It's a Poetry Hack
This Reading Hack was created using the following poems:
Elegy for Olive Oil by Stephen Sexton - Published by The Emma Press.
At the Fishhouses by Elizabeth Bishop - Published in Essential Poems from the Staying Alice Trilogy edited by Neil Astley.
Reading Hack is the new programme for young people from The Reading Agency. Through Reading Hack, young people will learn new skills, earn rewards, volunteer for the Summer Reading Challenge and regain an enjoyment of reading by seeing it as social and creative.
This Christmas Mini-Challenge is back by popular demand!
Join the Christmas Mini-Challenge over on the Summer Reading Challenge website. Just read three library books between 12 December and 6 January and log them on the site to unlock a special reward!
Chatterbooks in Glasgow
Margaret Houston, Principal Librarian (Children and Young People), Culture & Sport at Glasgow Libraries tells us about running Chatterbooks groups in Glasgow and gives us some ideas for children's reading groups.
Abbots Langley Chatterbooks Group meet Steve Cole
Reading for pleasure is more important to children's successes than education or social class. Chatterbooks reading clubs help children build a lifelong reading habit. Because everything changes when we read.
This video shows the Abbots Langley Chatterbooks group discussing the public event they organised with Steve Cole, and all of the other great things they get up to as part of Chatterbooks.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days - Animation
We love the latest creation from our instagrammer in residence, Emma Healey. This video was in response to Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney and Reading Activists in Warrington came up with the brief. They picked a quote from the book that they felt defined the tone of the book.
"The way I like to spend my summer holiday is in front of the T.V., playing video games with the curtains closed and the light turned off.
Unfortunately, mom's idea of the perfect summer holiday is different from mine."
Read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-dog-days---an-instagram-video.html
Positively Last Performance - Animation
Our Instagrammer in residence, Emma Healey has had her latest brief. This time, it's from Reading Activists in Kent and the book they chose was The Positively Last Performance by Geraldine McCaughrean.
Emma created her fantastic video interpretation of the brief which you can see below.
SPOILER ALERT - don't click the video or read the brief if you don't want to know what happens at the end of the book!
Read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/the-positively-last-performance-an-instragram-video.html
Whats up with Jody Barton - Animation
During our Instagrammer in residence programme Emma Healey will be making short book review videos based on briefs supplied by Reading Activists. Gateshead Reading Activists were the first group to take part in the project and this video was created based on Ylenia from Gateshead's response to What's Up With Jody Barton? by Hayley Long.
SPOILER ALERT - don't click the video if you don't want to know what happens at the end of the book!
Read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/whats-up-with-jody-barton-an-instagram-video.html
Cos Your My Sister - Animation
Our Instagrammer in residence, Emma Healey has been busy making a new video. This one is a response to Cos You're My Sister by Lois Rock and it was made with the help of St Helens Reading Activists.
Read more here: http://readingagency.org.uk/young-people/002-showcase/cos-youre-my-sister-an-instagram-video.html