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06 April 2023

After School Detective Club Activity Pack

Meet The After-School Detective Club – Lucy, Max, Joe, Charlie and her faithful dog Sherlock. The unlikely gang of friends who stumble across mysteries whenever they’re together! The deeper they dig, the bigger their adventures become. Smugglers, treasure hunters, bedroom breakouts and...

05 April 2023

Action Dude by Andy Riley Activity Pack

Action Dude written and drawn by Andy Riley, the bestselling create of King Flashypants, is a laugh-out-loud graphic novel that’s full of explosions and friendship and fun and more explosions! Here is a free activity pack which includes discussion questions...

26 March 2023

The Girl Who Loves Bugs by Lily Murray and Jenny Løvlie - Activity Pack

The Girl Who Loves Bugs is a hilarious and heart-warming story empowering young girls to always be curious, from superstar writer Lily Murray and Waterstones Prize-winning illustrator, Jenny Lovlie. Evie loves bugs. And she’s fed up of having to keep up...

24 March 2023

Wider than the Sea by Serena Molloy - School Resources

The powerful tale of a girl who feels broken, and the dolphin who makes her whole. A story of friendship, hope and self-discovery, perfect for readers aged 9+, and beautifully illustrated in black and white by George Ermos. Download the school...

24 March 2023

The Reading Agency’s April booklist for Children and Young People – A Race Against Time

Our April booklist – ‘A Race Against Time’ – is chock full of exciting and gripping reads. From books exploring the climate crisis and planet Earth to heart-stopping thrillers and tales of magic and wonder, there’s something for everyone. Dive...

22 March 2023

It's OK To Be Angry About Capitalism by Bernie Sanders - digital assets and event livestream

It’s OK to be angry about capitalism. It’s OK to want something better. Bernie Sanders takes on the 1% and speaks blunt truths about a system that is fuelled by uncontrolled greed, and rigged against ordinary people. Where a handful...

22 March 2023

Mr Men Discover You Digital Resources

Discover You is the brand-new series from the Mr. Men Little Miss library aiming to help children aged 7 and under better explore, understand, and discuss their emotions. Gently exploring topics around mental health and wellbeing, the pocketsize series guides...

21 March 2023

Mark My Words Ace of Spades Activity Pack

The ‘Mark My Words’ campaign supports a joint commitment to social justice, championing the role that reading plays in tackling inequality. By gifting the titles directly into public libraries, ‘Mark My Words’ will ensure that the books are freely accessible...

21 March 2023

Mark My Words Children's Activity Pack

The ‘Mark My Words’ campaign supports a joint commitment to social justice, championing the role that reading plays in tackling inequality. By gifting the titles directly into public libraries, ‘Mark My Words’ will ensure that the books are freely accessible...

21 March 2023

The Rescue of Ravenwood by Natasha Farrant - digital pack

On top of the hill overlooking the sea is a magical place… A place worth fighting for. To Bea and Raffy, Ravenwood is home. To Noa it’s a welcome refuge. In its own way, the house rescued them, even with a...

20 March 2023

The King’s Runaway Crown by Rosalind Spark

Celebrate the coronation with a special pack featuring The King’s Runaway Crown, a fun royal caper covering themes of anxiety, empathy, and community in a light-touch and warm-hearted way. It’s a stupendous day, an exciting day, a MOST important day –...

16 March 2023

Wendington Jones and The Missing Tree by Daniel Dockery - activity pack

Wendington Jones has her world abruptly up-ended when her adventuring mother dies in a car crash in late 1920. Left in the care of her Grandmamma and her valet Rohan, Wendington receives a parcel in the middle of the night,...

15 March 2023

The King's Pants by Nicholas Allan - Coronation activity pack

The King cannot rule without his Royal Pants. He has a pair for every occasion: coronation pants (he can’t be crowned without them), organic pants (edible in royal emergencies) and even inflatable space-pants (because one never knows when they might...

14 March 2023

The Night Animals - Activity Pack

Simon and Schuster Kids are giving lucky libraries display packs to celebrate The Night Animals by Sarah Ann Juckes (and illustrated by Sharon King-Chai). About The Night Animals Uncover the ghost animals within in this moving and uplifting story about finding help...

02 March 2023

Gecko Press - publisher spotlight

Gecko Press is an independent, small-by-choice, publisher of children’s books translated from books by some of the best writers and illustrators in the world since 2004. We choose books excellent in story, illustration and design, with a strong heart factor, and...

01 March 2023

Magic Faces, Heroes of the Pirate Ship by Esi Merleh - Activity Pack

Check out this activity pack for HEROES OF THE PIRATE SHIP by ESI MERLEH, an exciting adventure for 5-8 year olds. About the book Austin, Alanna, and sausage dog Ozzy have been transformed into pirates! Their mission is to find a golden...

21 February 2023

All the Wonderful Ways to Read by Laura Baker and Sandra De La Prada - activity pack and author video

_Books take us on journeys that we can all share, And give us the power to go anywhere! So no matter just how, or what book, or your speed, what I wish for NOW… Is that YOU love to read!_ To celebrate the joy of...

21 February 2023

I Really Really Love You So by Karl Newson and Duncan Beedie – activity pack and author video

‘Glorious! One of those books that simply makes you happy!’ – Lu Fraser, author of The Littlest Yak The hilarious sequel to the bestselling picture book I Really, Really Need a Wee, by dynamic duo Karl Newson and Duncan Beedie, will...

17 February 2023

Bob Vs the Selfie Zombies Book by Andy Jones - digital assets

Bob is a time traveller. He doesn’t know WHY and he can’t control WHEN. But he does know it always happens at the worst moments. Like when he’s in the bath…Awkward! But when Bob jumps twenty years forward in time and...

17 February 2023

Wonders of the World booklist for children and young people

March 3 is World Wildlife Day, a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world’s wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet. We’re joining the celebration with...

16 February 2023

Who Ate All the Bugs? by Matty Long - bug hunt activity sheet

Take part in a bug hunt to explore the true and gory story of the food chain…. Snail is on a mission. Bugs are being eaten all around her and Snail is determined to hunt down the culprit. But is it...

15 February 2023

To The Other Side by Erika Meza - Teaching Notes & Resources

To The Other Side is a powerful and timely picture book about two refugee children who leave their home in search of safety. Perfect for opening up conversations about conflict and war, encouraging empathy and understanding. A young boy and...

13 February 2023

What the World Doesn't See Discussion Notes

Discussion notes for the powerful and insightful novel about grief, disability and first love; a story about getting lost and finding yourself.

09 February 2023

A Beginner’s Guide to Ruling the Galaxy - Resources for libraries

A brilliantly funny story of what happens when a galactic princess moves in next door and almost brings about the end of the world. Exciting new fiction from the bestselling, award-winning author of My Brother is a Superhero. Gavin’s got a...

02 February 2023

The Reading Agency’s February booklist for Children and Young People – Translated Books

On 21 February it is Mother Language Day so this month we have created a booklist of some terrific, translated books for children and young people to enjoy. Each book has been translated from their original language or are available...

01 February 2023

All About Us from Usborne - Teaching Resources

The All About Set is perfect for helping little children learn about and navigate through confusing topics. The wonderfully illustrated books offer a reassuring and friendly take on these complex matters, making this set a must have for every child. This...

01 February 2023

The Tiger Who Sleeps Under My Chair by Hannah Foley - Teachers' Resources

Steeped in the natural history of Mary Anning’s Jurassic Coast, a powerful dual-timeline story about friendship, mental health and hidden stories. Emma Linden dreams of following in the footsteps of the famous fossil-hunter, Mary Anning. But when her brother James becomes...

25 January 2023

The Bird Singers and The Wildstorm Curse by Eve Wersocki Morris - school resources

A fabled witch. A powerful curse. A monster out for revenge. Kallie dreams of becoming a playwright and is determined that her dyslexia won’t hold her back. But when rehearsals begin at Wildstorm Theatre Summer Camp and strange, scary things start...

23 January 2023

The Shop of Impossible Ice Creams by Shane Hegarty and Jeff Crowther - activities

One of the funniest books you’ll read this year, perfect for fans of Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine. Welcome to the Shop of Impossible Ice Creams! Step inside to discover a delicious world of magical adventure, from bestselling author Shane Hegarty....

19 January 2023

The Reading Agency’s January booklist for Children and Young People – Books to Make you Laugh Out Loud

January marks the beginning of a new year and we want to kick 2023 with lots of laughter. From picture books to graphic novels, there’s something for young readers of all ages. Escape into a world of LOL moments and...