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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...

02 September 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...

02 September 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...

01 September 2019

Space Chase Comment Cards: Children

Use these comments cards to collect feedback from children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. This download includes English and Welsh options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries...

01 September 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...

21 August 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...

21 August 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...

21 August 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.

21 August 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...

21 August 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)...

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

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

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...