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30 July 2021

Wilderville Area Cards

Learn more about each area of Wilderville with these information cards from WWF. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

28 July 2021

Project Case Study Guidance

If you have a story to share, please tell us about it using the example questions in this resource as a guide.

28 July 2021

Participant Case Study Guidance

If a Reading Friends participant would like to share their story, please tell us about it using the questions in this resource as a guide.

28 July 2021

Adult August Booklist: For the Love of Books

To celebrate Book Lovers’ Day on 9 August, we have compiled a list of books all about the joy of reading, bookshops and libraries! The list also includes titles which think are perfect for inspiring a love of reading.

28 July 2021

August Booklist for Children & Young People: For the Love of Books

It’s safe to say, here at The Reading Agency, we love books. And we know you do too! So, we have created a booklist to celebrate Book Lovers Day on 9th August 2021. This list includes titles for toddlers, children,...

23 July 2021

Reading Friends Impact Statistics

Use these impact highlights alongside the Case for Support to develop funding applications and engage key stakeholders.

23 July 2021

Reading Friends Case for Support for Public Libraries

The Case for Support for Reading Friends has been created to help library authorities develop funding applications and engage key stakeholders. Please use, adapt and add local evidence as required to develop briefing papers and proposals.

23 July 2021

Summer Holiday Fun! Activity Pack from Andersen Press

Andersen Press have created a free activity pack full of fun activities inspired by their new titles, perfect for keeping kids busy over the summer holidays. The Summer Holiday Fun! Activity Pack includes colouring sheets, puzzles and drawing activities inspired...

23 July 2021

Reading Ahead 2019-20 evaluation report

Evaluation report for the Reading Ahead programme 2019-20.

22 July 2021

Case for Support Discussion Group Notes

These are the notes from the group discussion part of our Case for Support Skills Share Session. This resource includes tips for local fundraising routes, challenges and future plans.

22 July 2021

The Memory Thieves by Darren Simpson - Teachers' Notes and Discussion Questions

What you don’t remember can’t hurt you… Cyan has lived at the Elsewhere Sanctuary for as long as he can remember, freed by Dr Haven from dark memories of his past life. But when Cyan finds a mysterious warning carved into...

22 July 2021

Quick Reads evaluation report 2020-1

Evaluation report for the Quick Reads programme 2020-1.

20 July 2021

BOTH Books

Books On The Hill is an independent bookshop and now a publishing that produces dyslexic friendly books for adults. Set up by Alistair Sims, they had huge success in April after launching their kickstarter campaign and smashed original targets to...

20 July 2021

Getting in touch with nature

Want to reconnect with nature and learn about our planet and all its wonders through reading? Dive into a good book with our best nature picks.

20 July 2021

Crime and Thriller

Struggling to get into reading? Can’t find a book to keep you hooked? Why not take your pick from this selection of these gripping Crime and Thriller titles…

20 July 2021

Sporting Titles

A selection of twelve sport-related titles to get you inspired!

19 July 2021

Choose Songbirds for your next Reading Group

We are pleased to be able to offer downloadable Reading Group questions for Songbirds, the powerful follow-up to The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night...

19 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Book Talk Prompts Cards

These book discussion prompts can be used to help children talk about their Summer Reading Challenge books with library staff, volunteers, teachers or at home. Adjust your print menu settings to print multiple cards on one page. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

16 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Data Share

Download the digital participation data for your library authority for Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Please read the guidance notes (available at the link below) for more information on how to access your data. Please email sophie.field@readingagency.org.uk if you...

16 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Data Share Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes for more information on accessing the Summer Reading Challenge digital participation data. This resource contains information on: The data share for digital participation in Wild World Heroes, including anonymised and personalised data. Please note: this is a...

16 July 2021

Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna - Teacher Resources

Kiki Kallira is more of a worrier than a warrior. But today she’ll have to be a hero … A magical celebration of creativity and its powers, for fans of The Land of Roar and The Strangeworlds Travel Agency. About the resources This...

16 July 2021

The Magic Ocean Slide by Emma Beswetherick - Activity Pack

Join best friends Katy, Cassie and Zia on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet… On the hottest day of the year, the friends imagine a water slide coming out of Katy’s bedroom window....

16 July 2021

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire by Nat Amoore - Teaching Resources

‘Laughs, family, friendships and a thrilling adventure – Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire has it all.’ Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. ‘Fast-paced, clever and completely hilarious with the BEST cast of characters… LOVE IT TO BITS.’ Rashmi...

15 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Parents and Carers (Welsh)

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from parents and carers. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge...

15 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Children (Welsh)

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from children. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for...

15 July 2021

Radio 2 Book Club titles April-June 2021

Here are all the titles recommended by the Radio 2 Book Club on the Steve Wright in the Afternoon Show from April to June 2021. These books were chosen in collaboration with librarians in the UK. You can find out more...

14 July 2021

PESTS by Emer Stamp - Digital Pack

Stix is the tiny but heroic mouse that could be living behind YOUR washing machine. You wouldn’t know it though, because Stix knows how to stay hidden and stick by the rules to avoid being caught by humans. But now...

13 July 2021

Reading Friends Participation Monitoring Form

Please email this to readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk on the submission dates.

12 July 2021

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! There are Read and Review opportunities where you have a chance of receiving 10 copies of a...

12 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Parents and Carers

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from parents and carers. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge...