UBS News and Events

I'm a Global Citizen

University Bookshop Canterbury - Monday, June 15, 2020

The I'm a Global Citizen series of 6 books is particularly topical at the moment.  Help your children and students aged 8+ years understand the complicated topics of equality and human rights.  You will find an order form for the whole series here.


Activity and Educational Resources

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Some publisher's have resources freely available and we felt that it is appropriate to highlight some of them for you at the moment.  They are educational as well as being great activities for either home or classroom.  Take a look:

Puffin Activity Pack for Under 5s

Puffin Activity Pack for 6-8 year olds

Puffin Activity Pack for 9-12 year olds

Read along with Puffin  Do you Hear a Monster by Raymond McGrath

Funny Kid Peeking Duck by Matt Stanton Activity Sheets

VUP Home Reader 2020

Harper Collins Junior Flyer Term 2 2020

Harper Collins Senior Flyer Term 2 2020

You can order any of the titles mentioned.  Either order via the website, email us or ring on 0800 827 266.

Book Bingo

University Bookshop Canterbury - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Need ideas to encourage children to read more widely?  Try our Book Bingo.  Print the form and get the children to work through it - there is no time limit.  When it's complete they should bring it into the shop personally and they will receive an instant prize and will also go into the draw to become our Reading Superstar of  the Month and receive a $40 UBS Book Voucher.  You can find the Book Bingo form here.

Teacher's Notes

University Bookshop Canterbury - Wednesday, April 15, 2020
We have assembled a list of free teacher's notes that are available from a range of publishers.  They have been written with the classroom situation in mind, but they might be of use to parents as well as teachers in the current COVID-19 lockdown situtation.  They contain a variety of ideas and cross-curriculum activities associated with books.  Check them out here.

Secondary Educator's Booklists

University Bookshop Canterbury - Tuesday, March 17, 2020

We have produced some book lists that we hope will be of use to secondary educators.  The books listed are all currently available, most in stock in the shop.  They are broadly themed in a way that we hope will fit into curriculum and teaching topics.  If you require quotes, more information, or would like to place an order, please email  If there are any other topics that we can help with, please let us know and we will endeavour to put a list together.

An Inside Look

Classic Graphic Novels

Current Affairs Books

DK Big Ideas

Dyslexia Friendly Books

Empowering Women

Good Reads

Graphic Novels

In Minutes Series

Indigenous Books

Maths Books

NZ History and Geography



Resilience Resources

Reworked Classics


Te Reo Maori Booklist

Visual Explanations Series

30 Second Series

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers

Any school orders that you place before 30 June 2020 with "Secondary Educator's Booklists" in the subject field will automatically receive 20% discount.