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19 May 2022

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries - 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, 1000s of books for children and young people reading groups to read...

18 May 2022

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance (Welsh)

The guidance for this year’s evaluation ahs been translated into Welsh. Overview of approach and guidance for participation monitoring, surveys and feedback tools.

18 May 2022

Reading Friends Under 11s feedback tool (Welsh)

This has been translated into Welsh. This evaluation feedback tool can be used with primary aged children under 11 involved in Reading Friends.

18 May 2022

Reading Friends Dementia Feedback Tool (Welsh)

This has been translated into Welsh. This evaluation tool can be used with people who are living with dementia. It’s useful for people who cannot fill in surveys or for whom surveys aren’t appropriate. It can help capture ‘in the moment’...

16 May 2022

The Boy Who Sailed the World by Julia Green and Alex Latimer - author video and activity

Right from the start, the boy loved the sea! He ran along the sand, danced in and out of the waves, his heart full of longing and delight. The boy has always loved the sea. So he builds a boat and...

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...

13 May 2022

'Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead' Reading Group Guide

Atlantic Books is offering guides to reading groups UK-wide for the critically-acclaimed novel Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin, out now in hardback and ebook, and available in paperback from 2nd June 2022. THE BLURB ‘Funny about...

13 May 2022

Reading Friends Activity Feedback Form

This form captures information about your Reading Friends project as well as your feedback. Deadline to submit is 27 June 2022. If there are any questions, please contact readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk

13 May 2022

'We Run the Tides' Reading Group Guide

Atlantic Books is offering guides to reading groups UK-wide for the critically-acclaimed novel We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida, out now in hardback and ebook, and available in paperback from 5th May 2022. THE BLURB ‘Smart, perceptive, elegant, sad, surprising and...

13 May 2022

Marv and the Mega Robot - activity sheets

Illustrated by Paula Bowles, debut author Alex Falase-Koya brings us the first book in a rip-roaring new series about an unlikely superhero, science-loving Marvin, who’s forced to don his costume to defeat supervillain Mastermind and her giant robot. Marvin is an...

12 May 2022

There Once is a Queen Jubilee activity pack!

“There once is a queen. Not a fairytale nor a faerie queene. But our queen.” To support the publication of Michael Morpurgo’s ‘There Once Is a Queen’, HarperCollins Children’s Books have created a Jubilee activity pack to support promotion of the...

10 May 2022

All About Us series - Digital pack for teachers and librarians

The All About Us series are perfect for KS1 children. The digital pack is the perfect resource for citizenship lessons around mental health, diversity and starting conversations on those topics. You can find out more information here.

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,...

10 May 2022

Checkmate in Berlin printable display materials and digital assets

This pack contains printable resources to create a display to promote Checkmate in Berlin by Giles Milton, plus digital assets to share on social media. Assets for sharing on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook A4 poster (pdf) Bunting (pdf)

06 May 2022

Seed by Caryl Lewis - digital packs

A funny and big-hearted story about the power of hope and imagination when you believe in the impossible. For readers aged 8-12 years, Seed is the English-language children’s debut from Welsh award-winner Caryl Lewis. Marty doesn’t have much. Unlike his mum, who...

06 May 2022

Yesterday Crumb and the Storm in a Teacup by Andy Sagar - Teaching resources and competition!

Adventure and magic await in every teacup! Welcome to the enchanting world of Yesterday Crumb, a young girl with fox ears who has never fitted in. Taken in by flamboyant tea witch Miss Dumpling, Yesterday is introduced to a magical, walking...

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

Love Being You Children’s Mental Health Week - POS pack and digital resources

Love Being You by Beth Cox and Natalie Costa, Illustrated by Vicky Barker The ideal series for Children’s Mental Health Week, LEVEL HEADERS is designed to help children aged 6-9 learn about their mental health in a positive framework, with no...

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...

05 May 2022

Reading Sparks STEM Ambassadors Guidance

This resource contains information about the STEM Ambassador Programme and how volunteers could support your Reading Sparks activities.

05 May 2022

An Extra Pair of Hands digital assets

This pack contains assets promoting An Extra Pair of Hands by Kate Mosse for sharing on social media, plus a video from the author.

05 May 2022

The Usborne Unworry Pack

The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them...

04 May 2022

Schools Information Pack for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This information pack contains key information for schools about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, including next steps for teachers. Please note that you can edit page 4 to include details of your local offer. Download the pack now at the link below!

04 May 2022

Schools Assembly Presentation for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Download this assembly presentation and tell your school all about this year’s Summer Reading Challenge! The download contains two versions of the presentation, one you can customise for your region, and one that is ‘ready to share’. The presentations are in PowerPoint...

04 May 2022

Schools Newsletter Template for Summer Reading Challenge 2022

Download this template and send a newsletter to your local schools’ staff to help spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. You can customise the template letter to suit your local needs. At the links below, please find further Summer...

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A3 Poster (Wales)

Download and print this A3 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A3 Poster (Scotland & Northern Ireland)

Download and print this A3 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A3 Poster (England)

Download and print this A3 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A4 Poster (Wales)

Download and print this A4 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A4 Poster (Scotland & Northern Ireland)

Download and print this A4 poster and spread the word about Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022.