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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 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.

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.

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers Character Guide

Meet the six Gadgeteers characters in this comprehensive guide. Images of the individual and grouped characters are available at the links below. All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022. Please note: this is a locked resource for library...

04 May 2022

Document Borders

Download these fun Gadgeteers borders to create Summer Reading Challenge posters, activities and resources! All illustrations are by Julian Beresford and © The Reading Agency 2022. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge...

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers: Photos of Key Challenge Materials

At the link below, you will be able to download photos of key Summer Reading Challenge materials. These photos can be used in your promotional materials and communications. Please ensure that, in your communications with children and families, you only include...

04 May 2022

Gadgeteers Clip Art: Grouped Characters

These images show our six characters, the Gadgeteers, grouped together, and can be used in your promotional materials and communications. The images are available in JPEG and PNG format. JPEG files are suitable for print materials. PNG files are suitable...

19 April 2022

UPDATED APRIL 2022: Summer Reading Challenge 2022 - Branding Guidelines

This document sets out the guidelines for libraries when using the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 artwork and resources. Please ensure you read the guidelines thoroughly before using any of the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 resources. Please note: this is a locked resource...

19 April 2022

UPDATED APRIL 2022: Summer Reading Challenge 2022 - Logo Guidelines

This document sets out the guidelines for libraries when using the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 programme name and logo. Please ensure you read the guidelines thoroughly before using any of the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 resources. Please note: this is a locked...

11 April 2022

Gadgeteers Clip Art: PNGs

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. This resource contains PNG files suitable for use on websites and items requiring a transparent background. JPEG files suitable for print materials are available to download at the link below. Please ensure you have...

11 April 2022

Gadgeteers Logos

Download logos for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Please ensure you have read the branding and logo guidelines (available at the links below) before using these assets. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading...

11 April 2022

Gadgeteers Clip Art: JPEGs

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. This resource contains JPEG files suitable for print materials. PNG files suitable for websites and items requiring a transparent background are available to download at the link below. Please ensure you have read the...

11 April 2022

Gadgeteers: Initial Social Media Assets

Download Gadgeteers assets suitable for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Created for The Reading Agency release of this year’s theme and partnership. Please ensure you have read the Gadgeteers Branding Guidelines before using these items. The Guidelines are available at the link...

10 January 2022

Summer Reading Challenge 2022 - Partnership Agreement

Any individual or organisation wishing to use the Summer Reading Challenge 2022 branding or link their event/activity to the Summer Reading Challenge must sign up to this Agreement. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the...

10 January 2022

Summer Reading Challenge 2022 - Library MoU

We ask all participating authorities to sign up to a Memorandum of Understanding which sets out the respective roles of The Reading Agency and the local authorities for the Summer Reading Challenge. Please note: this is a locked resource for library...

10 January 2022

Summer Reading Challenge 2022 - Promotional Materials Brochure

This brochure details the promotional materials available for the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2022. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

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...

03 December 2021

Winter Mini Challenge 2021 A4 Certificate

Winter Mini Challenge A4 Certificate

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...

04 October 2021

Everyone Sang: A Poem for Every Feeling from Walker Books - downloadable postcard

It is National Poetry Day is on 7 October and Walker Books have an incredible poetry anthology publishing on exactly the 7 of October! Everyone Sang: A Poem for Every Feeling is an exquisite gift-book containing over a hundred poems, chosen...