What to Look Out For This June

What's new this June

Jump into June with plenty of brand new bookish content! Look out for exciting new books, check out our jam-packed schedule of virtual author visits, and discover amazing free resources for you to download! To help you keep up to date, we’re rounding up just a few of the things you can look out for from us this month in children’s books, education, Book Clubs, and more.

Scholastic Schools Live Spring Events

Join us for a jam-packed schedule of Scholastic Schools Live events this June! Find exciting events from brilliant authors and illustrators including Sharon Rentta, Helen Rutter, A.M. Dassu, Lorna Scobie and many more!

You can still register for your place! Simply head over to our Scholastic Live website and reserve your spot for each event. We can’t wait to see you there!

New books out this June

Check out our exciting new titles publishing this month! Get lost in exciting adventures, laugh-out-loud with funny fiction and get the latest instalments from your favourite authors. Discover all the books publishing this month.

Fight Back

Fight Back

Indie Book of the Month!

An empowering story about finding your identity and the courage to fight for it.

Aaliyah is an ordinary thirteen-year-old living in the Midlands – she’s into her books, shoes, K-pop and she is a Muslim. She has always felt at home where she lives … until a terrorist attack in her area changes everything.

Together, can Aaliyah and her friends halt the tide of hatred rippling through their community?



Every year, in the magical town of Ravenskill, Witchlings who participate in the Black Moon Ceremony are placed into covens and come into their powers as full-fledged witches. And twelve-year-old Seven Salazar can’t wait to be placed in the most powerful coven with her best friend! But on the night of the ceremony, in front of the entire town, Seven isn’t placed in one of the five covens. She’s a Spare!

But maybe friendship can be the most powerful magic of all…

Discover fantastic free teaching resources to bring Witchlings into the classroom.

Unicorn Seekers

Unicorn Seekers: Map of Lost Unicorns

Fast-paced and exciting, beautifully illustrated and full of unicorn magic, children will love Unicorn Seekers a thrilling new series from BBC disability ambassador, Cerrie Burnell.

Growing up in a bustling city, Elodie Lightfoot thinks she’s seen it all. Except, she’s never seen a unicorn before… until now.

And not just that – she can feel the unicorn’s magic too – it’s as if a special bond exists between them. But while these exciting powers bring adventure, they also bring danger as Elodie realises she’s prepared to protect her unicorn at all costs…

Welcome to St Hell: My trans teen misadventure

Welcome to St. Hell: My Trans Teen Misadventure

A groundbreaking memoir about being a trans teen.

Lewis has a few things to say to his younger teen self. He knows she hates her body. He knows she’s confused about who to snog. He knows she’s really a he and will ultimately realize this… But she’s going to go through a whole lot of mess (some of it funny, some of it not funny at all) to get to that point. Lewis is trying to tell her this … but she’s refusing to listen.

Scholastic Book Clubs: Books of the Month

Dave and Greta Make the World Better!

Every month our Book Club editors choose a Book of the Month for each age range – the perfect stories to share at home or in the classroom. Take a look at our June 2022 Books of the Month and why our experts picked them!

Amazing new resources!

Teaching notes for Witchlings by Claribel A. Ortega

Bring Witchlings into the classroom with exciting lesson plans

Discover free teaching resources for Witchlings by Claribel A. Oretega!

Including lesson plans for Year 5 and 6, as well as resource sheets and curriculum links – perfect for English and PSHE lessons.

Download the resources here.

Out and about scavenger hunt

Out and About Scavenger Hunt

Encourage children to experience their local neighbourhood and really appreciate the outdoors with this scavenger hunt of their local area.

These activities are available to download here.


Man helping boy with maths

Maths: Common Misconceptions

Read about common maths misconceptions with a new article written by Fe Luton – Director of Research and Content, Subject Leaders.

While more specifically targeted ‘interventions’ can be used for clearly identified misconceptions, there are a range of overarching approaches we can adopt for mathematical misconceptions in our day-to-day teaching. Read the article here.

Watch out for articles about English and Science coming soon!

Phase 5 Easy Buy Pack

Our NEW Phonics Book Bag Readers, for Phase 5, are out now!

With fun stories and bold illustrations, our Phonics Book Bag Readers are perfect for supporting children’s phonic knowledge and early reading skills.

Find phonics for phase 3 here.

Find phonics for phase 4 here.

Find phonics for phase 5 here.

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