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Activities and Inspiration from Authors and Illustrators

  • Matt Carr - ActivitiesAuthor and graphic designer, Matt Carr, has created a variety of activities linked to some of his books: Superbat, Spyder and more

  • Elmer by 'David McKee'Download some printable activities linked to the lovely Elmer book series and learn to sign in Makaton some of the words from two Elmer stories.

  • Wizarding WorldCalling Harry Potter fans. Test your Wizarding World knowledge.

  • Yuval Zommer - BUGS!Yuval Zommer has created some tips of how to draw some of the bugs that are featured in his book, The Big Book of Bugs.

  • Steve Antony - Draw, Write and Do Author of 'Please Mr Panda,' Amazing' and many others, Steve Antony has created a range of activities and interactive links, linked to the curriculum and his books.

  • Steven Lenton Learn all about author/illustrator/animation director Steven Lenton. Watch his Youtube series draw-along-a-lenton to have a go at drawing some of the characters from his books.

  • Sarah McIntyre - Activities Author and illustrator Sarah McIntyre, has created a variety of printable activities linked to her books: 'Pugs of the Frozen North,' 'Oliver and the Seawigs,' and many more

  • Roald Dahl- this is a fabulous resource. The Roald Dahl website is full of interactive activities, printable resources and videos. Including videos signing some of his stories in British Sign Language.

  • The Gruffalo Watch and listen to some of Julia Donaldson’s stories and join in with interactive and printable activities.

Fantastic Bookish Organisations

  • World Book Day - Activities A variety of printable resources, interactive resources and author videos including mini challenges to get children writing and illustrating

  • Poetry National Poetry Day Ambassador, Liz Brownlee, has a range of poetry resources and website links. They are also uploading a poem a day to the website.

Straight from the Publishers

  • DK Books DK Books, publishers of non-fiction children's books, have produced a fantastic range of downloadable content that makes learning fun

  • Puffin Books Heaps of resources, activities and games from this publishing giant

  • Puffin Schools A range of activities and videos linked to books and areas of the curriculum.