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19 September 2018

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2017-18 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.

19 September 2018

Reading Ahead 2017-18 Evaluation Report

This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2017-18 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.

17 September 2018

We Are Together by Britta Teckentrup - Activity and Library Competition

We Are Together Competition Continuing with their commitment to publishing diverse and inclusive books for children of all ages, Little Tiger Group presents the latest peep-through, richly illustrated picture book from Britta Teckentrup, We Are Together. To support the book’s themes of...

17 September 2018

Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of the Macmillan Children's Books Poetry List

Can you imagine what might happen in the library when the librarian isn’t there? Write a poem using the starter line to win a bundle of fantastic poetry books!

13 September 2018

The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane - an Activity Pack

The Lost Words The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie...

11 September 2018

Angry Cookie by Laura Dockrill - an author reading

What happens when a little cookie gets up on the wrong side of bed? Prepare to fall absolutely in love with this irresistible cookie, crumbly chocolate chips and all. OH NO! Barbra the cactus won’t stop playing her recorder, the...

11 September 2018

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness - A reading by the author

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others. With harpoons strapped to their backs,...

07 September 2018

World Mental Health Day Libraries Week 2018 toolkit

A toolkit for library staff to promote World Mental Health Day and Libraries Week.

06 September 2018

Children and Young People booklist - Perfect Poetry Picks

Children and Young People booklist for September 2018 Perfect Poetry Picks This month we have selected our Perfect Poetry Picks. We’re getting in the mood to celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th of October! We have selected some of our favourite poems...

06 September 2018

National Poetry Day Chatterbooks Activity Pack

To celebrate National Poetry Day on 4 October, they have created a fantastic and fun, new Poetry Chatterbooks Activity Pack. National Poetry Day is an initiative of the Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and widens its...

05 September 2018

Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll - Activity Pack and Competition

Secrets of a Sun King London, 1922 A discovery from ancient Egypt… A cursed package… The untold story of a young pharaoh… When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad’s doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found...

04 September 2018

Prescriber Guidelines: Reading Well Wales

Guidelines for prescribing the dementia scheme in Wales.

04 September 2018

Delivery Model: Reading Well Wales

Library delivery model for Reading Well in Wales.

04 September 2018

Night of the Living Ted by Barry Hutchison - Library Competition

Night of the Living Ted Competition Create-a-Ted! Draw your own Teddy at a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. When Lisa Marie and her step-brother Vernon pop into town to get their dad a birthday present, they discover the Create-a-Ted shop is offering free Halloween...

03 September 2018

Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History by Vashti Harrison - Activity Pack

Little Leaders Meet the Little Leaders. They’re brave. They’re bold. They changed the world! Author and Illustrator Vashti Harrison’s book Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History features 40 trailblazing black women in the world’s history. This book educates and inspires...

03 September 2018

Treehouse series Chatterbooks activity pack

This Chatterbooks pack is all about the ever-expanding Treehouse Series by writer Andy Griffiths and his best mate, artist Terry Denton. In this pack are activity and discussion ideas for your Chatterbooks group, inspired by the fantastic and fun series. Macmillan...

30 August 2018

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury - Activity pack

The Giant Jumperee “I’M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I’M SCARY AS CAN BE!” The Giant Jumperee follows the story of Rabbit, who is hopping home one day, only to discover that there’s something lurking in his burrow. It’s the Giant Jumperee, and he’s...

29 August 2018

Mischief Makers Resources: British Council

Download materials for the Mischief Makers Reading Challenge. This download contains: Mischief Makers logos Mischief Makers A3 promotional poster Mischief Makers family information leaflet Mischief Makers certificate Please note: These resources are for the Reading Challenge run in partnership with the British Council. To access this...

29 August 2018

A4 poster - Mood-boosting Books

A downloadable A4 poster to promote Mood-boosting Books lists.

29 August 2018

A3 display header poster - Mood-boosting Books

A downloadable A3 display header poster to promote Mood-boosting Books lists.

23 August 2018

How to run Reading Ahead 2018-19

Here is an overview of how to run Reading Ahead 2018-19 with information on preparing for launch and tips for keeping up the momentum. It includes useful web links and deadlines for the programme.

22 August 2018

Dahl Dictionary Activity Sheets

Get Gobblefunking with Roald Dahl Oxford University Press have some fantabulous activity sheets for children to use and enjoy this Roald Dahl Day (13 September). If you do use the resources in your library or school, we would love to see photos....

22 August 2018

The Dam by David Almond and illustrated by Levi Pinfold - Teachers' Notes

The Dam When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They...

09 August 2018

Sporty Stories Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is our Sporty Stories Chatterbooks pack. It is filled with inspiration sporting tales or books written by successful athletes. We have also created a Sporty Stories booklist that you may want to check out.

09 August 2018

Prisons - How to run Reading Ahead 2018-19

We have adapted our general guidance to make it more specific for use in prisons.

09 August 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 materials and how to use them

This describes the print and downloadable materials available for running Reading Ahead with some ideas about how to use them.

08 August 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 advocacy leaflet

Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead with endorsement from participants and organisers for you to use when talking to potential partners. It’s not intended for use with participants.

08 August 2018

Key Dates Planner 2018-19

You can use this Word document as a flexible template to record your own planning in addition to the key dates in the reading calendar that can be used as hooks to keep up the momentum.

07 August 2018

A First Book of the Sea by By Nicola Davies - Teachers' notes

A stunning anthology that blends poetry and information about the sea, from an award-winning team. From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots, comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the...

07 August 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 Registration Form

Please use this template to sign people up for Reading Ahead and keep for your own records. The data requested matches that required for our data return for which the deadline is 8 July 2019.