02 December 2020
December 2020 Children's and Young People booklist - Books of the Year
It’s been another year of fantastic books and we’re delighted to present our Books of the Year list for 2020 for children and young people. Our staff have chosen their top recommendations of new books from the year. You can...
05 November 2020
November 2020 Children's and Young People booklist - Non-fiction
For Non-Fiction November, we have created a list filled with the best non-fiction for children and young people. There are memoirs, essay collections and books with great advice. You can join in with the conversation online using #NonFictionBooklist and tagging us...
26 October 2020
The Reading Agency booklist for ESOL learners
This booklist has been compiled as part of the Reading Ahead with ESOL in prisons project funded by The Bell Foundation together with some guidance provided by NATECLA. Originally created for use in prisons, these books are useful for anyone...
07 October 2020
October 2020 Children's and Young People booklist - Powerful Poetry
The fantastic National Poetry Day shines a spotlight on how much fun and important poetry is. We have created a booklist with some of our favourite rhyming picture books, poetry collections and books written in verse. You can join in with...
01 October 2020
Emergent Reader titles by Ransom
Ransom Publishing have a broad range of titles available to support emergent adult readers at various levels. Find out more in this leaflet and visit their website here: https://www.ransom.co.uk/catalogsearch/advanced
02 September 2020
September 2020 Children's and Young People booklist - Back to School Books
Starting back at school can be an anxious time for lots of children and young people, let alone after the Covid-19 lockdown. To help support this transition, we have created a booklist of stories where characters face issues that some...
28 August 2020
YA Booklist - Reading Hack Recommendations
If you’re a fan of YA lit or are looking for books to engage young people, check out our latest YA reading recommendations, all chosen by young adults. See what our reviewers thought of each title over on the Reading Hack...
23 July 2020
Beyond Words: Coping with Coronavirus Picture Stories
Free picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic. Take a look at the Beyond Words books for: Beating the Virus Mental health, end of life and bereavement Secure settings Here: https://booksbeyondwords.co.uk/coping-with-coronavirus/#secure-settings
04 June 2020
June 2020 - Pride booklist for children and young people
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...
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...
09 December 2019
The Reading Agency Books 2019 - Children and young people booklist
Every year, the staff at The Reading Agency enjoy picking and sharing our favourite books for children and young people. We have three booklists of the books we have loved the most from 2019: picture and illustrated books, books for...
02 December 2019
Making Reading Ahead work for prisoners with ESOL
This four-page leaflet draws together the findings, practical tips and creative tools from our three-year project to support prisoners with ESOL funded by The Bell Foundation. Please scroll down this resources page to find other downloadable items.
26 September 2019
October 2019 Children's and Young People booklist - Powerful Poetry
To help you celebrate National Poetry Day on 3 October, we have created a booklist of our favourite works of poetry for children and young people. There are classics as well as newly published books – all selected to help...
25 September 2019
Quick Reads back catalogue 2006 - 2020
Quick Reads began in 2006. Since then 4.8 million copies of more than 100 titles have been distributed! The books have been loaned more than five million times through libraries. The 2020 list are currently available to pre-order from all major...
05 June 2019
To celebrate National Reading Group Day on 15 June, we asked reading groups which books inspire them to change the world. Tackling themes of identity, discrimination and equality, these are some of the books that make you want to make...
08 March 2019
International Women's Day 2019
This International Women’s Day we have come up with a list of twelve books that we hope express a small section of the enormous range of challenges faced by women across the world in the 21st century. Let us know...
08 January 2019
January 2019 Young People's booklist - Epic Tales (Myths and legends)
Our January Young People’s booklist – Myths and Legends This month we have been thinking about myths and legends and modern retellings of these stories. We have selected six books for young people which include three novels, two graphic novels and...
17 July 2018
Reading Well Wales: Welsh-language user leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia
Welsh-language user leaflet for the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia scheme. The leaflet provides information about how the scheme works, resources available in your local library and the full list of titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription...
26 September 2017
The book loving team at The Reading Agency has put together a list of their favourite travel books.
02 August 2017
Women in Translation booklist
August is Women in Translation Month. Only a tiny fraction of fiction published in English is translated, and only about a quarter of that translated fiction was originally written by women. For some reason, fiction in translation by women remains...
24 July 2017
Podcasts for Book Lovers
We’ve put together a list of our favourite reading related podcasts for you to enjoy. From celebrity storytelling to a tour of the fascinating connections between Shakespeare and the world around us, there should be something to suit all tastes....
30 June 2017
Overview of the books - Reading Well for long term conditions
A detailed overview of the titles on the Reading Well for long term conditions list, including background information, formats, publisher details and publication dates.
28 June 2017
Booklist and format availability - Reading Well for long term conditions
A list of titles on the Reading Well for long term conditions and which formats they are available in.
23 March 2017
FAQs for Health Libraries
Frequently Asked Questions for health libraries delivering Reading Well Books on Prescription. Including information on working alongside public libraries, signing up to the Reading Well newsletter, and providing support for health professionals.
11 August 2016
Format availability - Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia
A list of titles on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia and which formats they are available in.
03 May 2016
Interactive Prescriber leaflet - Reading Well for young people
A digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well for young people. The prescriber can digitally select titles from the list, then print the leaflet. The leaflet also provides information about how the scheme works, resources available in your local...
14 April 2016
Dystopia Hack Pack
This Hack Pack includes 5 hacks that engage creatively with the genre of dystopian fiction plus a Dystopian Book List.
12 April 2016
Format availability - Reading Well for young people
A list of titles on the Reading Well for young people and which formats they are available in.
12 April 2016
Overview of the books - Reading Well for young people
A detailed overview of the titles on the Reading Well for young people list, including background information, formats, publisher details and publication dates.
12 April 2016
Book list - Reading Well for young people
A list of the 35 Reading Well for young people titles.