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04 June 2020

Kiran Millwood Hargrave reading notes, videos and activities

Kiran Millwood Hargrave is the author of three Chicken House novels – The Girl of Ink & Stars, The Island at the End of Everything and The Way Past Winter. Between them, her children’s books have won numerous awards including...

04 June 2020

Who Let the Gods Out? reading notes, videos and activities

Maz is the author of the bestselling middle-grade series Who Let the Gods Out? – perfect for ages eight and up. The relentless and fast-paced series comprises four books, and is full to bursting with Ancient Greek mythology, adventure and...

03 June 2020

Beetle Boy reading notes, videos and activities

M. G. Leonard is the author of Beetle Boy, Beetle Queen and Battle of the Beetles – a middle-grade series that is ideal for children aged eight and up. Grounded in entomology, the Beetle Boy series is mysterious, thrilling, and...

01 June 2020

Funny Fiction Chatterbooks activity pack

Ahead of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge when we will all get silly we’re celebrating all things funny. Here’s our Funny Fiction Chatterbooks pack with a bumper collection of some of the latest funny books for children…and some old favourites....

29 May 2020

Reading Ahead for prisons during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead in prison settings responding to the current lockdown during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Branding Guidelines

This document sets out the guidelines for libraries when using the Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020 artwork and resources. Please ensure you read the guidelines thoroughly before using any of the Silly Squad resources. Please note: this is a locked resource...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Clip Art: JPEG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This resource contains JPEG files. Please ensure you have read the artwork branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. All illustrations © Laura Ellen Anderson 2020 Please note: this is a...

28 May 2020

Schools Pack for Summer Reading Challenge 2020

If you are wondering how your school can get involved take a look at our Schools Pack for Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

21 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone Session Reminders

Some helpful reminders to quickly run through before your sessions. Most importantly – have fun!

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Telephone session example

One idea of what a telephone reading befriending session could look like. But remember the conversations might take other directions and that’s fine!

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Tips for Telephone Reading Befriending

This resource contains tips for having reading-related discussions over the phone. Please read before starting your calls.

20 May 2020

Reading Friends Tips for Telephone Befriending

This resource contains tips and considerations for Reading Friends over the phone. Please read through before starting your befriending calls.

20 May 2020

Reading Ahead during Covid-19 toolkit

This toolkit contains ideas and resources for continuing with Reading Ahead despite closures of public libraries, colleges and workplaces during Covid-19. This is a working document and will be updated as more resources become available. Do get in touch if you...

19 May 2020

This Is Going To Hurt: Diary Writing Challenge

This activity sheet has been designed for use alongside reading the Quick Reads version of Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt. It provides inspiration and a framework for starting a diary.

16 May 2020

Reading Friends Volunteers' Week toolkit (1-7 June 2020)

Helpful hashtags, Tweets, images, stats and cards to thank your volunteers on Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June.

15 May 2020

Reading Friends Volunteers' Week Thank you e-card WELSH (1-7 June 2020)

Say thank you to your Reading Friends volunteers with this e-card in Welsh.

15 May 2020

Reading Friends Volunteers' Week Thank you e-card (1-7 June 2020)

Say thank you to your Reading Friends volunteers with this e-card.

14 May 2020

The Dinoteks - Reading Notes and Activities

The Dinoteks by NS Blackman is a beautifully illustrated chapter book for young readers and an excellent read aloud story for families and teachers to share. It is proven to encourage reading for pleasure in both reluctant and enthusiastic readers. The...

13 May 2020

Reading Well Wales: Mental Health Awareness Week toolkit 2020

A toolkit for Welsh libraries containing Reading Well-related online and social media activity around Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (18-24 May). Also contains information about the upcoming BBC mental health awareness campaign, and shareable social media cards with quotes from...

13 May 2020

Reading Well Wales: Website library copy

User-facing copy to promote Reading Well Books on Prescription on library websites.

12 May 2020

Reading Well Wales: User quote cards

Shareable images containing quotes from people who have benefited from the Reading Well Books on Prescription titles. For use on websites and social media to visually promote the impact of the programme.

12 May 2020

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020: library toolkit

A library toolkit containing ideas for Reading Well-related online and social media activity around Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 (18-24 May). Also contains information about the PHE Every Mind Matters campaign and BBC mental health awareness campaign.

12 May 2020

Social media cards - User quotes

Shareable images containing quotes from adults, children, young people and health professionals who have benefited from the Reading Well books. For use on websites and social media to visually promote the impact of the programme.

11 May 2020

Reading Well library website copy

Copy for use on library websites to promote the Reading Well programme to library users.

10 May 2020

Reading Friends infographic 2018-2019

Highlights from our full evaluation report including some key outcomes and quotes.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends executive summary 2018-2019

Read a summary of our evaluation report 2018-2019.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends Impact report 2018-2019

Find out how Reading Friends has been tackling loneliness through the proven power of reading.

06 May 2020

Reading Friends VE Day Resource Pack

Useful links and activity ideas to celebrate VE Day’s 75th anniversary over the bank holiday weekend.

30 April 2020

The Reading Agency Hub

Here you can access The Reading Agency at home. You’ll find ideas, activities and challenges from across our programmes to entertain and educate yourself, your family or those you are teaching remotely. The activities will be refreshed every couple of weeks...

17 April 2020

A reading group guide to The Porpoise by Mark Haddon

The new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author – the perfect book to read with your book club or reading group ‘ Just downright brilliant… a transcendent, transporting experience ’ Observer A motherless girl grows up in isolated luxury, hidden from...