25 November 2021
The Reading Agency's Books of the Year! Children & Young People
At The Reading Agency, we have read a lot of brilliant books over the past year; books that have made us laugh, cry and get through those challenging lockdown months. Members of our team have picked the children’s book that...
09 November 2021
Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries - free author visit, sets of books and POS packs!
If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! We have a free, virtual author visit available to pitch for. There is a Read and Review...
21 October 2021
November Booklist for Children & Young People - Noteworthy Non-fiction
National Non-fiction November is the month to celebrate factual children’s books, from shocking science to incredible histories. Discover a range of titles for early readers through to young adults and encourage them to open a book and their minds!
19 October 2021
RISE by Maliha Abidi: competition resources
This pack contains an PDF sampler of the book RISE by Maliha Abidi and a promotional poster for a competition inspired by the book. RISE celebrates the inspirational stories of 100 remarkable women of colour. From the entrepreneur with a homemade...
07 October 2021
Adult October Booklist: Perfect Poetry
Celebrate National Poetry Day on 7 October 2021 – and every day! – with this fantastic selection of poetry collections, anthologies and song lyrics.
06 October 2021
Children and Young People's October Booklist: Perfect Poetry
Celebrate National Poetry Day on 7 October 2021 – and every day! – with this fantastic selection of poetry collections, anthologies and verse novels for all ages.
04 October 2021
Everyone Sang: A Poem for Every Feeling from Walker Books - downloadable postcard
It is National Poetry Day is on 7 October and Walker Books have an incredible poetry anthology publishing on exactly the 7 of October! Everyone Sang: A Poem for Every Feeling is an exquisite gift-book containing over a hundred poems, chosen...
01 October 2021
October 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Brilliant books by Black authors and illustrators
As October is Black History Month, we have created a booklist of 86 brilliant books created by Black authors and illustrators. There is something for everyone with fantastic poetry, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction titles. You can join in with...
29 September 2021
Empress and Aniya writing competition for young people in Lewisham!
The Reading Agency and inclusive publisher Knights Of are asking young people aged 11 to 16 who live or go to school in the London Borough of Lewisham to tell us why their best friend is great. The winner will receive...
27 September 2021
Celebrate Libraries Week with Walker Books - digital resource
Join in the celebrations for Libraries Week with our special library themed double sided poster featuring illustrations from Moose’s Book Bus, an homage to storytime, libraries and community by Inga Moore, one of the most acclaimed children’s bookmakers working today,...
24 September 2021
October, October by Katya Balen - digital resources
‘Quite simply one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They live in the...
02 September 2021
You Will Be Okay by Julie Stokes – School Resources
Hachette Children’s Books have created an essential handbook to provide comfort and guidance for children aged 8+ experiencing loss. About the book The death of a parent, sibling or friend is one of the most traumatic experiences for a child and it...
16 August 2021
Adult September Booklist: The Power of Reading
To celebrate National Literacy Day on 8th September 2021, we have created a list of books perfect for less confident readers, people developing their literacy skills, and those looking for something short and sweet! There is a mix of fantastic...
28 July 2021
August Booklist for Children & Young People: For the Love of Books
It’s safe to say, here at The Reading Agency, we love books. And we know you do too! So, we have created a booklist to celebrate Book Lovers Day on 9th August 2021. This list includes titles for toddlers, children,...
29 June 2021
GIRL (in real life) by Tamsin Winter - Teachers' Notes & Discussion Questions
What’s it like to grow up online and have every tantrum, every spot – even your first period – broadcast to hundreds of thousands of followers? A funny and heartfelt novel for fans of Geek Girl, from the award-winning Tamsin...
04 June 2021
Refugee Week Booklist
Refugee Week is 14-20 June 2021. We have worked with our publisher partners to create a booklist to help children, young people and adults understand the realities refugees around the world face, and sympathise with their experiences. The list contains...
01 June 2021
Read with Pride - Summer of Reading List 2021 A3 poster
The second Paper & Hearts Society adventure. Join Olivia and The Paper & Hearts Society gang in this joyful comfort read and celebration of books from Booktuber Lucy Powrie. The perfect book for fans of Alice Oseman, Holly Smale and...
24 May 2021
The Yearbook by Holly Bourne - Teachers' Notes
Paige is used to staying quiet in the face of lies. Like how popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie). Now Grace and friends...
19 May 2021
Classroom resources by Nicola Morgan
Free downloadable classroom resources created by Reading Well for young people author Nicola Morgan. Nicola Morgan, often known as The Teenage Brain Woman, is an internationally-acclaimed author and authority on teenage wellbeing, how stress impacts performance, effects of screens, social...
17 May 2021
Adult July Booklist: Nature and Wildlife
Nature and wildlife have been a respite for many over the past year. This booklist includes a mixture of fiction, memoir, poetry and non-fiction, covering the restorative powers of swimming and gardening, the history of our relationship with sheep, animals...
17 May 2021
Adult June Booklist: Around the World
This month we’re celebrating books from around the world – those which immerse us into a different landscape, culture or community. There are books that take us from Burma to Alabama, Trinidad to Italy, translated from Hebrew, Russian, Japanese and...
17 May 2021
Children and Young People's July Booklist: Nature and Wildlife
July marks the start of the Summer Reading Challenge, which this year is in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We have created a booklist inspired by the theme Nature and Wildlife, with a mix of fiction, non-fiction, picture books...
17 May 2021
Children and Young People's June Booklist: Around the World
This month we’re travelling around the world with a selection of fantastic books for children and young people. This list includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, and includes a number of translated books. There...
06 May 2021
Children and Young People's Booklist: Back in Time
May marks Local and Community History Month and we have curated a booklist that brings together all different strands of British history, with a few stories that look further afield too. There is a mix of fiction, non-fiction and poetry,...
28 April 2021
The Usborne Unworry Pack
The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them...
21 April 2021
Elmer Day 2021 digital pack
Get ready for the most colourful day of the year! Elmer Day returns on Saturday 29 May 2021. Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day celebrations Andersen Press are spreading the positivity of Elmer...
14 April 2021
The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud - Discussion Guide
England has been radically changed by a series of catastrophes – large cities have disappeared and London has been replaced by a lagoon. The surviving population exists in fortified towns where they cling to traditional ways, while strangely evolved beasts...
14 April 2021
Student Wellbeing Toolkit
This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support student wellbeing through the power of reading.
13 April 2021
The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph - Discussion Guide
Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own experiences with racism in The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. As a former “token Black kid”, he now presents himself as the friend...
01 April 2021
April 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Books to Make You Smile
World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Presented by The Reading Agency, and in partnership with...