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11 September 2019

The Wilbur & Niso Smith Adventure Writing resources

The Reading Agency has been working with The Wilbur & Niso Smith Foundation to promote adventure writing. These resources are mainly targeted at students in further education and sixth form colleges who may also be taking part in Reading Ahead....

11 September 2019

Reading Friends National Poetry Day Toolkit 2019

Share with your volunteers this National Poetry Day toolkit 2019 for tips, advice and ideas for running poetry events and sessions.

09 September 2019

World Mental Health Day/Every Mind Matters/Libraries Week 2019 library toolkit

A library toolkit containing ideas for Reading Well displays, events and online and social media activity around World Mental Health Day (10 October) and Libraries Week (7-12 October) 2019. Also includes information about forthcoming Public Health England mental health campaign,...

09 September 2019

Reading Ahead 2019-20 Registration Form

Please use this template to sign people up for Reading Ahead and keep for your own records. The data requested matches that required for our data return that we require by July 2020.

06 September 2019

Reading Ahead best practice and participant case studies 2019

Please use this link to see our best practice case studies from practitioners around the country. If you’re looking for some inspiration or to illustrate the impact of your work, we also have participant case studies with new readers sharing...

06 September 2019

Reading Ahead 2019-20 Advocacy Leaflet for Prisons

Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead in prisons with endorsements from participants and organisers in prisons for you to use when putting the case for the programme. It’s not intended for use with prisoners themselves.

06 September 2019

Reading Ahead 2019-20 Advocacy Leaflet

Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead with endorsement from participants and organisers for you to use when talking to potential partners. It’s not intended for use with participants.

06 September 2019

Reading Ahead 2019-20 Materials and Incentives

A one pager that contains all our purchasable materials and incentives for 2019/20 Reading Ahead. They are available to buy from The Reading Agency shop throughout the year. This can be used alongside the Advocacy leaflet to explain the programme to...

05 September 2019

SAPIENS, HOMO DEUS and 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY by Yuval Noah Harari: A reading guide

A reading guide for the books by Yuval Noah Harari including information about the author and discussion points.

15 August 2019

Red Joan reading group guide

A reading group guide written by author, Jennie Rooney. About the book Joan’s voice is almost a whisper. ‘Nobody talked about what they did during the war. We all knew we weren’t allowed to.’ Joan Stanley has a secret. She is a...

05 August 2019

Dot Day - Make Your Mark poster and activity pack

Celebrate International Dot Day on 15th-ish September! International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. Now, every 15-ish September,...

04 August 2019

Reading Friends dementia-friendly spaces

Information and advice in making dementia-friendly spaces for your Reading Friends sessions.

04 August 2019

Reading Friends dementia information resource

This resource has information and advice to make your Reading Friends sessions dementia friendly. Give to volunteers if needed.

04 August 2019

Reading Friends Matching Questionnaire

You can use this to match up your Reading Friends and Reading Friends volunteers by their interests.

01 August 2019

Reading Friends Reading Aloud

Find out about the many benefits of reading aloud in your Reading Friends groups and elsewhere.

17 July 2019

Take it Back by Kia Abdullah Reading Group Guide

A reading group guide to Take it Back by Kia Abdullah including discussion questions and further reading.

10 July 2019

Reading Well Wales: prescriber guidelines for Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health

A guide for health and social care professionals on how to prescribe the Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health titles.

10 July 2019

The Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award Discover

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

04 July 2019

Train to Impossible Places - Letter writing resource

The Train to Impossible Places All aboard for a magical journey… When Suzy hears a strange rattling noise in the middle of the night, she creeps downstairs to find a train roaring through her house. But this is no ordinary train. This is...

04 July 2019

The Usborne Book of the Moon - Resource Pack

This Resource Pack is based on The Usborne Book of the Moon – the beautiful new illustrated book all about the story of our moon. Each lesson included uses extracts from the book, giving you beautiful text and illustrations to...

28 June 2019

Summer Reading Challenge Social Story

Thank you to ASCEL and Dr Siobhan Timmins for this Summer Reading Challenge Social Story. It’s designed to help children with autism understand what to expect and why when signing up and taking part in Space Chase at their library....

24 June 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: Language Editions

The Space Chase Family Leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. Click here to download the leaflet for the Summer Reading Challenge in England. Click here to download the leaflet for the Summer Reading...

21 June 2019

Space Chase Information Leaflet: British Council

Download the family information leaflet for the Space Chase Reading Challenge. This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Reading Challenge. It explains how the Challenge works and the benefits of taking part. Please note: These...

17 June 2019

Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis - Detectives in Training activity and POS packs

Attention: Detectives in Training Meet Timmy Failure, founder of the “best” detective agency in town – Total Failure, Inc. With the help of his polar bear, Total, the clueless, comically self-confident Timmy already has plans for world domination. Plans...

13 June 2019

Reading Well Wales: prescriber guidelines

Guidelines for prescribers delivering Reading Well in Wales

13 June 2019

Reading Well Wales: mental health delivery model

Model for Welsh libraries delivering Reading Well for mental health.

13 June 2019

Reading Well Wales: image bank for Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health

A collection of photos that can be used on local library and health websites to promote the Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health list in Wales.

13 June 2019

Reading Well Wales: overview of the mental health titles

A guide to the books on the Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health booklist in Wales.

13 June 2019

Reading Well Wales: interactive prescriber leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health

A bilingual (Welsh and English) digital version of the user leaflet for Reading Well Books on Prescription for mental health. The prescriber can digitally select titles from the list, then print the leaflet. The leaflet also provides information about how the...

03 June 2019

Reading Friends: engaging with blind or partially sighted people

Helpful guide to making Reading Friends sessions inclusive.