Resources

08 December 2017

Winter Mini Challenge 2017 with Star Wars - Promotional Posters and Social Media Assets

Coming soon to a galaxy near you…the Winter Mini Challenge with Star Wars! The Winter Mini Challenge is run through the Summer Reading Challenge website (summerreadingchallenge.org.uk). Children are challenged to read three books of their choice during the winter holidays. Adding...

08 December 2017

Winter Mini Challenge 2017 with Star Wars - Certificates

Download this resource and reward Winter Mini Challenge completers with a special Star Wars certificate. The certificate is available in English and in bilingual English & Welsh.

08 December 2017

Winter Mini Challenge 2017 with Star Wars - Activities

Download these Star Wars activity sheets for your library, class or reading group

29 November 2017

Christmasaurus activity sheets

The Christamasaurus is here to help spread christmas cheer. Tom Fletcher’s magical, moving and bestselling first children’s novel was released last year and is now being adapted into a stage show. To celebrate this, Puffin have created this lovely activity sheets which...

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge UK Participation Report - Animal Agents 2017

761,758 children took part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2017 across the UK, an increase of 6,550 on the previous year’s total. Here is the national participation report for Animal Agents

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge UK Headline Data - Animal Agents 2017

Here is a summary of the results for Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, captured in a handy infographic

22 November 2017

Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland Participation Report - Animal Agents 2017

Here is the participation report for Animal Agents, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2017

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge Wales Participation Report - Animal Agents 2017

Here is the Welsh participation report for Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017, available in English and Welsh.

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge Regional Headline Data - Animal Agents 2017

Here are the regional results for Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017

22 November 2017

Summer Reading Challenge Animal Agents 2017 - Family Survey results

We carried out a participation survey with families taking part in Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017. The results were very positive, demonstrating that families really value and enjoy taking part in the Challenge, and it makes a difference to...

30 October 2017

I Want to be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor - A book trailer

I want to be in a Scary Story The stellar duo behind Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise reunites to create a book that will have children (and their parents!) roaring with laughter once again. From the team behind the acclaimed Hoot Owl,...

13 October 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...

29 August 2017

Summer Volunteering Certificate

A branded Animal Agents certificate for Reading Hack summer volunteers.

16 August 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...

16 July 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.

16 July 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.

08 July 2017

Animal Agents Video trailer

Watch the trailer for Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017! If you do not have access to YouTube, you can email summerreadingchallenge@readingagency.org.uk to request a copy of the trailer.

03 July 2017

Animal Agents Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is a Chatterbooks activity pack to accompany this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Animal Agents. It features some of the fabulous books in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge collection.

23 June 2017

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize bookmark

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people. We have a downloadable bookmark available for you to use to promote the Prize in your library or venue. Just click below to download.

23 June 2017

Royal Society Young People's Book Prize poster

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize celebrates the best books that communicate science to young people. We have a downloadable poster available for you to use to promote the Prize in your library or venue. Just click below to...

15 June 2017

The Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award

In this download you will find: Animal Agents Arts Award activity booklet (for training) Arts Award Discover activity sheets A document showing how the activities in the Arts Award activity booklets and PDF sheets map to each part of Discover Information for parents &...

15 June 2017

Animal Agents Video trailer - Scotland

Watch the trailer for Animal Agents, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2017! If you do not have access to YouTube, you can email summerreadingchallenge@readingagency.org.uk to request a copy of the trailer.

15 June 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.

12 June 2017

Animal Agents image assets: British Council

Download logos and artwork for Animal Agents Please note: This resource is for the Reading Challenge run in partnership with the British Council. Materials for the Summer Reading Challenge run in UK libraries can be found here

12 June 2017

Book Discussion Cards

Use these book discussion cards to help children talk about their books. You can place them on a table and before speaking to a member of staff or volunteer, children can decide which card to take with them, and...

05 June 2017

Animal Agents poster: British Council

Promote Animal Agents with this colourful poster. Please note: This resource is for the Reading Challenge run in partnership with the British Council. Materials for the Summer Reading Challenge run in UK libraries can be found here

05 June 2017

Animal Agents certificate: British Council

Reward children participating in the Reading Challenge with this certificate. Please note: This resource is for the Reading Challenge run in partnership with the British Council. Materials for the Summer Reading Challenge run in UK libraries can be found here

05 June 2017

Animal Agents family leaflet: British Council

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Reading Challenge. Please note: This resource is for the Reading Challenge run in partnership with the British Council. Materials for the Summer Reading...

15 May 2017

Volunteering Resources: Wales

Welsh translations of our most popular resources, including: a volunteering guide for young people, an empty belly poster, a volunteering certificate, publicity postcards advocacy card on the benefits of volunteering

13 April 2017

Young Volunteer Training Pack

Resources to support libraries in training young volunteers during the Summer Reading Challenge and year-round. This pack includes: a training presentation for young people, a training guide for library staff, a guide to using www.readinghack.org.uk a volunteering guide for young people, a sample volunteer agreement form