Thousands of children's books are published every year, so how can you find the titles that will work for you?

At Cast of Thousands, we hand-pick books that are really worth exploring. Everything featured has been chosen because we believe in it and want to share it with you.

You’ll find our recommendations in Meet the Books together with exciting ideas for putting those books at the heart of creative cross-curricular learning. Browse our Blog for interviews with authors and illustrators, themed book collections, insights into the world of children’s publishing and lots more.

Who's it for?

Cast of Thousands is for educators everywhere. Wherever you work - school, home, museum, elsewhere - our ideas and information will help you deliver inspiring programmes, lessons and events.

Designed to be age-adaptable, our activities support children’s learning across a range of subjects and make great starting points for investigations and creative exploration

How much does it cost?

There's no charge for using any of our ideas or resources, and our recommendations are completely independent - they're based on knowledge, experience and your feedback, so let us know which books you love and how you share them!

Who's behind Cast of Thousands?

Carey Fluker Hunt is a creative learning consultant, writer and former teacher who's worked with children's books for more than thirty years - everywhere from schools and museums to shopping centres and football grounds!

Carey is passionate about sharing her knowledge, experience and enthusiasm, and set up Cast of Thousands to do just that.

To find out more about Carey and Cast of Thousands, read her welcome blog 

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Cast of Thousands receives a small commission from booksales via this link, which helps keep this site free for everyone to use and enjoy

To discuss projects and commissions, contact Carey here

The best children's books open doors to new ideas and inspire amazing learning journeys

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