Faber Children's has launched a new website to showcase its frontlist and backlist in addition to new online resources.
The site is designed to offer teachers, parents and children access to exclusive author videos, activity sheets and lesson plans, and to browse through the publisher's list.
Publisher Leah Thaxton said: "Never before has it been so important to support teachers and parents. We believe our purpose-built new website, launching today, provides an accessible and essential resource, helping connect our authors with their readers, providing brain food for children."
A number of Faber Children’s titles are used across schools to support the curriculum, including Emma Carroll’s Letters from the Lighthouse, Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man and David Long’s Survivors. The website will feature resources to the texts and "enhance the reading experience".
Scott Evans, founder of #PrimarySchoolBookClub, an intiative promoting reading across schools, said: "It is so brilliant to see a forward-thinking publisher like Faber investing in and creating a purpose-built website like this that will help to bring books like Letters from the Lighthouse, The Legend of Podkin One-Ear and When Stars Are Scattered even more to life for children in classrooms and schools to read, enjoy and learn more about. With a hub of teaching resources, activity sheets and author video content all in one place for both their high quality and quantity of children’s books, teachers and parents need look no further."
Kathryn McCarthy, assistant headteacher at Blanche Nevile Primary School for Deaf Children, added: "We were very honoured that Faber Children’s agreed to work with us to create a BSL (British Sign Language) version of their beautiful story While We Can’t Hug so that it could be enjoyed by our deaf pupils, their families and the wider deaf community.
"I really enjoyed exploring the new Faber Children’s website. It is very easy to navigate and is visually appealing. It’s a great addition to include video interviews with authors so our pupils can get to know the author behind the name. We will definitely use it as part of our library and guided reading sessions especially as it covers all age groups."
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