class or reading group.

A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy – Teaching Resources

About the book:

A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy is a hilarious story of what happens when a galactic princess moves in next door and almost brings about the end of the world. New from award-winning, bestselling David Solomons, author of My Brother is a Superhero, you can expect to laugh your astro socks off!

About these resources:

The activities in this pack can take place during literacy lessons, be used as extra-curricular activities or form library activity sessions. They are aimed at children aged 9-11 and have a mainly literacy-based focus. The activities take approximately one hour each, but production of the final Galactic Guidebook can take place over several sessions, depending on the level of detail children want to include.

Through these activities children will:

• Discover and explore features of comedic writing

• Understand how different forms of writing work

• Generate their own creative ideas and writing


Lands of Belonging: KS2 Teaching Resources

Lands of Belonging is a unique exploration of the rich and complicated history of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Britain.

There are many ways of telling the same story, and how you tell it depends on your point of view. Some stories are so complicated, or difficult to explain, that they’re not often told at all. Like the story of how a company ended up running a country, or how one man drawing a line on a map could change the lives of millions of people forever.

This book aims to piece together the interesting, surprising, and sometimes very sad story of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Britain, and how these countries have shaped one another over the centuries. From exploring the vast empires and amazing inventions of ancient India, to revealing the challenges faced by South Asian migrants to Britain – or celebrating the amazing culture, innovations, inventions, and achievements of British people of South Asian heritage today – this book shows how the past, present and future of these four countries will always be intertwined.

About this teaching pack:

This resource is primarily designed for teachers to use flexibly as part of different subject schemes of work for Key Stage 2. The resources can be used to provide overview or depth to the study of specific national curriculum topics or an opportunity to further develop and understand core subject-specific skills and concepts.

Granny Came Here on the Empire Windrush Resources

This heart-warming and heartfelt debut picture book from multi-award-winning author, Patrice Lawrence, will help ensure that the struggles and achievements of the Windrush generation are never forgotten.

About the resources

This resource uses the book as a starting point to help introduce younger children to Black history, and themes of belonging and identity, loving family relationships, and showing empathy and kindness towards people from all backgrounds. There are suggested activities and discussion questions which can be used with a whole class or groups within a class, but can also be used to develop and extend further activities and ideas.

The activities in this resource are aimed at children between years 1 and 3, as the book is broadly suitable for this age group. However, activities and discussion questions could be adapted to use with older children and feed in to related learning through KS2.

The Consequence Girl Discussion Notes

The world of Colony is in ruins. No one knows what caused society to begin tearing itself apart – but the secret may lie with Cora, a girl living on the mountainside, far away from others. Cora possesses an incredible ability – one that can change lives, in ways both good and bad…

The Consequence Girl is a thrilling, unputdownable adventure, from the highly-acclaimed author of Orion Lost and Adam-2.

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