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Aquila

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A monthly educational magazine themed around a general-interest topic aimed at KS2 pupils.

Aquila logo

£

KS2

Blue Peter Book Awards

Book awards

The Blue Peter Book Awards consist of two annual awards - Best Story and Best Book with Facts - both voted for by children.

Free

KS2

Bookzilla Reading App

Digital platforms and tools

A free reading app designed to encourage pupils in upper primary and lower secondary schools to read for pleasure.

Logo for Scottish Book Trust

Free

KS2, KS3

Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme

Book awards, Projects and programmes

Register a reading group to 'shadow' the judging process for the UK's best known children's book awards.

Logo for Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Children's Book Week

Event

Run a Children's Book Week to promote reading for pleasure in your school.

Logo for Children's Book Week in the US

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

CLPE Teaching Resources

Lesson plans and teaching aids, CPD resource

A range of free resources created by CLPE to help schools teach literacy in the most effective way.

CLPE logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Cocoa Magazines

Newspapers, magazines and comics

Bi-monthly magazines dedicated to reflecting the interests and culture of young Black boys and girls.

Cocoa publishing logo

£

KS2

Comics in Class

Booklists and book reviews

Reviews and recommendations of graphic novels.

Free

KS2, KS3

Developing Reading for Pleasure: Engaging Young Readers

CPD course

A free online course to help practitioners develop and promote a Reading for Pleasure culture in their schools.

The Open University logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

English Hubs

CPD resource, CPD course

A network of schools appointed to improve the teaching of early language acquisition, phonics and reading in England.

Free

KS1, KS2

Excelsior Award

Book awards

An annual award celebrating the best graphic novels and manga published for 9-18 year-olds.

Logo for Excelsior Award

£

KS2, KS3 ...

FCBG Children's Book Award

Book awards

The FCBG Children's Book Award is an annual award voted for entirely by children.

Logo for Children's Book Award

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

First News

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A weekly newspaper and associated literacy resources created for children between the ages of seven and fourteen.

First News logo

£

KS2, KS3

Harry Potter Book Night

Event

An annual celebration of the magical world created in the best-selling Harry Potter series of books.

Harry Potter Book Night 2022 logo

Free

KS2, KS3

Information Book Award

Book awards

An annual award celebrating information books.

Information Book Award logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

International Literacy Day

Event

International Literacy Day takes place on the 8th of September every year. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy for everyone.

UNESCO logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Laugh Out Loud Book Awards

Book awards

An annual award to celebrate the best and funniest children's books in the UK and Ireland.

Lollies logo 2022

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Libraries Week

Event

Libraries Week is an opportunity to celebrate the central role that libraries play in our communities.

Libraries Week 2021 logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

My Home Library Bookplates

Books, ebooks and audiobooks

A selection of free bookplates created by book illustrators to download and use in your books.

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

National Geographic Kids

Newspapers, magazines and comics

A general interest magazine with a focus on animals, the environment and nature.

National Geographic Kids Magazine logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

National Reading Champions Quiz

Competition

A national competition that tests and celebrates readers' book knowledge. For pupils aged 10-14.

National Literacy Trust logo

£

KS2, KS3

National Share-a-Story Month

Event

An annual celebration of the power of storytelling and story sharing.

Logo for National Share a Story Month

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

OU/UKLA Teachers' Reading Groups

CPD course

Local groups of teachers and literacy practitioners that meet to discuss Reading for Pleasure pedagogy and practice.

OURfP logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

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