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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...

25 February 2024

Jayben series by Thomas Leeds - digital pack

The second book in an incredible immersive fantasy series about a boy with no memories and a world that only he can save. Perfect for fans of Francesca Gibbons and The Land of Roar. Jayben has realised his destiny as the Ninth...

25 February 2024

Shiver Point by Gabriel Dylan - digital pack

THE TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK Welcome to SHIVER POINT, home of spooks, screams and small-town horror! Enter if you dare… Shiver Point is boring. Nothing interesting ever happens there and there’s never anything fun to do. At least that’s what Alex has...

02 February 2024

Jane Eyre: Abridged for Young Readers by Charlotte Bronte & Patrice Lawrence - discussion guide

A beloved classic adult novel skilfully abridged to inspire and engage a new generation of middle-grade readers, from multi-award-winning author, Patrice Lawrence. As a young orphan, Jane Eyre is thrown upon the mercy of an aunt and cousins who are anything...

02 February 2024

Stitch by Padraig Kenny - discussion guide

Stitch and his friend Henry Oaf were brought to life by the genius Professor Hardacre. But when his wicked nephew takes over the laboratory, they soon discover that his sights are set on Henry as his next experiment. Can Stitch and...

30 January 2024

A Better Day by Dr Alex George - author video for Children's Mental Health Week

Winner of the Children’s Non-fiction Book of the Year in the British Book Awards 2023 Start the new year with this positive wellbeing handbook. What if we could think of mental health in a positive way? Sweep away the rain clouds. Talk...

17 January 2024

Teachers' Reading Challenge 2023 Certificate

Download your Teachers’ Reading Challenge certificate to display in your classroom or library, to share and celebrate how many books you read during the 2023 Challenge.

09 January 2024

The Reading Agency’s January booklist - New Year, New Adventures

To kick off 2024 we have picked books that will either help you learn something new or will take you away on new adventures. Whether you’re looking to delve into some self-improvement, explore the wonders of nature, conduct mind-boggling science...

19 December 2023

The Wild Robot series by Peter Brown - digital pack (including extracts)

From bestselling author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed third book in his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot series, exploring what happens when nature and technology collide. The digital pack includes: • A4 Poster – downloadable PDF •...

18 December 2023

Indi Raye is Totally Faking It by Lauren Layfield - Activity sheet and extract

For fans of GEEK GIRL and SUPER AWKWARD comes a hilarious new teen series from CBBC presenter and Capital DJ, Lauren Layfield. Meet Indi. She’s new to Manchester with approximately zero friends. Unless you count Gary, who, unfortunately, is a gecko. If...

12 December 2023

The Reading Agency’s December booklist for children and young people - Books of the Year!

At The Reading Agency, we have read a lot of brilliant books over the past year; books that have made us laugh, cry and left us with a lot to discuss. Members of our team have picked the books that...

28 November 2023

Luna Loves Christmas by Joseph Coelho and Fiona Lumbers - Activity Pack

From award-winning Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho, the fourth book in the Luna Loves… series celebrates separated families at Christmas time, and shows the power of giving to bring people together. Luna loves Christmas. Sometimes at Mum’s, sometimes at Dad’s, she gets...

22 November 2023

Leila and the Blue Fox by Kiran Millwood Hargrave with Tom de Freston - activity pack

‘A thing of beauty both inside and out’ A.F. Steadman, author of SKANDAR From bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and acclaimed illustrator Tom de Freston – the duo behind the award-winning Julia and the Shark – Leila and the Blue...

15 November 2023

The Christmas Pig - festive resources and activities

As the end of term fast approaches, Hachette Children’s Group have got just what you need to create your very own Christmas story-time adventure! Imagine a place where all the lost things go, a place where love can bring things to...

02 November 2023

The Reading Agency’s November booklist – Debuts

November marks National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo (as it’s more commonly known). We want to celebrate some of our favourite debut authors/illustrators of 2023. From beautifully illustrated picture books, thrilling middle grade, YA titles to escape with and a...

01 November 2023

Everyday Action, Everyday Change by Natalie and Noami Evans

Making changes that help make the world a fairer place can feel overwhelming. Where do you even start?   Well… Small actions really can make a big difference!   In this inspiring guide, changemakers, sisters and founders of Everyday Racism, Natalie and Naomi Evans,...

30 October 2023

Percy Jackson series - digital activity pack and social media

HALF BOY – HALF GOD – ALL HERO. Now with a new cover look, read the story that launched Percy Jackson into the stratosphere, before the Disney+ series comes out! Look, I never asked to be the son of a Greek god....

28 September 2023

The Reading Agency’s October booklist – Poetry

National Poetry Day (5 October) is a day to share, read and even write poetry. To celebrate, we’ve put together some of our favourite poetry picks. You can buy the books from Bookshop.org. Looking to share the magic of reading with young...

27 September 2023

Until the Road Ends by Phil Earle - digital pack and author videos

Until the Road Ends is the eagerly awaited new novel from the bestselling author of When the Sky Falls: The Times Children’s Book of the Year, winner of a Books Are My Bag Readers Award, the British Book Award for...

11 September 2023

Celebrate International Dot Day - downloadable resources

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009. Now around the 15 September, more than 10 million teachers,...

07 September 2023

Seeing Things Differently: A RNIB Booklist

As part of teachers’ Reading Challenge 2023, our friends at RNIB have helped us put together a booklist with books suitable for a range of ages, all featuring blind or partially sighted characters. Most of these are #OwnVoices titles too,...

03 September 2023

The Reading Agency’s September booklist – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

National Coding Week is an annual event that aims to help adults, young people and children with learning digital skills. National Coding Week will be happening from the 18-24 September so we are celebrating our favourite books that have strong...

21 August 2023

Blade Breaker by Victoria Aveyard - digital assets

A DIVIDED REALM MUST RALLY, AN UNSTOPPABLE ENEMY MUST BE DEFEATED, AND THE FATE OF THE WORLD RESTS ON A BLADE’S EDGE. Andry, a former squire, fights for hope amid blood and chaos. Dom, a grieving immortal, strives to fulfill a broken...

17 August 2023

You Can Do Anything Tyrone - digital assets and author video

You Can Do Anything, Tyrone! is an out-of-this-world adventure from award-winning actor Sir Lenny Henry and debut illustrator Salomey Doku. Tyrone is going to build a brilliant rocket ship out of building blocks and go on an adventure to the moon!...

17 August 2023

Ten-word Tiny Tales - digital pack and book trailers

“Invite me in,” she says, outside my tenth storey window… Is it possible to spin a tale using just ten words? In this unique and magnificent compendium designed to spark the imagination, Joseph Coelho brings us stories of underwater worlds, bears...

17 August 2023

Kòkú Àkànbí and the Heart of Midnight – School Resources

In five days’ time, darkness will disappear forever, along with the magical creatures who inhabit it. One 13-year-old boy is the last hope for survival… When Kòkú accidentally causes chaos by releasing a demon from a museum, he is sent away...

15 August 2023

The Reading Agency’s August booklist – Escape with a Book

As lots of people head off on their holidays, we selected books that can transport a reader somewhere else even if they’re not going away. We have picked 12 books to help carry you away with stories (or help to...

14 August 2023

Spear by Nicola Griffith - promotional guide

About the ADCI Literary Prize 2023 Launched in 2022, the ADCI (Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses) Literary Prize seeks to encourage greater positive representation of disability in literature. Founded by author Penny Batchelor and publisher Clare Christian together with the Society...

04 August 2023

Reader Reviews August 2023 - what readers thought about books this month!

Did you know that we offer free reading group sets of books for groups every month? All we ask for in return are reviews. If you’d like to find out more you can sign up to our newsletters. Every month...

04 August 2023

We Are Family Too! Diverse Reading List 2

As part of the Teachers’ Reading Challenge 2023, our partners at the Open University have put together this list of books which celebrate the diversity of families. Because not all families look like those in traditional, well-loved books: they might...