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17 September 2021

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! We have two free author visits available to pitch for. There are Read and Review opportunities where you...

14 September 2021

Julia and the Shark by Kiran Millwood Hargrave - Classroom resources

A captivating, powerful and luminous story from a bestselling, award-winning author about a mother, a daughter, and the great Greenland shark. With mesmerising black and yellow illustrations and presented as a deluxe hardback with tracing paper inserts, this is a...

14 September 2021

No Man's Land by Joanna Nadin - reading group digital pack

A heart-warming, heart-breaking story of love, bravery and finding a new way to live, No Man’s Land is the brilliant new novel from Joanna Nadin, the acclaimed author of Joe All Alone. ‘I could feel it coming. War, I mean. Creeping...

07 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Evaluation Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes before completing the Summer Reading Challenge evaluation form. This resource contains information on: The 2021 Library Evaluation form The 2021 Family Survey, including suggestions for promoting the survey Instructions for adding the Family Survey to your website Please note: this...

06 September 2021

The Amazing Edie Eckhart by Rosie Jones - Classroom Resources

The Amazing Edie Eckhart is the start of a brand-new middle grade series from comedian and writer Rosie Jones, featuring a funny, feisty central character who just happens to have cerebral palsy – like Rosie herself. Rosie was inspired to...

02 September 2021

You Will Be Okay by Julie Stokes – School Resources

Hachette Children’s Books have created an essential handbook to provide comfort and guidance for children aged 8+ experiencing loss. About the book The death of a parent, sibling or friend is one of the most traumatic experiences for a child and it...

01 September 2021

National Reading Group Day Chatterbooks pack

In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for Chatterbooks groups to celebrate National Reading Group Day together. National Reading Group Day is on 14 September, but you can use the pack at any time. The activities are...

19 August 2021

Celebrate International Dot Day - Day to celebrate creativity on 15 September

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 August 2021

National Reading Group Day - library toolkit

This toolkit will help librarians to plan for National Reading Group Day on 14 September. Activity packs for Reading Friends and Chatterbooks groups will be available soon. Contact readinggroups@readingagency.org.uk with any questions.

22 July 2021

The Memory Thieves by Darren Simpson - Teachers' Notes and Discussion Questions

What you don’t remember can’t hurt you… Cyan has lived at the Elsewhere Sanctuary for as long as he can remember, freed by Dr Haven from dark memories of his past life. But when Cyan finds a mysterious warning carved into...

16 July 2021

Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom by Sangu Mandanna - Teacher Resources

Kiki Kallira is more of a worrier than a warrior. But today she’ll have to be a hero … A magical celebration of creativity and its powers, for fans of The Land of Roar and The Strangeworlds Travel Agency. About the resources This...

16 July 2021

Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire by Nat Amoore - Teaching Resources

‘Laughs, family, friendships and a thrilling adventure – Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire has it all.’ Jen Carney, author of The Accidental Diary of B.U.G. ‘Fast-paced, clever and completely hilarious with the BEST cast of characters… LOVE IT TO BITS.’ Rashmi...

14 July 2021

PESTS by Emer Stamp - Digital Pack

Stix is the tiny but heroic mouse that could be living behind YOUR washing machine. You wouldn’t know it though, because Stix knows how to stay hidden and stick by the rules to avoid being caught by humans. But now...

12 July 2021

Step back to the Stone Age with Sophie Kirtley - Digital Activity Pack

To celebrate the publication of Sophie Kirtley’s second unforgettable time-slip adventure, The Way to Impossible Island, Bloomsbury Children’s Books have a fabulous selection of digital and physical display materials available for libraries nationwide to request. A brave, life-affirming middle-grade time-slip adventure...

08 July 2021

The Secret Explorers and the Rainforest Rangers - Free eBook Download Guide

Thanks to publisher DK, Summer Reading Challenge participants can download a free copy of The Secret Explorers and the Rainforest Rangers from Google Play Books! Visit the Wild World Heroes website for more information on this offer and the Secret Explorers...

07 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Welsh Book Collection

The Books Council of Wales have curated a list of Welsh language books to reflect the Wild World Heroes theme, as extra inspiration for Welsh speaking participants in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Visit your local library to borrow books...

05 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Author/Illustrator Events

Authors and illustrators with titles in the book collection have shared their availability for in-person and virtual library events this summer. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact...

01 July 2021

Maisy Goes to the Library – Baby & Toddler Storytime pack

Host a Storytime event for Maisy Goes to the Library and celebrate 30 years of Maisy! Maisy the mouse, every toddler’s best friend, spends a crazy day at the library! When Maisy goes to the library it seems like the perfect...

30 June 2021

Kids Fight Climate Change by Martin Dorey - digital pack

Our planet is in trouble. It needs YOU. Together we can fight climate change by speaking up and changing what we eat, how we travel and the ways we use energy. Find out how you can become a #2minutesuperhero by...

29 June 2021

GIRL (in real life) by Tamsin Winter - Teachers' Notes & Discussion Questions

What’s it like to grow up online and have every tantrum, every spot – even your first period – broadcast to hundreds of thousands of followers? A funny and heartfelt novel for fans of Geek Girl, from the award-winning Tamsin...

25 June 2021

A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr - Teachers' Notes and digital pack

A Glasshouse of Stars is a powerful story based on Shirley Marr’s childhood experience of migration. This teaching and discussion resource pack aimed at 8+/KS2+ readers explores some of the important themes within the book such as bullying, grief, fears...

25 June 2021

A bumper pack of great resources and activities from b Small Publishing

Small but mighty, we are an award-winning independent children’s publishing company that creates and publishes children’s books for sale in the UK and around the world. We’re on a mission to empower all readers with critical literacy skills, and our...

18 June 2021

Teachers' Reading Challenge promotional assets

School and library staff, as well as our partner organisations, can use these assets to promote the 2021 Teachers’ Reading Challenge on social media and in newsletters.

17 June 2021

Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football's Greatest Sides - Teachers' Notes

Football School Terrific Teams: 50 True Stories of Football’s Greatest Sides Discover the incredible true stories behind the most famous clubs in football. Find out the stories behind the most legendary clubs in football history, such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and...

17 June 2021

Pizazz by Sophy Henn - digital pack and competition

Simon & Schuster Children’s Books have created a super pack for libraries nationwide. Being a superhero is the best thing ever, right? WRONG! HELLO! My name is Pizazz and I’m a superhero… You probably think that’s really AWESOME and while it can be,...

09 June 2021

Wild World Heroes Template Letter to Schools

This template letter can be customised to suit your local needs when writing to schools about taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries...

02 June 2021

The Super-Secret Diary of Holly Hopkinson by Charlie P Brooks – digital pack

Meet Holly Hopkinson the star of a new series by Charlie P Brooks, illustrated throughout by Katy Riddell. Holly’s hilarious diary tells the story of her family’s move to the countryside – which gets really interesting when she gets a...

28 May 2021

Wild World Heroes Training Presentation

Train your library staff and volunteers and set goals for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with this presentation. Key information, dates and links are included in the Notes panel of this PowerPoint. All illustrations © Heath Mckenzie 2021 Please note: this is a...

25 May 2021

Fall Off, Get Back On, Keep Going by Clare Balding - Activity Pack

‘Falling off’ is all part of life. The trick is to know how to dust yourself off, get back on, learn from your mistakes – and keep going! Clare Balding, TV presenter, sportswoman and bestselling author has had some spectacular falls...

24 May 2021

The Yearbook by Holly Bourne - Teachers' Notes

Paige is used to staying quiet in the face of lies. Like how popular girl Grace is a such an amazing person (lie). How Laura steals people’s boyfriends (lie). How her own family are so perfect (lie). Now Grace and friends...