News & Updates

Blue Peter Book Club Live

News 05.04.2024

The Reading Agency and Manchester Libraries are teaming up with CBBC for the Blue Peter Book Club Live

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Summer Reading Challenge

News 28.03.2024

‘Marvellous Makers’ theme celebrates children’s creativity

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Blue Peter Book Club

News 13.03.2024

Featured book for March.

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World Book Day finds children are put off reading for pleasure

News 12.03.2024

1 in 5 children feel judged for what they read

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Early Words Matter

News 07.03.2024

A child’s earliest years are crucial to their development and life chances.

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Blue Peter Book Club - February

News 15.02.2024

This month the Blue Peter Book Club is reading ‘Poems Aloud’, written by Joseph Coelho and illustrated by Daniel Gray-Barnett.

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Words for Life!

News 11.02.2024

Words for Life provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home.

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Nero Book Awards

Awards, News 02.02.2024

Celebrating outstanding writing by great authors living in the UK and Ireland.

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Can reading really improve your life?

News 15.01.2024

Research suggests that reading for pleasure is a key indicator in a child's future outcome. But how can we foster that love of reading? Author Julia Donaldson investigates.

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Meet Jamie

News 12.12.2023

To mark its 30th year as an independent charity, the National Literacy Trust has gathered 30 stories to celebrate the many ways that life stories have been changed by three decades of the Trust's work.

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Updates for Who Next

News, Website updates 06.12.2023

More new authors and titles have been added to Who Next.

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The Reading Agency’s Books of the Year!

News 01.12.2023

The Reading Agency’s December booklist for children and young people - Books of the Year!

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Connecting Stories transforms lives

News 11.11.2023

A recently published evaluation showed that the National Literary Trust's three-year Connecting Stories literacy project is going from strength to strength.

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Check out The Reading Agency’s November booklist – Debuts

News 05.11.2023

November marks National Novel Writing Month and The Reading Agency is celebrating by recommending some of their favourite debut authors/illustrators of 2023.

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