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26 Apr 2022

Paradise: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title Paradise by Abdulrazak Gurnah. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

26 Apr 2022

The Memory of Love: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

21 Apr 2022

Julia and the Shark - Writing and Illustrating Competition Pack

Julia and the Shark is an extraordinary story about ​family, friendship and hope​ from bestselling author Kiran Millwood Hargrave and acclaimed ​illustrator Tom de Freston. ‘Tom de Freston’s stunning illustrations perfectly complement the poetry of Kiran Millwood Hargrave’s story’ Cressida Cowell ‘The art shines and the writing soars – a classic from cover to cover’ Eoin Colfer ‘A truly beautiful book, with text and illustrations in perfect harmony!’ Jacqueline Wilson As these fantastic...

19 Apr 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2012-2022

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2012-2022. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 2002-2011

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 2002-2011. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1992-2001

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1992-2001. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1982-1991

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1982-1991. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1972-1981

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1972-1981. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1962-1971

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1962-1971. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

The Big Jubilee Read Discussion Guide: 1952-1961

Decade guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read: 1952-1961. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

'The Shadow Child' Reading Group Questions

Dig deeper into the themes of ‘The Shadow Child’ by Rachel Hancox with this Reading Group Guide. With a strong storyline and utterly believable characters, this book is the perfect reading group title, perfect for fans of bestsellers such as Eve Chase, Kate Morton and Rachel Hore. About The Book Eighteen-year-old Emma has loving parents and a promising future ahead of her. So why, one morning, does she leave home without a trace? Her parents, Cath and Jim, are devastated. They have no idea...

19 Apr 2022

The Night Tiger: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

How We Disappeared: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title How We Disappeared by Jing-Jing Lee. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

19 Apr 2022

The Book of Night Women: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Big Jubilee Read title The Book of Night Women by Marlon James. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

14 Apr 2022

Looshkin: The Maddest Cat in the World - colouring activity sheet

Looshkin might look like a cute blue cat, but you’ve never met a cat like Looshkin before. If you look away for just a moment, your house will be full of foamy bubbles, there are pigs on your roof, and a portal to a hell-dimension has opened in your loft. And there are bees, everywhere! Life is never going to be boring while Looshkin is around, but one thing is for sure – it will be very, very funny! Jamie Smart studied art at college for four years, but it was just an excuse to...

12 Apr 2022

The Reading Agency's April Booklist for Children & Young People - Autism

We have created a list of brilliant books for children and young people written predominantly by autistic authors and representing a diverse range of experiences, stories and voices. We have used identity first language (autistic) in line with current best practice, unless a different term has been used by an autistic author in their work. We are proud to have worked with Autistic UK on the creation of this booklist. Autistic UK is an Autistic People’s Organisation (APO) – an organisation run...

12 Apr 2022

The Reading Agency's April Booklist for Adults - Autism

We have created a list of brilliant books written predominantly by autistic authors and representing a diverse range of experiences, stories and voices. We have used identity first language (autistic) in line with current best practice, unless a different term has been used by an autistic author in their work. We are proud to have worked with Autistic UK on the creation of this booklist. Autistic UK is an Autistic People’s Organisation (APO) – an organisation run by autistic people for...

07 Apr 2022

Grimwood - digital packs

Laugh your head off with this wildly funny adventure! Fox cub siblings Ted and Nancy are on the run from Princess Buttons, the scariest street cat in the Big City. They flee for Grimwood, expecting to find refuge in the peaceful countryside. Instead, they are met with thieving eagles, dramatic ducks, riotous rabbits and a whole host of unusual characters. Grimwood is… weird. But when Princess Buttons tracks them down, Nancy and Ted and the animals of Grimwood must unite in a mind-bending race...

07 Apr 2022

Nature Trail by Benjamin Zephaniah and Nila Aye - digital activities

At the bottom of my garden, there’s a hedgehog and a frog, And a lot of creepy-crawlies living underneath a log… A joyful celebration of nature and the wonder of the world around us, written as a rhyming poem by award-winning poet Benjamin Zephaniah and illustrated by Nila Aye Packed with animals and minibeasts galore, this beautiful picture book is perfect for sharing together and reminding us all to take a closer look at the world around us, with loads to spot on every page. We would love...

05 Apr 2022

Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Sofia Khan and the Baby Blues by Sofia Malik. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 Apr 2022

The Cutting Season: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Cutting Season by M.W. Craven. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 Apr 2022

The Swimmer: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Swimmer by Graham Norton. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 Apr 2022

Witness: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Witness by Alex Wheatle. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 Apr 2022

My Name Is Why (Quick Reads): Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title My Name Is Why (abridged for Quick Reads) by Lemn Sissay. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 Apr 2022

The Black Mountain: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Black Mountain by Kate Mosse. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 Apr 2022

Blind Spot: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

05 Apr 2022

The Kiss: Discussion Guide

Reading guide and discussion questions to accompany the Quick Read title The Kiss by Santa Montefiore. Print this resource to use with a book group or literacy class.

31 Mar 2022

'Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories' Activity Sheets

Join the Magic Dolls for A Sticker Dolly Story adventure with these Sticker Dolly Dressing Stories colouring pages from Usborne.

28 Mar 2022

'The Unmorrow Curse' Activity Pack

Explore the themes of ‘The Unmorrow Curse’, an epic new middle-grade fantasy with this activity pack. About the Book THE BOOK It’s not every day that you find a famous weather woman bound by magic to a tree deep in the woods. Or discover that the weatherwoman is in fact Sunna, the Norse Goddess of the Sun, and one of the seven day guardians who keep time in order. But that’s just what happens to new friends Buzz and Mari—and it’s only the start of their adventure. Now, as humanity is forced...

24 Mar 2022

Don't Ask the Dragon - activity sheets

Beautifully illustrated by throughout, Don’t Ask the Dragon is the first children’s picture book from number one bestselling author, poet, and national treasure Lemn Sissay. This is the story of a little boy called Alem who goes on an adventure. It’s his birthday, but who knows where he can go to celebrate it? Maybe the bear, the fox, the treefrog or the bulldog know? But don’t ask the dragon… or he will EAT you! Gregg Stobb’s illustrations bring to life the adventure of a young boy searching...

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