Resources

21 March 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 Summer Reading Challenge logos Forthcoming: Animal Agents logos (illustrated) Social cards Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in...

21 March 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 Summer Reading Challenge logos Forthcoming: Animal Agents logos (illustrated) Bilingual ‘suspect’ clip art Social cards Please note: this is a locked resource for library...

21 March 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 Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland logos Forthcoming: Animal Agents logos (illustrated) Social cards Please note: this is a locked resource for...

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...

17 March 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...

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.

11 July 2016

The Big Friendly Read advocacy card

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

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...

05 May 2016

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.

22 April 2016

Arts Award Briefing

Find out more about Arts Award and libraries with this helpful download.

07 April 2016

Reading Hack Summer Volunteering training pack

This pack will help you set up a Summer Reading Challenge volunteering scheme in your local authority. The pack includes: - Volunteering Handbook - Volunteering Templates - Involving Young Volunteers staff presentation - Plasma screen presentation

06 April 2016

Reading Hack summer volunteering schools advocacy card

Use this advocacy card to promote your summer volunteering programme to local schools.

24 March 2016

The Big Friendly Read Chatterbooks activity pack

This pack contains reading and activity ideas to use in book groups and with whole classes to celebrate Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday! Get ready for The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016, in libraries everywhere.

23 March 2016

Children's University

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

27 November 2015

Summer Reading Challenge Record Breakers 2015 - Participation Report

Over 800,000 children took part in Record Breakers, the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge. Here is the national participation report, along with the regional breakdowns.

27 November 2015

Summer Reading Challenge Record Breakers 2015 - Family Survey

In 2015 we ran a short survey with participating families to evaluate the impact of the Summer Reading Challenge. Here are the findings.

05 June 2015

Summer Reading Challlenge 2015 Book Collections

These are the book collections for the Summer Reading Challenge 2015, Record Breakers. You can also find thousands of reads, recommended by children, by visiting the Book Sorter.

05 June 2015

Summer Reading Challenge Mythical Maze 2014 - Headline Results

Here are the national participation results and regional breakdowns for Mythical Maze, the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge.

05 June 2015

Summer Reading Challenge Mythical Maze 2014 - Full Report

Here are the summary findings and a regional breakdown of results for the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge.

26 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge 2014 Book Collections

These are the book collections for the Summer Reading Challenge 2014, Mythical Maze illustrated by Sarah McIntyre. You can also find thousands of reads, recommended by children, by visiting the Book Sorter.

24 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Creepy House 2013 results - Full Report

Over 800,000 children took part in the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge in libraries. Here is the full evaluation report, which includes the summary findings, regional breakdown along with separate reports about Summer Reading Challenge volunteering and our pilot with Arts Award...

24 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Creepy House 2013 results - Summary Findings

Over 800,000 children took part in the 2013 Summer Reading Challenge in libraries, a 9% increase on participation on 2012. Here are the summary findings from the 2013 evaluation report.

18 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Story Lab 2012 results

750,000 children took part in Story Lab with 427,500 children completed the Summer Reading Challenge too, earning medals for reading six books. Here is the full evaluation report, which includes the summary findings, regional breakdown along with separate reports about...

17 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge Circus Stars 2011 results

The 2011 Summer Reading Challenge Circus Stars reached a record breaking 780,000 children aged 4 to 12. We’re especially pleased about the number of boys who took part and the huge number of children who joined the library. Here is...

17 October 2014

Summer Reading Challenge and Children's University

Our partnership with The Children’s University means that children reading books for the Summer Reading Challenge are able to get their passports stamped at their local library and earn up to ten hours of Children’s University learning for completing the...