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12 July 2018

National Poetry Day – Reading Group Guide

In the lead-up to National Poetry Day in October, we have a selection of poetry collections that have been specially chosen for reading groups with notes and questions to get you started. To download the guide, click the link below.

12 July 2018

Summer 2018 Booklist

Now that summer has arrived, we’re all looking for that perfect book to take to the beach. The Reading Agency staff have put together our ultimate summer booklist recommendations, with new and older books that we think everyone should take...

06 July 2018

School Participation Certificate

Libraries can download this special certificate to award to schools taking part in Mischief Makers 2018. Please note this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge

05 July 2018

Think Like an Engineer by Usborne - activity booklet

Think Like an Engineer activity booklet Usborne have created a fantastic activity pack to help inspire children with engineering. They can find out what it takes to be an awesome engineer in this free activity booklet, filled with problems to solve,...

05 July 2018

The Girls with the Lost Smile by Miranda Hart - Event Pack

FIND YOUR SMILE using this fun The Girl with the Lost Smile event pack! The Girl with the Lost Smile Chloe Long has lost her smile. She’s looked everywhere for it. (Under her pillow. Under her bed. Under her nose. Obviously.) She’s tried...

05 July 2018

Mischief Makers Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is a Chatterbooks activity pack to accompany this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers. It features reading and activity ideas inspired by the brilliant books in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge collection.

05 July 2018

Mischief Makers evaluation form

Please submit your evaluation form by email to srcevaluation@readingagency.org.uk by Wednesday 24 October 2018. Send your evaluation form as an Excel spreadsheet (please do not save as a pdf) and only submit one form per authority. Please read the guidance notes...

05 July 2018

Mischief Makers evaluation guidance notes

Please read these guidance notes before completing the Summer Reading Challenge evaluation form. This resource contains information on: 2018 Library Evaluation form 2018 Family Survey, including suggestions for promoting the survey Instructions for adding the Family Survey to your website Please note: this is a...

05 July 2018

Reading Well Wales: Overview of the dementia titles

A guide to the books on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia booklist in Wales.

05 July 2018

Reading Well in Wales: launch of dementia scheme

Reading Well will be launched in Wales with books and supporting materials being made available in both English and Welsh. This document provides bilingual background information on the launch of the dementia scheme in Wales.

04 July 2018

The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale and Dean Hale - Event Kit

The Princess in Black Who says princesses can’t wear black? When trouble raises its blue monster head, Princess Magnolia ditches her flouncy dresses and becomes the Princess in Black. The first in a funny, action-packed series for young readers who like their...

03 July 2018

The Sealwoman's Gift by Sally Magnusson - Extract

In 1627 Barbary pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted some 400 of its people, including 250 from a tiny island off the mainland. Among the captives sold into slavery in Algiers were the island pastor, his wife and...

03 July 2018

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell - Extract

Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, The Bridge. With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband’s awkward cousin for company. Or...

03 July 2018

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell - Reading Group Guide

Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband’s crumbling country estate, The Bridge. With her new servants resentful and the local villagers actively hostile, Elsie only has her husband’s awkward cousin for...

02 July 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Coordinator Newsletter Archive

Think you’ve missed an update from the Summer Reading Challenge team? Follow the links in this resource to catch up on our latest coordinator newsletters. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading...

02 July 2018

Mischief Makers schools pack

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018! This 7 page pack introduces this year’s Challenge and contains creative ideas and useful resources to inspire your school to take part. There is no other free reading...

02 July 2018

Mischief Makers schools pack: Scotland

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Mischief Makers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2018! This 7 page pack introduces this year’s Challenge and contains creative ideas and useful resources to inspire your school to take part. There is no...

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers school assembly presentation

This PowerPoint presentation can be used to talk about Mischief Makers in school assemblies to encourage pupils (and families) to take part. Key information, dates and links are included in the Notes panel of this PowerPoint This download includes a copy of...

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers school assembly presentation: Scotland

This PowerPoint presentation can be used to talk about Mischief Makers in school assemblies to encourage pupils (and families) to take part. Key information, dates and links are included in the Notes panel of this PowerPoint This resource now includes the 2018...

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: England

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our Shop.

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: Wales

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our Shop.

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: Scotland

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our...

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers A4 poster: England

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018, in your classroom, library or community space!

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers A4 Poster: Wales

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge in your classroom, library or community space!

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers A4 Poster: Scotland

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2018, in your classroom, library or community space!

30 June 2018

Mischief Makers promotional video trailers

Watch the promotional video trailer for Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. If you do not have access to you YouTube you can email summerreadingchallenge@readingagency.org.uk to request a copy. Mischief Makers Watch the full video trailer here: View the trailer with embedded...

29 June 2018

Mischief Makers bookmark activity sheets

Children can colour in these Mischief Makers bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends and spread the word about the Summer Reading Challenge.

28 June 2018

*NEW* Mischief Makers author/illustrator availability

Authors and illustrators with titles in the Mischief Makers book collection and Top Ten Volunteer Reads collection have shared their availability for library events this summer. We will update this resource as more responses are received. Please note: this is a...

22 June 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award

In this download you will find: Arts Award Discover activity sheets A document showing how the activities map to each part of Discover Information for parents & carers Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award Discover here

21 June 2018

To the Edge of the World by Julia Green - Reading group pack

To the Edge of the World Set sail on an exciting adventure in award-winning author Julia Green’s new story To the Edge of the World. Set in the islands of the Outer Hebrides, Julia’s book is a gripping sea adventure with...