Created as part of The Write Book project, The Writer's Book is made up of exclusive writing workshops from six contemporary children's authors
Here is a list of magazines and websites that accept short story submissions. Check their websites for further information on how to submit your stories. Book Trust is not responsible for any external content on these sites.
Short stories for you to download for free. (To download these stories, click on the title and save to your desktop/device).
Each month we will have an exclusive new short story for you to download.
A supporting guide for Special Schools with suggestions for using the 2015-16 School Library Pack books.
This guide has been put together to provide tried and tested suggestions and tips for starting a student reading group in your school.
A set of 4 colourful posters displaying the books from the 2015-16 School Library Pack for Special Schools.
A guide for schools receiving the School Library Pack with information about the 2015-16 books to help you get the most out of your pack.
Reading guides for five of the 2015-16 School Library Pack books:
Cowgirl, GR Gemin
Shine, CAndy Goulay
Smart, Kim Slater
The Bubble Wrap Boy, Phil Earle
Terror Kid, Benjamin Zephaniah
Three colourful posters for your school library or classroom displaying the books from the 2015-16 School Library Pack, including the Future Classics, Reluctant Readers and Short Story collections.
Four Bookstart posters to put up in libraries and other settings to help promote reading for pleasure every day with families.
Four empty-belly Bookstart posters to put up in libraries and other settings. You can write in details of events, including Bookstart Rhymetimes and Storytimes, or your Bookstart Treasure or Corner gifting sessions for parents and carers.
Two-sided flyer summarising the various book packs offered by the Bookstart programme, including universal, targeted and additional needs resources.
Presentation with guidance notes, to help parents support their children's enjoyment of the Booktime books and explore wider reading.
Includes a recommended approach to delivering Booktime and activity ideas to help you and your class get the most out of the programme. We hope that you will find these materials useful in supporting a love of books and reading in your school.
Two-sided handout summarising research evidence for the health and wellbeing benefits of reading with children, as well as presenting Bookstart Corner: a reading programme with proven impacts.
This activity works with this year's Booktime book Open Very Carefully, and can be used to reinforce each phonics set as you progress through the year, or can be a round up activity using a mix of phonics for more able children.