Cygnet / Year 3 – The Literacy Club Book Bundle 1

This book bundle provides a complete set required to start your journey with the Cygnet / Year 3 group

This is the first bundle for this group and is required for when lessons start in October

Delivery options are:

Click & collect – you will receive an email to notify you when the parcel is ready for delivery, please then collect from:
4 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham. B28 9JP
opening hours: Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm

Delivery – The parcel will be sent out via Royal Mail and delivered to the address given at check out.


Descriptosaurus is the first book for creative writing that is a thematic expansion of a dictionary and a thesaurus; it provides children with a comprehensive resource with which to expand their descriptive vocabulary, experiment with language and sentence structure and build up narratives based around settings, characters and creatures.

This book is needed for children attending The Independent Club and The Writing Club through The Literacy Club.

Linky Thinks – PRO Word Wheel Book

The PRO edition Word Wheel book is a handy reference tool, full of vocabulary and bitesize phrases, for writing academic essays, building high-level vocabulary, writing letters, speeches, articles, applications and answering exam questions with style.

This book is an optional extra for pupils attending The Independent Club and The Writing Club through The Literacy Club.

Delivery options are:

Click & collect – you will receive an email to notify you when the parcel is ready for delivery, please then collect from:
4 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham. B28 9JP
opening hours: Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm

Delivery – The parcel will be sent out via Royal Mail and delivered to the address given at check out.

Pokko & The Drum

Pokko’s parents have made another mistake, they’ve made mistakes before, such as buying Pokko a giant Llama, and a balloon that swept her off her feet. But the DRUM…the drum was definitely the BIGGEST mistake they’ve made. So Pokko is asked politely by her father to go and play it outside, but not too loud as they don’t want to upset the neighbours. But soon enough Pokko has a troupe of merry noise makers joining her, will she hear her dad calling her for tea?

My new favourite book, for anyone who loves the humour of Jon Klassen books then this one’s for you, a beautifully illustrated book with wry humour throughout. Definitely a keeper!

Virginia Wolf

Virginia is feeling particularly wolfish today and no matter what her sister Vanessa comes up with, nothing seems to be working, how can you turn your sister from turning into a grumpy, gobbling wolf? Vanessa has a plan…she picks up a paintbrush and lets her imagination do the work

Loosely inspired by sisters Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell, this is a beautiful book about the power of creativity, how we can use it to express emotions, inspire us, calm our minds. Its also a testament to the loving bond between siblings, beautifully crafted with Kyo Maclear’s words wonderfully matched by Isabelle Arsenaults stunning illustrations.

A World Of Your Own

A World Of Your Own takes the reader on a journey to help them create their own imaginary world, asking plenty of questions along the way, such as if you could make your own house what would it look like? how would you get from one floor to the other. If you need to get up in the morning no one wants a boring alarm clock to wake them up, so what better invention could you come up with? And who wants to ride around in a car when they can take a banana to work? These are just Laura Carlin’s suggestions of course but i’m sure you’ve got plenty of your own!!

Laura Carlin is an award-winning London based ceramicist and illustrator, whose eye-catching designs and quirky sculptures have developed a cult following in the UK and abroad. The workshop delivered by artist duo Lets Make Art for Word Play is based around the ideas in this book.

Lets Make Art are an artists duo from Bristol who specialise in running large scale workshops for families, giving children the opportunity to discover and create high quality artwork, you can see more about their work here

Taking Time

Taking time to listen. Taking time to feel. Taking time to cherish you, and also cherish me. This poem is inspired by principles of mindfulness and invites children around the world to gaze, wonder and marvel at this astonishing planet we call home. Jo Loring Fisher

Taking Time encourages children to take a moment to look at and appreciate the wonders of the world that surrounds them everyday.

Jo Loring Fisher is an author / illustrator who lives in Bath, she uses a great range of materials to create her images including collage, ink, paint and print making. Her books are inspired from observing the natural world and everyday life. Jo’s latest book is called Taking Time winner of The Northern Lights Book Awards Multicultural Category 2020.

Poems Aloud

A fantastic collection of poems by award winning Joseph Coelho accompanied with techniques for making sure that these poems are read OUT LOUD!!

This book is the perfect tool for learning lots of clever ways to perform poetry, for both confident performers and shy readers alike, Joseph Coelho’s tongue twisters, funny poems, poems to whisper and poems to perform to everyone who will listen will get you up and performing in no time!.

All brought together with witty and warm illustrations by Daniel Gray-Barnett.

I was first introduced to Joseph Coelho’s work when he performed at Just So Festival and had the whole crowd enthralled, it was a fantastic thing to witness!

Swim, Shark, Swim!

Journey across the oceans on this poetic adventure as a shark searches for its home amongst the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. Along the way you’ll encounter tiger sharks living amongst African penguins and hungrily eyeing a humpback whale, a tunnel-mouthed basking shark past the waters of Morocco and Spain and speed on through the  sparkling Carlifornian waters out of the way of the Great White!

Wonderfully written by Dom Conlon with some fantastic shark facts at the end of the book and accompanied by glorious illustrations by Anastasia Izlesou, this book will certainly help you to uncover all the different types of sharks and where to find them.

Little People, Big Dreams: Women in Science

A beautiful box set including 3 books from the Little People, Big Dreams series, Women in Science includes a book about Ada Lovelace, Amelia Earhart, and Marie Curie, introduce your little dreamers to these incredible women and learn all about their lives in science and how they changed the world.

This series of books illustrates the inspirational lives of artists, designers, authors, scientists and adventurers, distilling their experiences into a bite size story with a more detailed timeline included within the back pages.


Take your small folk on an adventure around the world, go whale watching in Iceland, visit ruins in Greece and kayaking in Ecuador, all without leaving your room. Held within this book are 52 beautifully illustrated maps detailing not only geographical features and political borders, but also places of interest, iconic personalities, native animals and plants, local people and cultural events. Make sure you stop off in Finland to say hello to our favourite author Tove Jansson…also home to Santa Claus apparently!!



Under Wildwood (part 2 of Wildwood Chronicles)

Prue McKeel is finding it difficult to settle back into home life, after the adventures in Wildwood and rescuing her brother from the clutches of the wicked Dowager Governess. She also seems to have become attuned to the trees, noticing their murmurs, its almost as if they’re speaking to her.

Its not long before Prue is swept back into the chaos of Wildwood, when a dark assassin attacks her and a flock of Heron’s come to her rescue, led by Curtis (who never left the wood) and Brendan the bandit king, they need Prue alive for the safety of the whole wood….

Author Colin Meloy is the singer and songwriter for the band The Decemberists, this is his first novel. Carson Ellis is one of my favourite illustrators, she’s won awards for her most recent book “Du Iz Tak” and also created the wonderful “Home” both books that regularly grace the shelves of the Wren.

Colin and Carson live with their sons in Portland, Oregon, quite near the Impassible Wilderness

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space

The universe is a complex thing for anyone to get their head around. What we need is a clever alley cat to explain the basic (and not so basic) facts, such as how was the universe born? How are stars created? Professor Astro provides us with factual information about the Sun, Earth, Moon, Solar System and so on. Written in a wonderfully engaging way, this book is packed full of facts that will go quite a long way towards explaining the mysteries of the universe.

The wren is proud to say that Dr Dominic Walliman BSc, MSc received his PhD in Quantum Device Physics from Birmingham University, England. Yay for Birmingham! However he has since gone to live in Vancouver…we just don’t have the mountains to compete. Ben Newman is an award-winning illustrator and comic book creator who lives and works in London.

Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure

Physics is an important part of our everyday life but often a difficult thing to explain, Professor Astro Cat is on hand once again to take us on an Atomic Adventure, along the way you’ll learn about gravity, atoms, electricity, the science of light and many many many more things!!

Ben Newman is an award-winning illustrator and comic book creator, having become frustrated with the lack of exciting books on space and science available for young readers, he set out to create the Professor Astro Cat series, bringing on board school friend Dr Dominic Walliman BSc, MSc to help provide the facts, the two of them have successfully created a book in which the content and design are equally exciting.

Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space is the first book in the series and also available to buy from our website