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21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 3

Coordinator training: PDF of video 3. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 4

Coordinator training: PDF of video 4. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

21 January 2021

Coordinator training PDF of video 5

Coordinator training: PDF of video 5. It is still worth watching the short videos as they contain more information.

19 January 2021

Bloomsbury announces changes to Harry Potter Book Night 2021

In light of UK restrictions and school closures, Bloomsbury announces changes to Harry Potter Book Night 2021. • Physical events along with key Bloomsbury digital activity to move to Thursday 24th June 2021 • Bloomsbury to provide free digital activities for teachers and...

19 January 2021

Reading Friends editable portrait posters for virtual befriending

Editable Reading Friends posters which show virtual befriending and video calls. Please use Adobe Acrobat Reader to edit.

15 January 2021

Reading Friends Evaluation Champions toolkit

There will be people who cannot fill in evaluation surveys or for whom this it isn’t appropriate. These Evaluation Champions tools capture ‘in the moment’ thoughts, feelings, comments, quotes and stories from Reading Friends sessions, and can be a useful...

15 January 2021

The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell - Resource pack for KS2 Teachers

“I want to be able to call the sharks. Teach me the magic and show me the ways.” Blue Wing is desperate to become a shark caller, but instead she must befriend infuriating newcomer Maple, who arrives unexpectedly on Blue Wing’s...

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 1

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 1. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 2

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 2. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 3

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 3. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 4

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 4. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

10 January 2021

Reading Befriender Training MP3 of video 5

MP3 version of Reading Befriender Training video 5. You can listen to this information instead of watching the video.

07 January 2021

January 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Something New

As we enter a new year and find ourselves in lockdown, we wanted the first booklist of the year for children and young people to focus on books that we hope will inspire them to learn a new skill, support...

05 January 2021

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse activity

Lovers of children’s classics are in for a treat with the new film Roald & Beatrix: The Tail of the Curious Mouse, and we have a fun activity resource for families to use to accompany their discussions. Roald and Beatrix,...

18 December 2020

Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat by Josh Lacey - activity sheets

Hope Jones Will Not Eat Meat by Josh Lacey is the latest book in an inspiring new illustrated fiction series about environmental issues, perfect for readers aged 8+. The books are told in a fun blog format, documenting Hope’s activism...

18 December 2020

December 2020 Children's and Young People booklist - Winter Wonderland

As we head into the grey and cold, we thought that we would share some great books set during the Winter or set in beautiful winter wonderlands. We have some classics, lovely illustrated stories and some thrilling page-turners. You can...

11 December 2020

Promotional digital assets for MI9 by Dr Helen Fry

Download social media assets, including shareable cards with information on the book and an author video to promote MI9 by Dr Helen Fry in your library. You can also find an extract from the book about the invention of ‘Q-gadgets’, popularised...

11 December 2020

Social prescribing infographic

Library social prescribing offer infographic, customizable for a local service context.

09 December 2020

Schools Get Involved Guide for Reading Well in Wales

A guide for schools in Wales who want to get involved with Reading Well

08 December 2020

There’s a Mouse in My House by Ross Collins - Competition & Digital Activity Pack

The sequel to Ross Collins’ award-winning favourite, There’s a Bear on My Chair, is here! The tables have turned in _There’s a Mouse in My House_… and this time it’s Bear who has an unwelcome guest. This fantastic rhyming picture...

04 December 2020

The Witching Stone by Danny Weston - Digital Pack

UCLan Publishing have created a spooktacular digital pack of videos and discussion points to help you and your pupils enjoy the new YA coming of age horror story from Danny Weston. For Alfie Travers, a summer away from his...

02 December 2020

December 2020 Children's and Young People booklist - Books of the Year

It’s been another year of fantastic books and we’re delighted to present our Books of the Year list for 2020 for children and young people. Our staff have chosen their top recommendations of new books from the year. You can...

01 December 2020

Gender Swapped Fairy Tales - Lesson Plan

Once upon a time, in the middle of winter, a King sat at a window and sewed. As he sewed and gazed out onto the landscape, he pricked his finger with the needle, and three drops of blood fell onto...

30 November 2020

Honey for You, Honey for Me – Rhymetime digital event pack

Walker Books have created a fantastic digital pack to help you enjoy and share a new rhyming picture book written and illustrated by the incredible duo, Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell! From Children’s Laureates Michael Rosen and Chris Riddell, the bestselling...

27 November 2020

Celebrating 25 years of Guess How Much I Love You - digital Storytime pack

Celebrating 25 years of Guess How Much I Love You Sometimes when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown...

27 November 2020

Football Superstars - Teachers' Notes, activity sheets and poster

Football Superstars is a series aimed at building a love of reading from a young age, with fun cartoons, inspirational stories, a simple narrative style and a cast of characters chipping in with quotes, jokes and comments. Football Superstars: Ronaldo Rules,...

25 November 2020

Research on loneliness Nov 2020

Read more about the variety of research that has been conducted since the beginning of the pandemic and some key findings. These slides contain information and statistics on the impact of Covid-19 on loneliness and isolation.

25 November 2020

Reading Well format availability - all 5 schemes

A spreadsheet containing the ISBNs and format availability of all 5 Reading Well booklists.

23 November 2020

Reading Ahead 2021 contact details for admin account set up

Thank-you for ordering your materials for Reading Ahead 2021! To access the new Reading Ahead website and digital resources you will need to register for an admin account for your organisation. Please complete this form and return it to readingahead@readingagency.org.uk to...

20 November 2020

Shuggie Bain - Booker Prize images

Use these images to promote Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart, the winner of the 2020 Booker Prize in your library.