Resources

15 January 2018

500 Words downloadable poster - for judges

A free downloadable poster for you to put up in your library or school to encourage teachers and librarians to register as judges for the 500 Words competition 2018. Click the link below to download.

15 January 2018

500 Words downloadable poster - for entrants

A free downloadable poster for you to put up in your library or school to encourage children to enter the 500 Words competition 2018. Click the link below to download.

19 December 2017

Recruitment pack for summer volunteering

Resources to support libraries recruiting young volunteers for the summer holidays and year-round. This pack includes: an advocacy card to share with schools, an advocacy card to share with key stakeholders and across the library service a volunteer recruitment guide, a Reading Hack...

08 December 2017

Winter Mini Challenge 2017 with Star Wars - Certificates

Download this resource and reward Winter Mini Challenge completers with a special Star Wars certificate. The certificate is available in English and in bilingual English & Welsh.

08 December 2017

Winter Mini Challenge 2017 with Star Wars - Activities

Download these Star Wars activity sheets for your library, class or reading group

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...

30 October 2017

I Want to be in a Scary Story by Sean Taylor - A book trailer

I want to be in a Scary Story The stellar duo behind Hoot Owl: Master of Disguise reunites to create a book that will have children (and their parents!) roaring with laughter once again. From the team behind the acclaimed Hoot Owl,...

16 July 2017

Children's University

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

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

The Summer Reading Challenge and Arts Award

In this download you will find: Animal Agents Arts Award activity booklet (for training) Arts Award Discover activity sheets A document showing how the activities in the Arts Award activity booklets and PDF sheets map to each part of Discover Information for parents &...

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.

12 June 2017

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...

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

25 November 2016

Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - The Big Friendly Read 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.

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...

22 April 2016

Arts Award Briefing

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

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.

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.