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Free activity sheets from My Home Library and Dr Seuss

Posted on | July 31, 2011 | 6 Comments

My series on free activity sheets from children’s authors and illustrators continues today with two especially lovely sites.

My Home Library, set up by former UK Children’s Laureate Anne Fine, is packed with free downloadable book plates, designed by a wide range of amazing illustrators including Quentin Blake, Posy Simmonds, Anita Jeram, Shirley Hughes and Chris Riddell. Whilst there are lots of full colour book plates available, our favourite are the black and white ones just perfect for colouring in and decorating and then putting inside our favourite books at home.

Book plates are great for your home library, for refreshing book new to you from second hand shops and for personalising books given as gifts – so go and choose one or many you love and enjoy creating your own home library!

There’s also a small selection of bookmarks to print and personalise – these make great presents, just as the book plates do!

You are free to print or copy any number, so long as it is for non-commercial use only.

Next up is a perennial favourite – Dr Suess! Suessville has plenty of games and activities, including colouring in, mazes, maths, matching pairs and more, all featuring favourite Dr Suess characters. On this page you can search for activities by type or by Dr Suess book.

My thanks go to Damyanti Patel for alerting me to the Dr Seuss activity pages :-)

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6 Responses to “Free activity sheets from My Home Library and Dr Seuss”

  1. Stacey
    July 31st, 2011 @ 1:48 am

    Thanks for sharing! My Home Library is new to me- I can’t wait to visit.

  2. sandhya
    July 31st, 2011 @ 6:44 am

    My Home Library seems like a wonderful site. Imagine being able to print out such wonderful artwork and use it. A already has some great craft ideas for them.
    I’ve shared this link with my Saffrontree yahoo group.

  3. Zoe
    July 31st, 2011 @ 7:47 am

    Hi Stacey, Sandhya,
    I think My Home Library is a gem of a site – just perfect for book lovers! I’m always surprised it isn’t better known. Hope you have lots of fun with it.

  4. ally
    August 3rd, 2011 @ 1:37 am

    Hello Zoe – finally a site I already know about!
    My daughter’s class are doing a Suess theme this term – so we have been seeing lots of these activity sheets – love this kind of stuff – thankyou

    August 4th, 2011 @ 3:23 pm

    Thanks Zoe for an wonderful write up. I sent the same to all my nephews and nieces. They all like to keep track of all the subjects appearing in this folio.

    All the best.


  6. Zoe
    August 4th, 2011 @ 8:21 pm

    Thanks Raman, glad to be of help!

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