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There's no limit to what young writers can find in the pages of a book. Whether it's new ideas, morals or self-belief, books can empower them to achieve, they are also a powerful starting point when it comes to them producing a piece of writing.

Because we know reading and writing go hand in hand, we've gathered our favourite book-themed writing prompts that will inspire your class to pick up their pencils! Whether it's for World Book Day, National Storytelling Week or your own Book Week in school, these ready-made writing activities come with a story starter, questions, sentence challenges, and a grammar/punctuation challenge.

 

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"The books had minds of their own. This was no ordinary library. Books about knights and castles would gallop all over the library, bravely and boldly ordering the other books around. The books about thieves would sneak around, lurking behind bookshelves in the shadows. Books about wild animals would occasionally roar and bite other books. The ones containing stories set in the winter would often shiver, covering their neighbours with snow and frost..."

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Book Bot

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"In the heart of a bustling city, tucked away within the grandest library, sat a friendly robot named Lex. With its sleek metallic body and glowing eyes, Lex was programmed to teach children the power of reading. One evening, as it was nearly time for the library to close, a group of curious children stumbled upon Lex, quietly reading a book about ancient mysteries. Intrigued, they gathered around, and with a soft hum, Lex began reading aloud with a soothing voice that filled the room. Mesmerised, the children gathered around, their imaginations ignited by the tale that unfolded before them..."

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Out of the Pages

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"As Rueben turned the final page of the ancient leather-bound book, a gust of wind swept through his room, causing the pages to flutter wildly. Startled, he stumbled backwards, only to find himself standing at the edge of a dense, mysterious forest. Towering trees with gnarled branches reached out like skeletal fingers, their leafy canopies blocking out the sunlight. The air was thick with an eerie silence, broken only by the distant hoot of an owl. With a mixture of curiosity and trepidation, Rueben took his first step into the foreboding forest..."

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The Author

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"They slowly began to lift off the table. The butterflies beat their delicate, but powerful wings, a blur of orange, black, yellow and white as they propelled the books upwards. Their frantically flapping wings carried important packages; the result of an uncountable amount of hours of laborious writing. Trapped in a world of words, the author had slaved for many months over these books, and now as the butterflies carried them to their new homes he reflected on what would become of them. Would they be met with joy and laughter? Or, perhaps, sorrow and tears would be the outcome. Only time would tell…"

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The Knowledge Thief

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"In the dim corners of the old library, there lurked a man known as the Knowledge Thief. With eyes like dark tunnels, he would read book after book, stealing the stories and facts within, keeping them all to himself. The books would grow blank after he touched them, their words vanishing like mist. He hoarded the knowledge, locking it away so no one else could learn from the books he'd read. It was said he was searching for a secret, one that would give him power over all stories ever told..."

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The Magic Library 

Pobble magic library writing prompt

"Elsa loved reading, but that wasn’t why she had come to the library. She approached one of the golden orbs lined up along the centre of the library floor, and carefully placed her finger on the top. It had worked last time. Would it work again? She longed for the magic to happen, and closed her eyes in silent prayer…"

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The Book Bridge

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"In the land of Aeloria, a magical rainbow bridge made of books arched high into the sky. It connected two different worlds, each with its own ways of seeing things. The people from both sides would meet on the bridge to share stories and knowledge from their books. This Book Bridge was the key to peace, helping them understand each other's views. The children of Aeloria learned that books were not just for stories, but for building friendships too."

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The Secret Library 

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"In Barrowtown, books were forbidden. There was a strict penalty given to anyone caught reading. When Ayla wandered off on another of her adventures in the woods that morning, little did she know that she was about to make an extraordinary discovery…"

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A New Chapter

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"As the little boy sat cross-legged on his bedroom floor, engrossed in his favourite book, something strange began to happen. As his eyes scanned the words, they flickered and then began to vanish into thin air. Worried, he blinked twice, hoping it was a trick of his tired eyes. Yet, the disappearance continued, leaving behind only empty white spaces. Panic surged through his veins, but he refused to let the treasured words slip away. Determined, he took hold of his pencil and began to rewrite the vanished words, with an unexpected twist..."

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