UK Children’s Books - Publishers
Links to publishers. Publishers very often have great resources relating to their books – teacher’s resources, lessons plans, fun activities, etc.
Resources, videos, books by theme, activities, authors and illustrators.
Very useful website with wonderful books and activities for children who struggle to read due to dyslexia or visual stress or for children who generally don’t enjoy reading. Writers and illustrators join Barrington Stoke to publish super-readable, accessible books. Teacher’s resources, books, author information, advice on dyslexia and reading, posters. Picture books, under 5s, Little Gems for 5-8 years, 8-12 years and older.
Bloomsbury Children’s Books
- Click for website here, containing author videos and teaching guides.
- Click here for resources for teachers, parents and librarians.
- Bloomsbury’s own Youtube channel is here. Author interviews and reading from their books, trailers, book previews.
- Click here for information about J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter, discussion guides, the books, fun stuff.
Chicken House Books
Fun stuff but also with content created by teachers and librarians that have a passion for reading, PDF downloads of chapter-by-chapter guides, schemes of work, videos and useful links to external resources are here to help with class or book club planning.
Egmont Children’s Publishers
- Egmont are curating 14 Stories in 14 Days, making new content available every day. Includes videos and activity sheets focusing on a different book bundle – one title for younger readers and one for older
- Teachers’ notes, lesson plans, activity sheets and posters for you to download and use. Make sure you sign up for our newsletter to find out about new resources, exciting books and competitions.
Faber Children’s Books
Free resources including activity sheets and cross-curricular lesson plans. Books include: Polar Bear Explorer’s Club, Secrets of a Sun King, Letters from the Lighthouse, The Children of Castle Rock, The Pair Affair, The Iron Man (Chris Mould illustrated edition), Calm Down Zebra, My Hair and more.
Hachette Children’s Books
Resources including Oi! Frog and Friends; The Boy at the Back of the Class; The Wizards of Once series and more.
Harper Collins Children’s Publishers
- Their website is here, where you'll find book extracts, book trailers, resources.
- Their YouTube channel is here, with videos of stories, readings, extracts and authors, including Oliver Jeffers, Davis Walliams, Eoin Colfer, David Baddiel, Michael Morpurgo, Rob Biddulph, Mary Poppins book, Paddington, Dr Seuss and more.
Book extracts, author information, videos, trailers, blogs.
Extracts, What Should I Read Next?, articles, games, activities.
Salariya Books (You Wouldn’t Want to Be…series)
Excellent free web books in the series You Wouldn’t Want to Be…series. Web books, authors and illustrators and free resources.
- Click on above heading for loads of fun activities, book and author information and ‘Book Wizard’ to help you choose a book. Fun website.
- Free Resource Packs: Lower KS2 (Year group 3-4) Upper KS2 (Year group 5-6)
- Home Learning Packs: During school closures, the Resource Bank have put together a range of free home learning packs for EYFS, KS1, LKS2 & UKS2 to support teachers and parents.
Walker Children’s Books
- Click on above for book and author information. Videos include book trailers, animations and authors and illustrators.
- Teacher’s notes, discussion guides, downloadable activity sheets
- Their Youtube channel.
- Their Picture Book Party, with information about authors and illustrators and loads of Fun Stuff.
- Click on above name for their website. Browse books, book trailers, videos, Quicklinks/weblinks related to particular books, quizzes on the book, things to do, blogs, book reviews. In-depth teachers' resources to support the UK National Curriculum.
- Making lots of resources available to you in the Play and Learn at Home area of the website, to help keep you entertained and engaged with topics you are already studying at school, with new ideas that will expand your minds. And lots of fun stuff!
- Usborne are also making all of their ebooks available for only 99p to buy. Check Kindle Store, iBooks and Googleplay (they are also working on making them available from other retailers).