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Summer Reading Challenge

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Welcome! On this page, you can find resources for the Summer Reading Challenge 2023: Ready, Set, Read!

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Please note, some resources are locked for library authorities participating in Ready, Set, Read!

Illustrations by Loretta Schauer and logo artwork by Lizzie Everard. All © The Reading Agency 2023

26 February 2024

Latest opportunities from our publisher partners for schools and libraries

If you have a reading group with children or work in a school or library – we have some fantastic opportunities for you! If you would like some display and activity packs then visit our shop. We also have hundreds...

01 December 2023

WELSH Promotional Poster - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. The English-language version is available on the Resource Bank separately. Shout about the Winter Mini Challenge with this printable poster! Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your...

01 December 2023

WELSH Reading Record - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. The English-language version is available on the Resource Bank separately. Print this Reading Record booklet for children taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge for them to record the books they...

01 December 2023

WELSH Certificate of Achievement - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. The English-language version is available on the Resource Bank separately. For librarians who are promoting and supporting the Winter Mini Challenge, please award this certificate of achievement to those who complete...

29 November 2023

WELSH Comms Toolkit - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Please note, this is the Welsh-language version of this resource. The English-language version is available on the Resource Bank separately. Use this toolkit as guidance to promoting and supporting the Winter Mini Challenge – the online version of The Reading Agency’s...

07 November 2023

Certificate of Achievement - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

For librarians who are promoting and supporting the Winter Mini Challenge, please award this certificate of achievement to those who complete the Challenge! Please do encourage children to log their books at wintermini.org.uk where they will earn a special online...

02 November 2023

Comms Toolkit - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Use this toolkit as guidance to promoting and supporting the Winter Mini Challenge – the online version of The Reading Agency’s popular flagship programme, the Summer Reading Challenge. Spark a love of reading even in the most reluctant reader with...

02 November 2023

Colouring Sheets - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Print these colouring sheets for children taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge. Add some colour to the characters and their animal mascots! Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your library, school, reading group or...

02 November 2023

Activity Sheet - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Print this winter-themed activity sheet for children taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge. Have fun drawing and solving word puzzles! Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your library, school, reading group or community organisation...

02 November 2023

Reading Record - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Print this Reading Record booklet for children taking part in the Winter Mini Challenge for them to record the books they read. Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your library, school, reading group or community...

02 November 2023

Promotional Poster - Winter Mini Challenge 2023

Shout about the Winter Mini Challenge with this printable poster! Download and use our resources to encourage young readers at home, your library, school, reading group or community organisation to take part. The Winter Mini Challenge is a free online...

29 September 2023

Ready Set Read_ Digital participation updates

Download the digital participation data for your library authority for Ready Set Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2023. Please read the guidance notes for more information on how to access your data: https://readingagency.org.uk/resources/6031/ Please email bruce.horsfall@readingagency.org.uk if you have any problems downloading the document...

24 August 2023

RNIB Guide for Accessible Library Storytimes: Ready, Set, Read!

Our friends at RNIB have created this guide for accessible library storytimes, full of tips for library staff looking to run activities for children and caregivers who are visually impaired. How to access the RNIB Library: The best and easiest way to...

24 August 2023

Library Event Ideas from RNIB: Ready, Set, Read!

Our friends at RNIB have come up with some brilliant activity ideas for libraries to complement this year’s games and sports theme! Download the PDF below for suggested activities for children with a vision impairment, as well as for sighted...

26 July 2023

Arts Award Discover: Ready, Set, Read!

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 Summer Reading Challenge activities can be used towards Arts Award Discover. What is...

20 July 2023

URDU family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Urdu family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Urdu. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

20 July 2023

TURKISH family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Turkish family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Turkish. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

20 July 2023

TIGRINYA family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Tigrinya family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Tigrinya. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

20 July 2023

SPANISH family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Spanish family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Spanish. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

20 July 2023

SOMALI family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Somali family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Somali. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

20 July 2023

RUSSIAN family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Russian family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Russian. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

20 July 2023

ROMANIAN family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Romanian family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Romanian. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

17 July 2023

Ready Set Read Data Share Guidance Notes

Please read these guidance notes for more information on accessing the Summer Reading Challenge digital participation data. This resource contains information on: The data share for digital participation in Ready Set Read, including anonymised and personalised data. Please note: this is a locked...

14 July 2023

PUNJABI family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Punjabi family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Punjabi. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

14 July 2023

PORTUGESE family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Portugese family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Portugese. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

14 July 2023

POLISH family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Polish family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Polish. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

14 July 2023

PASHTO family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Pashto family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Pashto. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

14 July 2023

NEPALI family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Nepali family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Nepali. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

14 July 2023

HINDI family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable Hindi family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in Hindi. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...

14 July 2023

FRENCH family information and newsletter: Ready, Set, Read!

Download the customisable French family information sheet which contains information about the Summer Reading Challenge 2023 and a family newsletter template in English with an introduction in French. This download is a zip folder of the 2 separate documents above. Please note:...