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04 April 2022

Reading Sparks Nature Activities

This pack contains some nature-related activities to help inspire you when thinking about what activities you can put on for your own families.

04 April 2022

Reading Sparks Curation Toolkit

This library curation toolkit has been designed to help you support young people in curating Reading Sparks family activities for 4-11 year olds. This flexible toolkit will provide you with suggestions on how you can get young people involved in different...

04 April 2022

Reading Friends Dementia Information Resource (Welsh)

This resource has information and advice to make your Reading Friends sessions dementia friendly. Give to volunteers if needed.

04 April 2022

Reading Friends Adaptable Matching Questionnaire (Welsh)

You can use and adapt this editable questionnaire to match up your Reading Friends and Reading Befrienders by their interests and also find out more about them. It can be a useful way of finding out any support needs. If...

31 March 2022

'Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories' Activity Sheets

Join the Magic Dolls for A Sticker Dolly Story adventure with these Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories colouring pages from Usborne.

28 March 2022

'The Unmorrow Curse' Activity Pack

Explore the themes of ‘The Unmorrow Curse’, an epic new middle-grade fantasy with this activity pack. About the Book THE BOOK It’s not every day that you find a famous weather woman bound by magic to a tree deep in the woods. Or discover...

24 March 2022

Don't Ask the Dragon - activity sheets

Beautifully illustrated by throughout, Don’t Ask the Dragon is the first children’s picture book from number one bestselling author, poet, and national treasure Lemn Sissay. This is the story of a little boy called Alem who goes on an adventure....

22 March 2022

Slough House social media assets

These assets can be used to promote Mick Herron’s Slough House series including the latest book, Bad Actors and the forthcoming TV adaptation, on social media.

22 March 2022

Mick Herron display materials

This pack includes printable display materials to promote Bad Actors, the latest novel from Mick Herron, plus his backlist titles. The pack includes: Printable bunting featuring Mick Herron’s backlist (PDF) An A3 poster for Bad Actors (PDF) Slow Horses reading group questions

17 March 2022

Quick Reads 2022 toolkit for libraries and bookshops

Please use this toolkit for ideas on how to use and promote Quick Reads. Share this toolkit with colleagues and do get in touch to tell us how you’ve used the books!

17 March 2022

Quick Reads 2022 book jackets

The eight covers of the 2022 Quick Reads can be found at the below dropbox link for use on publicity materials.

17 March 2022

Quick Reads 2022 editable poster

This poster can be edited with local information, for example event details or information on borrowing. It can be printed out or used online to promote the 2022 Quick Reads.

17 March 2022

Quick Reads 2022 poster Welsh/English bilingual

This poster is in Welsh/English bilingual for promoting the 2022 Quick Reads collection in Wales.

17 March 2022

Quick Reads 2022 poster

This poster can be used online or downloaded and printed out to advertise the 2022 Quick Reads.

17 March 2022

Quick Reads 2022 assets for social media

Please find cards sized for posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to advertise the 2022 Quick Reads! Remember to tag @readingagency #QuickReads

15 March 2022

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head digital activity pack

These resources are designed to be used with children aged 15+ to explore the debut poetry collection by Warsan Shire, Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in her Head. The digital activity pack contains: Bless the Daughter review sheet...

14 March 2022

Reading Sparks Coming Soon! posters

We have created portrait posters that you can use to help promote Reading Sparks with any library activities you are doing as part of British Science Week.

12 March 2022

Marv and the Dino Attack - digital resources

Illustrated by Paula Bowles and written by debut author Alex Falase-Koya. Marv is an ordinary boy who loves spending time with Grandpa and reading comics with his best friend Joe. But everything changes when he discovers a mysterious superhero suit hidden...

12 March 2022

Anisha, Accidental Detective: Holiday Adventure - Plot your own mystery activity

Pack your bags – we’re off to a holiday camp! Milo can’t wait to see the wildlife, Manny’s learning survival skills, and even Granny’s going to have a go at archery. Honestly, I just want to read my book, but there’s...

10 March 2022

'The Drowning Day' Activity Sheets

These activity sheets from UCLan Publishing are perfect for your class to dive deeper into the themes of The Drowning Day. About the Book When the floods come, truth rises to the surface… It’s 2052, a time when enormous floods can...

10 March 2022

'French Braid' Reading Group Guide

THE MAJOR NEW NOVEL FROM ONE OF THE GREATEST STORYTELLERS OF OUR TIME French Braid is a brilliantly perceptive, painfully true and funny journey deep into one family’s foibles, from the 1950s right up to the changed world of today When the...

09 March 2022

'Madame Burova' Digital Assets

These digital assets can be used by libraries and other organisations to promote Madame Burova by Ruth Hogan, published by John Murray on 17 March 2022. The pack contains: Printable bunting template A4 printable poster Digital assets for sharing on social media, including an...

09 March 2022

'Fire Keeper's Daughter' Teaching Resources

Download Teaching Resources to use with Year 9+ classes, with lesson plans and activities to use with your class to explore the book and deepen their understanding. About the Book Eighteen-year-old Daunis Fontaine has never quite fit in, both in her...

09 March 2022

The Revelry by Katherine Webber - Discussion Questions

I am a girl of Ember Grove, and these are my woods… Growing up in Ember Grove, Bitsy Clark knows better than to mess with the long-held traditions of her hometown. Until her best friend, Amy, persuades her to sneak into...

09 March 2022

'House of Music: Raising the Kanneh-Masons' Reading Guide

Explore the themes of travelling and being at home, music, family and community from House of Music with these prompt questions for your reading group. About the Book Seven brothers and sisters. All of them classically trained musicians. One was...

09 March 2022

'The Coffin Club' Reading Guide

Dive deeper into the themes of the The Coffin Club with this discussion guide for your reading group. About the Book Some people would kill for a second chance. Kat is rebuilding her life. After losing her husband in a tragic accident,...

09 March 2022

Big Book of Boats - digital pack

Big Book of Boats by Luogo comune, translated from Italian by Catherine Bruzzone Get ready to set sail! Embark on a voyage of discovery across the seven seas – and learn all there is to know about boats. In this fascinating non-fiction book,...

09 March 2022

'Build Your House Around My Body' Reading Guide

Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022, Build Your House Around My Body is an unforgettable debut that hurtles through the ghostly secrets of Vietnamese history. This reading guide from Oneworld Publications includes prompt questions to encourage and guide conversation...

08 March 2022

School resources: Reading Well for Children

You can download these school resources to use in classroom activities alongside the books in the Reading Well for Children list.

07 March 2022

School resources: Reading Well for Children CYMRAEG

You can download these school resources in Welsh language to use in classroom activities alongside the books in the Reading Well for Children list.