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Educational Resources

With so many of us cooped up at home at the moment, we thought it was the perfect time to share some of the free activities and home-schooling resources available to help you and your family pass the time and maybe dig a little deeper in the worlds our authors have created. We’ll keep updating this page as more resources become available so watch this space!

Eloise Undercover | Sarah Baker

The second thrilling middle-grade adventure from Sarah Baker.

France, 1944. 12-year-old Eloise’s father has not come home in over a week, and she is getting worried that something might be badly wrong. When the Germans occupy Eloise’s town, and the Nazi Kommandant moves into Maison de la Noyer, things start falling apart.

Through a chance meeting, Eloise volunteers to join the Resistance. Suspense, secrecy and danger follow her as, inspired by her favourite detective fiction books, she tries to find her father. A hidden passage behind a tapestry, a deportation list and a race against time… Will Eloise find her father? And what other secrets will she reveal?

Read an exclusive extract from Eloise Undercover!

Teachers’ Notes

With links to UK National Curriculum subjects English, History, French, Geography and Art, the Eloise Undercover Teachers’ Notes (Key Stage 2) are perfect for those looking for exciting ways to explore the curriculum at home.

Nevertell | Katharine Orton 

A gorgeous, snowy adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for junior readers.

A world of magic is only a whisper away… Born in a Soviet prison camp, Lina has never seen the world outside until the night she escapes with her best friend, Bogdan. As the pair journey across a snowy wilderness, they are pursued by a vengeful sorceress and her pack of shadow wolves. The children will need every ounce of courage – and a whisper of magic – if they are to survive…

Read an exclusive extract from Nevertell!

Watch the book trailer for Nevertell!

Teachers’ Notes

With links to UK National Curriculum subjects English, History, Geography and Art, the Nevertell Teachers’ Notes (Key Stage 2) are perfect for those looking for exciting ways to explore the curriculum at home.

 

She Wolf | Dan Smith 

Northumbria, 866. Washed ashore on a frozen English beach, Ylva’s survived. She will not cry. She’s meant to be strong. She’s a Viking.

Ylva, a young Viking girl, is swept by a storm on to a desolate English beach. Cruelly orphaned there, Ylva becomes set on avenging her mother’s death, tracking a killer north through dangerous hinterland. She wants only the favour of the Norse gods and the comfort of her stories. But when a stranger steps in to protect Ylva – seeming to understand her where others cannot – Ylva must decide if her own legend will end in vengeance or forgiveness.

Read the first chapter of She Wolf!

Watch Dan read the first chapter of She Wolf!

Teachers’ Notes

With links to UK National Curriculum subjects English, History, Geography and RE, the She Wolf Teachers’ Notes (Key Stage 2) are perfect for those looking for exciting ways to explore the curriculum at home.

If you want to keep exploring the many worlds of Dan Smith, please pay a visit to his website or YouTube channel for more!

 

FloodWorld | Tom Huddleston 

A gripping, action-packed story Time Out called “a blockbuster movie in waiting.”

Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves in a world of trouble. Suddenly everyone’s after them: gangsters, cops and ruthless Mariner pirates in their hi-tech submarines. The two children must find a way to fight back before Floodworld’s walls come tumbling down…

Read an exclusive extract from FloodWorld!

Listen to the FloodWorld Spotify playlist!

Teachers’ Notes

With links to UK National Curriculum subjects English, Geography, Design and Technology, and Citizenship, the FloodWorld Teachers’ Notes (Key Stage 2) are perfect for those looking for exciting ways to explore the curriculum at home.

And if you enjoyed FloodWorld, be sure to check out the thrilling new sequel, DustRoad!