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09 August 2022

Latest opportunities from our adult publisher partners - author visits, free sets of books and POS packs!

If you have a reading group with adults or work in library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! We have free author visits, 100s of books for reading groups and other opportunities. If you would like some display...

05 August 2022

The Reading Agency's August Booklist for Adults - Escape with a Book

Summer is a time when some go on travels, so we have selected the perfect books that can transport a reader somewhere else even if they’re not going away. On the list we have a fantasy book based on African...

15 July 2022

The Reading Agency's July Booklist for Adults - Friendship

To mark World Friendship Day, also known as International Day of Friendship which takes place on 30 July this year, we have compiled a booklist focusing specifically on books written about friendship. Tell us what you think about these books or...

15 July 2022

The Reading Agency's September Booklist for Adults - International Translation Day

Every 30 September, English PEN hosts a programme of talks, workshops and networking opportunities for literary translators, in celebration of International Translation Day. To help you celebrate the best in translated fiction and international authors, we have created a booklist...

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...

13 July 2022

National Reading Group Day - assets

Libraries and other organisations can download these social media assets to promote National Reading Group Day (14 September). Contact readinggroups@readingagency.org.uk with any questions.

07 July 2022

Read Between the Lies by Malcolm Duffy - Teachers' Resources

Two very different boys, one new family, a shared struggle and a big secret. Tommy is talented, cool, a young offender, and dyslexic. Ryan is smart, uncool, well-behaved, and dyslexic. The two develop an unlikely friendship. As Ryan helps Tommy to read, a secret...

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...

01 June 2022

The Reading Agency's June Booklist for Adults - Refugee Week

This month, we have compiled a booklist focusing specifically on books written by and about refugees or former refugees. This is to mark Refugee Week, which takes place from 20-26 June 2022. Here you will find a range of fiction...

10 May 2022

The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Adults - Local and Community History Month

Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of where you live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from the Norfolk coast to Korea,...

05 May 2022

The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Children & Young People - Local and Community History Month

Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity for children to learn about the history of where they live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from ancient Arabia and...

27 April 2022

Turn the Tide on Climate Anxiety extract and activity

It’s hard to watch the news without hearing or seeing something disturbing about the climate emergency. This can trigger all sorts of emotions: worry, anger, sadness, guilt, and even grief but also often over-looked positive emotions like motivation, connection and...

26 April 2022

The English Patient: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

26 April 2022

Paradise: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

26 April 2022

The Memory of Love: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2012-2022

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2012-2022. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2002-2011

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2002-2011. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1992-2001

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1992-2001. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1982-1991

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1982-1991. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1972-1981

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1972-1981. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1962-1971

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1962-1971. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1952-1961

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1952-1961. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Night Tiger: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

How We Disappeared: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Book of Night Women: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Book of Night Women by Marlon James. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues by Sofia Malik. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Cutting Season: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Cutting Season by M.W. Craven. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Swimmer: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Swimmer by Graham Norton. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

Witness: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Witness by Alex Wheatle. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

My Name Is Why (Quick Reads): Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title My Name Is Why (abridged for Quick Reads) by Lemn Sissay. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.