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04 June 2021
Refugee Week Booklist
Refugee Week is 14-20 June 2021. We have worked with our publisher partners to create a booklist to help children, young people and adults understand the realities refugees around the world face, and sympathise with their experiences. The list contains...
25 May 2021
Walker Books Creative Writing Competition!
This competition is for children, young people and people taking part in Reading Ahead Are you a fan of action-packed stories? Because we are. And we would love to read some of YOUR thrilling, adventurous ideas! The Alex Rider series by the...
17 May 2021
Children and Young People's July Booklist: Nature and Wildlife
July marks the start of the Summer Reading Challenge, which this year is in partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). We have created a booklist inspired by the theme Nature and Wildlife, with a mix of fiction, non-fiction, picture books...
17 May 2021
Children and Young People's June Booklist: Around the World
This month we’re travelling around the world with a selection of fantastic books for children and young people. This list includes a mix of fiction and non-fiction for readers of all ages, and includes a number of translated books. There...
01 April 2021
April 2021 Children's and Young People booklist - Books to Make You Smile
World Book Night is the annual celebration of books and reading on 23 April that brings people from all backgrounds together for one reason – to inspire others to read more. Presented by The Reading Agency, and in partnership with...
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...
21 January 2020
The Monster Writing (A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness) - guide
Walker Books have an exciting creative writing challenge called THE MONSTER CHALLENGE. ‘Stories are important. Stories can be more important than anything. If they carry the truth.’ Patrick Ness, A Monster Calls Are you a young person with a passion for telling...
17 October 2019
Football School by Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton - series trailer
A groundbreaking new series from two bestselling writers that teaches you about the world through football. The first book is packed with awesome true stories, real science and fascinating facts and will make you laugh loads. When do footballers poo? Can...
12 September 2019
The Wizards of Once - KS2 resources
Cressida Cowell’s aim as Waterstones Children’s Laureate is to encourage EVERY child to read for fun and get something out of books. Full of magic and wonder, adventure and danger, friendship and family, her latest series, _The Wizards of Once_,...
30 April 2019
Alex Rider: Secret Weapon - book trailer
Ever since MI6 recognised his potential, Alex Rider has constantly been thrust into the line of danger. From a routine visit to the dentist that turns into a chase through the streets of London, to a school trip with a...
02 November 2018
A Society of Readers
A new report 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 full report and share your thoughts on Twitter and...