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We’re Bursting Into Verse this Summer

Join us this summer to explore the astonishing world of our imaginations as we search for hidden poems in stories,…

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A thousand more children reading for pleasure in the North West after first year of The Reader’s First Page project

With more than 100 parents and volunteers trained to help improve children's life chances The Reader is celebrating a hugely…

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‘He can talk to people, trust people and let them help him – we can’t believe it’ – Sandra’s Story

Sandra lives in Wirral with her two foster children, Ollie, 14, and Callum, 12. Each week, both boys read one-to-one…

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The Reader Storybarn named ‘Best for Learning’ in public vote

The Storybarn has been named Best for Learning in the 2019 Hoop Awards - over 100,000 public votes were cast…

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“Thank you for all you do for reading and for people”: The Penny Readings 2018 in review

The Reader’s Penny Readings, inspired by Charles Dickens’ journeys around the country sharing his work, was a night our literary…

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The Scariest Character in Literature?

  Halloween is upon us and we're indulging in some frightful reads with a look back at some of literature's…

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First steps with First Page in the North West

Earlier this year we launched an exciting new project that would significantly improve the life chances of children living across…

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Roald Dahl Day: What We’re Reading

  It's going to be a busy Roald Dahl Day for us here at The Reader as we have quite…

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Featured Poem: The Voice by Thomas Hardy

This week's featured poem, The Voice by Thomas Hardy, has got thinking about reading aloud in Shared Reading groups, the importance of hearing…

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Featured Poem: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth

We're harking back to Featured Poem of yore today with a specially selected poem by one of our former colleagues…

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Read of the Week: Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

This week's Read has been chosen by Facilities Manager Nicola who reflects on the beloved children's story Anne of Green Gables…

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Inspiring Primary School leavers to keep reading for pleasure

National Literacy Trust, Walker Books and Facebook team up with author Anthony Horowitz to inspire reading for pleasure among children…

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