A Little, Aloud for Children


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Named one of the Financial Times Books of the year and featured on the National Short Story Week reading list for children, A Little, Aloud for Children offers a mouth-watering selection of prose and poetry especially suitable for introducing children to reading aloud.

Authors range from acclaimed contemporary writers, such as David Almond, Frank Cottrell Boyce, Shaun Tan and Neil Gaiman, to classic children’s authors such as Joan Aiken , Roald Dahl and E. Nesbit, as well as bite-size snippets from Shakespeare, Kipling and Dickens.

Former Children’s laureate Michael Morpurgo insists that “Children need to be shown that first and foremost books are about enjoyment; that learning is a happy, almost effortless by-product” The feeling and sharing of enjoyment for all ages and providing a precious space in which ‘We are not separate, not individual’ (Angels, Jan Dean) but all together laughing and having fun, is what A Little, Aloud for Children is all about.

Delve into this magic melting pot of poems and stories just itching to be brought to life.