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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 October 2018

Have a Matt-gical Christmas with Matt Haig and Chris Mould - activity and POS pack

Canongate are here to help you have a Matt-gical Christmas! Discover the wonderful Christmas series by number one bestselling author Matt Haig, featuring enchanting illustrations from Chris Mould. Journey into Elfhelm and you’ll find out the TRUTH about Father Christmas and...

24 October 2018

Get Coding 2! by David Whitney and Duncan Beedie - Event Poster

Are you ready to get coding? Want to take your coding further and learn how to programme popular games such as Snake and Endless Runners? Then join the Lucky Cat Club in Get Coding 2! by David Whitney and Duncan Beedie,...

04 October 2018

Children and Young People booklist - Spine-tinglers

Children and Young People booklist for October 2018 Spine-tinglers This month we have selected our favourite Spine-tinglers and Spooky Stories. What does ‘spine-tingling’ mean to you? Often we first of all think ‘scary’ – something that will make us shiver with fear –...

01 October 2018

Winter Mini Challenge 2018 - Promotional assets

This year we are thrilled to be joining forces with our publisher partner Nosy Crow to run a very special and seasonal There’s A Yeti In The Playground themed Mini Challenge. There’s A Yeti In The Playground is filled with laugh-out-loud...

01 October 2018

School Participation Certificate

Libraries can download this special certificate to award to schools taking part in Mischief Makers 2018. Please note this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge

01 October 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018: Coordinator Newsletter Archive

Think you’ve missed an update from the Summer Reading Challenge team? Follow the links in this resource to catch up on our latest coordinator newsletters. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading...

26 September 2018

Night of the Living Ted by Barry Hutchison - Library Competition

Night of the Living Ted Competition Create-a-Ted! Draw your own Teddy at a Teddy Bear’s Picnic. When Lisa Marie and her step-brother Vernon pop into town to get their dad a birthday present, they discover the Create-a-Ted shop is offering free Halloween...

06 September 2018

Children and Young People booklist - Perfect Poetry Picks

Children and Young People booklist for September 2018 Perfect Poetry Picks This month we have selected our Perfect Poetry Picks. We’re getting in the mood to celebrate National Poetry Day on the 4th of October! We have selected some of our favourite poems...

29 August 2018

Mischief Makers Resources: British Council

Download materials for the Mischief Makers Reading Challenge. This download contains: Mischief Makers logos Mischief Makers A3 promotional poster Mischief Makers family information leaflet Mischief Makers certificate Please note: These resources are for the Reading Challenge run in partnership with the British Council. To access this...

09 August 2018

Sporty Stories Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is our Sporty Stories Chatterbooks pack. It is filled with inspiration sporting tales or books written by successful athletes. We have also created a Sporty Stories booklist that you may want to check out.

29 July 2018

Mischief Makers evaluation form

Please submit your evaluation form by email to srcevaluation@readingagency.org.uk by Wednesday 24 October 2018. Send your evaluation form as an Excel spreadsheet (please do not save as a pdf) and only submit one form per authority. Please read the guidance notes...

29 July 2018

Mischief Makers evaluation guidance notes

Please read these guidance notes before completing the Summer Reading Challenge evaluation form. This resource contains information on: 2018 Library Evaluation form 2018 Family Survey, including suggestions for promoting the survey Instructions for adding the Family Survey to your website Please note: this is a...

18 July 2018

Mischief Makers in the Beano

The Summer Reading Challenge appeared in a special Dennis and Gnasher story in issue no.3943 of the Beano! Download the story to share with children taking part in Mischief Makers This download contains: Extreme Reading Beano cover Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge story...

05 July 2018

Mischief Makers Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is a Chatterbooks activity pack to accompany this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers. It features reading and activity ideas inspired by the brilliant books in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge collection.

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers school assembly presentation

This PowerPoint presentation can be used to talk about Mischief Makers in school assemblies to encourage pupils (and families) to take part. Key information, dates and links are included in the Notes panel of this PowerPoint This download includes a copy of...

30 June 2018

Mischief Makers promotional video trailers

Watch the promotional video trailer for Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. If you do not have access to you YouTube you can email summerreadingchallenge@readingagency.org.uk to request a copy. Mischief Makers Watch the full video trailer here: View the trailer with embedded...

22 June 2018

The Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award

In this download you will find: Arts Award Discover activity sheets A document showing how the activities map to each part of Discover Information for parents & carers Find out more about the Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award Discover here

14 June 2018

Book Sorter posters

Choosing, recommending and reviewing books are great skills to develop as part of reading widely and for pleasure. The Book Sorter is the largest database of children’s peer-to-peer recommendations. It’s safe, easy and fun to use. Download an A4 poster to promote...

14 June 2018

Summer Reading Challenge 2018 online resources guide

Summer Reading Challenge coordinators can download this quick guide to accessing restricted resources to share with libraries taking part in Mischief Makers. Please note: Only library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2018 will have access to the password protected...

12 June 2018

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...

11 June 2018

Mischief Makers colouring sheets

These activity sheets feature Mischief Makers characters to colour in. Follow the links below for more library activities Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

11 June 2018

Mischief Makers activity sheets

This download includes wordsearches and puzzles for the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. Follow the links below for more Mischief Makers activities. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

06 June 2018

Mischief Makers: Guide to the core pack

This resource is for library authorities running Mischief Makers and explains how to use the core pack and collector stickers. Download this guide to share with library staff and volunteers running the Challenge. This guide is designed as a training...

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers recommend to a friend bookmarks: Wales

Children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge can colour in these Mischief Makers bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends. Follow the linked resource below to download the bookmarks in English. Please note: This is a locked resource...

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers reader review bookmarks

Children can choose a character and use these bookmarks to review their Summer Reading Challenge reads. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge

22 May 2018

Mischief Makers name tags

Children can choose a character and use these tags to chart their progress on Summer Reading Challenge wall displays. Available in colour and black and white options. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer...

18 May 2018

Mischief Makers Treasure Hunt

Download a pdf version of the Mischief Makers character treasure hunt. This bundle contains 10 colour character sheets for you to print and hide, plus an activity sheet for children to fill in as they find each character (available in...

17 May 2018

"Ask Me About" Mischief Makers badges

Download these badges for library staff and volunteers. They can be printed on to self-adhesive paper. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge