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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,...

01 August 2019

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.

31 May 2019

Health Information Week toolkit 2019

A library toolkit containing ideas for Reading Well displays, events and online and social media activity around Health Information Week 2019 (1-7 July).

31 May 2019

Summer Reading Challenge Registration Cards

Record the details of children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge with these registration cards. If your authority uses the registration cards to process data about participants, then staff should be advised to collect, store, share and destroy the cards in...

29 May 2019

Boot by Shane Hegarty - Teachers' notes

When toy robot, Boot, wakes up at a scrapyard, it has no idea how it got there and why it isn’t with its owner, Beth. It only has two and a half glitchy memories, but it knows it was loved,...

24 May 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: England

This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.

24 May 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: Wales

This handy bilingual leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.

24 May 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: Scotland

This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.

24 May 2019

Space Chase author/illustrator events

Authors and illustrators with titles in the Space Chase book collection have shared their availability for library events this summer. This resource will be updated as we receive more responses. (Last updated 24 May) Please note: this is a locked resource for...

17 May 2019

Space Chase Schools Pack

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Space Chase, the Summer Reading Challenge 2019! The Summer Reading Challenge takes place over the summer holidays in libraries throughout the UK. Developed by charity The Reading Agency, in partnership with the UK public...

17 May 2019

Space Chase templates for school newsletters

These helpful templates can be added to school newsletters sent home to families, or displayed on your school website. Use the text provided or fill the frame with your own message to encourage families to visit the library and sign their...

15 May 2019

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteering Poster

Promote summer volunteering opportunities in your library with this colourful promotional poster. This download includes English and Welsh bilingual posters. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2019. Libraries should contact their local...

14 May 2019

Reading Friends welcome guide for one-to-one participants

A brief information sheet to give to Reading Friends participants receiving one-to-one visits.

14 May 2019

Reading Friends 'why volunteer?' information sheet

A quick information sheet highlighting the benefits of volunteering with Reading Friends.