Resources

13 Sep 2019

The Map of Salt and Stars - Readers' Guide

Download a readers’ guide for The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar, one of the shortlisted books for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2019. Find out more about the shortlist

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13 Sep 2019

Sleeper: The Red Storm - Readers' Guide

Download a readers’ guide for Sleeper: The Red Storm by J.D. Fennell, one of the shortlisted books for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2019. Find out more about the shortlist

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13 Sep 2019

Firefly - Readers' Guide

Download a readers’ guide for Firefly by Henry Porter, one of the shortlisted books for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2019. Find out more about the shortlist

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13 Sep 2019

Preservation - Readers' Guide

Download a readers’ guide for Preservation by Jock Serong, one of the shortlisted books for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2019. Find out more about the shortlist

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12 Sep 2019

The Wizards of Once - KS2 resources

Cressida Cowell’s aim as Waterstones Children’s Laureate is to encourage EVERY child to read for fun and get something out of books. Full of magic and wonder, adventure and danger, friendship and family, her latest series, The Wizards of Once, is the perfect series to get children excited about reading. These comprehensive resources are an excellent way to get children to engage with the text in a fun and educational way. Cressida has a passion for developing the creative intelligence of...

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10 Sep 2019

Roald Dahl Day activity sheets and competition from OUP

Get Gobblefunking with Roald Dahl Oxford University Press have some fantabulous activity sheets for children to use and enjoy this Roald Dahl Day (13 September). If you do use the resources in your library or school, we would love to see photos. You can share these by using #DahlDay and tagging @OUPChildrens and @readingagency. Competition There is also a great competition for children aged 13 and under on www.oxfordowl.co.uk/roald-dahl. If they enter they could win: A family ticket to...

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05 Sep 2019

SAPIENS, HOMO DEUS and 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY by Yuval Noah Harari: A reading guide

A reading guide for the books by Yuval Noah Harari including information about the author and discussion points.

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05 Sep 2019

Winter Mini Challenge 2019 - Promotional Assets

We’re snow excited to be teaming up with our publisher partner Oxford Children’s Books for a brrr-illiant Pugs of the Frozen North themed Mini Challenge! Pugs of the Frozen North is an action-packed adorable-pug-filled adventure from Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre, and we can’t wait for children to join in the fun! Find out more about this year’s Winter Mini Challenge here This free download includes posters and social media assets for promoting the Mini Challenge....

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27 Aug 2019

Food, Glorious Food

Are you hungry? You might be after looking at our fantastic food themed booklist. Novels, poetry and of course a few cookbooks will keep you busy for hours.

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22 Aug 2019

Night Boat to Tangier - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Night Boat to Tangier by Kevin Barry by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

The Wall - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title The Wall by John Lanchester by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

My Sister, the Serial Killer - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

Lost Children Archive - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

Lanny - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Lanny by Max Porter by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

Frankissstein - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

Girl, Woman, Other - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Girl, Woman, Other by Bernardine Evaristo by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

Ducks, Newburyport - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Ducks, Newburyport by Lucy Ellman by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

An Orchestra of Minorities - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World by Elif Shafak by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

The Man Who Saw Everything - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title The Man Who Saw Everything by Deborah Levy by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

Quichotte - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title Quichotte by Salman Rushdie by clicking below.

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22 Aug 2019

The Testaments - Readers' Guide

On 24 July the Booker Prize revealed the longlist of thirteen books for the 2019 prize. Discover the excellent books that have been chosen for the Booker Prize. You can download a Readers’ Guide for shortlisted title The Testaments by Margaret Atwood by clicking below.

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15 Aug 2019

Red Joan reading group guide

A reading group guide written by author, Jennie Rooney. About the book Joan’s voice is almost a whisper. ‘Nobody talked about what they did during the war. We all knew we weren’t allowed to.’ Joan Stanley has a secret. She is a loving mother, a doting grandmother, and leads a quiet, unremarkable life in the suburbs. Then one morning there is a knock on the door, and suddenly the past she has been so keen to hide for the last fifty years threatens to overturn her...

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12 Aug 2019

The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina - activity pack

Join Kittie Lacey, the best hairdresser in all of Fairyland, in her latest adventure The Fairytale Hairdresser and Thumbelina. It’s almost time for the Flower Festival and Kitty Lacey’s salon is bursting with people looking for a special floral hairstyle. This is the Flower People’s favourite time of year, but they have all mysteriously disappeared… All except for one: Thumbelina. But when Thumbelina vanishes too, can Kittie save the day with the help of a brave...

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06 Aug 2019

September 2019 Children's and Young People booklist - Back to School Books

Our September booklist for children and young people is a selection of our favourite books either set in a school or about starting a new academic year. It includes picture books, guides for teenagers, a graphic novel and some amazing stories. You can join in with the conversation online using #BackToSchoolBooklist and tagging us using @readingagency on Twitter and @SummerReadingChallengeUK on Facebook.

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05 Aug 2019

Dot Day - Make Your Mark poster and activity pack

Celebrate International Dot Day on 15th-ish September! 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, every 15-ish September, more than 10 million teachers, librarians, and children in 170 countries participate in International Dot Day, making their mark by getting busy with writing, drawing, painting, or other creative outlets and...

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02 Aug 2019

Don't Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton - book trailer

From the multi award-winning picture book maker of A Bit Lost, Oh No, George!, Shh! We Have a Plan and Goodnight Everyone comes a bold new picture book about building up the courage to try something new. In the rockpool above the sea, live two crabs: Big Crab and Little Crab. Today, they’re going for a dip in the sea. “This is going to be so great!” says Little Crab. But then Little Crab catches a first glimpse of the water… Oh. The waves! They’re ENORMOUS. “JEEPERS!”...

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01 Aug 2019

Comics and Graphic Novels Chatterbooks Pack

In this Chatterbooks activity pack you’ll find some great suggestions for comic books and graphic novels for your group to explore, read and enjoy together. We hope you enjoy them, together with all the discussion and activity ideas, and further reading suggestions.

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17 Jul 2019

Take it Back by Kia Abdullah Reading Group Guide

A reading group guide to Take it Back by Kia Abdullah including discussion questions and further reading.

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17 Jul 2019

The Truth Pixie Goes to School by Matt Haig - resources pack

The Truth Pixie Goes to School is Matt Haig’s follow-up to last year’s heart-warming bestseller The Truth Pixie and is for little pixies everywhere aged 5 and over. Going back-to-school can be a scary time but The Truth Pixie and friends are here to help children feel more themselves in their new school uniform. With delightful illustrations by Chris Mould, The Truth Pixie Goes to School should be in every backpack this year. ’Don’t try to be something You really are...

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