Calendar of Events
The Literacy Year
Event
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Key Stage
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Resource Provider
Bookbuzz

Projects and programmes

A book gifting programme aimed at pupils in Years 7 and 8 to promote reading for pleasure.

££

KS3

Bookfinder

Booklists and book reviews

A database of book reviews for EYFS to KS3 from the experts at BookTrust.

BookTrust logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Booklists from Books Council of Wales

Booklists and book reviews

A selection of booklists for children and young adults chosen by the experts at the Books Council of Wales.

Books Council of Wales logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Booklists from CLPE

Booklists and book reviews

A selection of booklists on a range of themes for use in the primary classroom.

CLPE logo

Free

KS1, KS2

Booklists from Scottish Book Trust

Booklists and book reviews

A selection of booklists for children and young adults chosen by the experts at Scottish Book Trust.

Logo for Scottish Book Trust

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Bookmark

Reading support

Trained volunteers provide online reading support for pupils in Years 1-4, with a focus on boosting enjoyment and confidence in reading as well as attainment.

Bookmark logo

£

KS1, KS2

Bookplates UK

Book gifting and grants

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

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Books Beyond Words

Books, ebooks and audiobooks, School book supplier or specialist publisher

A series of award-winning wordless picture books on topics that support the SEMH curriculum.

Logo for Books beyond Words

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Books for Keeps

Booklists and book reviews

Books for Keeps is an independent bi-monthly magazine all about children's books and the children's book world.

Books for Keeps logo

Free

Adult

BooksForTopics

Booklists and book reviews

Recommended booklists for specific topics as well as Reading for Pleasure.

Books for Topics logo

Free

KS1, KS2

BookSlam

Competition

Annual competition to promote reading for pleasure in Welsh primary schools.

BookSlam is a competition to promote reading for pleasure in Welsh primary schools.

Free

KS2

BookTrust - Mental Health booklists

Booklists and book reviews

A selection of booklists and articles to support the development of healthy young minds.

BookTrust logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

BookTrust Represents

Booklists and book reviews, Author events

Access to booklists and virtual events by authors and illustrators of colour to help schools provide a diverse and inclusive reading experience for their pupils.

BookTrust Represents logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Bookwagon

School book supplier or specialist publisher

Independent online children's bookshop set up by children's literature specialist.

Bookwagon logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

Bookwagon Book Fairs

School book fair

School Book Fair service from independent children's bookseller Bookwagon.

Bookwagon logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Bookzilla Reading App

Online learning and apps

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

Branford Boase Award

Book awards

An annual award set up to recognise the most promising new writers and their editors. The shortlist comes out in April.

Branford Boase Award logo

Free

KS2, KS3

Brilliant Box of Books

Book gifting and grants

A book gifting initiative open to UK primary and secondary schools to help them promote Reading for Pleasure.

Read for Good logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

British Science Week

Event

This annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths takes place from 7th – 16th March 2025.

British Science Week logo

Free

KS1, KS2 ...

Caboodle Classroom

Author events

A programme of monthly virtual author events for Early Years settings, primary and secondary schools.

Authors Abroad logo

££

KS1, KS2 ...

Catch Up® Literacy

Catch-up intervention, CPD course

A reading intervention programme for struggling readers aged 6-14.

Catch Up logo

££

KS1, KS2 ...

Chapter One - Online Reading Volunteers

Reading support

An online reading programme that matches trained volunteers from business with struggling readers in KS1 who need 1:1 reading support and practice.

Chapter One provides an online reading volunteer programme to support struggling readers in KS1.

Free

KS1

Cheltenham Literature Festival: Literature For Schools

Literature Festival

A programme of author events and workshops for primary and secondary schools that runs from 4th to 13th October 2024 .

Cheltenham Lit Festival logo

£

KS1, KS2 ...

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