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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.

30 January 2020

Quick Reads 2020 packshots

Use these images to support the promotion of the 2020 Quick Reads list

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...

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

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...

30 January 2017

Looking for Captain Poldark by Rowan Coleman: Quick Reads learning resource

These resources have been designed for those using Quick Reads independently, as well as for those using Quick Reads in a group.

30 January 2017

The Other Side of You by Amanda Craig: Quick Reads learning resource

These resources have been designed for those using Quick Reads independently, as well as for those using Quick Reads in a group.

30 January 2017

Dead Simple by Harry Bingham (Editor): Quick Reads learning resource

These resources have been designed for those using Quick Reads independently, as well as for those using Quick Reads in a group.

30 January 2017

One False Move by Dreda Say Mitchell: Quick Reads learning resource

These resources have been designed for those using Quick Reads independently, as well as for those using Quick Reads in a group.

30 January 2017

A Very Distant Shore by Jenny Colgan: Quick Reads learning resource

These resources have been designed for those using Quick Reads independently, as well as for those using Quick Reads in a group.

03 February 2016

The Anniversary by Veronica Henry (ed): Quick Reads learning resource

A learning resource for readers and practitioners to accompany the Quick Read The Anniversary, a collection of short stories by Fanny Blake, Elizabeth Buchan, Rowan Coleman, Jenny Colgan, Philippa Gregory, Matt Haig, Veronica Henry, Andy McNab, Richard Madeley and John...

03 February 2016

The Double Clue by Agatha Christie: Quick Reads learning resource

A learning resource for readers and practitioners to accompany the Quick Read The Double Clue by Agatha Christie

03 February 2016

Too Good to be True by Ann Cleeves: Quick Reads learning resource

A learning resource for readers and practitioners to accompany the Quick Read Too Good to be True by Lucy Diamond

03 February 2016

On the Rock by Andy McNab: Quick Reads learning resource

A learning resource for readers and practitioners to accompany the Quick Read On the Rock by Andy McNab

03 February 2016

I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai: Quick Reads learning resource

A learning resource for readers and practitioners to accompany the Quick Read I Am Malala (abridged edition) by Malala Yousafzai

03 February 2016

A Baby at the Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond Quick Reads learning resource

A learning resource for readers and practitioners to accompany the Quick Read A Baby at the Beach Cafe by Lucy Diamond

13 January 2016

Case Study: Cambridgeshire Adult Learning and Skills; Family Learning

Pulling a book group together from our target client group proved unexpectedly challenging. After several attempts, we began with a group of four women. The book group members are parents, unemployed and have an educational attainment level at approximately Level...

11 September 2015

Pictures or it Didn't Happen learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Pictures or it Didn’t Happen by Sophie Hannah.

09 September 2015

Paris for One learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Paris for One by Jojo Moyes.

09 September 2015

Out of the Dark learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Out of the Dark by Adele Geras.

09 September 2015

Hidden learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Hidden by Barbara Taylor Bradford.

08 September 2015

Four Warned learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Four Warned by Jeffrey Archer.

08 September 2015

Dead Man Talking learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle.

07 September 2015

Blackout learning resources

Classroom activities and discussions relating to Blackout by Emily Barr.