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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

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...

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...

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....

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...

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

Granny Trouble (Anisha, Accidental Detective) by Serena Patel and Emma McCann - Activity Pack

Join Anisha, Accidental Detective as she solves her most recent crime: a stolen diamond! Milo and I have been looking forward to this half-term for what feels like FOREVER – we’re finally going to the National Space Centre, to meet a...

12 July 2021

Step back to the Stone Age with Sophie Kirtley - Digital Activity Pack

To celebrate the publication of Sophie Kirtley’s second unforgettable time-slip adventure, The Way to Impossible Island, Bloomsbury Children’s Books have a fabulous selection of digital and physical display materials available for libraries nationwide to request. A brave, life-affirming middle-grade time-slip adventure...

01 July 2021

Maisy Goes to the Library – Baby & Toddler Storytime pack

Host a Storytime event for Maisy Goes to the Library and celebrate 30 years of Maisy! Maisy the mouse, every toddler’s best friend, spends a crazy day at the library! When Maisy goes to the library it seems like the perfect...

30 June 2021

Kids Fight Climate Change by Martin Dorey - digital pack

Our planet is in trouble. It needs YOU. Together we can fight climate change by speaking up and changing what we eat, how we travel and the ways we use energy. Find out how you can become a #2minutesuperhero by...

29 June 2021

GIRL (in real life) by Tamsin Winter - Teachers' Notes & Discussion Questions

What’s it like to grow up online and have every tantrum, every spot – even your first period – broadcast to hundreds of thousands of followers? A funny and heartfelt novel for fans of Geek Girl, from the award-winning Tamsin...

29 June 2021

The Unbelievable Biscuit Factory by James Harris - author video and activity sheets

The biscuit factory in Haddie’s hometown is absolutely 100% NOT a Super-Secret Science Lab. Or a portal to another dimension. With orange fluffy monsters. DEFINITELY NOT. Or… is it? A laugh-out-loud biscuit-bonkers adventure for readers aged 8+ and fans of...

28 June 2021

Indigo Wilde by Pippa Curnick - book extract and activities

Enter the colourful world of Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent. A wonderfully wild new series with full colour illustrations throughout, ideal for readers of 7+ and fans of Pippi Longstocking and Amelia Fang. More about Indigo Wilde and...

25 June 2021

A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr - Teachers' Notes and digital pack

A Glasshouse of Stars is a powerful story based on Shirley Marr’s childhood experience of migration. This teaching and discussion resource pack aimed at 8+/KS2+ readers explores some of the important themes within the book such as bullying, grief, fears...

25 June 2021

A bumper pack of great resources and activities from b Small Publishing

Small but mighty, we are an award-winning independent children’s publishing company that creates and publishes children’s books for sale in the UK and around the world. We’re on a mission to empower all readers with critical literacy skills, and our...

17 June 2021

Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football's Greatest Sides - Teachers' Notes

Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football’s Greatest Sides Discover the incredible true stories behind the most famous clubs in football. Find out the stories behind the most legendary clubs in football history, such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and...

17 June 2021

Pizazz by Sophy Henn - digital pack and competition

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books have created a super pack for libraries nationwide. Being a superhero is the best thing ever, right? WRONG! HELLO! My name is Pizazz and I’m a superhero… You probably think that’s really AWESOME and while it can be,...

15 June 2021

Wild World Heroes Colouring In Sheets: English and Welsh

Download these four Wild World Heroes colouring in sheets! This download contains English and Welsh options. 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)...

04 June 2021

Refugee Week Booklist

Refugee Week is 14-20 June 2021. We have worked with our publisher partners to create a booklist to help children, young people and adults understand the realities refugees around the world face, and sympathise with their experiences. The list contains...

02 June 2021

The Super-Secret Diary of Holly Hopkinson by Charlie P Brooks – digital pack

Meet Holly Hopkinson the star of a new series by Charlie P Brooks, illustrated throughout by Katy Riddell. Holly’s hilarious diary tells the story of her family’s move to the countryside – which gets really interesting when she gets a...

25 May 2021

Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going by Clare Balding - Activity Pack

‘Falling off’ is all part of life. The trick is to know how to dust yourself off, get back on, learn from your mistakes – and keep going! Clare Balding, TV presenter, sportswoman and bestselling author has had some spectacular falls...

19 May 2021

The Time Thief and The Infinite - Teacher Resource Pack

About the Book Leaplings, children born on the 29th of February, are very rare. Rarer still are Leaplings with The Gift – the ability to leap through time. Elle Bíbi-Imbelé Ifíè has The Gift, but she’s never used it. Until now. On...

17 May 2021

Children and Young People's July Booklist: Nature and Wildlife

July marks the start of the Summer Reading Challenge, which this year is in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We have created a booklist inspired by the theme Nature and Wildlife, with a mix of fiction, non-fiction, picture books...

17 May 2021

Children and Young People's June Booklist: Around the World

This month we’re travelling around the world with a selection of fantastic books for children and young people. This list includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, and includes a number of translated books. There...

17 May 2021

The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke by Kirsty Applebaum - digital pack

What if you could save lives? What if, just with the touch of your hand, you could stop an animal, or even a person, dying? You’d do it, wouldn’t you? The Life and Time of Lonny Quicke is the captivating new...

17 May 2021

Maybe… by Chris Haughton – Baby & Toddler Storytime pack

Host a Storytime event for Chris Haughton’s vibrant and mischievous new picture book! Three little monkeys, and their big monkey, are sat high up on their branch in the forest canopy. “Ok, monkeys! I’m off,” says the big monkey. “Now remember....

14 May 2021

The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris - Young Readers Guide

Now adapted for young readers, Vice President Kamala Harris’s empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. With her election to the vice presidency, her election to the U.S. Senate, and her position as attorney general of California,...

14 May 2021

When We Say Black Lives Matter by Maxine Beneba Clarke - activity sheets

A timely, powerful and much-needed picture book exploring the background to the Black Lives Matter movement for young children. A beautifully illustrated and poignant picture book about the Black Lives Matter movement – it’s deep history, background and meaning – as...

14 May 2021

The Lightning Catcher by Clare Weze - Teacher Notes

Alfie has noticed a few things since his family moved to Folding Ford. He really misses life in the city. He and his sister don’t exactly fit in here. But the most interesting one is that the weather is BONKERS....