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04 June 2020

Colouring resource: Poster by Johanna Basford

Print off this super silly poster from the queen of colouring Johanna Basford, and then follow along with her colouring-in tips on the Summer Reading Challenge Facebook page!

04 June 2020

June 2020 children's and young people booklist - Pride

June is Pride Month, so it is the perfect time to share our favourite LGBTQ+ positive books for children and young people. These books highlight family dynamics and stories to help develop the values of acceptance and kindness towards themselves...

04 June 2020

Parents and carers - get involved guide for Reading Well

A guide for parents and carers who want to support children and young people with Reading Well.

04 June 2020

Colleges and Universities - Get Involved guide for Reading Well

A guide for colleges and universities looking to get involved in Reading Well.

04 June 2020

Health sector and link workers: get involved guide for Reading Well

A guide for link workers and health and social care professionals and link workers on how to get involved in Reading Well.

04 June 2020

Schools Get Involved Guide for Reading Well

A guide for schools who want to get involved with Reading Well.

04 June 2020

June 2020 - Brilliant Books to Share booklist for children

Due to the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the impact of social distancing, sharing books at home has never been more important. To help, we have created a list of some of our favourite books to read with children. We’ve...

04 June 2020

Reading Well Wales format availability

A spreadsheet containing the ISBNs and format availability of both Reading Well Books on Prescription booklists available in Wales.

04 June 2020

Reading Well format availability - all 5 schemes

A spreadsheet containing the ISBNs and format availability of all 5 Reading Well booklists.

04 June 2020

Kiran Millwood Hargrave reading notes, videos and activities

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the author of three Chicken House novels – The Girl of Ink & Stars, The Island at the End of Everything and The Way Past Winter. Between them, her children’s books have won numerous awards including...

04 June 2020

Who Let the Gods Out? reading notes, videos and activities

Maz is the author of the bestselling middle-grade series Who Let the Gods Out? – perfect for ages eight and up. The relentless and fast-paced series comprises four books, and is full to bursting with Ancient Greek mythology, adventure and...

03 June 2020

Beetle Boy reading notes, videos and activities

M. G. Leonard is the author of Beetle Boy, Beetle Queen and Battle of the Beetles – a middle-grade series that is ideal for children aged eight and up. Grounded in entomology, the Beetle Boy series is mysterious, thrilling, and...

01 June 2020

Funny Fiction Chatterbooks activity pack

Ahead of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge when we will all get silly we’re celebrating all things funny. Here’s our Funny Fiction Chatterbooks pack with a bumper collection of some of the latest funny books for children…and some old favourites....

29 May 2020

Reading Friends Volunteer Training

Access the volunteer training modules. Access Training (Login required)

29 May 2020

Reading Ahead for prisons during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead in prison settings responding to the current lockdown during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Branding Guidelines

This document sets out the guidelines for libraries when using the Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020 artwork and resources. Please ensure you read the guidelines thoroughly before using any of the Silly Squad resources. Please note: this is a locked resource...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Logos

Download logos for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020....

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Clip Art: JPEG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This resource contains JPEG files. Please ensure you have read the artwork branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. All illustrations © Laura Ellen Anderson 2020 Please note: this is a...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Marketing Assets

Download marketing assets for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This resource includes ready made assets to use pre- and post-launch, and templates you can customise with local authority logos and content. Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Launch Toolkit

Join our Silly Squad! This Communications Toolkit contains key information and suggestions for promoting the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Libraries should contact their local Summer...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Press Release Outline

This outline can be populated with information about your local Summer Reading Challenge activity. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for...

28 May 2020

Reading Friends How to Set Up Your Volunteers on Online Training

We’ve changed the look of this resource to make it friendlier. You can continue to use the older version if that’s easier for you! Please let us know your feedback.

28 May 2020

Schools Pack for Summer Reading Challenge 2020

If you are wondering how your school can get involved take a look at our Schools Pack for Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

21 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone Session Reminders

Some helpful reminders to quickly run through before your sessions. Most importantly – have fun!

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone session example

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session could look like. But remember the conversations might take other directions and that’s fine!

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone Evaluation Monitoring form

Use this form to capture the numbers of telephone Reading Friends sessions.

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Tips for Telephone Reading Befriending

This resource contains tips for having reading-related discussions over the phone. Please read before starting your calls.

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Tips for Telephone Befriending

This resource contains tips and considerations for Reading Friends over the phone. Please read through before starting your befriending calls.

20 May 2020

Reading Ahead during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead despite closures of public libraries, colleges and workplaces during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

19 May 2020

This Is Going To Hurt: Diary Writing Challenge

This activity sheet has been designed for use alongside reading the Quick Reads version of Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt. It provides inspiration and a framework for starting a diary.