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12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Project Gadgeteers Chatterbooks Pack - Welsh

Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer of Fun in Wales and download this Chatterbooks pack to use with children’s reading groups. An English version is available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6144/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Project Gadgeteers Chatterbooks Pack - English

Join the Gadgeteers for the Summer of Fun in Wales and download this Chatterbooks pack to use with children’s reading groups. A Welsh version is available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6145/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Beach Activity Sheets - Welsh (Younger Children)

Young children can join in the Summer of Fun in Wales and let their library lead them to the beach! Activity sheets are also available for older children at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6141/ and in English at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6142/

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Beach Activity Sheets - English (Younger Children)

Young children can join in the Summer of Fun in Wales and let their library lead them to the beach! Activity sheets are also available for older children at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6140/ and in Welsh at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6143/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Beach Activity Sheets - Welsh

Join in the Summer of Fun in Wales and let your library lead you to the beach! Children can use these fun activity sheets to learn about the beaches across Wales. English versions of these activity sheets are available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6140/.

12 August 2022

Summer of Fun Beach Activity Sheets - English

Join in the Summer of Fun in Wales and let your library lead you to the beach! Children can use these fun activity sheets to learn about the beaches across Wales. Welsh versions of these activity sheets are available at https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6141/.

03 August 2022

WELSH Gadgeteers Colouring In Sheet

Download this fun Gadgeteers colouring in sheet! Please note, this is a Welsh-language version of this resource. See the link below for the English-language version. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge...

19 July 2022

'PESTS' Activity Trail

Create an adventure in your own back garden this summer with this Activity Trail pack. Print out the PESTS, hide them wherever you want and see who can find the most of them. About the Book Meet Stix, the tiny but...

19 July 2022

'PESTS' Activity Pack

Create your own PEST party, test your knowledge and draw your dream pizza with this activity pack celebrating the must-read, madcap new series from the creator of ‘Diary of Pig’. About the Book Meet Stix, the tiny but heroic mouse who might...

19 July 2022

'How to Catch a Rainbow' Teachers Notes

Explore the themes of ‘How to Catch a Rainbow’ with your Year One, Reception or Early Years class with these Teachers Notes from Oxford Children’s Books. Includes activities for whole class and smaller groups, all linked to the National Curriculum. About...

19 July 2022

'How to Catch a Rainbow' Activity Sheets

Explore all the colours of the rainbow with this activity sheet and colouring in sheet. About the Book Freya loves rainbows. She loves their bright colours and their curvy shape. More than anything, she wishes she has one of her very own....

19 July 2022

'Bee Active' Activity Pack

Helping our planet can feel overwhelming at times, but every little action really does count, especially when lots of people join in. Just look at the busy bees and other pollinators for proof of what can be achieved. Together, these...

19 July 2022

Roy of the Rovers Virtual Assembly

To kick off your summer, Rebellion Publishing and award-winning Children’s book author Tom Palmer invite you to join them in a fun and free assembly celebrating the fantastic football book series, Roy of the Rovers! With the series now spanning sixteen...

16 July 2022

Ready for Spaghetti: Funny Poems for Funny Kids Library Event Pack

Fizzing with rhythm, energy and laughter, the 30 poems in Ready for Spaghetti delight in the details of children’s daily routines. Full of affectionate observations of young children, which are beautifully continued in Polly Dunbar’s warm-hearted pictures, Michael Rosen’s poems...

15 July 2022

The Reading Agency's September Booklist for Children and Young People - Back to School

For many children and young people, September marks the start of the new school year, a time that can be both exciting and daunting. We have created a booklist for all children, from nursey school age through to secondary students,...

15 July 2022

The Reading Agency's August Booklist for Children & Young People - Escape with a Book

As lots of people head off on their holidays, we selected books that can transport a reader somewhere else even if they’re not going away. From picking up plastic pollution on a Caribbean Island to rural Ireland to Memphis, we...

01 July 2022

National Reading Group Day Chatterbooks pack

In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for Chatterbooks groups to celebrate National Reading Group Day together. National Reading Group Day is on 14 September, but you can use the pack at any time. The activities are...

24 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails Activity Toolkit for Teachers

This pack brings together StoryTrails and the Summer Reading Challenge, providing apps and session plans to help children and young people explore the themes of innovation, technology and immersive storytelling. Immersive Storytelling using innovative technology offers a powerful way to engage...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails additional apps and ideas

Additional apps and ideas for StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge activities Download Other SRCxST Resources Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Activity Toolkit Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Schools Activity Toolkit Welsh Get Immersive with the Gadgeteers Activity Toolkit Welsh Additional Resources and Activities Welsh Get Immersive...

23 June 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails

StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in a completely new way through immersive technology, including augmented and virtual reality. People will be able to use this new technology to...

20 June 2022

'Autumn Moonbeam' Activities

Dive into the world of Autumn Moonbeam with this activity pack, including puzzles, a recipe and instructions to create a puppet theatre. THE BOOK Autumn Moonbeam loves gymnastics and dance so when Sparkledale Dance Academy have tryouts for their competitive dance team,...

01 June 2022

The Reading Agency's June Booklist for Children & Young People - Around the World/Refugee Week

This month we are celebrating books set in different countries and those by authors and illustrators from around the world! Read on to be transported to Mumbai, Paris, Nigeria and many other locations across the globe and discover Samurai, the...

16 May 2022

The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones - Classroom Resources

The Amazing Edie Eckhart is the start of a brand-new middle grade series from comedian and writer Rosie Jones, featuring a funny, feisty central character who just happens to have cerebral palsy – like Rosie herself. Rosie was inspired to...

31 March 2022

'Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories' Activity Sheets

Join the Magic Dolls for A Sticker Dolly Story adventure with these Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories colouring pages from Usborne.

08 March 2022

School resources: Reading Well for Children

You can download these school resources to use in classroom activities alongside the books in the Reading Well for Children list.

07 March 2022

School resources: Reading Well for Children CYMRAEG

You can download these school resources in Welsh language to use in classroom activities alongside the books in the Reading Well for Children list.

03 December 2021

Winter Mini Challenge 2021 A4 Certificate

Winter Mini Challenge A4 Certificate

04 October 2021

The Wall by Jessie James and Catalina Echeverri - Teaching Notes

Tom is a little boy who LOVES to explore. But, one day, he hears the grown-ups talking about the monsters that live in the big, wide world and he is too scared to explore anymore. Soon, they build a giant...

01 October 2021

October 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Brilliant books by Black authors and illustrators

As October is Black History Month, we have created a booklist of 86 brilliant books created by Black authors and illustrators. There is something for everyone with fantastic poetry, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction titles. You can join in with...

06 May 2021

Children and Young People's Booklist: Back in Time

May marks Local and Community History Month and we have curated a booklist that brings together all different strands of British history, with a few stories that look further afield too. There is a mix of fiction, non-fiction and poetry,...