09 July 2019
Space Chase Family Favourites Activity Sheet
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children celebrates 50 years since the first Moon landing, making it the perfect theme to inspire readers of all ages. Use this activity sheet to create a record of the books you’re enjoying and to...
02 November 2018
A Society of Readers - executive summary
A new report that we commissioned from leading independent think tank Demos lays out the central role reading must play in helping to address many of the most pressing challenges British society will face over the next decade. Read the...
02 November 2018
A Society of Readers
19 September 2018
Reading Ahead 2017-18 Evaluation Report
This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2017-18 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.
22 November 2017
Reading Ahead 2016-17 Evaluation Report
This reports on the impact of Reading Ahead 2016-17 on participants and participating organisations. It is based on survey returns from individual participants and from public libraries, learning providers, prisons and workplaces taking part in the programme.
03 October 2017
Boosting achievement with Reading Ahead
Here are five examples of how Reading Ahead has been used with a range of learners in colleges and adult and community learning. These were commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation.
08 September 2017
Reading Ahead 2017-18 prison advocacy leaflet
Here is a one-pager about Reading Ahead in prisons with endorsements from participants and organisers in prisons for you to use when putting the case for the programme. It’s not intended for use with prisoners themselves.
19 January 2017
Reading Ahead evaluation surveys
Here are links to the surveys which were used by organisations running Reading Ahead 2016-17. The deadline has now passed but we still make these available so that you can see the kind of materials we will need for our...
29 January 2016
Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers
Reading for Pleasure and Reading Circles for Adult Emergent Readers aims to provide practical tips and things to think about for anyone interested in running a reading group of any kind – librarians, community workers, teachers and non-teachers, including anyone...
29 October 2015
Books for emergent readers
Our Find a Read database contains hundreds of books from mainstream and specialist publishers that have been assessed for readability. Also attached here is a list of publishers, their websites and the levels they cater for.
27 October 2015
Reading Ahead case studies and tips
Please use these links to see a range of examples of how Reading Ahead is run in different settings and the impact it has on individual participants.