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What works to get children reading for pleasure

What works to get children reading for pleasure

What works to get children reading for pleasure Fewer children in England report that they enjoy reading, but what can be done to reverse the trend? Zofia Niemtus speaks to researcher Teresa Cremin to find out. When it comes to supporting reading for pleasure, Professor Teresa Cremin says that England is “in a very worrying place”. According to the latest…

Unlocking More Vital Literacy Support with Reading Realm

Unlocking More Vital Literacy Support with Reading Realm

Unlocking More Vital Literacy Support with Reading Realm. We are delighted to announce our upcoming project, Reading Realm. Reading Realm is evolving to offer continuous support for children at every Key Stage, and it’s a valuable addition to the UK Reads programme. This development is based on insights gathered from children, parents, teachers, and industry leaders. Reading Realm will provide…

World Book Day – Celebrate With Us

World Book Day – Celebrate With Us

Celebrate World Book Day and join the worldwide celebration of books and reading. Designated by UNESCO, World Book Day is observed in over 100 countries around the globe with the aims of promoting reading for pleasure and encouraging children and young people to engage with books. This year, in the United Kingdom World Book Day takes place on Thursday 2nd,…

World Literacy Summit

World Literacy Summit

From 2nd-4th April 2023, the World Literacy Foundation will be hosting its fifth World Literacy Summit at Oxford University. The Summit brings together leaders from 85 countries representing over two-thirds of the world’s population, all with a single focus – advocating, championing and educating on the vital importance of improving literacy levels across the globe. It’s the world’s largest gathering…

Free book gifting scheme for disadvantaged pupils launches

Free book gifting scheme for disadvantaged pupils launches

Free book gifting scheme for disadvantaged pupils launches A total of 30,000 free books are to be given to disadvantaged children across the UK to tackle the ‘literacy gap’. Schools are being encouraged to sign up to literacy charity UK Reads free book scheme, which will provide 30,000 books to children living in disadvantaged communities who don’t have access to their own…

UK Reads & AwesomeBooks Tackle Literacy Gap

UK Reads & AwesomeBooks Tackle Literacy Gap

UK Reads & AwesomeBooks Tackle Literacy Gap Leading children’s literacy charity, UK Reads, has partnered with circular economy bookseller AwesomeBooks to tackle the literacy gap by providing more than 30,000 free books to schools in disadvantaged communities. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest factor in determining a child’s future success, but there are currently more than 413,000 children in the UK who do not…

UK Reads & AwesomeBooks join forces to tackle the literacy gap

UK Reads & AwesomeBooks join forces to tackle the literacy gap

UK Reads & AwesomeBooks join forces to tackle the literacy gap with more than 30,000 free books sent to children in disadvantaged communities Children’s literacy charity, UK Reads, has partnered with circular economy bookseller AwesomeBooks to tackle the literacy gap by providing more than 30,000 free books to schools in disadvantaged communities. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest factor…

Our new ambassador, children’s author N.G.K.

Our new ambassador, children’s author N.G.K.

We are thrilled to announce our new ambassador, children’s author N.G.K. New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan),New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan), New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan), New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan),New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan) New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan), New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan), New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan), New Ambassador, N.G.K. (Nathan) N.G.K. (Nathan) is the writer behind the ‘Harry The Happy Mouse’ series of books, Walter…

Sporty Story Box Project Kicks Off to a Flying Start

Sporty Story Box Project Kicks Off to a Flying Start

Sporty Story Box Project Kicks Off to a Flying Start This Autumn UK Reads held sporty Story Box Projects with Exeter Chiefs rugby star and children’s co-author, Jack Maunder. Following the Covid-19 school closures and ongoing disruptions to learning, the schools UK Reads were working with were desperate to receive additional support for children and families who had become disengaged…