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16 September 2021

100 Poets by John Carey Reading Group Questions

John Carey has compiled a short, uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their very best poems. Here are some book club questions to...

15 September 2021

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Reading Group Questions

Readers questions for the award winning All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about...

14 September 2021

Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave - Classroom resources

A captivating, powerful and luminous story from a bestselling, award-winning author about a mother, a daughter, and the great Greenland shark. With mesmerising black and yellow illustrations and presented as a deluxe hardback with tracing paper inserts, this is a...

14 September 2021

No Man's Land by Joanna Nadin - reading group digital pack

A heart-warming, heart-breaking story of love, bravery and finding a new way to live, No Man’s Land is the brilliant new novel from Joanna Nadin, the acclaimed author of Joe All Alone. ‘I could feel it coming. War, I mean. Creeping...

06 September 2021

The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones - Classroom Resources

The Amazing Edie Eckhart is the start of a brand-new middle grade series from comedian and writer Rosie Jones, featuring a funny, feisty central character who just happens to have cerebral palsy – like Rosie herself. Rosie was inspired to...

02 September 2021

You Will Be Okay by Julie Stokes – School Resources

Hachette Children’s Books have created an essential handbook to provide comfort and guidance for children aged 8+ experiencing loss. About the book The death of a parent, sibling or friend is one of the most traumatic experiences for a child and it...

01 September 2021

National Reading Group Day Chatterbooks pack

In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for Chatterbooks groups to celebrate National Reading Group Day together. National Reading Group Day is on 14 September, but you can use the pack at any time. The activities are...

27 August 2021

Reading Friends National Reading Group Day 2021

To celebrate National Reading Group Day on 14 September 2021, we have created this pack working with Manilla Press including an extract from the story and discussion questions to use in Reading Friends sessions.

20 August 2021

Wild World Heroes Treasure Hunt (Welsh)

This is the Welsh Language Activity Sheet to go with the 10 Character Treasure Hunt. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s)...

19 August 2021

Celebrate International Dot Day - Day to celebrate creativity on 15 September

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,...

18 August 2021

Wash Your Hands, Mr Panda by Steve Antony - digital resources

Soap? . . . Check. Water? . . . Check. Towel? . . . Check. Are you ready to wash your hands, Mr Panda? Join Mr Panda and friends as they learn all about hand washing, sneeze catching and other good hygiene practices. With a...

13 August 2021

Reading Friends Quick Reads 2021 Discussion Guides

This resource contains discussion questions for Quick Reads’ 2021 collection. You can borrow Quick Reads from your local library, or purchase from The Reading Agency’s bookshop. Find out more about Quick Reads here: https://readingagency.org.uk/adults/quick-guides/quick-reads/

11 August 2021

Wild World Heroes Character Quiz

Find out which of our heroes you are most like with the Wild World Heroes Character Quiz! Answer the questions and count how many of each letter you chose.

02 August 2021

Summer of Reading from DK Books

Join in the Summer of Reading with DK Books! This file will give you 4 activity packs: 1. Behind the Museum. Explore the world’s most incredible museums in this digital pack. 2. Dragon World. Watch out – dragons about! Become a...

30 July 2021

Wilderville Area Cards

Learn more about each area of Wilderville with these information cards from WWF. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

23 July 2021

Summer Holiday Fun! Activity Pack from Andersen Press

Andersen Press have created a free activity pack full of fun activities inspired by their new titles, perfect for keeping kids busy over the summer holidays. The Summer Holiday Fun! Activity Pack includes colouring sheets, puzzles and drawing activities inspired...

22 July 2021

The Memory Thieves by Darren Simpson - Teachers' Notes and Discussion Questions

What you don’t remember can’t hurt you… Cyan has lived at the Elsewhere Sanctuary for as long as he can remember, freed by Dr Haven from dark memories of his past life. But when Cyan finds a mysterious warning carved into...

19 July 2021

Choose Songbirds for your next Reading Group

We are pleased to be able to offer downloadable Reading Group questions for Songbirds, the powerful follow-up to The Beekeeper of Aleppo. Nisha has crossed oceans to give her child a future. By day she cares for Petra’s daughter; at night...

19 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Book Talk Prompts Cards

These book discussion prompts can be used to help children talk about their Summer Reading Challenge books with library staff, volunteers, teachers or at home. Adjust your print menu settings to print multiple cards on one page. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

16 July 2021

Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna - Teacher Resources

Kiki Kallira is more of a worrier than a warrior. But today she’ll have to be a hero … A magical celebration of creativity and its powers, for fans of The Land of Roar and The Strangeworlds Travel Agency. About the resources This...

16 July 2021

The Magic Ocean Slide by Emma Beswetherick - Activity Pack

Join best friends Katy, Cassie and Zia on a series of amazing adventures as they work together to save the planet… On the hottest day of the year, the friends imagine a water slide coming out of Katy’s bedroom window....

16 July 2021

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire by Nat Amoore - Teaching Resources

‘Laughs, family, friendships and a thrilling adventure – Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire has it all.’ Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. ‘Fast-paced, clever and completely hilarious with the BEST cast of characters… LOVE IT TO BITS.’ Rashmi...

14 July 2021

PESTS by Emer Stamp - Digital Pack

Stix is the tiny but heroic mouse that could be living behind YOUR washing machine. You wouldn’t know it though, because Stix knows how to stay hidden and stick by the rules to avoid being caught by humans. But now...

12 July 2021

Granny Trouble (Anisha, Accidental Detective) by Serena Patel and Emma McCann - Activity Pack

Join Anisha, Accidental Detective as she solves her most recent crime: a stolen diamond! Milo and I have been looking forward to this half-term for what feels like FOREVER – we’re finally going to the National Space Centre, to meet a...

12 July 2021

Step back to the Stone Age with Sophie Kirtley - Digital Activity Pack

To celebrate the publication of Sophie Kirtley’s second unforgettable time-slip adventure, The Way to Impossible Island, Bloomsbury Children’s Books have a fabulous selection of digital and physical display materials available for libraries nationwide to request. A brave, life-affirming middle-grade time-slip adventure...

09 July 2021

Yours magazine nostalgia toolkit

The Reading Agency and Yours Magazine are delighted to partner up and bring you this memories collection and toolkit. The team at Yours Magazine have chosen their favourite nostalgia features from Yours and Yours Retro magazines to share with you. They’ve...

09 July 2021

Yours magazine feel-good fiction toolkit

The Reading Agency and Yours Magazine are delighted to partner up and bring you this feel-good fiction collection and toolkit. The team at Yours Magazine have chosen their favourite mood-boosting short stories from their recent Yours Fiction Special magazines to share...

08 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Family Favourites Activity Booklet

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all about nature and taking care of our planet, making it the perfect theme to inspire readers of all ages. This activity sheet enables you to keep a record of the books you’re enjoying together...

05 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Activity Sheets

Download activity sheets for children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021, including wordsearches and sudoku puzzles. This download also includes answer sheets. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries...

01 July 2021

Maisy Goes to the Library – Baby & Toddler Storytime pack

Host a Storytime event for Maisy Goes to the Library and celebrate 30 years of Maisy! Maisy the mouse, every toddler’s best friend, spends a crazy day at the library! When Maisy goes to the library it seems like the perfect...