Do you want to read adventure stories? Are you interested in history? How about getting both and sneaking in some stealth-learning too? If so you have come to the right place.

The greatest challenge is capturing a child’s attention and imagination, once you have that there is so much you can do. We have loads of resources here to help fire up the imagination and feed their curiosity. Whether you are a teacher searching for detailed curriculum plans and resources, or a parent looking for ideas and fun activities, we have a huge range of ideas and materials.

Come on in and join us!


About Kate

Kate worked for a development charity before training as a primary teacher. She taught in London schools for 9 years before writing the Vlad picture books.

She is now writing more Vlad stories and visits schools and libraries (often dressed in a kirtle) to run sessions for primary children.

Find out more about the Reading Riddle team




About Sam

Sam illustrates the Vlad books with his incredibly detailed images. He graduated from Gloucestershire University. He produced the murals for the Family Corner in the Florence Nightingale Museum and images for The Carpenter’s Tale and The Scaffolder’s Tale in The National Archives graphic arts project e-book, Chronicles of the Dissolution – piety, plunder and protest which is available here.

Find more of Sam’s work and how to contact him directly on his website