16 September 2019
The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave - Discussion Questions and book trailer
Gothic, feminist and romantic – The Deathless Girls is the untold story of the brides of Dracula, breathtakingly imagined by bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink and Stars. On the eve of her divining, the day...
12 September 2019
The Wizards of Once - KS2 resources
Cressida Cowell’s aim as Waterstones Children’s Laureate is to encourage EVERY child to read for fun and get something out of books. Full of magic and wonder, adventure and danger, friendship and family, her latest series, _The Wizards of Once_,...
11 September 2019
The Wilbur & Niso Smith Adventure Writing resources
The Reading Agency has been working with The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation to promote adventure writing. These resources are mainly targeted at students in further education and sixth form colleges who may also be taking part in Reading Ahead....
10 September 2019
Roald Dahl Day activity sheets and competition from OUP
Get Gobblefunking with Roald Dahl Oxford University Press have some fantabulous activity sheets for children to use and enjoy this Roald Dahl Day (13 September). If you do use the resources in your library or school, we would love to see photos....
09 September 2019
Reading Ahead 2019-20 Registration Form
Please use this template to sign people up for Reading Ahead and keep for your own records. The data requested matches that required for our data return that we require by July 2020.
06 September 2019
Reading Ahead best practice and participant case studies 2019
Please use this link to see our best practice case studies from practitioners around the country. If you’re looking for some inspiration or to illustrate the impact of your work, we also have participant case studies with new readers sharing...
06 September 2019
Reading Ahead 2019-20 Advocacy Leaflet for Prisons
Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead in prisons with endorsements from participants and organisers in prisons for you to use when putting the case for the programme. It’s not intended for use with prisoners themselves.
06 September 2019
Reading Ahead 2019-20 Advocacy Leaflet
Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead with endorsement from participants and organisers for you to use when talking to potential partners. It’s not intended for use with participants.
06 September 2019
Reading Ahead 2019-20 Materials and Incentives
A one pager that contains all our purchasable materials and incentives for 2019/20 Reading Ahead. They are available to buy from The Reading Agency shop throughout the year. This can be used alongside the Advocacy leaflet to explain the programme to...
05 September 2019
Winter Mini Challenge 2019 - Promotional Assets
We’re snow excited to be teaming up with our publisher partner Oxford Children’s Books for a brrr-illiant Pugs of the Frozen North themed Mini Challenge! Pugs of the Frozen North is an action-packed adorable-pug-filled adventure from Philip Reeve and...
12 August 2019
The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina - activity pack
Join Kittie Lacey, the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland, in her latest adventure The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina. It’s almost time for the Flower Festival and Kitty Lacey’s salon is bursting with people looking for a special floral hairstyle. This...
06 August 2019
September 2019 Children's and Young People booklist - Back to School Books
Our September booklist for children and young people is a selection of our favourite books either set in a school or about starting a new academic year. It includes picture books, guides for teenagers, a graphic novel and some amazing...
05 August 2019
Dot Day - Make Your Mark poster and activity pack
Celebrate International Dot Day on 15th-ish September! International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. Now, every 15-ish September,...
02 August 2019
Don't Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton - book trailer
From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone comes a bold new picture book about building up the courage to try something new. In the rockpool above...
01 August 2019
Comics and Graphic Novels Chatterbooks Pack
In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for comic books and graphic novels for your group to explore, read and enjoy together. We hope you enjoy them, together with all the discussion and activity ideas, and further...
19 July 2019
Space Chase Promotional Images
Download a selection of images sized for social media channels, featuring Space Chase characters. Illustrations in this resource are copyright of Adam Stower and The Reading Agency 2019, so please do not drag and drop, save or copy/paste images to use...
17 July 2019
The Truth Pixie Goes to School by Matt Haig - resources pack
The Truth Pixie Goes to School is Matt Haig’s follow-up to last year’s heart-warming bestseller The Truth Pixie and is for little pixies everywhere aged 5 and over. Going back-to-school can be a scary time but The Truth Pixie and...
12 July 2019
The Sea Book by DK - Activity pack
Featuring fascinating fishy facts accompanied by bright, bold, and beautiful illustrations, this book takes children on a journey through the sea and all its zones. Touching on mammals, fish, invertebrates, and reptiles, The Sea Book explores a wealth of incredible...
10 July 2019
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The Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award Discover
In this download you will find: Arts Award Discover activity sheets A document showing how the activities map to each part of Discover Information for parents & carers
09 July 2019
Space Chase Family Favourites Activity Sheet
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children celebrates 50 years since the first Moon landing, making it the perfect theme to inspire readers of all ages. Use this activity sheet to create a record of the books you’re enjoying and to...
04 July 2019
Train to Impossible Places - Letter writing resource
The Train to Impossible Places All aboard for a magical journey… When Suzy hears a strange rattling noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is...
04 July 2019
The Usborne Book of the Moon - Resource Pack
This Resource Pack is based on The Usborne Book of the Moon – the beautiful new illustrated book all about the story of our moon. Each lesson included uses extracts from the book, giving you beautiful text and illustrations to...
24 June 2019
Space Chase Family Leaflet: Language Editions
The Space Chase Family Leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. Click here to download the leaflet for the Summer Reading Challenge in England. Click here to download the leaflet for the Summer Reading...
18 June 2019
Space Chase Promotional Video Trailers
Watch the video trailer for Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Follow the links underneath each video to view the trailer on YouTube, where you can find more options to share and embed each video. If you do not have access...
17 June 2019
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis - Detectives in Training activity and POS packs
Attention: Detectives in Training Meet Timmy Failure, founder of the “best” detective agency in town – Total Failure, Inc. With the help of his polar bear, Total, the clueless, comically self-confident Timmy already has plans for world domination. Plans...
07 June 2019
I will not be erased by gal-dem
Fourteen joyous, funny and life-affirming essays from gal-dem’s talented writers gal-dem, the award-winning online and print magazine, is created by women and non-binary people of colour. In this thought-provoking and moving collection of fourteen essays, gal-dem’s writers use raw material from...
06 June 2019
June 2019 Children's and Young People booklist - Kablam! (graphic novels and comics)
We absolutely love these comics and graphic novels that our team have selected for this month’s booklist Kablam! London Film & Comic Con takes place in July so we hope that this list can help to build up excitement.
29 May 2019
Boot by Shane Hegarty - Teachers' notes
When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn’t with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved,...
29 May 2019
Evie and the Animals by Matt Haig - Activity pack
A talent that can let her HEAR the thoughts of an elephant, and make friends with a dog and a sparrow. The only problem is, this talent is dangerous. VERY dangerous. That’s what her dad says. So when she frees the school...
29 May 2019
DK Science Booklet - Activity pack
DK publishes a wide range of books for KS1, KS2 and beyond to get children excited about science and engineering. In this booklet, DK pulled together a selection of activities which can easily be recreated in your classroom – or, for...