Activities and Inspiration from Our Favourite Authors and Illustrators
Rob Biddulph - Draw with Rob
Author/Illustrator of 'Odd Dog Out' (read by Mrs Melhuish for Story Time), 'Show and Tell,' 'Blown Away,' and many more
Matt Carr - Activities
Author 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' - Downloads
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.
Calling 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 who has visited us at Mendip Green, has created a range of activities and interactive links, linked to the curriculum and his books.
Steven Lenton - Activities
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. As with all Youtube links, please beware of adverts, popups and autoplay.
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 - Activities
As Mr O mentioned before reading his bedtime story 'The Twits,' 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 - Activities
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
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.
Instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, that will help kids to continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet
Straight from the Publishers
DK Books, publishers of non-fiction children's books, have produced a fantastic range of downloadable content that makes learning fun
Heaps of resources, activities and games from this publishing giant
A range of activities and videos linked to books and areas of the curriculum.