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19 June 2019

Space Chase Evaluation Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes before completing the Summer Reading Challenge evaluation form. This resource contains information on: The 2019 Library Evaluation form The 2019 Family Survey, including suggestions for promoting the survey Instructions for adding the Family Survey to your website Please note: this...

19 June 2019

Space Chase Evaluation Form

All library authorities running the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please submit your evaluation form by email to srcevaluation@readingagency.org.uk by Thursday 17 October 2019. Send your evaluation form as an Excel spreadsheet (please do not save...

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...

18 June 2019

Space Chase Comment Cards: Children

Use these comments cards to collect feedback from children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. 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...

18 June 2019

Space Chase Comment Cards: Parents and Carers

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from parents and carers. This download contains English and Welsh options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should...

18 June 2019

Space Chase game: dice and counters

Download this activity sheet to make dice and counters for the Space Chase Rockets and Comets game! Cut out the templates or design your own counters to create everything you need to play the game. You can also find this resource on...

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...

07 June 2019

Space Chase Press Release Template

This press release template can be customised with local logos and information to promote the Summer Reading Challenge in your authority. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact...

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.

05 June 2019

Changemaker Reads

To celebrate National Reading Group Day on 15 June, we asked reading groups which books inspire them to change the world. Tackling themes of identity, discrimination and equality, these are some of the books that make you want to make...

03 June 2019

Space Chase School Participation Certificates

Libraries can award schools taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge with a special certificate. 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)...

31 May 2019

Summer Reading Challenge Registration Cards

Record the details of children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge with these registration cards. If your authority uses the registration cards to process data about participants, then staff should be advised to collect, store, share and destroy the cards in...

31 May 2019

Space Chase Name Tags: English

Children can choose a character and use these tags to chart their progress on Summer Reading Challenge wall displays. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading...

31 May 2019

Space Chase Name Tags: Welsh

Children can choose a character and use these tags to chart their progress on Summer Reading Challenge wall displays. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading...

31 May 2019

Space Chase Volunteer Appreciation Certificate: English

Recognise the achievements of your summer volunteers with this Space Chase themed certificate. 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.

31 May 2019

Space Chase Volunteer Appreciation Certificate: Welsh

Recognise the achievements of your summer volunteers with this bilingual Space Chase themed certificate. 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...

31 May 2019

Space Chase Certificate: English

Reward children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge with personalised certificates. This template certificate can be customised to add a signature and local authority logo. Edit the pdf to add your own assets, or add your images to a blank document...

31 May 2019

Space Chase Special Achievement Certificate

Some children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge read more than six books, whilst many may achieve other kinds of personal goals or overcome difficulties. This ‘Special Achievement Award’ allows you to issue a bespoke certificate. This may be used in...

29 May 2019

Space Resources provided by the STFC

Our friends at the Science and Technology Facilities Council have lots of brilliant space themed resources suitable for children which they are pleased to share with libraries running the Summer Reading Challenge. Download a selection of resources using the button below,...

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...

29 May 2019

The Secret Starling by Judith Eagle - activity sheets

Faber and Faber Children’s have created activity sheets based around The Secret Starling. More 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,...

29 May 2019

Space Chase Reader Review Bookmarks: English

Children can choose a character and use these bookmarks to review their Summer Reading Challenge reads. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

29 May 2019

Space Chase Reader Review Bookmarks: Welsh

Children can choose a character and use these bookmarks to review their Summer Reading Challenge reads. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

29 May 2019

Space Chase Recommend to a Friend Bookmarks: English

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Space Chase bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

29 May 2019

Space Chase Recommend to a Friend Bookmarks: Welsh

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Space Chase bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

24 May 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: England

This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.

24 May 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: Wales

This handy bilingual leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.