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Free teacher resources and activity packs

Discover our free teacher resources and activities, packed full of brilliant ideas to help you use our books in the classroom or at home. We're constantly adding to this page, so stay tuned!


We All Celebrate

We all celebrate birthdays and friendships, the onset of seasons, religious events, and national holidays. Our celebrations are full of colour, specially prepared food and good cheer. We All Celebrate! introduces some less familiar celebrations from around the world to children.

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Human Town

An important tale focused on environmental issues and animal preservation, as well as consumerism and conflict.

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The Phoenix of Persia

The Phoenix of Persia is a legend from ancient Persia which includes an original Iranian musical composition to stream online using a QR code in the book.

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Cinderella of the Nile

Cinderella of the Nile is an Egyptian version of Cinderella is lovingly retold by the award-winning author Beverley Naidoo with vibrant and intricate illustrations by Marjan Vafaeian.

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Plus: free activities from Love My Books

 


Last: The Story of a White Rhino

Based on a true story, Last is a deeply moving picture book about wildlife conservation from renowned author Nicola Davies. This is her exciting debut as an illustrator.

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Paris Cat

Paris Cat is a feline tale of reinvention and staying true to your roots from dynamic duo Dianne Hofmeyr and Piet Grobler!

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Rock and Roll

With fascinating fossil prints on every page, Rock and Roll celebrates the wonders of the natural world over time, whilst cleverly questioning the reasons for jealousy and conflict.

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Sorry Mrs Cake

From celebrated author & illustrator Kate Milner, comes a bright, witty tale celebrating the importance of listening to everyone, not just those who shout the loudest.

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Gloria's Porridge

Inspired by an Ethiopian folk tale, Elizabeth Laird and Toby Newsome bring to life the hilarious, high-energy Gloria’s PorridgeThis reimagined tale tackles difficult ideas in a fun and simple way, ideal for young readers.

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The Neighbourhood Surprise

Sarah van Dongen's The Neighbourhood Surprise introduces children to different kinds of diets, namely vegetarian and vegan, and includes facts about these lifestyles.

Much to the disappointment of Koya and her friends, Mrs Fig is moving to a retirement home. Koya and her neighbours want to be included in the leaving party preparations for their dear friend! They get to work, helping their parents make delicious vegan and vegetarian food for everyone in the neighbourhood to enjoy.

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Best Test

From the dynamic team of Pippa Goodhart and Anna Doherty, Best Test is their exciting second instalment all about celebrating our unique talents. With playful rhyming throughout, this energetic picture book encourages children to think about valuing difference and working as a team.

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Unlocked

With pictures by a host of talented illustrators hailing from all over the world, Unlocked! is a timely picture book acting as a beautiful reference to a moment in history – remembering how we made each other smile, no matter how restricted we were during those months in lockdown.

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The Snowman and the Sun

The Snowman and the Sun is a simple and charming story that teaches young children about the water cycle.

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Where's Baby Elephant?

Young children will love unfolding the flaps to reveal the adorable animals and their babies, in this fun interactive book.

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Bloom

Bloom is a touching book about the power of positivity by celebrated author Anne Booth, with warm, colourful illustrations from Robyn Wilson-Owen

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Felix After the Rain

Winner of the English PEN Translates Award, Felix After the Rain is an accessible and hopeful story about overcoming sadness.

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Check out incredible resources from Edinburgh Book Festival below!

  • Multi-sensory story for those with learning disabilities here
  • Exploring feelings through art here

Under the Great Plum Tree

The story of the monkey and the crocodile is a fable from the Panchatantra, an ancient Indian collection of animal fables dated to 300 BCE. But it’s a tale from around the world and versions can be found in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, China, Japan and the Caribbean.

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Fair Shares

From author Pippa Goodhart and illustrator Anna Doherty, Fair Shares is a fun yet simple story asking children to consider: What is fair?

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Quill Soup

Quill Soup is a witty tale about the benefits of sharing our resources, and opening our arms to strangers.

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Dare

Dare is an inspirational poem full of messages of empowerment, encouragement and the joy of daring to be the best person you can be.

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Grobblechops

Grobblechops is a timeless tale of monsters under the bed, lovingly told by the award-winning author Elizabeth Laird.

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There's Room for Everyone

There's Room for Everyone is a timeless yet topical allegory for war and the refugee crisis.

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Caged

Part of our Wordless Picture Book series, Duncan Annand's Caged is a witty tale of freedom, ingenuity and thwarted ambition.

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Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me

Thinker: My Puppy Poet and Me is a unique collection of poems about the friendship between a young boy and his dog.

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Chalk Eagle

Chalk Eagle is a wordless picture book about the power of imagination, bringing to life every child’s
dream of soaring into the sky.

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Children Music Life series

Come along and sing with The Drum and The Flute, created by the award-winning picture book author and artist Ken Wilson-Max and illustrated by Catell Ronca. This series explores different musical instruments from around the world and how they make you feel and move!

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