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22 June 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award

In this download you will find: Arts Award Discover activity sheets A document showing how the activities in the Arts Award activity booklets and PDF sheets map to each part of Discover Information for parents & carers

21 June 2018

To the Edge of the World by Julia Green - Reading group pack

To the Edge of the World Set sail on an exciting adventure in award-winning author Julia Green’s new story To the Edge of the World. Set in the islands of the Outer Hebrides, Julia’s book is a gripping sea adventure with...

18 June 2018

Mischief Makers colouring sheets - Wales

These activity sheets feature Mischief Makers characters to colour in. Follow the links below for more library activities Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

18 June 2018

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize - Chatterbooks Activity Pack

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize aims to inspire young people to read about science and promotes the writing of excellent, accessible books for under-14s. We have created a Chatterbooks Pack featuring this year’s brilliant shortlisted titles. There are...

15 June 2018

Mischief Makers template press release

This press release template can be adapted to promote the Summer Reading Challenge in your local authority. Please note: this is a locked resource for libraries participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge.

14 June 2018

Mischief Makers comments cards: children

Use these comments cards to collect feedback from children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

14 June 2018

Dr Ben Garrod - So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs activity pack

So You Think You Know About Dinosaurs? Biologist and TV scientist Ben Garrod has written a fun, funny, informative and collectible series about dinosaurs. The series will be launching with T. Rex, Diplodocus and Tricearatops. To celebrate this new series, Head...

14 June 2018

Book Sorter posters

Choosing, recommending and reviewing books are great skills to develop as part of reading widely and for pleasure. The Book Sorter is the largest database of children’s peer-to-peer recommendations. It’s safe, easy and fun to use. Download an A4 poster to promote...

14 June 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 online resources guide

Summer Reading Challenge coordinators can download this quick guide to accessing restricted resources to share with libraries taking part in Mischief Makers. Please note: Only library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will have access to the password protected...

14 June 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Coordinator Newsletter Archive

Think you’ve missed an update from the Summer Reading Challenge team? Follow the links in this resource to catch up on our latest coordinator newsletters. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading...

13 June 2018

Mischief Makers special achievement certificate

Some children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge read more than six books, whilst many may achieve other kinds of personal goals or overcome difficulties. This ‘Special Achievement Award’ allows you to issue a bespoke certificate. This may be used in...

12 June 2018

The Boy Who Hit Play by Chloe Daykin - competition page

The Boy Who Hit Play It’s Elvis’s 12th Birthday, and as he blows out the candles on his cake, it’s time to ask the question: “Why?” Why was he left on a bench at the zoo 12 years ago, and who...

12 June 2018

Tropical Terry by Jarvis - a book trailer

Terry wants to stand out. But, in Coral Reef City, it’s sometimes better to blend in… Coral Reef City is home to the most dazzling shoals of tropical fish in ALL the ocean. And then there is Terry. Terry looks grey....

12 June 2018

Book Discussion Cards

Use these book discussion cards to help children talk about their books. You can place them on a table and before speaking to a member of staff or volunteer, children can decide which card to take with them, and...

11 June 2018

Mischief Makers training presentation

Train your library staff and volunteers, and set goals for this year’s Challenge with this presentation complete with photos of Mischief Makers materials and links to useful resources. Key information, dates and links are included in the Notes panel of this...

11 June 2018

Mischief Makers colouring sheets

These activity sheets feature Mischief Makers characters to colour in. Follow the links below for more library activities Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

11 June 2018

Mischief Makers activity sheets

This download includes wordsearches and puzzles for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. Follow the links below for more Mischief Makers activities. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

08 June 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: England

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our Shop.

08 June 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: Scotland

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our...

08 June 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: Wales

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our Shop.

07 June 2018

Happily Ever After: The Little Mermaid by Alex Fields - Teacher's Notes

A little mermaid must say goodbye to her sea legs if she is to be with her prince. Owen Swan’s ethereal illustrations recreate life and beauty under the sea. AGE: 4-8 years Download the Teacher’s Notes for some excellent guidance on how you...

07 June 2018

DK Football Book - Poster (Digital)

DK presents three books all about football, telling you everything you need to know in preparation for the 2018 World Cup. To help you celebrate, this poster has been created to display.

07 June 2018

DK Star Wars Maker Lab – Activity Sheet

Ever wanted to move things without touching them like a Jedi can? Or grow your own kyber crystal? Or maybe explode a balloon with a beam of energy, just like the Death Star? Now you can! With 20 amazing projects, Star...

07 June 2018

Mischief Makers schools pack

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018! This 7 page pack introduces this year’s Challenge and contains creative ideas and useful resources to inspire your school to take part. There is no other free reading...

07 June 2018

Mischief Makers schools pack: Scotland

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Mischief Makers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2018! This 7 page pack introduces this year’s Challenge and contains creative ideas and useful resources to inspire your school to take part. There is no...

07 June 2018

Mischief Makers A4 poster: England

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018, in your classroom, library or community space!

07 June 2018

Mischief Makers A4 Poster: Scotland

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2018, in your classroom, library or community space!

07 June 2018

Mischief Makers A4 Poster: Wales

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge in your classroom, library or community space!

06 June 2018

Mischief Makers: Guide to the core pack

This resource is for library authorities running Mischief Makers and explains how to use the core pack and collector stickers. Download this guide to share with library staff and volunteers running the Challenge. This guide is designed as a training...

06 June 2018

Mischief Makers school assembly presentation

This PowerPoint presentation can be used to talk about Mischief Makers in school assemblies to encourage pupils (and families) to take part. Key information, dates and links are included in the Notes panel of this PowerPoint This download includes a copy of...