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11 September 2018

And the Ocean Was Our Sky by Patrick Ness - A reading by the author

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Monster Calls comes a richly illustrated and lyrical tale, one that asks harrowing questions about power, loyalty, obsession, and the monsters we make of others. With harpoons strapped to their backs,...

07 September 2018

World Mental Health Day Libraries Week 2018 toolkit

A toolkit for library staff to promote World Mental Health Day and Libraries Week.

06 September 2018

Children and Young People booklist - Perfect Poetry Picks

Children and Young People booklist for September 2018 Perfect Poetry Picks This month we have selected our Perfect Poetry Picks. We’re getting in the mood to celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th of October! We have selected some of our favourite poems...

06 September 2018

National Poetry Day Chatterbooks Activity Pack

To celebrate National Poetry Day on 4 October, they have created a fantastic and fun, new Poetry Chatterbooks Activity Pack. National Poetry Day is an initiative of the Forward Arts Foundation, a charity that celebrates excellence in poetry and widens its...

05 September 2018

Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll - Activity Pack and Competition

Secrets of a Sun King London, 1922 A discovery from ancient Egypt… A cursed package… The untold story of a young pharaoh… When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad’s doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found...

04 September 2018

Prescriber Guidelines: Reading Well Wales

Guidelines for prescribing the dementia scheme in Wales.

04 September 2018

Delivery Model: Reading Well Wales

Library delivery model for Reading Well in Wales.

03 September 2018

Treehouse series Chatterbooks activity pack

This Chatterbooks pack is all about the ever-expanding Treehouse Series by writer Andy Griffiths and his best mate, artist Terry Denton. In this pack are activity and discussion ideas for your Chatterbooks group, inspired by the fantastic and fun series. Macmillan...

30 August 2018

The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury - Activity pack

The Giant Jumperee “I’M THE GIANT JUMPEREE AND I’M SCARY AS CAN BE!” The Giant Jumperee follows the story of Rabbit, who is hopping home one day, only to discover that there’s something lurking in his burrow. It’s the Giant Jumperee, and he’s...

29 August 2018

A4 poster - Mood-boosting Books

A downloadable A4 poster to promote Mood-boosting Books lists.

29 August 2018

A3 display header poster - Mood-boosting Books

A downloadable A3 display header poster to promote Mood-boosting Books lists.

22 August 2018

Dahl Dictionary Activity Sheets

Get Gobblefunking with Roald Dahl Oxford University Press have some fantabulous activity sheets for children to use and enjoy this Roald Dahl Day (13 September). If you do use the resources in your library or school, we would love to see photos....

22 August 2018

The Dam by David Almond and illustrated by Levi Pinfold - Teachers' Notes

The Dam When a great dam was built by the Kielder Water in Northumberland, the valley below slowly filled with water. But just before this, when the villagers had been moved out, two musicians went back to the abandoned valley. They...

09 August 2018

Sporty Stories Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is our Sporty Stories Chatterbooks pack. It is filled with inspiration sporting tales or books written by successful athletes. We have also created a Sporty Stories booklist that you may want to check out.

09 August 2018

Prisons - How to run Reading Ahead 2018-19

We have adapted our general guidance to make it more specific for use in prisons.

08 August 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 advocacy leaflet

Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead with endorsement from participants and organisers for you to use when talking to potential partners. It’s not intended for use with participants.

08 August 2018

Key Dates Planner 2018-19

You can use this Word document as a flexible template to record your own planning in addition to the key dates in the reading calendar that can be used as hooks to keep up the momentum.

07 August 2018

A First Book of the Sea by By Nicola Davies - Teachers' notes

A stunning anthology that blends poetry and information about the sea, from an award-winning team. From Nicola Davies and Emily Sutton, the multi award-winning team behind Tiny and Lots, comes a spellbinding collection of poems about the oceans of the...

07 August 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 Registration Form

Please use this template to sign people up for Reading Ahead and keep for your own records. The data requested matches that required for our data return for which the deadline is 8 July 2019.

06 August 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 Record Sheet for Partner Organisations and Practitioners

This is a NEW template designed to help organisers collect data from partners in their own organisations and in external organisations. Please adapt it to suit your purposes and give it to partners when they start running Reading Ahead. Our...

06 August 2018

Reading Ahead 2018-19 Participation Record

This is a template for your own record-keeping. Please adapt it to collect the information you need. Our deadline for data return is 8 July 2019.

06 August 2018

Darllen Ymlaen 2019-19 Furflen Gofrestru

Furflen Gofrestru

03 August 2018

Back to School Booklist

When September hits it’s time to go back to studying. We have some fantastic books about schools, university and education for when you want to put down a textbook and pick up something to read just for fun.

01 August 2018

Women in Translation Booklist

August is Women in Translation Month. Only a tiny fraction of fiction published in English is translated, and only about a quarter of that translated fiction was originally written by women. For some reason, fiction in translation by women remains...

30 July 2018

World Book Night 2018 Programme Review

World Book Night 2018 saw thousands of books being handed out to non-readers with events taking place across the country. Our report shows an overwhelmingly positive response, and reveals key findings about reading habits.

24 July 2018

Reading Well evaluation poster 2017/8

A downloadable A4 poster for promoting the online surveys for the Reading Well evaluation 2017/8. To be printed and displayed in libraries.

19 July 2018

Aliens Invaded My Talent Show! by Matt Brown - Activity Sheets

Aliens Invaded My Talent Show! Eric Doomsday loves doing magic tricks. But even though his best friend, Vinnie Mumbles, thinks they’re great, they do always seem to go a bit… wrong. When some very important School Inspectors threaten to close...

18 July 2018

Reading Well Wales: bilingual social media graphic for Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia

Bilingual (Welsh and English) artwork for Reading Well Books on Prescription in Wales, for use on social media and other promotional platforms.

18 July 2018

To the Edge of the World by Julia Green - Reading group activity and competition

To the Edge of the World Set sail on an exciting adventure in award-winning author Julia Green’s new story To the Edge of the World. Set in the islands of the Outer Hebrides, Julia’s book is a gripping sea adventure with...

18 July 2018

Social Media Guide

Reading Groups for Everyone is full of opportunities for reading groups, but publishers are often looking for feedback and reviews in return. They are also increasingly looking for groups who will share their thoughts on social media platforms. If you...