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Young Readers Programme coordinator zone

Added 25 Jul 2017 | Updated 29 Jan 24

Children enjoying the Young Readers Programme

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 pupils.

This area is designed for programme participants to give you all the resources you need to deliver the Young Readers Programme in your school. Most resources are only available to participants, while some require a National Literacy Trust membership subscription.

Schools participating in the Young Readers Programme get free membership for a year.

Young Readers Programme coordinator handbook

Everything you need to know about participating in the Young Readers Programme in one handy document! You can download this from the available files section at the bottom of this page.

Resources and templates

Our core resources are available to download from the available files section at the bottom of this page. These resources will help you when planning and running your Young Readers Programme.

Event resources

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.

Event resources

Suggested booklists

Use these booklists 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!


How to choose books you'll love

Wondering which book to read? Take a look at these top tips for choosing a book!

A fun animation suitable for primary-aged children, created by the Young Readers Programme.

Ordering books

As part of the Young Readers Programme you may be given a Browns Books account and a budget to order books. This short film talks you through how to order books for your class from Browns.

Ebook library

You may be given access to an Ebook library. If so, this short film explains how your pupils can access Ebooks online.

Young Readers Story Club

Videos featuring some of our favourite storytellers, poets, writers and illustrators telling exciting stories. Each video has a different theme and a fun challenge to complete. Watch the latest film and then complete the challenge.

Visit the story club

Anything else?

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.

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