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19 October 2021

A History of the World in 25 Cities – digital activity pack and competition!

From the walled city of ancient Jericho to the modern-day metropolis of Tokyo, explore the world with this stunningly illustrated book of extraordinary city maps! Co-authored by award-winning children’s authors Tracey Turner and Andrew Donkin in consultation with specialist curators at...

04 October 2021

Everyone Sang: A Poem for Every Feeling from Walker Books - downloadable postcard

It is National Poetry Day is on 7 October and Walker Books have an incredible poetry anthology publishing on exactly the 7 of October! Everyone Sang: A Poem for Every Feeling is an exquisite gift-book containing over a hundred poems, chosen...

04 October 2021

The Wild Before by Piers Torday - digital pack and competition

Can one hare alone change the world? The captivating animal adventure destined to be loved by readers of all ages. One stormy, snowy night, a pure silver calf is born on an ordinary muddy farm by the light of the moon....

01 October 2021

October 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Brilliant books by Black authors and illustrators

As October is Black History Month, we have created a booklist of 86 brilliant books created by Black authors and illustrators. There is something for everyone with fantastic poetry, graphic novels, fiction and non-fiction titles. You can join in with...

27 September 2021

Celebrate Libraries Week with Walker Books - digital resource

Join in the celebrations for Libraries Week with our special library themed double sided poster featuring illustrations from Moose’s Book Bus, an homage to storytime, libraries and community by Inga Moore, one of the most acclaimed children’s bookmakers working today,...

24 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Data Share

Download the digital participation data for your library authority for Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Please read the guidance notes (available at the link below) for more information on how to access your data. Please email sophie.field@readingagency.org.uk if you...

24 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Sudoku (Welsh)

Download the Wild World Heroes themed sudoku puzzle sheets in Welsh.

17 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Special Achievement Certificate (Welsh)

Some children participating in the Summer Reading Challenge read more than six books, whilst many may achieve other kinds of personal goals or overcome difficulties. This ‘Special Achievement Award’ allows you to issue a bespoke certificate. This may be used in...

17 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Schools Achievement Certificates (Welsh)

Libraries can download these two special certificates to award to schools taking part in Wild World Heroes 2021. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2021. Libraries should contact their local Summer...

07 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Evaluation Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes before completing the Summer Reading Challenge evaluation form. This resource contains information on: The 2021 Library Evaluation form The 2021 Family Survey, including suggestions for promoting the survey Instructions for adding the Family Survey to your website Please note: this...

07 September 2021

Wild World Heroes Library Evaluation Form

Download the Library Evaluation Form for Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021. All library authorities running the Summer Reading Challenge are required to complete this evaluation form. Please Note: This is the standard library evaluation form. Library authorities taking part...

01 September 2021

National Reading Group Day Chatterbooks pack

In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for Chatterbooks groups to celebrate National Reading Group Day together. National Reading Group Day is on 14 September, but you can use the pack at any time. The activities are...

20 August 2021

Wild World Heroes Treasure Hunt (Welsh)

This is the Welsh Language Activity Sheet to go with the 10 Character Treasure Hunt. 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)...

17 August 2021

Wild World Heroes: Recording Permissions

The O’Brien Press and Sunbird Books (both part of the 2021 Book Collection) have given permission for recordings and digital readings of their books. The information attached explains how to credit the publishers and contact them for further details. Please note:...

11 August 2021

Wild World Heroes Character Quiz

Find out which of our heroes you are most like with the Wild World Heroes Character Quiz! Answer the questions and count how many of each letter you chose.

30 July 2021

Wilderville Area Cards

Learn more about each area of Wilderville with these information cards from WWF. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

28 July 2021

August Booklist for Children & Young People: For the Love of Books

It’s safe to say, here at The Reading Agency, we love books. And we know you do too! So, we have created a booklist to celebrate Book Lovers Day on 9th August 2021. This list includes titles for toddlers, children,...

19 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Book Talk Prompts Cards

These book discussion prompts can be used to help children talk about their Summer Reading Challenge books with library staff, volunteers, teachers or at home. Adjust your print menu settings to print multiple cards on one page. Illustrations © Heath McKenzie 2021

16 July 2021

Wild World Heroes Data Share Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes for more information on accessing the Summer Reading Challenge digital participation data. This resource contains information on: The data share for digital participation in Wild World Heroes, including anonymised and personalised data. Please note: this is a...

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...

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

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...

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...

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.