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 to give you all the resources you need to deliver the Young Readers Programme in your school. Please note that some resources are only accessible to those with National Literacy Trust membership. (Teachers participating in the Young Readers Programme benefit from 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.
Resources and templates
These documents will save you time when you're planning and running your Young Readers Programme.
- Write Make & Play activity booklet
- Book chat prompts
- Book restaurant menu template
- Template event plan
- Parent resources for at-home learning
- Template letter to parents
- Template press release
- Template budget planner
- How to choose a book
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+
- Wellbeing ages 5-11
- Comics, manga and graphic novels
- Dual language
- Gifted and talented
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.
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?