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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

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...

18 April 2019

Space Chase Photos: Scotland

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...

16 April 2019

Celebrating Spring with HarperCollins Children’s Books - activity pack

HarperCollins Children’s Books are celebrating the arrival of Spring with a gorgeous pack of activities for little ones featuring eggs, bunnies and tadpoles from an array of amazing picture book creators! - Follow Tad, the littlest almost-a-frog in the whole wide...

12 April 2019

Reading Friends volunteer role decription

Provides potential volunteers with key information on what’s involved in the role. Editable for local information.

12 April 2019

Reading Friends risk assessment

A useful tool to help think through, record and reduce any risks involved in delivering Reading Friends.

12 April 2019

Reading Friends volunteer application form

A template for local Reading Friends projects to adapt and use with people interested in volunteering.

11 April 2019

Reading Friends Volunteers' Week 1-7 June 2019 thank you card (Welsh)

Say thank you to your Reading Friends volunteers with this printable card in Welsh.

11 April 2019

Reading Friends Volunteers' Week (1-7 June 2019) thank you e-card

Say thank you to your Reading Friends volunteers with this e-card.

11 April 2019

Reading Friends Volunteers' Week (1-7 June 2019) thank you card

Say thank you to your Reading Friends volunteers with our printable thank you card.

11 April 2019

Reading Friends Volunteers' Week toolkit (1-7 June 2019)

Helpful hashtags, Tweets, images, quotes, cards and lots more to help celebrate your volunteers 1-7 June.

10 April 2019

Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life by Rose Tremain, Reader's Guide

Here is a reading group guide for Rose Tremain’s Memoir, Rosie: Scenes from a Vanished Life. About the book Rose Tremain (or Rosie as she was then) grew up in post-war London – a city still partly in ruins, where both...

10 April 2019

The Remainder - Readers' Guide

On Tuesday 9 April the Man Booker International Prize revealed the shortlist of six books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Man Booker Prize shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted...

10 April 2019

The Shape Of The Ruins - Readers' Guide

On Tuesday 9 April the Man Booker International Prize revealed the shortlist of six books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Man Booker Prize shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted...

10 April 2019

Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead - Readers' Guide

On Tuesday 9 April the Man Booker International Prize revealed the shortlist of six books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Man Booker Prize shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted...

10 April 2019

The Pine Islands - Readers' Guide

On Tuesday 9 April the Man Booker International Prize revealed the shortlist of six books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Man Booker Prize shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted...

10 April 2019

The Years - Readers' Guide

On Tuesday 9 April the Man Booker International Prize revealed the shortlist of six books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Man Booker Prize shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted...

10 April 2019

Celestial Bodies - Readers' Guide

On Tuesday 9 April the Man Booker International Prize revealed the shortlist of six books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Man Booker Prize shortlist. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted...

06 April 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week 2019: library toolkit

A library toolkit containing ideas for Reading Well displays, events and online and social media activity around Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (13-19 May).