Daydreams and Jellybeans – Resources

Daydreams and Jellybeans – Resources

About Daydreams and Jellybeans

From forgotten jellybeans to sparking daydreams, Alex’s poems, written for primary school age children, are both funny and thoughtful, and aim to spark familiarity and inclusion. And the illustrations from Katy Riddell focus on the fun and dreamlike quality of the poems’ engagement with the natural world.

These poems use rhyme, rhythm and free verse and are ideally suited to performance in a school setting, nurturing a love of language, reading, confidence and self-expression.


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daydreams and jellybeans by alex wharton


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Rampaging Rugby – Resources

Rampaging Rugby – Resources

About Rampaging Rugby

First in the Stupendous Sports series,

which aims to do for Wednesday afternoon sport what Horrible Histories did for Year 7 History.

Out in time for the Bicentenary of Rugby in 2023

Foreword and pro tips by Conrad Smith, ex All Black and double World Cup winner

Each chapter will have cartoons, player tips your coach won’t tell you, useful explanations, fascinating facts and – yes – funny stories.

Did you know?

Rugby started when Webb Ellis picked up a football during a game and ran with it? (He cheated, basically.)

Basketball was created by a rugby coach who wanted an indoor sport to keep his players fit off-season.

Rugby is played in 119 countries and has over 400 million fans.


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Keeper of Secrets – Resources

Keeper of Secrets – Resources

About Keeper of Secrets

Eleven-year-old Emily doesn’t think Badger Cottage – where she’s had to move with her vet father after her mum died – will ever be home. But there is something out there that needs her; a bright pair of eyes in the darkness.

In the middle of a fierce battle between a conservation project to rewild the lynx in the woods and the local farmers, Emily tries to shield a baby lynx she calls Lotta, afraid it will be killed by the person who killed its mother. Can Emily work out who the illegal hunter is in time? Who can she trust?


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The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith – Resources

The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith – Resources

About The Ten Riddles of Eartha Quicksmith

Welcome to the dazzling new world of Quicksmiths, where you will encounter Strange Energy, the Mowl, Wormholes, Dark Forces and the tantalising riddle of the Ark of Ideas. When Kip Bramley receives a cryptic invitation, delivered by a beetle shaped drone which appears to be breathing, his world will change forever. Soon he finds himself chasing riddles and solving puzzles on a crazy treasure hunt set 400 years earlier by a mysterious genius. As things get dangerous, it seems much more is at stake for Kip and his family than winning top marks at his strange new school…

Let your adventure begin: https://quicksmiths.com/


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GROW Resources

GROW Resources

About GROW

A white supremacist group and its violent leader target fifteen- year-old Josh, who is struggling to cope with his father’s recent death at the hands of terrorists. Will he find the strength to resist, and will unlikely accomplice Dana help him plant something good in the space grief has left inside him?

Grow is a tense and compelling novel of our current social landscape woven through with redemptive strands of friendship, love and nature.


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