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18 September 2019

Beverley, Right Here by Kate DiCamillo - Teacher's Notes

Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two-time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough-talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly. _Beverly put her foot down on the gas. They went faster still. This was what Beverly wanted — what she...

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....

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 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,...

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...

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...

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...

25 April 2019

Space Chase: A Guide to the Core Pack and Characters

This resource is for library authorities running Space Chase. It introduces all the main characters and explains how the core pack and collector stickers go together. Download this guide to share with library staff and volunteers running the Challenge. This guide is...

22 April 2019

Summer Volunteering Recruitment Toolkit

Resources to support libraries recruiting young volunteers for the summer holidays and year-round. This pack includes: an advocacy card to share with schools, key stakeholders and across the library service a volunteer recruitment guide a promotional poster with space to add local...

03 April 2019

World Book Night 2019 Activity Toolkit

However you’re getting involved, and whether you’re taking part as an organisation or an individual, we’ve gathered together some ideas in this pack. They include tips on giving books, running your own events, promoting World Book Night by creating displays...

24 March 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: Urdu

Download the Urdu translation of the Space Chase Family Leaflet. This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.

24 March 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: Turkish

Download the Turkish translation of the Space Chase Family Leaflet. This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.

24 March 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: Russian

Download the Russian translation of the Space Chase Family Leaflet. This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.

24 March 2019

Space Chase Family Leaflet: Romanian

Download the Romanian translation of the Space Chase Family Leaflet. This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge.