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29 September 2021

Empress and Aniya writing competition for young people in Lewisham!

The Reading Agency and inclusive publisher Knights Of are asking young people aged 11 to 16 who live or go to school in the London Borough of Lewisham to tell us why their best friend is great. The winner will receive...

28 September 2021

Celebrate Halloween with Oxford Children’s Books - digital packs

Oxford Children’s Books have a spectacularly spooky pack on offer this Halloween featuring young superhero, Kitty – a girl with feline super powers, children’s favourites Winnie the Witch and her pet cat Wilbur and Isadora Moon and her naughty half...

28 September 2021

Happy Here: 10 Stories from Black British Authors & Illustrators - social media assets

Celebrate Black History Month with Knights Of! Black History Month is an annual event intended to recognise the contribution and achievements of those with African or Caribbean heritage. In recent years it’s become part of the school curriculum and is also...

27 September 2021

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath - Reading Guide

Faber have created a reading guide to one of the BBC’s ’100 novels that shaped our world’, and the Guardian called ‘a modern classic’. The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath’s only novel, is partially based on Plath’s own life. It has...

27 September 2021

Celebrate Libraries Week with Walker Books - digital resource

Join in the celebrations for Libraries Week with our special library themed double sided poster featuring illustrations from Moose’s Book Bus, an homage to storytime, libraries and community by Inga Moore, one of the most acclaimed children’s bookmakers working today,...

24 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Data Share

Download the digital participation data for your library authority for Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Please read the guidance notes (available at the link below) for more information on how to access your data. Please email sophie.field@readingagency.org.uk if you...

24 September 2021

October, October by Katya Balen - digital resources

‘Quite simply one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever read’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave October and her dad live in the woods. They know the trees and the rocks and the lake and stars like best friends. They live in the...

24 September 2021

Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston – digital resources

Amari Peters knows three things. Her big brother Quinton has gone missing. No one will talk about it. His mysterious job holds a clue… So when she’s invited for a trial at the Bureau of Supernatural Affairs, Amari is certain this is her chance...

24 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Sudoku (Welsh)

Download the Wild World Heroes themed sudoku puzzle sheets in Welsh.

17 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Special Achievement Certificate (Welsh)

Some children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge read more than six books, whilst many may achieve other kinds of personal goals or overcome difficulties. This ‘Special Achievement Award’ allows you to issue a bespoke certificate. This may be used in...

17 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Schools Achievement Certificates (Welsh)

Libraries can download these two special certificates to award to schools taking part in Wild World Heroes 2021. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer...

16 September 2021

100 Poets by John Carey Reading Group Questions

John Carey has compiled a short, uniquely valuable anthology of verse based on a simple principle: select the one hundred greatest poets from across the centuries, and then choose their very best poems. Here are some book club questions to...

15 September 2021

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr Reading Group Questions

Readers questions for the award winning All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. WINNER OF THE 2015 PULITZER PRIZE FOR FICTION NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR FICTION A beautiful, stunningly ambitious novel about...

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...

14 September 2021

Guidance for Reading Friends Funding Routes

This resource contains information and guidance on different possible funding routes for Reading Friends activities.

09 September 2021

Reading Friends Editable Tea & Biscuits Portrait Posters

Editable portrait posters which show a selection of tea and biscuits. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit.

08 September 2021

Reading Friends Editable Face-to-Face Landscape Posters

Editable landscape posters which show a selection of face-to-face Reading Friends activities. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit. Please let readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk know if you’re looking for something specific.

08 September 2021

Reading Friends Editable Face-to-Face Portrait Posters

Editable portrait posters which show a selection of face-to-face Reading Friends activities. Please use Adobe Acrobat to edit. Please let readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk know if you’re looking for something specific.

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...

07 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Library Evaluation Form

Download the Library Evaluation Form for Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021. All library authorities running the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please Note: This is the standard library evaluation form. Library authorities taking part...

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...

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Social Media Cards

This resource contains generic and editable template assets for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Use these social cards to help promote your Reading Friends project on social media channels.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Face-to-Face in a Library Photos

This folder contains photos of different audiences participating in face-to-face activities in a library setting. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends project.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Reading Materials Photos

This folder contains photos of different reading materials. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends activities. Contact us for additional options. The full range of photos can be found in Basecamp.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Tea & Biscuits Photos

This folder contains different photos of tea and biscuits. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends activities.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Virtual Photos

This folder contains photos of different audiences participating in virtual activities. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends activities. Please let us know at readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk if you need any images in higher definition.

01 September 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Photos

This folder contains photos of different audiences participating in telephone activities. Use these photos to help promote your Reading Friends activities. Please let us know at readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk if you need any of these photos in higher definition.