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At The Reading Agency we work every day towards a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life. We mean everyone - from toddlers to children to young adults, prisoners and older people - irrespective of age or economic background. We believe that reading can tackle life's big challenges, from social mobility to mental health - and we're determined that no one is left behind as we strive towards realising our vision.

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At The Reading Agency we work every day towards a world where everyone is reading their way to a better life. We mean everyone - from toddlers to children to young adults, prisoners and older people - irrespective of age or economic background. We believe that reading can tackle life's big challenges, from social mobility to mental health - and we're determined that no one is left behind as we strive towards realising our vision.
World Book Day 2015
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World Book Day 2015

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Fantastic pack of resources and activities linked to all the World Book Day 2015 books and authors. Produced by The Reading Agency www.readingagency.org.uk. Information about the books and authors and questions for discussion in reading groups or in class.
Book Club Guide
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Book Club Guide

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All you need to set up and run a successful book club or reading group in your school. Templates, planning tools and activity ideas. Chatterbooks book clubs can be run by teachers, teaching assistants, student teachers, parents or volunteers. Suitable for pupils of all ages and all stages of reading. Great fun, creative and inclusive. Endorsed by the Department for Education and designed to meet the statutory requirements for reading and spoken language in the English national curriculum.
Comics and Superheroes reading group or book club pack
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Comics and Superheroes reading group or book club pack

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Comic books and superheroes activity pack for book clubs and reading groups or whole classes. Fun and creative ideas. Suitable for KS1, KS2 and Y7 and 8 - all reading abilities. Not yet running a book club in school? See the accompanying guide to setting one up. Activity ideas, guidance, templates and useful links.
World Book Day 2014 Resources
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World Book Day 2014 Resources

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Fantastic pack of resources and activities linked to all the World Book Day 2014 books and authors. Produced by The Reading Agency www.readingagency.org.uk. Information about the books and authors and questions for discussion in reading groups or in class.
Christmas Reading Challenge
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Christmas Reading Challenge

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Loved the Summer Reading Challenge? Try this for the end of term and over the Christmas holidays to keep your pupils reading. Certificate, online virtual badges and reward video. Poster for the classroom or book bags and special video message from Cressida Cowell for use in class or assemblies. More info at www.readingagency.org.uk/children
Chatterbooks Week Activity Pack
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Chatterbooks Week Activity Pack

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This is a Chatterbooks Activity Pack to celebrate Chatterbooks Week which takes place annually in October. The theme of this pack is illustration and In this 2016 pack you’ll find lots of ideas for your group’s activities and discussion. Thise pack is brought to you by The Reading Agency and their publisher partnership Children’s Reading Partners. Chatterbooks ( www.chatterbooks.org.uk) is a reading group programme for children aged 4 to 14 years. It is coordinated by The Reading Agency and its patron is author Dame Jacqueline Wilson. Chatterbooks groups run in libraries and schools, supporting and inspiring children’s literacy development by encouraging them to have a really good time reading and talking about books.
Funny Fiction Chatterbooks Activity Pack
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Funny Fiction Chatterbooks Activity Pack

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Here’s the latest Funny Fiction Chatterbooks pack with a bumper collection of some of the latest funny books for children…and some old favourites. This pack is brought to you by The Reading Agency and their publisher partnership, Children’s Reading Partners. Chatterbooks [ www.readinggroups.org/chatterbooks] is a reading group programme for children aged 4 to 14 years. It is coordinated by The Reading Agency and its patron is author Dame Jacqueline Wilson. Chatterbooks groups run in libraries and schools, supporting and inspiring children’s literacy development by encouraging them to have a really good time reading and talking about books
Summer Reading Challenge 2017, Animal Agents
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Summer Reading Challenge 2017, Animal Agents

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Fun, creative ideas and activities to inspire schools, children and families to take part in Animal Agents, the Summer Reading Challenge 2017. There is no other free reading challenge that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department for Education. Pupils of all ages love it! The Challenge is a brilliant reading initiative for your pupils which is free to your school and helps to keep up all the good work that you and your pupils have done during the academic year. Partner with your local library for this well-loved reading for pleasure programme! Inspire and encourage your pupils to take part before the holidays and celebrate and reward your pupils who completed the Challenge after the holidays. Great for end of term lessons and lessons with your new class. Keep them reading in the holidays! • The Summer Reading Challenge is intrinsically inclusive and can contribute to the achievement of all your pupils, including pupils with special educational needs, disadvantaged pupils and the most able • It enhances and supports your school’s reading policy and your mission for all children to read widely and often • It prevents the tendency for children’s reading to dip over the holidays • The Challenge helps to support the social and cultural development of your pupils in a fun, creative and child-directed way, promoting British values • It encourages comprehension skills such as using imagination and empathy to explore a text beyond the page • It develops a growth mindset for children who take part • The Challenge allows children to become more independent in their reading when choosing books • It allows children to master aspects of reading through using pertinent and specific vocabulary when talking about books • The Challenge can help to close the gap for disadvantaged pupils • It takes place at your local library and is a brilliant opportunity for extra curricular activity within your local community, to foster family literacy and home-school links • The Challenge supports the successful transition between year groups and stages It's fun! It's free! It's local!
The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016 . Celebrating Roald Dahl 100
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The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016 . Celebrating Roald Dahl 100

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Fantastic resource pack of fun, creative ideas and activities to inspire schools, children and families to take part in the Summer Reading Challenge 2016 - at a library near you, in the summer holidays. This year, libraries everywhere are celebrating 100 years of the world’s favourite storyteller Roald Dahl and the Summer Reading Challenge 2016 is called THE BIG FRIENDLY READ. There is no other free reading challenge that involves so many children, introduces families to their library, encourages children to choose books freely and independently and is endorsed by parents, teachers and the Department for Education. Pupils of all ages love it! Partner with your local library for this well-loved reading for pleasure programme! Inspire and encourage your pupils to take part before the holidays and celebrate and reward your pupils who completed the Challenge after the holidays. Great for end of term lessons and lessons with your new class. Keep them reading in the holidays!
Poetry
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Poetry

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Poetry pack for book clubs and reading groups or whole classes. Ideal for National Poetry Day. Fun and creative ideas. Suitable for KS1 and KS2. Not yet got a book club in school? See the accompanying guide to setting one up. Activity ideas, guidance, templates and useful links.
Halloween reading group or book club pack
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Halloween reading group or book club pack

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'Scary Stories and Spine-tinglers' activity pack for book clubs and reading groups or whole classes. Ideal for winter as the nights draw in....!Fun and creative ideas. Suitable for KS1, KS2 and Y7 and 8 - all reading abilities. Not yet running a book club in school? See the accompanying guide to setting one up. Activity ideas, guidance, templates and useful links.
'Chocolate!' reading group or book club pack
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'Chocolate!' reading group or book club pack

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'Chocolate, Sweets and Treats' activity pack for book clubs and reading groups or whole classes. Originally created for the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Ideal for National Chocolate Week, Roald Dahl Day or World Book Day. Fun and creative ideas. Suitable for KS1 and KS2 - all stages of reading. Not yet running a book club in school? See the accompanying guide to setting one up. Activity ideas, guidance, templates and useful links.
 Christmas reading group or book club packs
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Christmas reading group or book club packs

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Winter and Christmas activity packs for book clubs and reading groups or whole classes and library lessons. Fun and creative ideas for book-related activities. Quizzes, games, templates. Suitable for KS1, KS2 and Y7 and 8 - all reading abilities. Not yet running a book club in school? See the accompanying guide to setting one up. Activity ideas, guidance, templates and useful links.
Non-fiction reading group or book club pack
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Non-fiction reading group or book club pack

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'Non-fiction Info Challenge' activity pack for book clubs and reading groups or whole classes. Great for Non-fiction November. Fun and creative ideas, including quizzes and a Dewey decimal hunt round the library. Suitable for KS1, KS2 and Y7 and 8 - all reading abilities. Not yet running a book club in school? See the accompanying guide to setting one up. Activity ideas, guidance, templates and useful links.
Christmas Reading Challenge 2015
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Christmas Reading Challenge 2015

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Loved the Summer Reading Challenge? Try this for the end of term and over the Christmas holidays to keep your pupils reading. Certificate, online virtual badges and reward video. Poster for the classroom or book bags and special video message from Cressida Cowell for use in class or assemblies. Visit the year-round website to use the Book Sorter, create a profile and rate and review books : www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk. Not yet running a book club in school? See the accompanying guide to setting one up in the new year.
Back to School Reading Resources
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Back to School Reading Resources

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Great set of start - of- term resources to get pupils thinking and talking about their favourite books, as well as celebrating their participation in the Summer Reading Challenge at their local library. Worksheets, display posters, lesson plans and top tips.
Shakespeare Week 2016
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Shakespeare Week 2016

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Fantastic pack of resources and activities for Shakespeare Week 2016. Produced by The Reading Agency www.readingagency.org.uk for shakespeareweek.org.uk/ Details of books for young people about Shakespeare, and retellings of his plays, plus ideas for discussion and fun activities for reading groups or in class. Not yet running a book club ? See the accompanying guide to setting one up in school.
Summer Reading Challenge 2015 Record Breakers
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Summer Reading Challenge 2015 Record Breakers

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Fantastic resource pack of fun, creative ideas and lesson activities to inspire children to take part in the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge - Record Breakers - at a library near you, in the summer holidays. This year's theme is based on the Guinness World Records. Pupils of all ages love it! Partner with your local library for this brilliant reading for pleasure initiative. Inspire and encourage your pupils to take part before the holidays and celebrate and reward your pupils who completed the Challenge after the holidays. Great for end of term lessons and lessons with your new class. Keep them reading in the holidays!