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27 February 2024

Loki: Tales of a Bad God: World Book Day by Louie Stowell - digital pack

Loki is taking over World Book Day!  A collection of three short stories from trickster-God-turned-school-boy, Loki, star of the bestselling Loki: A Bad God’s Guide series. To celebrate World Book Day with Loki, Walker Books are offering an exciting combination of digital Loki resources. Each...

26 February 2024

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! If you would like some display and activity packs then visit our shop. We also have hundreds...

25 February 2024

Shiver Point by Gabriel Dylan - digital pack

THE TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK Welcome to SHIVER POINT, home of spooks, screams and small-town horror! Enter if you dare… Shiver Point is boring. Nothing interesting ever happens there and there’s never anything fun to do. At least that’s what Alex has...

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...

15 February 2024

Beastlands: Race to Frostfall Mountain by Jess French - digital pack

‘I loved how Jess combines animal expertise with infinite imagination to create an unputdownable fantasy adventure.’ – A. F. Steadman, author of SKANDAR AND THE UNICORN THIEF ‘Hugely exhilarating and wildly imaginative, BEASTLANDS is a truly magnificent new fantasy series…a heart...

02 February 2024

Jane Eyre: Abridged for Young Readers by Charlotte Bronte & Patrice Lawrence - discussion guide

A beloved classic adult novel skilfully abridged to inspire and engage a new generation of middle-grade readers, from multi-award-winning author, Patrice Lawrence. As a young orphan, Jane Eyre is thrown upon the mercy of an aunt and cousins who are anything...

02 February 2024

Stitch by Padraig Kenny - discussion guide

Stitch and his friend Henry Oaf were brought to life by the genius Professor Hardacre. But when his wicked nephew takes over the laboratory, they soon discover that his sights are set on Henry as his next experiment. Can Stitch and...

30 January 2024

A Better Day by Dr Alex George - author video for Children's Mental Health Week

Winner of the Children’s Non-fiction Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2023 Start the new year with this positive wellbeing handbook. What if we could think of mental health in a positive way? Sweep away the rain clouds. Talk...

16 January 2024

Gina Kaminski Saves the Wolf - digital resources

An empowering retelling of Little Red Riding Hood about challenging the traditional narratives we are told, with a confident, autistic character at its heart. Gina Kaminski is here to tell you three facts. 1 – Little Red Riding Hood is full of...

19 December 2023

The Wild Robot series by Peter Brown - digital pack (including extracts)

From bestselling author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed third book in his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot series, exploring what happens when nature and technology collide. The digital pack includes: • A4 Poster – downloadable PDF •...

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...

20 November 2023

The Magic Faraway Tree A Christmas Adventure by Jacqueline Wilson - Activity Sheet

Explore the much-loved Magic Faraway Tree at the most special time of the year. This brand-new story by superstar author Jacqueline Wilson is set in the original world created by Enid Blyton. Milo, Mia and Birdy are excited to return to...

08 November 2023

Grief Awareness Week 2023: library toolkit

A toolkit to support libraries to get involved in Grief Awareness Week, 2-8 December 2023. The toolkit provides: • Helpful resources • Library display and activity ideas • Template social media copy • Signposting to further support

07 November 2023

Book Guide and Signposting for Grief and Bereavement

This guide recommends books that can lend a hand in helping to understand and cope with grief, for yourself or those around you. There are recommendations for adults, teens, and children – all available in these three Reading Well schemes....

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...

01 November 2023

Everyday Action, Everyday Change by Natalie and Noami Evans

Making changes that help make the world a fairer place can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start?   Well… Small actions really can make a big difference!   In this inspiring guide, changemakers, sisters and founders of Everyday Racism, Natalie and Naomi Evans,...

30 October 2023

Percy Jackson series - digital activity pack and social media

HALF BOY – HALF GOD – ALL HERO. Now with a new cover look, read the story that launched Percy Jackson into the stratosphere, before the Disney+ series comes out! Look, I never asked to be the son of a Greek god....

19 October 2023

Reader Reviews October 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...

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...

11 October 2023

You Can't Let An Elephant Pull Santa's Sleigh

‘Fantastic festive fun from a superbly silly series!’ Caryl Hart, bestselling picture book author An alpaca pulling your cracker? Penguins carol singing? A buffalo under the mistletoe? Oh no . . . that just won’t do! Join in the fun as a...

10 October 2023

Reading Friends Offer and Impact

An overview of the Reading Friends offer alongside its impact.

10 October 2023

Definitions of vision impairment

This resource discusses how a vision impairment may affect people. It includes information, support and training provided by RNIB.

04 October 2023

All Bodies Are Beautiful - digital resources

A helpful handbook for talking about you! We know that bodies can be tricky to understand, and sometimes you might feel like your body is different. But being different is completely natural – it’s all just science! This comprehensive guide helps children...

29 September 2023

Ready Set Read_ Digital participation updates

Download the digital participation data for your library authority for Ready Set Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2023. Please read the guidance notes for more information on how to access your data: https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6031/ Please email bruce.horsfall@readingagency.org.uk if you have any problems downloading the document...

27 September 2023

Until the Road Ends by Phil Earle - digital pack and author videos

Until the Road Ends is the eagerly awaited new novel from the bestselling author of When the Sky Falls: The Times Children’s Book of the Year, winner of a Books Are My Bag Readers Award, the British Book Award for...

19 September 2023

Reading Friends Commissioning Case for Support

This document gives your library service information to share with commissioners to raise support and funding to cover project costs. It aligns the benefits of Reading Friends with Commissioners’ priorities. If you have received local evaluation summary data from the...

15 September 2023

Reading Friends Group Ground Rules

You can use these ground rules as a guide or change as necessary for your group.

11 September 2023

Celebrate International Dot Day - downloadable resources

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 around the 15 September, more than 10 million teachers,...

24 August 2023

RNIB Guide for Accessible Library Storytimes: Ready, Set, Read!

Our friends at RNIB have created this guide for accessible library storytimes, full of tips for library staff looking to run activities for children and caregivers who are visually impaired. How to access the RNIB Library: The best and easiest way to...