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15 August 2019

Red Joan reading group guide

A reading group guide written by author, Jennie Rooney. About the book Joan’s voice is almost a whisper. ‘Nobody talked about what they did during the war. We all knew we weren’t allowed to.’ Joan Stanley has a secret. She is a...

14 August 2019

Space Chase Treasure Hunt - Welsh

Download a pdf version of the Space Chase character treasure hunt. This bundle contains 10 colour character sheets for you to print and hide, plus a Welsh activity sheet for children to fill in as they find each character (available in...

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

Reading Friends Volunteer Access to Training

Please follow the instructions in this doc then we can give access for your volunteers to the training.

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

Reading Aloud

Find out about the many benefits of reading aloud in your Reading Friends groups and elsewhere.

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

Take it Back by Kia Abdullah Reading Group Guide

A reading group guide to Take it Back by Kia Abdullah including discussion questions and further reading.

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...

16 July 2019

Reading Friends Wonders of Space: Session Idea

A plan for a themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at, and talk about.

16 July 2019

Reading Friends Wonders of Space: Session Resource Pack

Use alongside the session plans The First Moon Landing 1969 and The Wonders of Space. It provides activities and further ideas.

16 July 2019

Reading Friends The First Moon Landing 1969: session idea

A plan for a themed Reading Friends session including things to read, look at, and talk about.

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...

12 July 2019

Reading Friends Digital Signage Editable

Promote Reading Friends on any screen. Add local details on this editable version. There’s also a generic version.

12 July 2019

Reading Friends Digital Signage Generic

Promote Reading Friends on any screen. There’s also an editable design available where you can add local details.

11 July 2019

Space Chase game: dice and counters - Welsh

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...

10 July 2019

Reading Well Wales: bilingual plasma screen artwork for Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

Bilingual artwork (Welsh and English) for the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia in Wales scheme. For display on plasma screens in GP surgeries, social media, and other promotional settings.

10 July 2019

Reading Well Wales: prescriber guidelines for Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health

A guide for health and social care professionals on how to prescribe the Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health titles.

10 July 2019

Reading Well Wales: plasma screen artwork for Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health

Bilingual artwork (Welsh and English) for the Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health in Wales scheme. For display on plasma screens in GP surgeries, social media, and other promotional settings.

10 July 2019

Reading Well Books on Prescription evaluation poster

A bilingual downloadable A4 poster for promoting the online surveys for the Reading Well Books on Prescription evaluation 2018-19. To be printed and displayed in libraries and health settings.

10 July 2019

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 Press Release Template: Welsh translation

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...

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...

09 July 2019

Space!

To tie in with this month’s launch of Space Chase, the theme for the 2019 Summer Reading Challenge, we are bringing you some of our favourite books about outer space. From brain-bending books on physics to comic tales from the...

04 July 2019

Space Chase Activity Sheets

Download activity sheets for children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019, including wordsearches, sudoku puzzles and anagrams. This download also includes answer sheets. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019....

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...

02 July 2019

Reading Friends Branding Guidelines

Use the Reading Friends branding guidelines alongside our programme logos. It also contains information about our fonts and colours.