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04 March 2021

13 opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries (Read and Review, free virtual author visits and activity packs)

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! There are Read and Review opportunities where you have a chance of receiving 10 copies of a...

04 March 2021

Protect the Planet by Jess French - Digital Pack

This World Book Day, are you ready to help save our world? In Protect the Planet from DK Books you can discover fascinating facts and practical solutions on what you can do to help solve some of the major problems...

04 March 2021

March 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Wonder Women

March is Women’s History Month, so we have created a booklist to celebrate some of our favourite stories about inspirational girls and women or fantastic books written by them. We hope that you will enjoy reading and discussing these stories...

02 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Phone Calls

This resource contains tips for setting up and delivering Reading Friends group phone calls.

01 March 2021

Social prescribing flyers and postcards

Downloadable social prescribing flyers and postcards in Welsh and English.

26 February 2021

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief - Digital Activity Packs

Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can’t wait for you to join her on her fourth ninja adventure! From one of the UK’s best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw...

26 February 2021

Climate Action by Georgina Stevens and Katie Rewse - digital pack

The future is in our hands This book by Georgina Stevens explains in detail the different causes and effects of climate change and empowers children and families to think of ways to create change and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Full...

26 February 2021

Partnership form Reading Well collections

This form is intended for completion by libraries that have lent out Reading Well book collections to local partners. These partners may include schools, community hubs, prison library services, workplaces or other relevant community organisations.

25 February 2021

Klara and the Sun and Ishiguro backlist promotional pack

Celebrate the publication of Klara and the Sun, the new book from the Booker and Nobel Prize-winning author, Kazuo Ishiguro. This pack contains: • A selection of digital assets, including a stunning animation and social cards featuring quotes from librarians and readers,...

25 February 2021

Celebrating Kazuo Ishiguro: syndicated blog post

Add this syndicated blog post to your website to celebrate the impact Kazuo Ishiguro’s books have had on readers and librarians over the past thirty years. Kazuo Ishiguro’s latest book, Klara and the Sun, is published by Faber on 2 March...

25 February 2021

World Book Night 2021 Social Media Assets and Guidance

In this folder you’ll find: World Book Night 2021 logo The Reading Agency logo World Book Night 2021 social media templates World Book Night 2021 booklist images Brand guidelines Contact if you have any questions about branding.

25 February 2021

Children of the Benin Kingdom - Reading Notes and Activities

Ada has lived close to the great rainforest for her whole life, helping her beloved Papa Eze to heal fellow villagers when they fall sick. But when Papa Eze himself becomes unwell he knows it s time to reveal to...

25 February 2021

Fantastically Great Women: Scientists and Their Stories - Digital Activity Pack and Teachers' Notes

Bloomsbury Children’s Books would love to join you in celebrating International Women’s Day and/or International Science Week with a special offer for libraries nationwide! Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers by the brilliant Kate...

25 February 2021

What Did the Tree See? by Charlotte Guillain and illustrated by Sam Usher – Teacher Resource Pack

One majestic oak has seen it all, and now we can too. “Simple rhyming text matched by beautiful and carefully detailed illustrations offer a delightful history lesson” – Julia Eccleshare, LoveReading4Kids Told in gentle rhyming verse, this beautiful non-fiction picture book follows...

25 February 2021

Become a Reading Spy with Maz Evans’s VI SPY: LICENCE TO CHILL – digital activity resources

To celebrate the arrival of Maz Evans’s VI SPY: LICENCE TO CHILL, the new novel from the author of the bestselling WHO LET THE GODS OUT series, we’ve put together a whole host of VI SPY-themed educational materials – and...

24 February 2021

Roll of Honour 2019/2020

Roll of Honour 2019/2020 for the Reading Ahead Programme, listing the awards for organisations with their completer numbers.

24 February 2021

Publicity flyers: local customisation available

Downloadable publicity flyers to support Reading Well collections in libraries. You can download PDF, JPEG and PNG files to use. You can use the national flyer designs or if you would like to add your logo for local signposting, email

24 February 2021

Oxford Children's Books - Easter themed activity pack

Oxford University Press have created a bundle of Easter themed digital activity sheets containing colouring sheets, arts and crafts, a dress-up doll, a trace and find maze and more! Ballet Bunnies Named as ‘A must for small ballet fans’ by the Guardian,...

24 February 2021

Peppa Loves Reading - Digital Activity Pack

Celebrating the launch of the new book, Peppa Loves Reading, Ladybird is pleased to provide an exciting and engaging resource pack for librarians. With everything little ones love including Peppa puzzles, colouring and drawing, the pack will keep little ones...

23 February 2021

Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie reading guide

Use this reading guide for Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie to compliment your reading group discussion. About Not Quite Nice Sunday Times Bestseller Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, tired of babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children,...

23 February 2021

Piranesi by Susanne Clarke reading guide

Use this reading guide for Piranesi by Susanne Clarke to compliment your reading group discussion. About Piranesi Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders:...

23 February 2021

The Thursday Murder Club Session Plan

An extract from Richard Osman’s debut novel, “The Thursday Murder Club”. This resource can be used for Reading Friends sessions to spark conversation and discussion.

23 February 2021

Bloomsbury's Read, Talk, Share booklist

Bloomsbury has created a booklist for libraries and other organisations participating in The Reading Agency’s Read, Talk, Share campaign. The list can be used by people looking for books tackling loneliness, isolation, mental health issues, and maintaining human connection during...

23 February 2021

Look Out, Leonard! Activity Sheet

It’s moving day for the Shrew family, so Mrs. Shrew has asked them to all hold on to each other’s tails tightly so that nobody gets lost! They set off in a long line, but wait, where’s little Leonard? Download...

23 February 2021

Book guide - Reading Well for children

Books that help children deal with worries, feel better and get through tough times. A detailed overview of the books on the Reading Well for children scheme and helpful signposting to resources and e-lending.

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Telephone Befriending Posters

Editable Reading Friends posters which show telephone befriending. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Videocall Landscape Posters

Editable poster for Reading Friends in England. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

22 February 2021

Reading Friends Editable Double-Sided A5 Flyer

Editable A5 Flyer for Reading Friends in England. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

19 February 2021

Have you read a Quick Reads? Tell us what you thought and enter to win a £25 voucher!

If you have read a Quick Reads tell us what you thought by filling in this very short survey. You can enter to be in with the chance to win a £25 shopping voucher! The survey closes on Friday 26...

18 February 2021

How To Access Reading Friends Resources With Your Passport Account

A brief information sheet to help you access Reading Friends resources with your passport account.