Bookshelf – book-based comprehension

Resources and activities on favourite children's authors and popular stories

Do you want to create your own gruesome recipe, like Roald Dahl? Need some inspiration for your favourite Michael Morpurgo book? Or are you just searching for a magical idea on a fairy tale topic?

Find our collection of activities and classroom exercises to develop your children's reading comprehension.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (3)
Akimbo and the Elephants by Alexander McCall Smith (2)
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (1)
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (1)
Books by Anne Fine (5)
Books by Beatrix Potter (6)
Books by Benedict Blathwayt (2)
Books by Curtis Jobling (1)
Books by Dick King Smith (4)
Books by Helen Ward (2)
Books by J.R.R. Tolkien (1)
Books by Jack Cheng (2)
Books by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (4)
Books by Jeremy Strong (1)
Books by Julia Donaldson (1)
Books by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler (8)
Books by Martin Waddell (2)
Books by Mary Hoffman (1)
Books by Megan Rix (4)
Books by Michael Morpurgo (15)
Books by Oliver Jeffers (5)
Books by Phil Earle (1)
Books by R.J.Palacio (2)
Books by Rick Riordan (2)
Books by Roald Dahl (29)  New resource!
Books by Roddy Doyle (1)
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White (3)
Complex punctuation (1)
Complex sentences (1)  New resource!
Conjunctions and connectives (1)  New resource!
Debate (1)  New resource!
The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross (1)
Developing vocabulary (1)  New resource!
Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney (4)
The Diary of Dennis the Menace by Steven Butler (1)
Duty Calls series by James Holland (7)
Features of writing (1)  New resource!
The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman (4)
Gods and Warriors series by Michelle Paver (1)
Grandpa Chatterji by Jamila Gavin (1)
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (2)
Handa's Surprise by Eileen Browne (2)
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (13)
Inference and deduction (36)
Information retrieval – narrative (23)
Instructions (1)
The Iron Man by Ted Hughes (3)
Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling (1)
Kitty in Boots by Beatrix Potter (1)
Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden (1)
The Large Family by Jill Murphy (1)
Letter writing (1)
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (2)
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (1)
Mog Stories by Judith Kerr (1)
Murder Most Unladylike by Robin Stevens (1)
Non-chronological reports (2)
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (1)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 1 stories (10)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 1+ Floppy's Phonics (7)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 1+ stories (7)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 2 Floppy's Phonics (6)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 2 stories (6)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 3 Floppy's Phonics (6)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 3 stories (4)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 4 Floppy's Phonics (7)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 4 stories (5)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 5 Floppy's Phonics (5)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 5 stories (6)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 6 stories (12)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 7 stories (11)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 8 stories (12)
Oxford Reading Tree Stage 9 stories (12)
Persuasive writing (2)  New resource!
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1)
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning (9)
Poems on a theme (1)
Simple sentences (1)
Structuring plots and planning (2)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (1)
The BFG by Roald Dahl (1)
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands (1)
The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher (1)
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (1)
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (1)
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson (1)
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler by Gene Kemp (9)
Verb tenses (1)  New resource!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle (1)
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen (1)
Weslandia by Paul Fleischman (1)
The Whales' song by Dylan Sheldon and Gary Blythe (1)
Whiff by Ian Whybrow (1)
Works by Shakespeare (5)

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