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22 July 2021

Quick Reads evaluation report 2020-1

Evaluation report for the Quick Reads programme 2020-1.

20 July 2021

Crime and Thriller

Struggling to get into reading? Can’t find a book to keep you hooked? Why not take your pick from this selection of these gripping Crime and Thriller titles…

20 July 2021

Sports!

A selection of twelve sport-related titles to get you inspired!

27 May 2021

2021 Quick Reads!

A list of the 2021 Quick Reads. You can purchase your copies here

27 May 2021

Share our Quick Reads survey with your readers!

Share our survey with readers here or print the paper survey attached below. Please scan or take a photo of completed forms and send by email to lily.staunton-howe@readingagency.org.uk. To post the forms, please get in touch for a postal...

27 May 2021

Have you read a Quick Read?

Fill out our survey here and let us know what you thought!

19 May 2021

Wish You Were Dead: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

Saving the Day: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

The Baby Is Mine: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

How to be a Woman: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

The Motive: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

18 May 2021

The Skylight: Quick Reads learning resource

This learning resource has been written to support the use of Quick Reads with less confident readers. It suggests discussion points and activities chapter by chapter. The resource is in an editable word document format as you may find that...

17 May 2021

Quick Reads 2021 Toolkit - Libraries & bookshops

This toolkit contains ideas for using and promoting Quick Reads in public libraries, learning providers, prisons and independent bookshops! Join us and celebrate 15 years of Quick Reads and six new titles on 27 May 2021.

17 May 2021

Quick Reads 2021 high res photos

These photos can be used to publicise the Quick Reads books to your readers.

17 May 2021

Quick Reads images for plasma screens

These posters are sized for use on any screens you may have in your library, college, prison or workplace to spread the word about Quick Reads!

13 May 2021

Quick Reads 2021 Packshots & Covers

Use these book covers and packshots to advertise the Quick Reads programme.

13 May 2021

Quick Reads 2021 Animation & Author video

Share these videos on social media or use them on your own website or screens to advertise the latest Quick Reads and spread the joy of reading!

13 May 2021

Quick Reads 2021 Assets for Social Media

We have assets sized for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to advertise the new set of Quick Reads for 2021.

13 May 2021

Quick Reads 2021 A4 Posters & Headers

Download these A4 posters to advertise the new 2021 Quick Reads. The folder also includes a header for a counterpack or dumpbin.

13 May 2021

Quick Reads 2021 Discussion Guides

Use these reader and discussion guides in book groups, Reading Ahead sessions or literacy classes to spark conversation about the six 2021 Quick Reads.

25 March 2021

The latest Quick Reads!

Quick Reads are short books written by bestselling authors. If you’re new to reading, struggle to find the time for longer books or want to try out some new authors – Quick Reads are the answer! These six titles were...

11 March 2021

Quick Reads versions of bestsellers!

We’ve gathered together six Quick Reads versions of bestsellers! If you’ve been wanting to see what all the fuss is about or join in the discussions on bestsellers but find the full text too long, try the Quick Reads version! If...

11 March 2021

Reading Ahead Ambassadors share their favourite books

If you’re just starting out on your reading journey or looking to try something new, why not take a recommendation from the experts! These six titles have been recommended by our Reading Ahead ambassadors and cover a range of topics and...

11 March 2021

Quick Reads by our Reading Ahead Ambassadors

A booklist of Quick Read texts written by our Reading Ahead Ambassadors.

19 May 2020

This Is Going To Hurt: Diary Writing Challenge

This activity sheet has been designed for use alongside reading the Quick Reads version of Adam Kay’s This Is Going To Hurt. It provides inspiration and a framework for starting a diary.

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...

26 March 2020

Covid-19 Toolkit to Stay Connected

We know many of our partners have had to close their buildings and are working remotely. We want to share our resources and ideas that will help us all stay connected.

20 January 2020

Quick Reads 2020 Learning Resources

Quick Reads are often seen as suitable for those at Entry 3, Level 1 or Level 2. They can be used both as a first read or to work towards to as a final goal, depending on the starting level...

25 September 2019

Quick Reads back catalogue

Quick Reads began in 2006. Since then over 5 million copies of more than 100 titles have been distributed. The books have been loaned more than six million times through libraries. This document contains all of the titles published since 2006...

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...