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We hope that you’re all having an amazing summer so far! If you need some more inspiration then check out the fun resources and activities below for ways to keep reading at the heart of this year’s #SummerOfPlay.

Summer readingSizzling Summer Reads

Have you had a look at our summer book list? It’s full of brilliant books for adventures, sea-side escapes and discovery for your summery reading needs.

Make sure to check it out here.

Summer of Reading

Library Staff numbers factCoordinated by The Reading Agency, this year the #SummerOfReading will offer resources, events and activities from a range of organisations to inspire and engage families with reading for pleasure.

Check out their webpage here for more information, as well as the resources here.

World Book Day Scavenger Hunt Activity Sheets

Scavenger huntDownload our activity sheets, created in partnership with Twinkl, to have a fun reading scavenger hunt.

Available for ages 5-7, 7-9 and 9-11, you don’t want to miss out on delving into books and finding these items in an exciting challenge!

Wild World Heroes, Summer Reading Challenge 2021

It’s not too late to join the Wild World Heroes and sign up to be a part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2021!

Summer reading challengeProduced by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with public libraries, they have created this incredible list of Wild World Heroes Book Collection for your reading challenge, with lots of titles available for free through your local library.

The theme this year was developed with WWF to celebrate reading for pleasure that will inspire children to stand up for the future of our planet. You can also download a free e-book of The Secret Explorers and the Rainforest Rangers by SJ King.

Also be sure to check out the 2021 Teachers’ Reading Challenge too!

Summer book clubSummer Book Club

We’ve got two amazing titles for our Summer Book Club books! To find out more information, including reading activities, setting up your own book club, and our previous books, click here.

Make sure to check out our latest August title, the hilarious Maddy Yip’s Guide to Life by Sue Cheung, here, and our adventurous July title, Malamander, by Thomas Taylor, here.

Rediscover Summer#RediscoverSummer

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Department for Education have created an amazing guide packed with a brilliant range of ways to #RediscoverSummer safely.

This includes activities for reading, as well as sport, nature, creativity, and more!

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10 Minute Story Sharing Videos

If you haven’t checked out our 10 minute story shares with authors and illustrators already, then make sure to! With familar names and faces, such as Jacqueline Wilson and David Walliams, share a story with them for just 10 minutes today.

Find the YouTube playlist here.

Share a Story CornerShare a Story Corner – Video Books

Our video books are perfect for you to enjoy stories together with your little ones. With resources and activities to make story sharing more interactive, sharing a story for just 10 minutes a day will make a huge difference to their wellbeing, creativity and imagination!

Find out more here, and browse our collection on YouTube.


Scavenger hunt