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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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

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 - The Big Friendly Read Headline Results

Here are the summary findings and a regional breakdown of results for The Big Friendly Read, the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge