Resources

27 April 2017

Animal Agents: The Mystery Narrative

This resource explains the full Animal Agents story for authorities running the Challenge. This is designed as a training resource. To keep the mystery story a secret, please do not share the images in this resource in publicity materials, online or...

27 April 2017

Animal Agents family leaflet

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. Come back soon for details of how to access other language options.

27 April 2017

Animal Agents family leaflet: Wales

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. Come back soon for details of how to access other language options.

27 April 2017

Animal Agents family leaflet: Scotland

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. Come back soon for details of how to access other language options.

25 April 2017

Animal Agents A4 poster

Download this A4 poster to promote Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, in your classroom, library or community centre! The poster includes a blank space to add your own information.

25 April 2017

Animal Agents A4 poster: Wales

Download this A4 poster to promote Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, in your classroom, library or community centre! The poster includes a blank space to add your own information.

25 April 2017

Animal Agents A4 poster: Scotland

Download this A4 poster to promote Animal Agents, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2017, in your classroom, library or community centre! The poster includes a blank space to add your own information.

21 April 2017

Children's University Learning Destination Poster

The Summer Reading Challenge is a nationally validated learning activity and libraries are recognised Learning Destinations. Download this official Children’s University Learning Destination poster to display in your library.

21 April 2017

Summer Reading Challenge infographic: UK

This handy infographic shows the benefits of taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

21 April 2017

Summer Reading Challenge infographic: England

This handy infographic shows the benefits of taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

21 April 2017

Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland infographic

This handy infographic shows the benefits of taking part in the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland.

21 April 2017

Children's University

Find out how children can earn Children’s University hours by taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge and Chatterbooks groups.

21 April 2017

Summer Reading Challenge infographic: Wales

This handy infographic shows the benefits of taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge.

21 April 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017: Newsletter Archive

Think you’ve missed an update from the Summer Reading Challenge team? Follow the links in this useful resource to catch up on our latest mailings. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2017 Summer Reading...

21 April 2017

Animal Agents branding and communications toolkit: England

This download includes: Branding Guidelines – please read these guidelines before using the online resources Animal Agents logos (stacked and landscape) Animal Agents clip art now with additional borders Summer Reading Challenge logos Forthcoming: Animal Agents logos (illustrated) Social cards Please note: this is a locked resource for...

21 April 2017

Animal Agents branding and communications toolkit: Wales

This download includes: Branding Guidelines – please read these guidelines before using the online resources Animal Agents logos (stacked and landscape) Animal Agents clip art now with additional borders Summer Reading Challenge logos Forthcoming: Animal Agents logos (illustrated) Bilingual ‘suspect’ clip art Social cards Please note: this is a...

21 April 2017

Animal Agents branding and communications toolkit: Scotland

This download includes: Branding Guidelines – please read these guidelines before using the online resources Animal Agents logos (stacked and landscape) Animal Agents clip art now with additional borders Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland logos Forthcoming: Animal Agents logos (illustrated) Social cards Please...

11 April 2017

Recruitment pack for summer volunteering

Resources to support libraries recruiting young volunteers for the summer holidays and year-round. This pack includes: an advocacy card to share with schools and youth groups, a volunteer recruitment guide, a Reading Hack poster, a blank poster for overprinting, a presentation about volunteering to...

11 April 2017

Animal Agents photos: All regions

Use these photos of children enjoying Animal Agents to help publicise the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Please credit photographs: Photos © Dale Cherry 2017 for The Reading Agency, with thanks to Newham Council and Calverton Primary School Please note: this is a locked...

11 April 2017

Animal Agents photos: England

Use these photos of children enjoying Animal Agents to help publicise the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Please credit photographs: Photos © Dale Cherry 2017 for The Reading Agency, with thanks to Newham Council and Calverton Primary School Please note: this is a locked...

11 April 2017

Animal Agents photos: Wales

Use these photos of children enjoying Animal Agents to help publicise the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Please credit photographs: Photos © Dale Cherry 2017 for The Reading Agency, with thanks to Newham Council and Calverton Primary School Please note: this is a locked...

11 April 2017

Animal Agents photos: Scotland

Use these photos of children enjoying Animal Agents to help publicise the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2017 Please credit photographs: Photos © Dale Cherry 2017 for The Reading Agency, with thanks to Newham Council and Calverton Primary School Please note: this...

17 March 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 online resources guide

Summer Reading Challenge coordinators can download this quick guide to accessing restricted resources to share with libraries taking part in Animal Agents. Please note: Only library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 will have access to the password protected...

10 March 2017

Summer Reading Challenge 2017 - Library MOU

We ask all participating authorities to sign up to a Memorandum of Understanding which sets out the respective roles of The Reading Agency and the local authorities for the Summer Reading Challenge. Please note: this is a locked resource for...

09 March 2017

S.C.R.E.A.M: The Mummy's Revenge book extract

Read the opening chapter of S.C.R.E.A.M: The Mummy’s Revenge, the latest book from Andrew Beasley Visit the Summer Reading Challenge website and enter our competition for your chance to feature in the next book in the series!

20 December 2016

Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2016 - Participation Report

Here is the national participation report for the Big Friendly Read, Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2016.

25 November 2016

Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - Headline Results

Here are the summary findings and a regional breakdown of results for The Big Friendly Read, the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge

25 November 2016

Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - Family Survey

In 2016 we carried out a family participation survey. The results were very positive, demonstrating that families really value and enjoy taking part in the Challenge, and it makes a difference to their reading behaviour and library usage over the...

24 November 2016

Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - Participation Report

Here is the national participation report for the Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016.

07 June 2016

The BFG Phizz-Whizzing Lesson Plans

Read Roald Dahl’s The BFG with your class before Steven Spielberg’s film comes out in July – with the help of the new Officially Phizz-Whizzing Lesson Plans. Whether you’ve read it before or are discovering the Big Friendly Giant’s story...