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06 July 2022

Gadgeteers Book Discussion Prompts

These book discussion prompts can be used to help children talk about their Summer Reading Challenge books with library staff, volunteers, teachers or at home. Adjust your print menu settings to print multiple cards on one page. Illustrations by Julian Beresford and...

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.

04 July 2022

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

Additional apps and ideas for StoryTrails x Summer Reading Challenge activities

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...

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

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...

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.

16 June 2022

Join the adventure club with Jess Butterworth - activity pack

Join the adventure club this summer and embark on the journey of a lifetime. Instil a love of reading and adventure with your class with this fantastic series by much-loved author Jess Butterworth – writer of classic adventure stories in vibrantly...

15 June 2022

Gadgeteers Book Collection Guide

A PowerPoint guide to the official Book Collection for the ‘Gadgeteers’ Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Discover more about all the brilliant science and innovation themed books in the collection, just waiting to inspire and empower readers this summer.

13 June 2022

Gadgeteers: Empty Middle Poster

Download this empty middle ‘Gadgeteers’ poster and use it to promote this year’s Summer Reading Challenge by adding your information in the middle.

13 June 2022

Gadgeteers: Invitation

Download this printable invitation for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022! Please note: the front and back of the invitation are supplied as separate PDFs within the folder. This folder contains English, Northern Irish, Scottish, and Welsh versions of this resource. Please note: this...

13 June 2022

Gadgeteers: Children's Certificates

Download these certificates to reward children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022, Gadgeteers! This folder includes: - Standard certificate (versions available for English, Northern Irish, Scottish and Welsh library authorities, and British Council Centres) - Mini Challenge certificate - Special achievement certificate -...

31 May 2022

Customisable book bag flyer - Gadgeteers

You can use this flyer to help encourage children to return to the library. When children attend a library visit, they can take home this Summer Reading Challenge flyer to tell their parents about the Challenge! At the link below, you can...

26 May 2022

Schools Invite Activity Sheet

Children can get creative with this A4 invitation. Download and print the invitation, and encourage children to complete the activity and invite their friends and family to come along with them to the library this summer.

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...

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

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 Letter 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. This template letter can be customised to suit your local needs when writing to schools about taking part. At...

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.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Printable A4 Poster (England)

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.

03 December 2021

Winter Mini Challenge 2021 Booklist

The Winter Mini Challenge 2021 reading list is full of stories that inspire, challenge, and take you on adventures. Perfect for encouraging children of all ages to keep reading over the winter holidays. There are also brilliant non-fiction reads to...

19 October 2021

A History of the World in 25 Cities – digital activity pack and competition!

From the walled city of ancient Jericho to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, explore the world with this stunningly illustrated book of extraordinary city maps! Co-authored by award-winning children’s authors Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin in consultation with specialist curators at...