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21 April 2021

Reading Ahead Champions - pilot evaluation report

In 2019-20 The Reading Agency worked with Staffordshire prisons to pilot an extension to the Reading Ahead programme called Reading Ahead Champions. This report outlines the findings and recommendations.

21 April 2021

Elmer Day 2021 digital pack

Get ready for the most colourful day of the year! Elmer Day returns on Saturday 29 May 2021. Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day celebrations Andersen Press are spreading the positivity of Elmer...

21 April 2021

Reading Friends Under 11s Evaluation Feedback Tool

This tool can be used with primary aged children involved in Reading Friends. Please complete by 14 May.

19 April 2021

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! There are Read and Review opportunities where you have a chance of receiving 10 copies of a...

19 April 2021

Bookmarks with feedback survey

Print these bookmarks on card or thick paper and cut them out individually to hand out on World Book Night. The QR code links to a survey to provide feedback to The Reading Agency. These bookmarks are designed to be used...

19 April 2021

Bookplates with feedback survey

You can stick these bookplates to the inside cover of books you’re handing out so that every participant knows about World Book Night. The QR code links to a survey to provide feedback to The Reading Agency. These bookplates are...

14 April 2021

Library staff social prescribing toolkit

A toolkit has been created to help library staff develop their social prescribing offer. It includes an overview of social prescribing, and guidance on working with partners and Link Workers locally. This toolkit will be published in April 2021.

14 April 2021

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud - Discussion Guide

England has been radically changed by a series of catastrophes – large cities have disappeared and London has been replaced by a lagoon. The surviving population exists in fortified towns where they cling to traditional ways, while strangely evolved beasts...

14 April 2021

Reading Well Staff Training Presentation

This presentation can be used to train staff on the Reading Well programme and library health offer.

14 April 2021

Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support workplace wellbeing through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Student Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support student wellbeing through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Library Staff Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support library staff wellbeing in the workplace through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 Toolkit

A library toolkit to use for Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May. - Ideas to support libraries to deliver activities and campaigns around mental health, wellbeing, nature and the environment. - Template social media copy to help you spread the...

13 April 2021

The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph - Discussion Guide

Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own experiences with racism in The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. As a former “token Black kid”, he now presents himself as the friend...

09 April 2021

How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon - activity pack

How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon, illustrated by Katie Kear A no-good Viking thief. The worst-ever trainee Valkyrie. A hilarious case of mistaken identity. When failing trainee Valkyrie Lotta mistakes an unconscious Viking thief, Whetstone, for a fallen hero and...

09 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Clip Art: JPEG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. 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...

09 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Clip Art: PNG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. 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...

08 April 2021

The Strawberry Thief Reading Group Guide

If you are reading The Strawberry Thief as part of a reading group, here are some questions and resources to help get you started created by the author Joanne Harris. Warning: questions may contain spoilers!

08 April 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Session: Clothes

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session with the theme of clothes could look like.

08 April 2021

Fing by David Walliams - Digital Activity Pack

Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn’t enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there’s only one problem… What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything...

06 April 2021

Reading Friends Editable Digital Signage Telephone Befriending

Editable Reading Friends landscape posters for digital screens with images showing telephone befriending.

06 April 2021

Reading Friends 'Not Quite Nice' session plan

Ideas for a Reading Friends session based on Celia Imrie’s novel, ‘Not Quite Nice’.

01 April 2021

April 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Books to Make You Smile

World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Presented by The Reading Agency, and in partnership with...

01 April 2021

Reading Friends Editable Digital Signage

Editable Reading Friends landscape posters for digital screens.

01 April 2021

Read, Talk, Share animated video

One minute animated video on the Read, Talk, Share campaign, tackling loneliness through the proven power of reading.

31 March 2021

Tips for Writing a Review!

Read our tips on how to write a great review, other readers will be interested to hear your thoughts!

31 March 2021

World Book Night Prison Toolkit

Find out how you can celebrate World Book Night in your prison. This guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration of reading.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Evaluation Guidance

Guidance to using Reading Friends evaluation surveys.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Befriender Survey

Use this Reading Friends evaluation survey to capture feedback from Reading Befrienders.

30 March 2021

Reading Friends Young Participant Survey

This is a paper version of the Reading Friends participant survey for 11-17 year olds.