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04 March 2021

13 opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries (Read and Review, free virtual author visits and activity packs)

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! There are Read and Review opportunities where you have a chance of receiving 10 copies of a...

02 March 2021

Reading Friends Tips for Managing Group Phone Calls

This resource contains tips for setting up and delivering Reading Friends group phone calls.

26 February 2021

Toto the Ninja Cat and the Mystery Jewel Thief - Digital Activity Packs

Toto is no ordinary cat, and she can’t wait for you to join her on her fourth ninja adventure! From one of the UK’s best-loved broadcasters, purrfect for fans of The Aristocats, The Secret Life of Pets and Atticus Claw...

26 February 2021

Climate Action by Georgina Stevens and Katie Rewse - digital pack

The future is in our hands This book by Georgina Stevens explains in detail the different causes and effects of climate change and empowers children and families to think of ways to create change and live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. Full...

25 February 2021

Fantastically Great Women: Scientists and Their Stories - Digital Activity Pack and Teachers' Notes

Bloomsbury Children’s Books would love to join you in celebrating International Women’s Day and/or International Science Week with a special offer for libraries nationwide! Prepare to be inspired with this fantastically great new series for young readers by the brilliant Kate...

25 February 2021

Become a Reading Spy with Maz Evans’s VI SPY: LICENCE TO CHILL – digital activity resources

To celebrate the arrival of Maz Evans’s VI SPY: LICENCE TO CHILL, the new novel from the author of the bestselling WHO LET THE GODS OUT series, we’ve put together a whole host of VI SPY-themed educational materials – and...

23 February 2021

Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie reading guide

Use this reading guide for Not Quite Nice by Celia Imrie to compliment your reading group discussion. About Not Quite Nice Sunday Times Bestseller Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, tired of babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children,...

23 February 2021

Piranesi by Susanne Clarke reading guide

Use this reading guide for Piranesi by Susanne Clarke to compliment your reading group discussion. About Piranesi Piranesi lives in the House. Perhaps he always has. In his notebooks, day after day, he makes a clear and careful record of its wonders:...

23 February 2021

Book guide - Reading Well for children

Books that help children deal with worries, feel better and get through tough times. A detailed overview of the books on the Reading Well for children scheme and helpful signposting to resources and e-lending.

18 February 2021

How To Access Reading Friends Resources With Your Passport Account

A brief information sheet to help you access Reading Friends resources with your passport account.

15 February 2021

Transcript: Reading Well and Bibliotherapy in Wales Webinar

Transcript: Reading Well and Bibliotherapy in Wales Webinar

15 February 2021

World Book Night 2021 Giveaway Guidance

If your application to distribute books as part of the national giveaway has been successful, this guidance will help you to ensure that your giveaway takes place safely for both givers and recipients.

15 February 2021

Activity 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...

15 February 2021

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...

15 February 2021

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...

15 February 2021

Bookshop Toolkit

Find out how your bookshop 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...

10 February 2021

Reading Friends Matching Questionnaire

You can use this to match up your Reading Friends and Reading Befrienders by their interests and also find out more about them. It can be a useful way of finding out any support needs. If you’re able to email...

08 February 2021

The Forest of Moon and Sword by Amy Raphael and August Ro - Teachers' Resources

One girl’s fierce journey to save her mother from the fate of the witch trials, with only nature to guide her way. 1647, twelve-year-old Art lives in a small village in Scotland. Her mother has always made potions that cure the...

05 February 2021

Advocacy leaflet Reading Ahead

Use this leaflet to explain the Reading Ahead programme to colleagues and potential partners. It contains information on how the programme works and the impact it has. There is a separate leaflet for Reading Ahead in prisons.

05 February 2021

Advocacy leaflet Reading Ahead in prisons

Use this leaflet to explain the Reading Ahead programme to colleagues and potential partners. It contains information on how the programme works and the impact it has.

05 February 2021

Reading Ahead image for plasma screens

Use this card to advertise Reading Ahead on screens or websites.

04 February 2021

February 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Express Yourself (Children's Mental Health Week)

Place2Be launched the first ever Children’s Mental Health Week in 2015 to shine a spotlight on the importance of children and young people’s mental health. This year’s theme is Express Yourself as expressing yourself is about finding ways to share...

03 February 2021

Reading Ahead glossary

One of the great things about reading is that you learn new words and expand your vocabulary, often without even realising! When writing your review think about how you could use these words to express your thoughts about what you have read.

01 February 2021

Reading Friends communications calendar 2021

Lots of useful dates to help theme sessions, inspire activities and promote Reading Friends.

31 January 2021

How to sign up to the website - guide for participants

This is a guide that can be shared with participants to show them how to set up their account. It is an editable word document so that you can add your organisation code – text highlighted red. Your unique code can...

31 January 2021

Publishers with books for emergent and reluctant readers

This short document suggests some publishers that are producing books for emergent and reluctant readers and dyslexia friendly books.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead cards for social media

Use these cards for promoting the challenge on social media. Remember to tag @readingagency #ReadingAhead so that we can amplify your posts.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead poster for peer-recommendations

The poster can be put up in a communal for Reading Ahead participants to suggest reads to peers.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead sign-up sheets

Use these sheets to sign-up participants and collect information for your evaluation form that you will need to complete when you finish the programme.

31 January 2021

Reading Ahead editable posters

Use these posters to fill in local details on how to take part in Reading Ahead at your library.