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01 February 2024

Reader Reviews January 2024 - Children and Young People

Did you know that we offer free reading group sets of books for groups every month? All we ask for in return are reviews. If you’d like to find out more you can sign up to our newsletters. Every month we...

30 January 2024

Pablo and Splash - digital resources

Our friends at Hachette have some incredible digital resources to help celebrate Sheena Dempsey’s new series, Pablo and Splash. More about the book Join time-travelling penguins Pablo and Splash on an unexpected adventure to the time of the dinosaurs in this brilliantly...

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...

27 November 2023

Winter Mini Challenge Reading Display Materials

This Winter Mini Challenge, we’re inviting primary school classes to create a dazzling reading display showcasing what you read over the holidays. The more imaginative the display, the better! Use our free print outs to get started. Download them here. Winners...

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...

28 September 2023

We Are All Astronauts - digital resources

Unlock your inner astronaut and learn all about space in We Are All Astronauts – the first book in a brand-new series from bestselling creator of the Fantastically Great Women series, Kate Pankhurst. Join Luna, Granny and Blast as they journey...

01 September 2023

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam - digital resources

Celebrating 10 years of cakes, crooks and canine capers! Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who can never seem to fill their swag bags. But when they decide on a career change and open up a café,...

01 September 2023

Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam - digital resources

Celebrating 10 years of cakes, crooks and canine capers! Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam are two hapless robber dogs who can never seem to fill their swag bags. But when they decide on a career change and open up a café,...

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

Into the Wild Colouring Sheets

One night Joe leaves his window open and with a swirl of leaves and a flap of feathers, the Wild invites him outside to explore the night-time city. Joe learns that animals and plants can thrive even in the most built-up...

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

Art is Everywhere Activity Sheets

What do you think ART is? Is it pictures on the walls of a gallery? And what about an ARTIST? Someone holding a paintbrush, standing in front of an easel? Yes to both, but art and artists are so much...

24 July 2023

Esme's Rock Teaching Resources

Esme is a small cave girl. She has the kind of voice that’s great for keeping big things with sharp teeth away but that isn’t so great for keeping secrets, like the plans for Morris the mammoth’s birthday surprise. But...

30 June 2023

Create Your Own Activity Challenge Card: Ready, Set, Read!

Bringing our superstar team to life, this set of amazing activity challenge cards have been created by our creative partner for 2023, the Youth Sport Trust. Get your creative cap on and create your own activities using Naveen’s activity planning sheet. Click...

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

Football Superstars Series Activity Pack

The Football Superstars series is aimed at building a love of reading in young children, and is filled with fun cartoons, inspirational stories and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments.

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....

22 May 2023

Special Achievement Certificate - Ready, Set, Read!

Some children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge read more than six books, whilst many may achieve other kinds of personal goals or overcome difficulties. This ‘Special Achievement Award’ allows you to issue a bespoke certificate. This may be used in...

22 May 2023

Volunteer Appreciation Certificate (for Scotland) - Ready, Set, Read!

Scottish version for libraries taking part in Scotland. Recognise the hard work of your summer volunteers with a Ready, Set, Read! themed certificate of appreciation. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge...