Learning Resources

Take on Gizzardgulpers, Grand High Witches and a cantankerous granny in these fabulous resources

Teacher Linda Murray explains how she used our Authors Live: Roald Dahl Celebration as the launchpad for a term filled with fantastic cross-curricular fun.

When teachers at Middleton Park Primary School and Burravoe Primary School watched our Authors Live event with Polly Dunbar, they were inspired to create puppet shows based on picture books with their pupils, before broadcasting these to each other via video conference! Read how they did it here and find out how you can have a go yourself.

These resources provide a range of activities to help you get the most out of Polly Dunbar's Penguin and Arthur's Dream Boat books.

These resources feature Katie Morag and the Tiresome Ted, Katie Morag and the Dancing Class and Katie Morag Delivers the Mail. 

Some great activities looking to explore Phil's thought-provoking and gritty novels.

Steve Cole, author of Young Bond: Shoot to Kill, gives his top tips for writing great action scenes - including using kick-ass language, thinking about viewpoint and picturing the action on a cinema screen in your head. KA-POW!

Read this case study from primary and secondary schools about how Steve Cole's books were used to excite pupils about reading and inspire a host of cross-curricular activities!

Dinosaurs? Versus cows? in SPACE? It could only be Steve Cole, and this resource will help you to make the most of Steve's wonderfully wacky books in the classroom.

Pamela Butchart's fantastically funny books have won the hearts of readers across the UK and scooped a Blue Peter Children's Book Award. In this video, she helps your pupils to find inspiration in the smallest, seemingly insignificant things.