Welcome to the Young Readers Programme coordinator zone!
Thank you for all the work you are putting in to developing a love of reading for enjoyment in your children.
This area is designed to give you all the resources you need to deliver the Young Readers Programme in your school. Take a look at the event resources, book lists, and template documents below, or download the Young Readers Programme Handbook for further support. (Please note that some resources are only accessible to those with National Literacy Trust membership).
As part of the Young Readers Programme, children receive books during fun events. The following event plans are designed to help you create the most enjoyable possible events. Themed book lists have also been included in the plans.
- Around the World (event plan for pupils with English as an additional language)
- Desert Island Beach Party
- Heroes Versus Villains
- Outdoor Survival
- Poetry Cafe
- Roald Dahl Celebration
- Spooky Sleepover
- Teddy Bear Booknic
- Wacky Sports Day
- Additional event resources
Suggested book lists
Use these book lists to help you choose the right books for your children. Of course, ultimately, it will be speaking to your children which will give you the best idea of what they enjoy reading!
- Fiction ages 5-8
- Fiction ages 9-12
- Fiction ages 13+
- Comics, manga and graphic novels
- Dual language
- Gifted and talented
These documents will save you time when you're planning and running your Young Readers Programme.
Do you have another resource that would help you run the Young Readers Programme in your school? Or do you have a great idea that you'd like to share with other teachers?
Get in touch with the Young Readers Programme team.