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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...

04 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...

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.

18 July 2018

Family Favourites Reading Activity

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge for children celebrates 80 years of the much-loved comic Beano, making it an ideal theme for family reading. Download this A4 leaflet and fold it to A5 if you are running family reading sessions over...

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.

02 July 2018

Mischief Makers schools pack

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018! This 7 page pack introduces this year’s Challenge and contains creative ideas and useful resources to inspire your school to take part. There is no other free reading...

02 July 2018

Mischief Makers schools pack: Scotland

Keep your pupils reading this summer with Mischief Makers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2018! This 7 page pack introduces this year’s Challenge and contains creative ideas and useful resources to inspire your school to take part. There is no...

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...

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers school assembly presentation: Scotland

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 resource now includes the 2018...

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: England

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our Shop.

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: Wales

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Summer Reading Challenge. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our Shop.

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers family leaflet: Scotland

This leaflet is aimed at parents and carers of children visiting the library to encourage take-up of the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland. This is a free download. Translated editions of the family leaflet are available to purchase from our...

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers A4 poster: England

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge 2018, in your classroom, library or community space!

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers A4 Poster: Wales

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Summer Reading Challenge in your classroom, library or community space!

01 July 2018

Mischief Makers A4 Poster: Scotland

Download this A4 poster to promote Mischief Makers, the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2018, in your classroom, library or community space!

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...

29 June 2018

Mischief Makers bookmark activity sheets

Children can colour in these Mischief Makers bookmarks and fill them out to recommend books to friends and spread the word about the Summer Reading Challenge.

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.

27 April 2018

Mischief Makers school newsletter template: Scotland

These helpful templates can be added to school newsletters sent home to parents, or displayed on your school website. Use the text provided or fill the frame with your own message to encourage parents to visit the library and sign their...

26 April 2018

Mischief Makers school newsletter template

These helpful templates can be added to school newsletters sent home to parents, or displayed on your school website. Use the text provided or fill the frame with your own message to encourage parents to visit the library and sign...

24 April 2018

Summer Volunteering Recruitment Toolkit (2018)

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 volunteer recruitment...

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