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30 September 2014

Branding guidelines - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

This document provides visual guidelines and the key descriptor and message for the Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions scheme.

30 September 2014

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

Reading Well Books on Prescription provides book-based support for adults experiencing a variety of conditions. This leaflet provides information about the scheme for GPs and other mental health professionals, such as psychological wellbeing practitioners, counsellors and therapists.

30 September 2014

Commissioning guidelines - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

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

30 September 2014

Book list - Reading Well Books on Prescription for common mental health conditions

A list of the 30 Reading Well Books on Prescription for adult common mental health conditions titles.

24 September 2014

Impact Research - Full Report

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Impact research carried out by UKLA in 2009, on...

24 September 2014

Impact Research - Summary Findings

Children’s reading can ‘dip’ during the long summer holidays. The annual Summer Reading Challenge helps gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence. Impact research carried out by UKLA in 2009,...

19 September 2014

Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2013 announced

Sean Carroll’s The Particle at the End of the Universe has been named as the winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2013. The book is published by OneWorld Publications and tells the story of the hunt...

19 September 2014

Setting up a teen reading group

“It can be daunting setting up a new library teen book club and it can take a while to become popular, so hang on in there. Begin by publicising it; talk to teens in your library and local schools, use...

19 September 2014

Running a Skype reading group event

In November 2011, Poole Library hosted a Skype reading group event, Jennifer Oliver from Poole Library tells us how it happened: In a unique experiment, a Poole Library reading group ‘met’ American author, Rebecca Makkai, and a reading group from the...

19 September 2014

Ann Cleeves Murder Mystery Night pack

Award-winning crime writer Ann Cleeves has equipped librarians and reading groups with everything they need to hold spine-chillingly successful murder mystery nights. Having previously written a murder mystery script based on her novel The Glass Room, starring her well-loved detective character,...

19 September 2014

Reading Groups for Everyone letter, flyers and posters

We have nearly 2,000 reading groups and book clubs registered on Reading Groups for Everyone – which is really great but we know that there are many, many more out there. Our research found that there were 10,000 reading groups...

15 September 2014

Chocolates, sweets and other treats - Chatterbooks activity pack

This activity pack is inspired by everyone’s favourite, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. The pack is jam-full with lots of yummy ideas for your Chatterbooks children’s reading group, plus suggestions...

15 September 2014

Action and Adventure - Chatterbooks activity pack

This month we’re bringing you an action packed new activity pack jammed with great new action and adventure stories, plus ideas for activities in your Chatterbooks children’s reading group, and suggestions for much more reading. It’s time for a book...

15 September 2014

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrӧm activity pack

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrӧm are husband and wife author-illustrators of a wide range of inspirational non-fiction picture books. This activity pack introduces you to a selection of their books to enjoy in your Chatterbooks children’s reading groups, together with...

15 September 2014

The Chocolate Box Girls activity pack

This is special activity pack for your Chatterbooks children’s reading groups, all about Cathy Cassidy’s series The Chocolate Box Girls and with the spotlight on Sweet Honey, the latest book in this fab series. This pack is full of great...

15 September 2014

Kick Off: Football action Chatterbooks activity pack

This Chatterbooks activity pack celebated brings you some great football titles to enjoy – fiction and non-fiction. We also have some special football-themed reading group activities devised by author Tom Palmer, as well as suggestions for much more reading. So...

15 September 2014

Best Friends Forever Chatterbooks activity pack

In this Chatterbooks Best Friends Forever pack there are stories about besties, gangs and playing out, for your Chatterbooks children’s reading groups to read and talk about – plus further book suggestions, and activity and discussion ideas for your group.

15 September 2014

Michael Morpurgo Chatterbooks activity pack

This is our Chatterbooks activity pack celebrating Michael Morpurgo and his two books Private Peaceful and A Medal for Leroy, made for the 100th anniversary of World War One in 2014. The pack is full of thoughtful and engaging activities...

15 September 2014

Pirates and perils of the deep Chatterbooks activity pack

Ahoy, me Hearties – and shiver me timbers – here be a Chatterbooks pack full of swashbuckling pirate fun, activity ideas and challenges, and great reading suggestions for your Chatterbooks children’s reading group.

15 September 2014

The Dark Wild activity pack

We’ve just produced a great Chatterbooks activity pack with publisher Quercus Books full of fun activities to get children reading. This pack is inspired by two absorbing adventures, set in a world being destroyed by human misuse and abuse, where...

15 September 2014

Furry Friends activity pack

In this fantastic Furry Friends activity pack we have some great new stories and picture books about all kinds of animals, plus ideas for activities in your Chatterbooks children’s reading group, and suggestions for much more reading.

11 September 2014

Dragonese Dictionary

This Dragonese Dictionary from Hodder Children’s Books makes a fantastic activity for your Chatterbooks group when looking at the Fantastical Creatures Chatterbooks activity pack.

11 September 2014

Fantastical Creatures Chatterbooks activity pack

Our Fantastical Creatures Chatterbooks activity pack is stuffed with fantastical ideas you can use with your Chatterbooks children’s reading clubs. There are activities to inspire Chatterbooks groups to draw their own mystical creatures, create a magical wizard character and to...

11 September 2014

Spies and Thrillers activity pack

Check out our super secret Spies and Thrillers activity pack. True to its name, this pack is jam packed with thrilling espionage activities you can use with your Chatterbooks children’s reading groups. There are code-making and code-breaking puzzles, ideas for...

11 September 2014

Lost Worlds Chatterbooks activity pack

We have just produced a great new children’s reading group activity pack with Macmillan Children’s Books, based around one of their exciting books, Lost Worlds by Andrew Lane. This activity pack is filled with fun ideas, including inventing and naming...

11 September 2014

Family Fun and Adventures activity pack

Our themed activity pack for this month is Family Fun and Adventures – and it’s bursting with brilliant activities around having adventures with the family. This pack is perfect to use with your Chatterbooks children’s reading groups. Play ‘family bingo’,draw...

11 September 2014

Dirty Bertie activity pack

We’ve produced a great new children’s activity pack with Stripes Publishing, based on their Dirty Bertie books written by Alan MacDonald and illustrated by David Roberts.

11 September 2014

Funny Books activity pack

In this Funny Books activity pack we are celebrating those wacky and hilarious books that make your sides split with laughter! This pack is bursting with activities guaranteed to make you chuckle, including word searches, inventing your own marvelous medicine,...

11 September 2014

WW1 Chatterbooks activity pack

We produced a great Chatterbooks activity pack commemorating the First World War for the 100th anniversary in 2014. The pack is full of thoughtful and engaging activities to get children reading.

10 September 2014

Once Upon a Time activity pack

Once upon a time The Reading Agency put together a very special Chatterbooks activity pack… This pack is all about sharing and telling stories. It has some great activities for your Chatterbooks children’s reading group, plus a selection of stories...