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16 January 2024

Gina Kaminski Saves the Wolf - digital resources

An empowering retelling of Little Red Riding Hood about challenging the traditional narratives we are told, with a confident, autistic character at its heart. Gina Kaminski is here to tell you three facts. 1 – Little Red Riding Hood is full of...

01 December 2023

WELSH Promotional Poster - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. The English-language version is available on the Resource Bank separately. Shout about the Winter Mini Challenge with this printable poster! Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your...

01 December 2023

WELSH Reading Record - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. The English-language version is available on the Resource Bank separately. Print this Reading Record booklet for children taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge for them to record the books they...

16 November 2023

Tottenham's Big Read 2023 - Amazing Bodies Activity Pack - Greyscale

This version of the activity pack is in greyscale for printing. This activity pack is available to support children’s reading of the book, Amazing Bodies by Dr Ronx. Find fun reading and writing activities to test children’s understanding, as well as...

16 November 2023

Tottenham's Big Read 2023 - Amazing Bodies Activity Pack

This activity pack is available to support children’s reading of the book, Amazing Bodies by Dr Ronx. Find fun reading and writing activities to test children’s understanding, as well as exciting science experiments to show the content of the book...

02 November 2023

Colouring Sheets - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Print these colouring sheets for children taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge. Add some colour to the characters and their animal mascots! Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your library, school, reading group or...

02 November 2023

Activity Sheet - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Print this winter-themed activity sheet for children taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge. Have fun drawing and solving word puzzles! Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your library, school, reading group or community organisation...

02 November 2023

Reading Record - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Print this Reading Record booklet for children taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge for them to record the books they read. Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your library, school, reading group or community...

02 November 2023

Promotional Poster - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Shout about the Winter Mini Challenge with this printable poster! Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your library, school, reading group or community organisation to take part. The Winter Mini Challenge is a free online...

11 October 2023

You Can't Let An Elephant Pull Santa's Sleigh

‘Fantastic festive fun from a superbly silly series!’ Caryl Hart, bestselling picture book author An alpaca pulling your cracker? Penguins carol singing? A buffalo under the mistletoe? Oh no . . . that just won’t do! Join in the fun as a...

15 August 2023

Keep Smiling Activity Sheet

Vina’s Mum has always told her that a smile is the best gift you can give someone. And as Vina loves smiling more than anything else, she gives the gift of her smile to anyone who needs it. But on...

24 July 2023

The Selfish Crab Colouring Sheets

Claude has the most beautiful shell of all the crabs on the beach. It makes him feel special and he’s determined never, ever to part with it. Of course, hermit crabs change their shells as they grow-in fact they often...

24 July 2023

Cleo the Completely Fine Camel Activity Sheet

Cleo is a COMPLETELY FINE camel. Really, everything is just great. Honestly. A sweltering hot day? Well, Cleo has never felt better! Is she thirsty? No really she’s fine. A desert sandstorm? Not a problem, because Cleo is FINE (even...

24 July 2023

Between Night and Day Activity Sheets

When Pongo, a young orangutan, reaches for a ripe mango, she gets a big surprise! Clinging to the fruit, and very confused, is a little bat called Bulu who can’t find his way back to his cave in the busy...

24 July 2023

Get Ready for School Activity Sheets

This bumper sticker book is made up from four separate books – Alphabet, First Numbers, Colours and Shapes – providing a comprehensive introduction to a range of early years skills which are essential for children who are about to start...

28 June 2023

Ten tips for choosing the right book for a child

Engage reluctant readers with ten top tips from The Unicorn School on how to support a child to find a book suitable for their reading interests and ability, to help engage them in reading and find books to read for...

25 May 2023

What is Mud? Activity Pack

Mud is so much more than squelchy brown stuff. It’s why our food grows, why our forests stand tall, why our water and air are less dirty and why billions of living things have somewhere to live. This engaging new...

25 May 2023

Questions and Answers about Refugees Activity Pack

With simple, direct questions, thoughtful, compassionate answers and stunning illustrations by the Ukrainian artist Oksana Drachkovska, this book explores what it really means to be a refugee. Written with advice from the Refugee Council and drawing on conversations with refugees...

22 May 2023

Mini Challenge Certificate - Ready, Set, Read!

Reward children participating in the Mini Challenge (specially designed for pre-schoolers) as part of the Summer Reading Challenge with this Ready, Set, Read certificate! Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2023....

20 April 2023

Where Does my Food Come From?

A fully illustrated non-fiction picture book that lets readers discover how their favourite foods are grown and made – with exclusive recipes from Annabel Karmel for each one.

20 April 2023

Mazy the Movie Star Activity Pack

Mazy is a famous movie star who has her fur fluffed twice a day. While other dogs chase sticks at the park, Mazy chases her acting dreams. Then one morning Mazy’s agent delivers bad news. Hollywoof has changed and there are...

28 March 2023

Wild Isles Reading List

The Reading Agency proudly supports the Save our Wild Isles campaign: www.saveourwildisles.org.uk. Together, we can help save the UK’s precious wildlife and wild places. To celebrate the campaign, The Reading Agency has curated a reading list to inspire children and...

24 March 2023

The Reading Agency’s April booklist for Children and Young People – A Race Against Time

Our April booklist – ‘A Race Against Time’ – is chock full of exciting and gripping reads. From books exploring the climate crisis and planet Earth to heart-stopping thrillers and tales of magic and wonder, there’s something for everyone. Dive...

17 February 2023

Wonders of the World booklist for children and young people

March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world’s wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet. We’re joining the celebration with...

02 February 2023

The Reading Agency’s February booklist for Children and Young People – Translated Books

On 21 February it is Mother Language Day so this month we have created a booklist of some terrific, translated books for children and young people to enjoy. Each book has been translated from their original language or are available...

19 January 2023

The Reading Agency’s January booklist for Children and Young People – Books to Make you Laugh Out Loud

January marks the beginning of a new year and we want to kick 2023 with lots of laughter. From picture books to graphic novels, there’s something for young readers of all ages. Escape into a world of LOL moments and...

23 December 2022

The Littlest Yak - digital resources and social media assets

Look for the perfect story time read? We have a sneak peek extract of The Littlest Yak: The New Arrival and a selection of social media assets to download for your library. More about the book ‘The heart-warming and hilarious sequel to...

06 November 2022

The Reading Agency’s November booklist for Children and Young People – Debuts

November marks National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo (as it’s more commonly known). We want to celebrate some of our favourite debut authors of 2022. From humorous tales of belonging and acceptance to sensational love stories (and everything in between!),...

18 October 2022

The Reading Agency’s October booklist for Children and Young People – Poetry

Celebrate National Poetry Day on 6 October and share the magic of poetry. Take inspiration this autumn with some of the best poetry writing and who knows, maybe you’ll become inspired to write your own poem. Tell us what you...

18 October 2022

October 2022 Children's and Young People booklist - Brilliant books by Black authors and illustrators

As October is Black History Month, we have created a booklist of 125 brilliant books created by Black authors and illustrators. There is something for everyone with fantastic poetry, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction titles. You can join in with...