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Free resources to enjoy at home

The Reading Agency works with top children’s publishers to create and share fun family-friendly activities to encourage reading for pleasure. Visit our Resources Bank to find a variety of book recommendations, activity sheets, videos, free offers and more to enjoy with your young readers. The Resources Bank is updated with new items every week, so check back regularly!


Chatterbooks

Chatterbooks reading clubs help children build a lifelong reading habit. Every month, brand new activities created by leading children’s book publishers are available to download for FREE from our Chatterbooks resources page. You’ll find great suggestions for books to explore and activities suitable for enjoying at home, school or in your library. Find out more about Chatterbooks and sign up for the email newsletter here.


Reading Well for children

Reading Well for children provides quality-assured information, stories and advice to support children’s mental health and wellbeing. Books have been chosen and recommended by leading health professionals and co-produced with children and families. The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11), but includes titles aimed at a wide range of reading levels to support less confident readers, and to encourage children to read together with their siblings and carers. Find out more about the scheme here and access supporting resources here.


Information for adults

Schools

Visit our School Zone to access free resources and Challenge ideas for your class.

Families

Visit our Home Zone, full of useful Challenge information for parents, grandparents and carers. For information about supporting reading in the early years visit our Pre-School Zone.

Libraries

Visit our Library Zone to find libraries near you running the challenge, and how to take part.