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20 October 2023

A Memoir of My Former Self by Hilary Mantel - digital resources

The magnificent final book from one of our greatest contemporary writers. As well as her celebrated career as a novelist, Hilary Mantel long contributed to newspapers and journals, unspooling stories from her own life and illuminating the world as she found...

18 October 2023

You Could Be So Pretty by Holly Bourne Reading Group Questions

Reading group questions for You Could Be So Pretty by Holly Bourne. Change the rules. Reclaim your power. If you can… What would you choose? “Razor-sharp and compelling, it is essential reading for every teenage girl.” The Observer “This book is brilliant, brutal...

10 October 2023

Reading Power: Communications Toolkit

Support our fundraising campaign focused on improving adult reading confidence across the UK.

14 September 2023

I Kick and I Fly by Ruchira Gupta - Discussion Notes

AN UNFORGETTABLE STORY BASED ON REAL EVENTS ABOUT FINDING THE COURAGE TO CREATE YOUR OWN DESTINY. More about the book In the outskirts of Bihar’s Red Light District, fourteen-year-old Heera is living on borrowed time. Her father plans to sell her into...

07 September 2023

When You Lose it by Roxy and Gay Longworth Extract and Discussion Guide

A reading guide plus extract for When You Lose it by Gay Longworth. About the book Roxy was 13 years old when she was coerced then blackmailed into sending explicit photos, which were spread around her school. The shame led to...

01 September 2023

I Know It's You by Susan Lewis - digital resources

Don’t miss the next emotionally gripping thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Susan Lewis! THE STORY… The first chapter of a manuscript arrives on Publisher Marina’s desk. She assumes it’s just another novel by another aspiring writer… THE SECRET… As the chapters arrive one by...

21 June 2023

Teachers' Reading Challenge Comms Toolkit

School and library staff, as well as our partner organisations, can use this toolkit as guidance to promoting the Teachers’ Reading Challenge.

16 June 2023

The Reading Agency’s June booklist for Adults – Sports & Games

The Summer Reading Challenge launches soon and this year we’re teaming up with children’s charity, the Youth Sport Trust, for Ready, Set, Read!, focused on reading, sport and play. To help adults join in with all of the fun, we...

13 June 2023

The Escape Artist - digital resources

Waterstones Non-Fiction Book of the Month for June 2023 Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2022 A Radio 4 Book of the Week About The Escape Artist Anne Frank. Primo Levi. Oskar Schindler. Rudolf Vrba. In April 1944 nineteen-year-old Rudolf Vrba and fellow...

06 June 2023

National Crime Reading Month with Faber

Faber is one of the world’s great independent publishing houses. Since they were founded in 1929, they have sought to find the very best writers and they are proud to publish the foremost voices in fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama, film...

12 April 2023

The Big Eurovision Read Bilingual (Welsh) Resources

This year, the UK is hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of last year’s winners, Ukraine. The Contest will be held in Liverpool on Saturday, 13 May. Partnering with BBC Arts, The Reading Agency is joining the party...

12 April 2023

The Big Eurovision Read Resource Pack

This year, the UK is hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of last year’s winners, Ukraine. The Contest will be held in Liverpool on Saturday, 13 May. Partnering with BBC Arts, The Reading Agency is joining the party...

31 March 2023

The Little Venice Bookshop - digital resources

This spring journey to Venice and lose yourself in a heart-warming romance from the bestselling author and book group favourite, Rebecca Raisin. We have a selection of social media assets and digital resources to download for your library. About the book: A bundle...

19 March 2023

World Book Night 2023 general poster (PDF)

Print this poster and stick up on noticeboards, in windows and anywhere else you like to promote World Book Night

16 March 2023

The Reading Agency’s April booklist for Adults – A Race Against Time

Our April booklist – ‘A Race Against Time’ – is chock full of exciting and gripping reads. From thrillers to Sci-Fi, there’s something for everyone. Dive into the list today and don’t forget to tell us what you thought of...

14 March 2023

You Can Run - Social media assets

Discover the thrilling world of Trevor Wood. An exhilarating standalone thriller from the acclaimed author of The Man on the Street. It wasn’t her dad they were after. It was her. Ruby Winter is surprised when her reclusive father invites a stranger into their...

07 March 2023

The Corpse Flower - Social Media Assets

Swift Press is thrilled to introduce new readers to the internationally bestselling author Anne Mette Hancock. We’re offering library POS packs for the first book in her gripping Kaldan and Schäfer series, The Corpse Flower. New in paperback this January...

06 February 2023

The Reading Agency’s February booklist for Adults – Translated Books

On 21 February it is Mother Language Day so this month we have created a booklist of some terrific, translated books to enjoy. Each book has been translated from their original language or are available in translation. Don’t forget to...

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...

23 January 2023

The Reading Agency’s January booklist for Adults – Books to Make you Laugh

January marks the beginning of a new year and we want to kick 2023 with lots of laughter. Escape into a world of humour and don’t forget to tell us what you thought of any of the books on the...

06 January 2023

'Foster' and 'Small Things Like These' Reading Group Guides

A Reading Guide to ‘Foster’ and ‘Small Things Like These’ (shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2022) by Claire Keegan.

08 November 2022

The Reading Agency’s November booklist for Adults – 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 edge-of-your-seat thrillers to thought-provoking explorations of culture and belonging, there’s something for everyone! Dive...

28 October 2022

Teachers' Reading Challenge 2022 Own Goal Certificate

Did you set your own goal for the 2022 Teachers’ Reading Challenge? Download your certificate and share with your class and library how you took part.

28 October 2022

Teachers' Reading Challenge 2022 Certificate

Download your Teachers’ Reading Challenge certificate to display in your classroom or library and share how many books you read during the 2022 Challenge. We also have a different version of the Certificate for those who created their own goal this...

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...

03 October 2022

Someday, Maybe by Onyi Nwabineli - reading guide

Stunningly honest and bursting with wit, Someday Maybe is the story of grief and resilience that you won’t be able to stop talking about. Eve is left heartbroken by her husband’s unexpected death, but everyone around her – her friends, her...

28 September 2022

Icebreaker questions

You’ve read your book and come together with your group to discuss it, but where do you begin? Sometimes it can be difficult to know what to talk about first, so these handy questions will help to break the ice...

30 August 2022

The Reading Agency's September Booklist for Children and Young People - Back to School

For many children and young people, September marks the start of the new school year, a time that can be both exciting and daunting. We have created a booklist for all children, from nursey school age through to secondary students,...

16 August 2022

'The Last Whale' Teaching Resources

Explore the themes of Chris Vick’s ‘The Last Whale’ in your classroom with these Teaching Resources, including Whales and Whalers, Artificial Intelligence and Climate Change. About the Book From killers to conservationists, Carnegie-shortlisted Chris Vick tells the story of three generations of...

05 August 2022

The Reading Agency's August Booklist for Adults - Escape with a Book

Summer is a time when some go travelling, so we have selected the perfect books that can transport a reader somewhere else even if they’re not going away. On the list we have a fantasy book based on African history...