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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...

27 August 2019

Food, Glorious Food

Are you hungry? You might be after looking at our fantastic food themed booklist. Novels, poetry and of course a few cookbooks will keep you busy for hours.

22 August 2019

Night Boat to Tangier - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Night Boat to Tangier...

22 August 2019

The Wall - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title The Wall by John...

22 August 2019

My Sister, the Serial Killer - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title My Sister, the Serial...

22 August 2019

Lost Children Archive - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Lost Children Archive by...

22 August 2019

Lanny - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Lanny by Max Porter...

22 August 2019

Frankissstein - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson...

22 August 2019

Girl, Woman, Other - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Girl, Woman, Other by...

22 August 2019

Ducks, Newburyport - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy...

22 August 2019

An Orchestra of Minorities - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title An Orchestra of Minorities...

22 August 2019

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title 10 Minutes 38 Seconds...

22 August 2019

The Man Who Saw Everything - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title The Man Who Saw...

22 August 2019

Quichotte - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Quichotte by Salman Rushdie...

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 Certificate: Welsh

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)...

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

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,...

04 August 2019

Reading Friends dementia-friendly spaces

Information and advice in making dementia-friendly spaces for your Reading Friends sessions.

04 August 2019

Reading Friends dementia information resource

This resource has information and advice to make your Reading Friends sessions dementia friendly. Give to volunteers if needed.