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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

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...

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...

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...

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 promotional video trailers

Watch the promotional video trailer for Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. If you do not have access to you YouTube you can email summerreadingchallenge@readingagency.org.uk to request a copy. Mischief Makers Watch the full video trailer here: View the trailer with embedded...

22 May 2018

Big Bones by Laura Dockrill - Live out loud: Secondary School resources packs and competition

This resource pack is based on Big Bones, a vibrant and bold teen novel from writer and performance poet Laura Dockrill. It is a coming-of-age story about self-appreciation, body-confidence and learning how to love yourself and others – and it will...

16 May 2018

Children's University

Find out how children can earn Children’s University hours by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge and Chatterbooks groups.

15 May 2018

RHS I Can Grow a Sunflower - Sunflower colouring sheet

“This is a wonderful first gardening book for young children that perfectly captures the magic of growing a beautiful plant from a tiny seed.” Jamie Butterworth, RHS Ambassador A delightful introduction to plant life and nature, as little ones get hands-on to...

03 May 2018

Mischief Makers bookmark activity sheets

Children can colour in these Mischief Makers bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends and spread the word about the Summer Reading Challenge.

02 May 2018

The Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant - The Great Library Orienteering Challenge

The Children of Castle Rock ‘There would be at least two betrayals, a few lies and a couple of near-death experiences before they could really call themselves friends’ Alice Mistlethwaite has been packed off to an unusual boarding school in Scotland. Everyone...

01 May 2018

My Sister by Joanna Young - Teacher's Notes

My Sister This stunning picture book shows the special relationship that exists between two sisters. Soft, beautiful illustrations and simple text make this the perfect bedtime read. AGE : 2 – 6 years Download the Teacher’s Notes for some excellent guidance on how...

01 May 2018

How Many Dinosaurs Deep? by Ben Kitchin and Vicky Fieldhouse - Teacher's Notes

How Many Dinosaurs Deep? Jim is not quite sure that he’s ready to move from the baby pool to the middle-sized pool. Can a group of splashing, sploshing dinosaurs help him face his fear? AGE : 3 – 6 years Download the Teacher’s...

27 April 2018

Judy Moody by Megan McDonald - Event Day digital resources pack

Judy Moody Another day. Another mood. Meet Judy Moody at her moodiest-best, in this laugh-a-minute first adventure in the international bestselling series. Bad moods, good moods, even back-to-school moods – Judy has them all! Meet Judy Moody, her little “bother” Stink,...

24 April 2018

Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 - Shortlist Jacket Poster

The Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women in English from throughout the world. This year’s shortlist features one previously shortlisted author and three debut novels. We have a downloadable A4 poster featuring the six shortlist...

24 April 2018

Women's Prize for Fiction 2018 - Shortlist Stack Poster

The Women’s Prize for Fiction celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in writing by women in English from throughout the world. This year’s shortlist features one previously shortlisted author and three debut novels. We have a downloadable A4 poster featuring the shortlist –...

19 April 2018

Inventions and discoveries Chatterbooks activity pack

Think of the wheel, ships, aeroplanes, TV, the Internet – and crisps, coffee machines and zip fasteners, toilets and microwaves! This Chatterbooks activity pack is full of reading ideas and activities about inventions and discoveries – how they came about,...