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10 May 2022

The Reading Agency's May Booklist for Adults - Local and Community History Month

Local and Community History Month is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the history of where you live but also that of countries and cultures around the world. The books in this list hop from the Norfolk coast to Korea,...

27 April 2022

Turn the Tide on Climate Anxiety extract and activity

It’s hard to watch the news without hearing or seeing something disturbing about the climate emergency. This can trigger all sorts of emotions: worry, anger, sadness, guilt, and even grief but also often over-looked positive emotions like motivation, connection and...

26 April 2022

The English Patient: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

26 April 2022

Paradise: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

26 April 2022

The Memory of Love: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2012-2022

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2012-2022. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2002-2011

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2002-2011. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1992-2001

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1992-2001. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1982-1991

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1982-1991. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1972-1981

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1972-1981. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1962-1971

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1962-1971. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1952-1961

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1952-1961. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Night Tiger: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

How We Disappeared: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 April 2022

The Book of Night Women: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Book of Night Women by Marlon James. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues by Sofia Malik. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Cutting Season: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Cutting Season by M.W. Craven. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Swimmer: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Swimmer by Graham Norton. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

Witness: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Witness by Alex Wheatle. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

My Name Is Why (Quick Reads): Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title My Name Is Why (abridged for Quick Reads) by Lemn Sissay. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Black Mountain: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Black Mountain by Kate Mosse. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

Blind Spot: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 April 2022

The Kiss: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Kiss by Santa Montefiore. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

15 March 2022

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head digital activity pack

These resources are designed to be used with children aged 15+ to explore the debut poetry collection by Warsan Shire, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head. The digital activity pack contains: Bless the Daughter review sheet...

11 February 2022

Otherlands by Thomas Halliday - digital pack

Discover the past as you’ve never seen it before in Otherlands Otherlands is an epic, exhilarating journey into deep time. Travelling back in time to the dawn of complex life, and across all seven continents, award-winning young palaeobiologist Thomas Halliday gives...

21 October 2021

November Booklist for Adults: Noteworthy Non-fiction

From the interviews with famous people about love in all its forms, to the experiences of a GP during the Covid pandemic, to the history of The Beatles, our list of noteworthy non-fiction has something for everyone.

19 October 2021

RISE by Maliha Abidi: competition resources

This pack contains an PDF sampler of the book RISE by Maliha Abidi and a promotional poster for a competition inspired by the book. RISE celebrates the inspirational stories of 100 remarkable women of colour. From the entrepreneur with a homemade...

27 September 2021

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Reading Guide

Faber have created a reading guide to one of the BBC’s ’100 novels that shaped our world’, and the Guardian called ‘a modern classic’. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath’s only novel, is partially based on Plath’s own life. It has...

16 August 2021

Adult September Booklist: The Power of Reading

To celebrate National Literacy Day on 8th September 2021, we have created a list of books perfect for less confident readers, people developing their literacy skills, and those looking for something short and sweet! There is a mix of fantastic...

04 June 2021

Refugee Week Booklist

Refugee Week is 14-20 June 2021. We have worked with our publisher partners to create a booklist to help children, young people and adults understand the realities refugees around the world face, and sympathise with their experiences. The list contains...