Free Salariya Activities and Resources

This post contains some ideas with links to FREE books, activities and resources from the Salariya Imprints: Book House, Scribblers and Scribo, which may help parents entertain or tackle homeschooling with their children. 

Further information can be found on our main website ( but if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are easily contactable on Twitter, Instagram and by email ( Here are some available resources:

Afternoon Storytime with Old Bear:

Don’t forget the fun! 

Every day at 2pm (GMT) over on our Twitter (@thesalariya) we have been sharing episodes from the BAFTA award-winning TV show, Old Bear. These short, 10 minute episodes are the perfect after lunch wind-down for your child. Relax and rewind with the magic of Old Bear by Jane Hissey (@janehissey).

Jane Hissey has also been sharing some step-by-step and colouring activities for you to enjoy, on her Twitter here: Little Bear step-by-step, Ruby Mouse step-by-step and Splash colouring

We have a wide range of Old Bear books available on our website, here, or available online as an ebook through Amazon Kindle.

Missed any episodes? Don’t worry, you can catch up with them all here.

Learn to Draw with Mark Bergin:

We cannot think of a better way to while away some hours than by drawing. Follow along with one of our fantastic artists, Mark Bergin, as he takes you through the stages of drawing a variety of different images, the perfect activity for older children and all budding artists. All the videos can be found here.

Each video or drawing has an accompanying book, so if you ever wanted to draw more of a particular image, you can find all the books on our site here!

Get Hysterical with 'You Wouldn't Want To Be...'

Our best-selling book series, You Wouldn’t Want To Be, has been adapted and made readily available to you! We have four incredible books available as free downloadable web books, found here.

But that's not all...

Calling parents and teachers! We have seventeen books in the 'You Wouldn't Want To Be...' series which have accompanying activity resources and lesson plans. School subjects have never been more exciting, you can even design a Roman Gladiator shield so you're ready to go into battle!

Plus, twelve of our titles have accompanying classroom plays, perfect for families large or small to re-enact at home! All of our resources are completely free to download and can be found on our website here:

Send an ePostcard! Things can be worse... or nearly! If you are bored out of your mind - why not send a friend a hysterically-historical ePostcard?

There are over forty cards to choose from here!


We are currently working on expanding our range of e-books, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have some already available. A range of titles from How To Draw, You Wouldn’t Want To Be, Gladiator School and Old Bear are available on the Amazon Kindle store right now – just search Amazon Kindle 'The Salariya Book Company', and you will find a choice of titles.


On our Salariya YouTube channel (theSalariya), we have a vast range of entertaining videos along with instructional videos.

Books we love which could fight isolation boredom!

  • Draw Kawaii: Cute Animals, Cute People - found here!

  • Boredom-Buster Puzzle Activity Book: Dinosaurs, Pirates, The Unsinkable Titanic, Ancient Egyptian Mummies - found here!

  • Arty Crafty: Clay, Paper, Hand Prints, Pebble - found here!

  • Start Art: Create Optical Illusions, Simple Pattern-Building, Portraits and Animals, Colour Patterns, Fabulous Things, Printing and Other Techniques - found here!



Experience the magic of theatre with Mr Dilly:

You don’t have to miss out on going to the theatre during isolation, when the theatre comes straight to you. Mr Dilly presents his fantastic ‘Treasure Island Show’, which premiered online on Saturday 4th April. You can watch it again through this link.

Follow him on his Twitter and Instagram to never miss another show.

We love seeing people interacting with our books and would love to see your work! If you or your child have completed any of our resources, send us a photograph of their work and tag #DrawSalariya in your posts. Remember though, the most important thing you can do at the moment is stay safe, relax and enjoy your time at home! 

We’ll be updating this page with more resources as we create them - so why not bookmark this page and call back again.