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28 April 2021

How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House – Women's Prize for Fiction Reading Guide

Download this reading guide, produced by the Women’s Prize for Fiction, for How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones, shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2021.

28 April 2021

The Usborne Unworry Pack

The Usborne Unworry Pack is a collection of fun, mindful activities to help children and adults UNWORRY. It’s full of things to calm you down and distract you, and places where you can put your worries, instead of letting them...

27 April 2021

The 130-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton - Activity Pack

There are lots of laughs at every level in The 130-Storey Treehouse, the tenth book in the number one bestselling Treehouse series from Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton. This is our Treehouse, come on up! We’ve added 13 new levels to our...

26 April 2021

Emmy Levels Up by Helen Harvey - Reading Notes

Emmy is brilliant at the computer game, Illusory Isles. Her avatar is a powerful fire elemental with magma claws and flaming breath. When Emmy’s gaming video gets a front-page feature, thousands of devoted fans flock to watch her battle the...

26 April 2021

Reading Friends Partner Survey

Evaluation survey for organisations or services who have partnered with you on Reading Friends – this may be a local charity, a local authority service, a link worker or cultural organisation. 14 May is the submission deadline.

26 April 2021

Amber Undercover by Em Norry - activity pack

I’m Amber Roberts. Just your average teenager. Life revolves around school and my best mate, Vi. Nothing too dramatic, and certainly nothing dangerous. _Well. That’s how things used to be. But now, my life is way more complicated: Mum and Dad...

25 April 2021

How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon - activity pack

How to be a Hero by Cat Weldon, illustrated by Katie Kear A no-good Viking thief. The worst-ever trainee Valkyrie. A hilarious case of mistaken identity. When failing trainee Valkyrie Lotta mistakes an unconscious Viking thief, Whetstone, for a fallen hero and...

23 April 2021

The Incredible Record Smashers by Jenny Pearson and Erica Salcedo - Assembly and activity sheet

A record-smashing, feel-good adventure packed with heart, humour and Guinness World Records from Costa Award-shortlisted Jenny Pearson, and Kid Normal illustrator Erica Salcedo. Lucy is a fixer of broken things. But there’s one thing she can’t fix and that’s her unhappy...

23 April 2021

Read, Talk, Share Bloomsbury reading list

Bloomsbury has put together a list of fiction and non-fiction books that deal with loneliness and mental health issues, as well as other fiction titles that can help bring people together and spark conversations in Reading Friends sessions. This book...

21 April 2021

Reading Ahead Champions - pilot evaluation report

In 2019-20 The Reading Agency worked with Staffordshire prisons to pilot an extension to the Reading Ahead programme called Reading Ahead Champions. This report outlines the findings and recommendations.

21 April 2021

Elmer Day 2021 digital pack

Get ready for the most colourful day of the year! Elmer Day returns on Saturday 29 May 2021. Elmer makes the world a much brighter place. So for this year’s Elmer Day celebrations Andersen Press are spreading the positivity of Elmer...

21 April 2021

Reading Friends Under 11s Evaluation Feedback Tool

This evaluation feedback tool can be used with primary aged children under 11 involved in Reading Friends. Please complete by 14 May.

19 April 2021

Bookmarks with feedback survey

Print these bookmarks on card or thick paper and cut them out individually to hand out on World Book Night. The QR code links to a survey to provide feedback to The Reading Agency. These bookmarks are designed to be used...

19 April 2021

Bookplates with feedback survey

You can stick these bookplates to the inside cover of books you’re handing out so that every participant knows about World Book Night. The QR code links to a survey to provide feedback to The Reading Agency. These bookplates are...

18 April 2021

Talking to Alaska by Anna Woltz - Digital Activity Pack

Sometimes rivals just need a helping paw… Talking to Alaska is a powerful story of two unlikely friends brought together by the love of a dog. It only takes one day at their new school for Parker and Sven to become mortal...

17 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Login Guide

A guide to using the resources page and accessing materials. All illustrations © Heath Mckenzie 2021 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...

14 April 2021

Library staff social prescribing toolkit

A toolkit has been created to help library staff develop their social prescribing offer. It includes an overview of social prescribing, and guidance on working with partners and Link Workers locally. This toolkit will be published in April 2021.

14 April 2021

The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne by Jonathan Stroud - Discussion Guide

England has been radically changed by a series of catastrophes – large cities have disappeared and London has been replaced by a lagoon. The surviving population exists in fortified towns where they cling to traditional ways, while strangely evolved beasts...

14 April 2021

Reading Well Staff Training Presentation

This presentation can be used to train staff on the Reading Well programme and library health offer.

14 April 2021

Workplace Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support workplace wellbeing through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Student Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support student wellbeing through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Library Staff Wellbeing Toolkit

This toolkit has been created by The Reading Agency to support library staff wellbeing in the workplace through the power of reading.

14 April 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021: Library Toolkit

A library toolkit to use for Mental Health Awareness Week 10-16 May. - Ideas to support libraries to deliver activities and campaigns around mental health, wellbeing, nature and the environment. - Template social media copy to help you spread the...

13 April 2021

The Black Friend by Frederick Joseph - Discussion Guide

Speaking directly to the reader, Frederick Joseph offers powerful reflections on his own experiences with racism in The Black Friend: On Being a Better White Person. As a former “token Black kid”, he now presents himself as the friend...

09 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Clip Art: JPEG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. This resource contains JPEG files suitable for print materials. PNG files suitable for websites and items requiring a transparent background are available to download at the link below. Please ensure you have read the...

09 April 2021

Wild World Heroes Clip Art: PNG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. This resource contains PNG files suitable for use on websites and items requiring a transparent background. JPEG files suitable for print materials are available to download at the link below. Please ensure you have...

08 April 2021

The Strawberry Thief Reading Group Guide

If you are reading The Strawberry Thief as part of a reading group, here are some questions and resources to help get you started created by the author Joanne Harris. Warning: questions may contain spoilers!

08 April 2021

Reading Friends Telephone Session Plan: Clothes

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session with the theme of clothes could look like.

08 April 2021

Fing by David Walliams - Digital Activity Pack

Meet the Meeks! Myrtle Meek has everything she could possibly want. But everything isn’t enough. She wants more, more, MORE! When Myrtle declares she wants a FING, there’s only one problem… What is a FING? Mr and Mrs Meek will do anything...

06 April 2021

Reading Friends Editable Digital Signage Telephone Befriending

Editable Reading Friends landscape promotional posters for digital screens, with images showing phone calls and telephone befriending. This version is for use with DCMS funded projects as part of the Read, Talk, Share campaign. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to...