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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...

09 August 2022

Reading Friends Volunteer Management Session run by NCVO

Materials from the Good Practice in Volunteer Management session run by NCVO on 20 July 2022

05 August 2022

Gadgeteers_ Digital participation updates

Download the digital participation data for your library authority for Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Please read the guidance notes for more information on how to access your data: https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6031/ Please email sophie.field@readingagency.org.uk if you have any problems downloading the document and accessing...

04 August 2022

Five Minutes Peace downloadable storytelling tips

Parents everywhere will understand the plight of poor Mrs Large. All she wants is five minutes’ peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes...

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...

03 August 2022

How to upload DofE Opportunity Finder Listings (for libraries participating in Gadgeteers)

The Reading Agency is a Duke of Edinburgh Award Approved Activity Provider. This means libraries participating in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge can list their Summer Reading Challenge volunteering opportunities on the Duke of Edinburgh Award website. Libraries can download this...

19 July 2022

Reading Friends Volunteer Toolkit

Taken from section 5 of the Project Toolkit, this section is focused on Reading Befrienders who may be volunteers or staff. It details the specific support for the volunteer journey: Recruiting, Managing and Supporting volunteers. [Supporting the NCVO session 20...

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

'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...

17 July 2022

Big Bright Feelings series by Tom Percival - digital pack

Bloomsbury Children’s Books has created an activity pack to promote Tom Percival’s Big Bright Feelings series, including the latest title, Milo’s Monster! Tom Percival’s Big Bright Feelings series is the perfect springboard for talking about mental and emotional health, positive self-image,...

15 July 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A4 Poster (Ukrainian)

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.

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...

06 July 2022

WELSH 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 presentation is in PowerPoint format. Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. See the link below for the English-language version.

06 July 2022

Oh No, George! 10th Anniversary - library and school digital packs

t’s hard work being good all the time – and it’s especially hard for a dog like George! Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, Oh No, George! is a laugh-out-loud, visual romp from the acclaimed author-illustrator, Chris Haughton. The digital packs include: -...

05 July 2022

WELSH Communications Toolkit for Library Partners, Summer Reading Challenge 2022

This folder contains a toolkit with assets, suggested Welsh-language social media posts and newsletter copy to help libraries in Wales promote the Summer Reading Challenge. The folder also contains the Gadgeteers character guide, core pack guide, ‘How to take part’ information,...

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...

01 July 2022

Secrets of an Undercover Activist by Nat Amoore - teaching resources and activity pack

Secrets of an Undercover Activist is the outrageous story of three best friends, one greedy mayor and a whole lot of pranking, by Nat Amoore! This book is suitable for readers aged 8+ Casey Wu tries to stay out of the spotlight,...

01 July 2022

Gadgeteers Data Share Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes for more information on accessing the Summer Reading Challenge digital participation data. This resource contains information on: The data share for digital participation in Gadgeteers, including anonymised and personalised data. Please note: this is a locked resource for...

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...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (libraries nationwide)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (15 libraries)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (nationwide Wales)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

23 June 2022

StoryTrails comms and activity toolkit (Swansea and Newport)

The Reading Agency has put together a ‘Summer of Stories’ comms toolkit and activity pack that includes exciting opportunities and training from the project’s partners so that all libraries can benefit from StoryTrails in 2022. Even if you cannot make...

22 June 2022

PILOT_Gadgeteers Library Evaluation

Download the Pilot Library Evaluation Form and guidance for Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. All library authorities running the pilot model of the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please Note: This is the pilot library evaluation form....

22 June 2022

REGULAR MODEL_Gadgeteers Library Evaluation

Download the Library Evaluation Form and Guidance documents for Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. All library authorities running the regular model of the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please Note: This is the standard library evaluation...

22 June 2022

WALES_Gadgeteers Library Evaluation

Download the Library Evaluation Form and Guidance documents for Gadgeteers, Summer Reading Challenge 2022. All Welsh library authorities running the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please Note: This is the library evaluation for authorities in Wales. Library...

16 June 2022

Website Guide for summerreadingchallenge.org.uk

If you’re using our children’s website, summerreadingchallenge.org.uk, you can download this handy guide which explains how to sign up and how to take part in the Challenge online. This guide also includes useful links for parents and carers.