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08 May 2019

The Handmaid's Tale Reading Guide

A reading guide to The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. The Handmaid’s Tale went back into the bestseller charts with the election of Donald Trump, when the Handmaids became a symbol of resistance against him; and the 2017 release of...

08 May 2019

National Reading Group Day 2019 - logo

This year, National Reading Group Day will take place on Saturday 15 June, the start of Independent Book Week. We have a downloadable logo that you can use on your materials. Just click on the link below to download.

08 May 2019

National Reading Group Day 2019 - poster

This year, National Reading Group Day will take place on Saturday 15 June, the start of Independent Book Week. We have a downloadable poster that you can use in your library. Just click on the link below to download.

07 May 2019

The Silence of the Girls Readers' Guide

Download a free readers’ guide for The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.

07 May 2019

Ordinary People Readers' Guide

Download a free readers’ guide for Ordinary People by Diana Evans, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.

07 May 2019

The Sister, the Serial Killer Readers' Guide

Download a free readers’ guide for My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.

07 May 2019

Milkman Readers' Guide - Women's Prize for Fiction

Download a free readers’ guide for Milkman by Anna Burns, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.

07 May 2019

Circe Readers' Guide

Download a free readers’ guide for Circe by Madeline Miller, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.

07 May 2019

An American Marriage Readers' Guide

Download a free readers’ guide for An American Marriage by Tayari Jones, one of the shortlisted books for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2019.

03 May 2019

Reading Friends photo consent form

Consent forms for any images you take of Reading Friends activities.

03 May 2019

Reading Friends communications calendar 2019

Lots of useful dates to help theme sessions , inspire activities and promote Reading Friends.

03 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation surveys (Arabic)

Arabic translation of Reading Friends evaluation surveys for one-off activities.

03 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation champions toolkit

Qualitative tools to capture Reading Friends’ thoughts and feelings about the project.

03 May 2019

Reading Friends evaluation survey (for one-off activities)

Surveys to evaluate the impact of one-off Reading Friends activities.

03 May 2019

Reading Friends social media visuals

Images to use to promote your project on social media.

02 May 2019

Dementia friendly booklist

After being diagnosed with Young-onset dementia in July 2014 Wendy Mitchell set about finding other ways to keep reading. She shares some of her favourite books with us here.

01 May 2019

The Secret Starling Activity Pack

About the book Clara has lived a life of solitude, home schooled under her mean uncle’s strict regime . . . until now! The day that Uncle abandons Clara, leaving her with nothing but a wedge of ‘guilt money’ and a half...

30 April 2019

Alex Rider: Secret Weapon - book trailer

Ever since MI6 recognised his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a...

30 April 2019

Malamander - book trailer

Nobody visits Eerie-on-Sea in the winter. Especially not when darkness falls and the wind howls around Maw Rocks and the wreck of the battleship Leviathan, where even now some swear they have seen the unctuous Malamander creep… Discover Malamander by Thomas...

30 April 2019

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Let's Discover Baby Animals, Flowers and Trees - book trailer

Inspiring and fun guides to baby animals, flowers and trees featuring artwork from the animated special of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. In these fun-filled guides to baby animals, flowers and trees, eager readers will learn all about spring time...

25 April 2019

Space Chase: A Guide to the Core Pack and Characters

This resource is for library authorities running Space Chase. It introduces all the main characters and explains how the core pack and collector stickers go together. Download this guide to share with library staff and volunteers running the Challenge. This guide is...

25 April 2019

Space Chase Invitations: England

Download invitations for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

25 April 2019

Space Chase Invitations: Wales

Download invitations for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

25 April 2019

Space Chase Invitations: Scotland

Download invitations for the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

22 April 2019

Summer Volunteering Recruitment Toolkit

Resources to support libraries recruiting young volunteers for the summer holidays and year-round. This pack includes: an advocacy card to share with schools, key stakeholders and across the library service a volunteer recruitment guide a promotional poster with space to add local...

18 April 2019

Dementia Action Week 2019: a library toolkit

A library toolkit containing ideas for Reading Well displays, events and online and social media activity around Dementia Action Week 2019 (20-26 May).

18 April 2019

Reading Friends press release

This template is to help you when writing press releases about the project.

18 April 2019

Reading Friends session idea: The First Moon Landing 1969

A plan for a themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at, and talk about.

18 April 2019

Space Chase Photos: England

Download photographs to promote the Summer Reading Challenge. Photos must be credited: Photos © Dave Warren 2019 for The Reading Agency with thanks to Pancras Square Library Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these...

18 April 2019

Space Chase Photos: Wales

Download photographs to promote the Summer Reading Challenge. Photos must be credited: Photos © Dave Warren 2019 for The Reading Agency with thanks to Pancras Square Library Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these...