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04 August 2022

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

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! We have free author visits for the autumn, 100s of books for children and young people reading...

29 July 2022

bsmall's Young Language Learner Competition

Open to young linguists aged 6-11, the b small Young Language Learner Award 2022 aims to support and encourage language learning through story-writing. Created by independent children’s publisher b small publishing, this popular award has previously run in 2014...

19 July 2022

StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge Activity Pack (Welsh)

This is the Welsh version of the Activity pack created for the 15 libraries taking part in StoryTrails. You can see the Welsh nationwide version here StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to...

19 July 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails (15 libraries)

This Activity Pack is for the 15 libraries taking part in StoryTrails. You can find a nationwide version of this Activity Pack here. StoryTrails is a unique, immersive storytelling experience. It aims to allow local people to experience their town in...

19 July 2022

'PESTS' Teaching Resources

In this resource pack for KS2 Teachers, you will find a range of activities for subjects including creative writing, drama, art, design & technology, and PSHE, linking to the three books in the PESTS series. About the Books When the lights...

19 July 2022

'The Dragon in the Bookshop' Teachers' Notes

Use these Teachers’ Notes for ‘The Dragon in the Bookshop’ to help guide conversation in your classroom about the book and further discuss the themes. About the Book The Dragon in the Bookshopby Ewa Jozefkowicz An old Polish city fizzes with fear. The...

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...

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...

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...

04 July 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails Activity Pack (Welsh)

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...

04 July 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails additional apps and ideas (Welsh)

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

04 July 2022

Summer Reading Challenge x StoryTrails Activity Toolkit for Teachers (Welsh)

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...

04 July 2022

Monster Fun - Create A Comic Competition

Our friends at Rebellion have a monstrously fun competition for children this summer! Monster Fun, their brand-new children’s comic packed with laughter, mischief, and mayhem, wants children aged up to 16-years-old to submit create a comic strip with their favourite...

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

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...

14 June 2022

'Where We Go From Here' Reading Notes

These reading notes will help lead your discussion about Lucas Rocha’s ‘Where We Go From Here’. You’ll find some example discussion questions as well as activities to dive deeper into the themes of the book. About the Book The first step forward...

10 June 2022

‘The Green Planet Podcast – Swift Special’ from Torbay.

‘The Green Planet Podcast – Swift Special’ from Torbay. Inspired by A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies illustrated by Petr Horacek. https://pod.co/sound-communities-showcase/the-green-planet-podcast-swift-special

10 June 2022

'Shark Parts' was created by Ethan in Suffolk.

‘Shark Parts’ was created by Ethan in Suffolk. Ethan was inspired by the books ‘Shark super powers’ by Jillian Morris and Duncan Brake, and ‘Swim, shark, swim!’ by Dom Conlon and Anastasia Izlesou. “I am delighted that our little book...

10 June 2022

Listen to this Reading Sparks podcast and song about sharks created by Nathaniel in Suffolk.

Nathaniel has put together a podcast of the thoughts of some of the young people and youth workers involved in the Reading Sparks. As well as having written and recorded a song about sharks, inspired by the books ‘Shark super...

10 June 2022

Clownfish sketch’ from Torbay.

‘Clownfish sketch’ from Torbay. This sketch was inspired by A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies illustrated by Petr Horacek. @oceanyouthradio #oceanyouthradio #read #animal #animalbook sketch inspired by the first book of animals by nicola Davies. #readingsparkproject...

10 June 2022

'Seasenders' was created by Mia in Suffolk.

‘Seasenders’ was created by Mia in Suffolk. Mia was inspired by the book ‘The magic ocean slide’ by Emma Beswetherick.

10 June 2022

‘Giraffeeeeeee Raffe’ created by Daisy Lloyd, Alexis Weller and James Harrison.

‘Giraffeeeeeee Raffe’ created by Daisy Lloyd, Alexis Weller and James Harrison. Daisy, Alexis and James were inspired by A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies illustrated by Petr Horacek. “Thank you so much for creating such an inspiring video full...

08 June 2022

‘Firefly Song’ created by Xie Davies in Torbay.

‘Firefly Song’ created by Xie Davies in Torbay. Xie was inspired by A First Book of Animals by Nicola Davies illustrated by Petr Horacek.

08 June 2022

'Oona's day at the beach' created by Ellie and Nina in Suffolk

‘Oona’s day at the beach’ created by Ellie and Nina in Suffolk. Ellie and Nina were inspired by the book ‘A poem for every summer day’ by Allie Esiri. “I really enjoyed the short story you told and how you added...

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...

05 May 2022

Brain Power by Dr Ranj - digital pack and author video

To celebrate Mental Health Week in May, Hachette Children’s Group would like to offer resource packs to help open up discussions with kids aged 7+ about their brains in conjunction with Brain Power, the new empowering and inclusive toolkit from...

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...