It’s time to celebrate bedtime reading! So grab your PJ’s and join in the fun on Friday 1st May. Sign up here for a festival of stay-at-home story-filled fun
Check out your favourite authors on You Tube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and their websites too. You can also use #UnitedByBooks to find lots of reading activities and tips.
The theme for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge (SRC) is “Silly Squad” – a celebration of funny books, happiness and laughter. The SRC encourages children aged 4 to 11 to enjoy the benefits of reading for pleasure over the summer holidays, providing lots of fun and enjoyment as well as helping to prevent the summer reading “dip”
This year, children can sign up to do the SRC online at Silly Squad The site is free to access and will feature video content, games, quizzes, and digital downloadable activities to incentivise and encourage children and their families to take part in the Challenge at home. It is a place for children to rate and review their books and work towards their reading goal.
Teachers can visit the School Zone to find ways to support pupils to take part in the SRC
The SRC starts on Friday 5 June 2020 and will run until September.
Loan request forms are sent to schools towards the end of each term and can also be accessed electronically:
Forms can be returned by e-mail to email@example.com or via the School Library Service van driver.
You can find some helpful hints and tips for completing your form here
We aim to provide you with the best possible resources to support your teaching and we would welcome any feedback you may have about your loans.
You can find the latest information on deliveries and collections here
Author visits are a great way to enthuse children about books and to encourage them to read for pleasure. They help to widen children’s reading choices and to facilitate book ownership. Meeting a “real life” author can be both inspirational and motivational for the children, which is often reflected in their own writing.
We were delighted to have author Sophie Anderson visit us in September. Sophie visited 3 schools, engaging with with approximately 450 pupils and 101 books were sold on the day. “Sophie is my favourite author and I will never forget this moment” (Pupil from Malvern Primary)
We have the following authors booked for 2020;
Look out for more author visits during the year
We are delighted to be sponsoring #RRGoesToUni for the third year running. It’s set to be a great day filled with keynote speakers, workshops, exhibitors and of course, a travelling bookshop.
This informal CPD event is aimed at anybody with a passion for reading in both the primary and secondary sectors. The day will focus on practical ideas to promote reading for pleasure, look at ways to nurture competent readers and writers and examples of using reading materials across the curriculum and the education phases. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow Reading Rockers and to share practice and ideas together. And of course we will be there too!
Taking place at Liverpool John Moores University on Saturday 7th March 2020. Tickets available here
Do come and say hello.