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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...

15 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Parents and Carers (Welsh)

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from parents and carers. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge...

15 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Children (Welsh)

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from children. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for...

15 July 2021

Radio 2 Book Club titles April-June 2021

Here are all the titles recommended by the Radio 2 Book Club on the Steve Wright in the Afternoon Show from April to June 2021. These books were chosen in collaboration with librarians in the UK. You can find out more...

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...

14 July 2021

Reading Friends Adaptable Matching Questionnaire

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...

13 July 2021

Reading Friends Participation Monitoring Form

Please email this to readingfriends@readingagency.org.uk on the submission dates.

12 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Parents and Carers

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from parents and carers. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge...

12 July 2021

Granny Trouble (Anisha, Accidental Detective) by Serena Patel and Emma McCann - Activity Pack

Join Anisha, Accidental Detective as she solves her most recent crime: a stolen diamond! Milo and I have been looking forward to this half-term for what feels like FOREVER – we’re finally going to the National Space Centre, to meet a...

12 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Comments Cards: Children

Use these comments cards to collect feedback on the Summer Reading Challenge from children. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for...

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...

09 July 2021

Yours magazine nostalgia toolkit

The Reading Agency and Yours Magazine are delighted to partner up and bring you this memories collection and toolkit. The team at Yours Magazine have chosen their favourite nostalgia features from Yours and Yours Retro magazines to share with you. They’ve...

09 July 2021

Yours magazine feel-good fiction toolkit

The Reading Agency and Yours Magazine are delighted to partner up and bring you this feel-good fiction collection and toolkit. The team at Yours Magazine have chosen their favourite mood-boosting short stories from their recent Yours Fiction Special magazines to share...

09 July 2021

National Poetry Day Discussion Notes

Join in the National Poetry Day celebration on 7 October by choosing a book from the list of recommended books for reading groups. There’s no right or wrong way to approach poetry, or to appreciate and discuss it. This guide...

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...

08 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Family Favourites Activity Booklet

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is all about nature and taking care of our planet, making it the perfect theme to inspire readers of all ages. This activity sheet enables you to keep a record of the books you’re enjoying together...

08 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Social Media Assets (Welsh)

This bundle contains banners, logos and empty middle assets which can be customised to include your library information or details about promotions, events and activities. There are assets for each character and their animal companion. Please note: this is a locked...

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...

05 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Activity Sheets

Download activity sheets for children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021, including wordsearches and sudoku puzzles. This download also includes answer sheets. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries...

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

We Can Do Better Than This: 35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights

To celebrate the publication of WE CAN DO BETTER THAN THIS: 35 Voices on the Future of LGBTQ+ Rights, edited by Amelia Abraham, we have a poster available to download. How can we create a better world for LGBTQ+ people? 35...

30 June 2021

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara - Reading Guide Booklet

Discover the heart-rending, unforgettable novel longlisted for the Women’s Prize 2020 with Vintage’s Reading Group Booklet. We would love to see how you use the reading guide on social media using #DjinnPatrol and @VintageBooks. ‘A dazzling, wonderful book’ ELIF SHAFAK ‘The arrival of a...

30 June 2021

Wild World Heroes Press Release

This press release can be edited to include your library logo or information. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for access.

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...

29 June 2021

The Unbelievable Biscuit Factory by James Harris - author video and activity sheets

The biscuit factory in Haddie’s hometown is absolutely 100% NOT a Super-Secret Science Lab. Or a portal to another dimension. With orange fluffy monsters. DEFINITELY NOT. Or… is it? A laugh-out-loud biscuit-bonkers adventure for readers aged 8+ and fans of...

28 June 2021

Indigo Wilde by Pippa Curnick - book extract and activities

Enter the colourful world of Indigo Wilde and the Creatures at Jellybean Crescent. A wonderfully wild new series with full colour illustrations throughout, ideal for readers of 7+ and fans of Pippi Longstocking and Amelia Fang. More about Indigo Wilde and...

28 June 2021

Wild World Heroes Recommend to a Friend Bookmarks: English and Welsh

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Wild World Heroes bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. This resource is available in English and Welsh. Please note: this is a locked resource for library...

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...