Picture Book Explorers ~ Katie Morag & the New Pier - £5.50

A literature based cross-curricular topic pack/unit study to accompany Katie Morag & the New Pier by Mairi Hedderwick.

ISBN: 978-0099220824 (Picture book not included.)


Set on the imaginary Isle of Struay in the Hebrides off the coast of Scotland, Katie Morag & the New Pier is one of a series of books that Mairi Hedderwick wrote whilst living on the real Isle of Coll. Katie Morag is a little girl whose family runs the island's only shop and Post Office. Life is about to change as a new pier is being built. Katie Morag is very excited but some people are not so happy about the impending change.


In this Picture Book Explorer guide, your child will learn about the Hebrides in Scotland, their geography and history through map and timeline activities.


Your child can

- develop creative writing skills through exploration of the text and pictures

- learn about the importance of the illustrations

- develop craft skills

- learn about civil engineering through science experiments and maths activities

- try regional recipes and much more.



~ instructions for over 20 activities;

~ printables including timeline, maps and flag;

~ list of supplies needed;

~ book & film go-along suggestions.


All activities are optional so that you can fully tailor this study to make the best fit for your child.


Written by a British Home Educator, Picture Book Explorers are designed to guide you and your child along a learning journey inspired by beautifully crafted books. Each of the downloadable studies provides stepping stones from reading the story aloud into an enjoyable educational adventure. When you have taken everything you can from Picture Book Explorers, your family can continue on the learning journey, adding your own ideas and taking inspriation from the suggestions given.


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Suggested Ages

5 -10





File Size:

4.5 MB


















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