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29 May 2020

Silly Squad Logos

Download logos for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020....

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Clip Art: JPEG files

Download clip art for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This resource contains JPEG files. Please ensure you have read the artwork branding guidelines (available at the link below) before using these assets. All illustrations © Laura Ellen Anderson 2020 Please note: this is a...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Marketing Assets

Download marketing assets for the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. This resource includes ready made assets to use pre- and post-launch, and templates you can customise with local authority logos and content. Please ensure you have read the branding guidelines (available at the...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Launch Toolkit

Join our Silly Squad! This Communications Toolkit contains key information and suggestions for promoting the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Libraries should contact their local Summer...

29 May 2020

Silly Squad Press Release Outline

This outline can be populated with information about your local Summer Reading Challenge activity. Please note: this is a locked resource for library authorities participating in the Summer Reading Challenge 2020. Libraries should contact their local Summer Reading Challenge coordinator(s) for...

28 May 2020

Schools Pack for Summer Reading Challenge 2020

If you are wondering how your school can get involved take a look at our Schools Pack for Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

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.

05 December 2019

Winter Reads 2019: Poetry, Short Stories and Novels

We’ve put together a selection of reads for Reading Ahead participants with the theme ‘Winter Reads.’ It includes poems, short stories and books for various reading levels from pre-entry to level 2. The Winter Mini Challenge starts on Monday 2 December...

01 July 2019

Space Chase game: dice and counters

Download this activity sheet to make dice and counters for the Space Chase Rockets and Comets game! Cut out the templates or design your own counters to create everything you need to play the game. Please note: the Space Chase Rockets and...

21 June 2019

Space Chase Information Leaflet: British Council

Download the family information leaflet for the Space Chase Reading Challenge. This handy leaflet is aimed at parents and carers to encourage take-up of the Reading Challenge. It explains how the Challenge works and the benefits of taking part. Please note: These...

21 June 2019

Space Chase Certificate: British Council

Download the reward certificate for the Space Chase Reading Challenge. This certificate can be awarded to children who complete the Challenge. Please note: These resources are for the Reading Challenge run in partnership with the British Council. To access this content you...

21 June 2019

Space Chase A3 Poster: British Council

Download the A3 promotional poster for the Space Chase Reading Challenge. Please note: These resources are for the Reading Challenge run in partnership with the British Council. To access this content you must log in to the website using the details...

01 March 2019

The Summer Reading Challenge review 2018, full document

The Summer Reading Challenge is reviewed every four years to check it is still working well, to respond to changing operational needs, and to identify potential improvements and growth. The review was ambitious in its scope and generated more than...

01 March 2019

Summer Reading Challenge Review 2018, executive summary

The Summer Reading Challenge is reviewed every four years to check it is still working well, to respond to changing operational needs, and to identify potential improvements and growth. The review was ambitious in its scope and generated more than...

28 February 2019

Summer Volunteering Training Toolkit

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

19 December 2018

Summer Reading Challenge Family Survey results - Mischief Makers 2018

We carried out a participation survey with families taking part in Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. The results demonstrate that families really value and enjoy taking part in the Challenge, and it makes a difference to their reading behaviour...

12 December 2018

Summer Reading Challenge headline data - Mischief Makers 2018

Download the headline results for Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018. Local authorities can also customise the infographic template included in the download to reflect local data.

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...

05 July 2018

Mischief Makers Chatterbooks Activity Pack

Here is a Chatterbooks activity pack to accompany the Summer Reading Challenge, Mischief Makers. It features reading and activity ideas inspired by the brilliant books in the 2018 Summer Reading Challenge collection.

16 May 2018

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 May 2018

Children's University

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

23 March 2018

Maria and Me by Miguel Gallardo - A guide and extract

Monday 26 March kicks off Autism Awareness Week. We are thrilled to have the brilliant Maria and Me by Miguel Gallardo as one of our Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge selected books. It’s a father’s first-hand account of what life...

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...

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.