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21 February 2024

Latest opportunities from our adult publisher partners - free sets of books and POS packs!

If you have a reading group with adults or work in library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! We have free display packs and 100s of books for reading groups and other opportunities. If you would like some...

19 February 2024

The Reading Agency’s February booklist - LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month takes place every February. Our booklist this month is for librarians and teachers to help them celebrate stories with strong LGBTQ+ representation or that are by LGBTQ+ creators. LGBT+ History Month is an opportunity to discover LGBT+...

15 February 2024

The List of Suspicious Things by Jennie Godfrey - Book Club question cards

Yorkshire, 1979 Maggie Thatcher is prime minister, drainpipe jeans are in, and Miv is convinced that her dad wants to move their family Down South. Because of the murders. Leaving Yorkshire and her best friend Sharon simply isn’t an option, no matter the...

15 February 2024

The Wartime Book Club by Kate Thompson - book club kit

Jersey, 1943. Once a warm and neighbourly community, now German soldiers patrol the cobbled streets, imposing a harsh rule on the people of the island. Grace La Mottée, the island’s only librarian, is ordered to destroy books which threaten the new...

18 January 2024

Reader Reviews January 2024

Did you know that we offer free reading group sets of books for groups every month? All we ask for in return are reviews. If you’d like to find out more you can sign up to our newsletters. Every month we...

17 January 2024

Teachers' Reading Challenge 2023 Certificate

Download your Teachers’ Reading Challenge certificate to display in your classroom or library, to share and celebrate how many books you read during the 2023 Challenge.

09 January 2024

The Reading Agency’s January booklist - New Year, New Adventures

To kick off 2024 we have picked books that will either help you learn something new or will take you away on new adventures. Whether you’re looking to delve into some self-improvement, explore the wonders of nature, conduct mind-boggling science...

12 December 2023

The Reading Agency’s December booklist for adults - Books of the Year!

At The Reading Agency, we have read a lot of brilliant books over the past year; books that have made us laugh, cry and left us with a lot to discuss. Members of our team have picked the books that...

04 December 2023

Fundraising Guide

Interested in raising funds to help us on our mission to get everyone reading? Our fundraising guide is packed with ideas, tips and materials to get you started.

29 November 2023

WELSH Comms Toolkit - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. The English-language version is available on the Resource Bank separately. Use this toolkit as guidance to promoting and supporting the Winter Mini Challenge – the online version of The Reading Agency’s...

27 November 2023

Winter Mini Challenge Reading Display Materials

This Winter Mini Challenge, we’re inviting primary school classes to create a dazzling reading display showcasing what you read over the holidays. The more imaginative the display, the better! Use our free print outs to get started. Download them here. Winners...

09 November 2023

Reading Power Fundraising Materials

If you’re planning to raise money for The Reading Agency, take a look at our fundraising materials to help you plan your event Every penny you raise will help to bring the magic of books to more people around the UK.

02 November 2023

Comms Toolkit - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Use this toolkit as guidance to promoting and supporting the Winter Mini Challenge – the online version of The Reading Agency’s popular flagship programme, the Summer Reading Challenge. Spark a love of reading even in the most reluctant reader with...

02 November 2023

The Reading Agency’s November booklist – Debuts

November marks National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo (as it’s more commonly known). We want to celebrate some of our favourite debut authors/illustrators of 2023. From beautifully illustrated picture books, thrilling middle grade, YA titles to escape with and a...

20 October 2023

A Memoir of My Former Self by Hilary Mantel - digital resources

The magnificent final book from one of our greatest contemporary writers. As well as her celebrated career as a novelist, Hilary Mantel long contributed to newspapers and journals, unspooling stories from her own life and illuminating the world as she found...

18 October 2023

You Could Be So Pretty by Holly Bourne Reading Group Questions

Reading group questions for You Could Be So Pretty by Holly Bourne. Change the rules. Reclaim your power. If you can… What would you choose? “Razor-sharp and compelling, it is essential reading for every teenage girl.” The Observer “This book is brilliant, brutal...

10 October 2023

Reading Power: Communications Toolkit

Support our fundraising campaign focused on improving adult reading confidence across the UK.

28 September 2023

The Reading Agency’s October booklist – Poetry

National Poetry Day (5 October) is a day to share, read and even write poetry. To celebrate, we’ve put together some of our favourite poetry picks. You can buy the books from Bookshop.org. Looking to share the magic of reading with young...

28 September 2023

Libraries Week 2023 - digital pack

Simon and Schuster are providing digital resources to support activity in your library for Libraries Week 2023. This includes videos from Love Your Libraries illustrators, activity sheets and Love Your Library/Libraries Week digital assets. COMPETITION To be in with a chance of winning...

07 September 2023

Seeing Things Differently: A RNIB Booklist

As part of teachers’ Reading Challenge 2023, our friends at RNIB have helped us put together a booklist with books suitable for a range of ages, all featuring blind or partially sighted characters. Most of these are #OwnVoices titles too,...

07 September 2023

When You Lose it by Roxy and Gay Longworth Extract and Discussion Guide

A reading guide plus extract for When You Lose it by Gay Longworth. About the book Roxy was 13 years old when she was coerced then blackmailed into sending explicit photos, which were spread around her school. The shame led to...

03 September 2023

The Reading Agency’s September booklist – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

National Coding Week is an annual event that aims to help adults, young people and children with learning digital skills. National Coding Week will be happening from the 18-24 September so we are celebrating our favourite books that have strong...

01 September 2023

I Know It's You by Susan Lewis - digital resources

Don’t miss the next emotionally gripping thriller from Sunday Times bestseller Susan Lewis! THE STORY… The first chapter of a manuscript arrives on Publisher Marina’s desk. She assumes it’s just another novel by another aspiring writer… THE SECRET… As the chapters arrive one by...

21 August 2023

Blade Breaker by Victoria Aveyard - digital assets

A DIVIDED REALM MUST RALLY, AN UNSTOPPABLE ENEMY MUST BE DEFEATED, AND THE FATE OF THE WORLD RESTS ON A BLADE’S EDGE. Andry, a former squire, fights for hope amid blood and chaos. Dom, a grieving immortal, strives to fulfill a broken...

15 August 2023

The Reading Agency’s August booklist – Escape with a Book

As lots of people head off on their holidays, we selected books that can transport a reader somewhere else even if they’re not going away. We have picked 12 books to help carry you away with stories (or help to...

14 August 2023

Spear by Nicola Griffith - promotional guide

About the ADCI Literary Prize 2023 Launched in 2022, the ADCI (Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses) Literary Prize seeks to encourage greater positive representation of disability in literature. Founded by author Penny Batchelor and publisher Clare Christian together with the Society...

06 August 2023

National Reading Group Day - library toolkit

This toolkit will help librarians to plan for National Reading Group Day on 14 September. Contact readinggroups@readingagency.org.uk with any questions.

06 August 2023

National Reading Group Day - assets

Libraries and other organisations can download these social media assets to promote National Reading Group Day (14 September 2023). Contact readinggroups@readingagency.org.uk with any questions.

04 August 2023

Reader Reviews August 2023 - what readers thought about books this month!

Did you know that we offer free reading group sets of books for groups every month? All we ask for in return are reviews. If you’d like to find out more you can sign up to our newsletters. Every month...

04 August 2023

We Are Family Too! Diverse Reading List 2

As part of the Teachers’ Reading Challenge 2023, our partners at the Open University have put together this list of books which celebrate the diversity of families. Because not all families look like those in traditional, well-loved books: they might...