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03 June 2020

June 2020 children's and young people booklist - Pride

June is Pride Month, so it is the perfect time to share our favourite LGBTQ+ positive books for children and young people. These books highlight family dynamics and stories to help develop the values of acceptance and kindness towards themselves...

01 June 2020

Funny Fiction Chatterbooks activity pack

Ahead of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge when we will all get silly we’re celebrating all things funny. Here’s our Funny Fiction Chatterbooks pack with a bumper collection of some of the latest funny books for children…and some old favourites....

29 May 2020

Reading Ahead for prisons during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead in prison settings responding to the current lockdown during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Branding Guidelines

This document sets out the guidelines for libraries when using the Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020 artwork and resources. Please ensure you read the guidelines thoroughly before using any of the Silly Squad resources. Please note: this is a locked resource...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Logos

Download logos for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020....

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Clip Art: JPEG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This resource contains JPEG files. Please ensure you have read the artwork branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. All illustrations © Laura Ellen Anderson 2020 Please note: this is a...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Marketing Assets

Download marketing assets for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This resource includes ready made assets to use pre- and post-launch, and templates you can customise with local authority logos and content. Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Launch Toolkit

Join our Silly Squad! This Communications Toolkit contains key information and suggestions for promoting the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Libraries should contact their local Summer...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Press Release Outline

This outline can be populated with information about your local Summer Reading Challenge activity. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for...

20 May 2020

Reading Ahead during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead despite closures of public libraries, colleges and workplaces during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

19 May 2020

This Is Going To Hurt: Diary Writing Challenge

This activity sheet has been designed for use alongside reading the Quick Reads version of Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt. It provides inspiration and a framework for starting a diary.

17 May 2020

Boys and Kids Who Dare to be Different - activity packs, audio extracts and journal

Stories for Boys who Dare to be Different is a beautiful and inspiring collection of stories about boys who changed the world without killing a single dragon or saving a single princess. Stories for Kids who Dare to be Different...

14 May 2020

The Dinoteks - Reading Notes and Activities

The Dinoteks by NS Blackman is a beautifully illustrated chapter book for young readers and an excellent read aloud story for families and teachers to share. It is proven to encourage reading for pleasure in both reluctant and enthusiastic readers. The...

06 May 2020

Reading Ahead 2019-20: Organisation Feedback

Please use the link below to access the organisation feedback survey for Reading Ahead. We want to hear from you about your experiences of delivering Reading Ahead, so we can report on the scale and impact of the programme. Please note:...

06 May 2020

Reading Ahead 2019-20: Have Your Say

We hope you have enjoyed taking part in Reading Ahead 2019-20. For a chance to win a £25 shopping voucher, please tell us about your Reading Ahead experience by answering the quick and easy questions in the survey below. Thank...

30 April 2020

The Reading Agency Hub

Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...

17 April 2020

On Chapel Sands - reading group guide

Waterstones Book of the Month for April 2020 A deeply moving story of family and community that is striking and unforgettable, On Chapel Sands is part-true crime narrative, part-investigation into the subjectivity of memory and part-witness to a vanishing provincial way...

17 April 2020

Organisations Toolkit

Find out how you can celebrate World Book Night at home and online. Whether you wanted to get involved on your own, or are part of an organisation this guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration...

17 April 2020

Library Toolkit

Find out how your library can celebrate World Book Night. This includes tips on using the booklist, running your own events, and working with your local community. This guide will help you play your part in this nationwide celebration of...

17 April 2020

World Book Night 2020 logo - blue text

Download our logo to use on posters, websites and any materials you create to publicise and use at your World Book Night events.

17 April 2020

World Book Night 2020 logo - yellow text

Download our logo to use on posters, websites and any materials you create to publicise and use at your World Book Night events.

15 April 2020

Free Nosy Crow books, activities and resources

Nosy Crow is offering an exciting range of activities, teaching resources, free books and other content to keep children busy, inspired and entertained. Activities, Quizzes and Teaching Resources Download a brilliant range of engaging activities, craft ideas and puzzles for children of...

15 April 2020

A Moon Girl Stole My Friend - activity pack

Imagine that it’s 2099 and the world looks very different! Download this pack and get busy designing technology and clothing for the future in these activities inspired by Rebecca Patterson’s funny futuristic young fiction books, A Moon Girl Stole My...

15 April 2020

The Little Island - teaching notes

These teaching notes for The Little Island by Smriti Prasadam-Halls and Robert Starling have been written by the teachers at the CLPE. The concepts in the book and these resources are more suitable for children aged 7+.

15 April 2020

Animal colouring sheets

Get creative with these colouring sheets inspired by three brand new picture books, all published this month: Clem and Crab by Fiona Lumbers, Super Sloth by Robert Starling and A Fox Called Herbert by Margaret Sturton

15 April 2020

Extraordinary - reading notes and activities

A gentle tale about reaching for the stars and being extraordinary . . . but remembering the ordinary too. Extraordinary celebrates the best moments in life: the ones we share with friends and family. They may be simple, they may be...

15 April 2020

Bear Was There - reading notes and activities

Love is the first thing Mouse feels as he lies in the warmth of his mother’s fur. Then one day, Mouse meets Bear. Mouse is frightened, but what if Bear is not as scary as he seems . . . A gentle and...

15 April 2020

Under the Same Sky - reading notes and activities

Two children on opposite sides of the world crave friendship. Is it possible to be friends across the miles? Under the Same Sky is a gorgeous picture book that features two children from diverse backgrounds. The book introduces children to the...

15 April 2020

Twelve Days of Kindness - reading notes and activities

One little girl realises that a girl in her class is struggling to make friends. With the help of their football coach they come up with a plan. Can their school football team bring them together, and expand their friendship...

06 April 2020

Penned By A Prisoner Daily Writing Challenge (days 11-20)

Resources for days 11 – 20 of the Penned By A Prisoner daily writing challenge created by HMP Brixton. Tweet #PennedByAPrisoner to share writing.