Project Description

To celebrate our current exhibition Marvellous and Mischievous Literature’s Young Rebels we’ve put together a selection of activities we think you’ll enjoy.

The exhibition from the British Library is a celebration of rebels in children’s literature, it examines what it means to be a rebel through an array of characters from some of the most memorable children’s books.

On display until July 3, come along and explore with your family and friends and rediscover all your favourite book characters.

© Nadia-Shireen, 2019, Jonathan Cape, Penguin Random House Childrens Books
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© Lauren Child, What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean, Orchard Books, 2001
© Lauren Child, What Planet Are You From, Clarice Bean, Orchard Books, 2001

Take part in the activities

Design a logo

Design a logo for the front of your superhero’s T-shirt.


Design your own superhero

Design a tessellating Superhero (tesselation is where shapes fit together with no gaps, such as squares and hexagons. If you print out and cut around several of these superheroes, they will fit together like a jigsaw!). Check out our example on how you can fit them together)

child designing a superhero

Word Search

Find all of the missing words in this Wordsearch inspired by our exhibition.

Word Search

Match the book titles with the authors

Try and match all of the books to their authors.

Match book titles to authors

We’d love to hear how you got on with the activities so please feel free to let us know on our Facebook page