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23 September 2015

Quick Ideas for creative activities

These ideas have been tried by Chatterbooks group leaders in schools and libraries and work with almost any theme or collection of books. They require very few resources and allow children freedom to design and create in response to books...

23 September 2015

Quick Ideas for drama activities

These ideas have been tried by Chatterbooks group leaders in schools and libraries and work with almost any theme so why not give them a try!

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks and Arts Award

You can use Chatterbooks activities with children aged 5 and above to help them achieve Arts Award Discover and Arts Award Explore.

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks - Programme planning template

Use this template to plan your Chatterbooks sessions. You will probably be able to fit in at least 10 sessions in a term.

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks - Book Discussion Guide

Use this quick guide to help you support children to discuss, review and recommend books

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks Session Planning Template

Use this handy sheet to plan your Chatterbooks session and ensure you have everything you need to hand.

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks certificate - landscape version

To reward your Chatterbooks club members as part of your final celebration session

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks certificate - portrait version

To reward your Chatterbooks club members as part of your final celebration session

23 September 2015

Chatterbooks logos, clip art and how to use them

These logos and clip art characters can be used to promote your Chatterbooks club. Please ensure you read the brand guidelines thoroughly.

09 September 2015

Paris for One learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Paris for One by Jojo Moyes.

07 September 2015

Poetry Chatterbooks activity pack

National Poetry Day will soon be here again – this year it’s on October 8th, perfectly placed to be part of our celebration of Chatterbooks week from the 3rd to the 10th October 2015. In this Chatterbooks Poetry pack we’re looking...

04 September 2015

Funny Fiction Chatterbooks activity pack

This Funny Fiction Chatterbooks pack is packed with reading recommendations: books which are rib-tickling, chuckle-making or straight-out laugh-out-loud funny – plus Funny Fiction discussion and activity ideas for your Chatterbooks groups.

05 August 2015

Molly Maybe activity sheets

Molly Maybe has a marvellous secret – she and her dog Waggy Burns are the only ones who can travel to an amazing monster world, which mirrors our own. Download four fantastic activity sheets for your Chatterbooks group!

09 July 2015

Chatterbooks Champions activity pack

Check out our brilliant new Chatterbooks activity pack filled with special group activities from our brilliant Chatterbooks champions. We have activities from Guy Bass, Elen Caldecott, Steve Cole, Lari Don, Jonathan Meres, Tom Palmer, and Ali Sparkes. There’s something for...

09 July 2015

Tom Palmer's Rugby Top Trumps

Download these Top Trumps cards from Chatterbooks Champion Tom Palmer’s Rugby Academy series.

09 July 2015

Tom Palmer video

Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Tom Palmer talks about his Rugby Academy series

09 July 2015

Stop Those Monsters extract

Read an extract from our Chatterbooks Champion Steve Cole’s latest book, Stop Those Monsters!

09 July 2015

Chatterbooks Champions book extracts

Get a sneak peek of the latest books by our wonderful and brilliant Chatterbooks Champions, including Tom Palmer, Guy Bass and Elen Caldecott.

15 June 2015

Matt Brown video

Summer Reading Challenge Author of the Month Matt Brown talks Compton Valance

05 June 2015

Summer Reading Challenge Mythical Maze 2014 - Headline Results

Here are the national participation results and regional breakdowns for Mythical Maze, the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge.

05 June 2015

Summer Reading Challenge Mythical Maze 2014 - Full Report

Here are the summary findings and a regional breakdown of results for the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge.

14 May 2015

Interactiver prescriber leaflet - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

A digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions. The prescriber can digitally select titles from the list, then print the leaflet. The leaflet also provides information about how the scheme works,...

21 January 2015

Commissioning guidelines - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

This document provides information about Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia. It includes case studies showing how libraries can work with public health to deliver the scheme.

21 January 2015

Interactive user leaflet - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

A digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia. The prescriber can digitally select titles from the list, then print the leaflet. The leaflet also provides information about how the scheme works, resources available in...

24 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Creepy House 2013 results - Full Report

Over 800,000 children took part in the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge in libraries. Here is the full evaluation report, which includes the summary findings, regional breakdown along with separate reports about Summer Reading Challenge volunteering and our pilot with Arts Award...

24 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Creepy House 2013 results - Summary Findings

Over 800,000 children took part in the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge in libraries, a 9% increase on participation on 2012. Here are the summary findings from the 2013 evaluation report.

18 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Story Lab 2012 results

750,000 children took part in Story Lab with 427,500 children completed the Summer Reading Challenge too, earning medals for reading six books. Here is the full evaluation report, which includes the summary findings, regional breakdown along with separate reports about...

17 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Circus Stars 2011 results

The 2011 Summer Reading Challenge Circus Stars reached a record breaking 780,000 children aged 4 to 12. We’re especially pleased about the number of boys who took part and the huge number of children who joined the library. Here is...

17 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge and Children's University

Our partnership with The Children’s University means that children reading books for the Summer Reading Challenge are able to get their passports stamped at their local library and earn up to ten hours of Children’s University learning for completing the...

17 October 2014

A librarian's book recommendation gets James reading

James, 9, from Congelton in Cheshire, had never really been a reader; he was a typical boy who would rather play football. But in 2013 he heard about the Summer Reading Challenge at school. His mum, Katie, took him to...