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Trail map and activities

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You can still download the trail map but please note that the trail has finished and the BookBenches are no longer at the host venues. You can still see BookBenches at libraries across the city. 

Read Manchester BookBench trail quiz
The quiz is now closed. We'll be in touch with the winners by the end of September. Thank you for entering! 


These literacy-boosting activities are based on some of the same books and themes as the BookBenches. Click on the links to see each activity sheet.

We're Going on a Bear Hunt activity sheets
The Michael Rosen-themed BookBench is located at Z-Arts. 

The Elephant Thief colouring sheet
The Elephant Thief BookBench is located at Manchester Museum. 

We Are All Born Free colouring and drawing sheet 
The We Are All Born Free BookBench is located at Z-Arts.

How To Train Your Dragon: design your own dragon and viking shield
The How To Train Your Dragon BookBench is located at The Whitworth.

On the beach picture search
The ‘Let's Dive into A Book Together’ BookBench is located at The National Football Museum

Maze activity sheet and grow your own sunflowers activity sheet
The 'Chorlton the Secret Garden' BookBench is located at Chorlton Library.

Nursery rhymes colouring sheets
The 'All Join Hands - It's Story Time!' BookBench is located at North City Library.

Sea wordsearch and create your own sea mobile activity sheet
The 'All At Sea' BookBench is located at Wythenshawe Forum Library. 

Shakespeare wordsearch
The 'If music be the food of love... books must bee...' BookBench is located at Manchester Central Library.

The Journey postcard 
The Journey BookBench is located at Manchester Museum.

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