Resources

17 August 2017

Animal Agents customisable certificate: England

Reward children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge with personalised certificates. This template certificate can be customised to add a signature and local authority logo. Edit the pdf to add your own assets, or add your images to a blank document...

17 August 2017

Animal Agents customisable certificate: Wales

Reward children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge with personalised certificates. This template certificate can be customised to add a signature and local authority logo. Edit the pdf to add your own assets, or add your images to a blank document...

17 August 2017

Animal Agents customisable certificate: Scotland

Reward children participating in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland with personalised certificates. This template certificate can be customised to add a signature and local authority logo. Edit the pdf to add your own assets, or add your images to...

17 August 2017

Summer Volunteering Certificate

This certificate is for any volunteers who are not part of Reading Hack. This template certificate can be customised to add the volunteer’s name and local authority logo. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017...

17 August 2017

Summer Volunteering Certificate

A branded Animal Agents certificate for Reading Hack summer volunteers.

17 August 2017

They Came from Planet Zabalooloo! book trailer

Watch out, planet Earth! Zoron, Bazoo and Zob have come from Zabalooloo. They’ve got a supersonic-sucker with shrinker nozzle … and they are ready for an EPIC adventure! Share the trailer for THEY CAME FROM PLANET ZABALOOLOO, the new picture book...

16 August 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 online resources guide

Summer Reading Challenge coordinators can download this quick guide to accessing restricted resources to share with libraries taking part in Animal Agents. Please note: Only library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 will have access to the password protected...

14 August 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017: Newsletter Archive

Think you’ve missed an update from the Summer Reading Challenge team? Follow the links in this useful resource to catch up on our latest mailings. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading...

07 August 2017

Summer Reading Challenge library evaluation form guidance notes

Please read these guidance notes before completing the Summer Reading Challenge evaluation form. This resource contains information on: 2017 Library Evaluation form 2017 Family Survey, including suggestions for promoting the survey Instructions for adding the Family Survey on your website Please note: this is a...

07 August 2017

Animal Agents Evaluation form

Library evaluation form for Animal Agents, Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Please submit your evaluation form by email to srcevaluation@readingagency.org.uk by Wednesday 25 October 2017. Send your evaluation form as an Excel spreadsheet (please do not save as a...

02 August 2017

Women in Translation booklist

August is Women in Translation Month. Only a tiny fraction of fiction published in English is translated, and only about a quarter of that translated fiction was originally written by women. For some reason, fiction in translation by women remains...

02 August 2017

Animal Agents Treasure Hunt: Welsh answer sheets

Children can use these answer sheets to keep track of the Summer Reading Challenge Treasure Hunt characters they have found. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017...

31 July 2017

FAQs - Reading Well for long term conditions

Answers to library staff frequently asked questions about Reading Well for long term conditions, including: general information, launch support, library involvement and digital resources.

24 July 2017

Podcasts for Book Lovers

We’ve put together a list of our favourite reading related podcasts for you to enjoy. From celebrity storytelling to a tour of the fascinating connections between Shakespeare and the world around us, there should be something to suit all tastes....

22 July 2017

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood - discussion questions

An unnamed defendant is accused of murder. Before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and gives his own defence. His barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or...

22 July 2017

You Don’t Know Me by Imran Mahmood - read a sample

An unnamed defendant is accused of murder. Before the Closing Speeches, the young man sacks his lawyer, and gives his own defence. His barrister told him to leave some things out. Sometimes, the truth can be too difficult to explain, or...

21 July 2017

Animal Agents Social Story

Thanks to Essex Libraries and Dimensions for this Social Story. It’s designed to help children with autism to understand what to expect and why when signing up and taking part in Animal Agents.

18 July 2017

Libraries Week and Beyond

A toolkit to help library staff involve young people in Libraries Week and other events in October. Includes a practitioner guide, events volunteer role description, library champion role description, hack ideas sheet and project fund application guidance

16 July 2017

Children's University Learning Destination Poster

The Summer Reading Challenge is a nationally validated learning activity and libraries are recognised Learning Destinations. Download this official Children’s University Learning Destination poster to display in your library.

16 July 2017

Children's University

Find out how children can earn Children’s University hours by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge and Chatterbooks groups.

13 July 2017

Animal Agents recommend to a friend bookmarks - Welsh language

Children can colour in these bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends and spread the word about the Summer Reading Challenge. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

13 July 2017

Animal Agents comments cards: parents/carers - Welsh language

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from parents and carers. The cards also have the link to the Have Your Say Family Survey on them. For more information about the Family Survey, see the Evaluation...

13 July 2017

Animal Agents comments cards: children - Welsh language

Use these comments cards to collect feedback from children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

11 July 2017

Animal Agents name tags - Welsh language

Children can choose a character and use these tags to chart their progress on Summer Reading Challenge wall displays. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer...

11 July 2017

Animal Agents reader review bookmarks - Welsh language

Children can choose a character and use these bookmarks to review their Summer Reading Challenge reads. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

11 July 2017

Animal Agents colouring sheets - Welsh language

These activity sheets feature Animal Agents characters to colour in. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

10 July 2017

Animal Agents: The Mystery Narrative

This resource explains the full Animal Agents story for authorities running the Challenge. It also explains how to use the codes printed on the collector stickers. This is designed as a training resource. To keep the mystery story a secret, please...

09 July 2017

Animal Agents colouring sheets

These activity sheets feature Animal Agents characters to colour in. Follow the links below for more library activities Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

09 July 2017

Animal Agents library activity sheets

This download includes wordsearches and puzzles for the Summer Reading Challenge 2017. Follow the links below for more Animal Agents activities. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge

09 July 2017

"Ask Me About" Animal Agents badge templates

Download these badges for library staff and volunteers. They can be printed on to self-adhesive paper. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge