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Children and Young People

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

Our Head of Children and Young People, Kara, has completed her magical journey through Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic novel, The…

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Children and Young People

Reading Teachers, Reading Pupils

Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils The Reader is delighted to be working with Cheltenham Festivals in delivering the Festivals’ network…

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Children and Young People

What To Read Next: From The Storybarn

The Storybarn, based at The Reader’s headquarters in Calderstones Park in Liverpool, is an immersive and imaginative play space where…

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Inspire a Child, Be a Reading Hero

Reading Heroes is central to our Shared Reading Revolution. Each week, dozens of volunteers read with looked-after children; either one-to-one,…

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2019 Highlights: Inspiring children and young people to have a passion for reading

2019 has been a landmark year for The Reader with the opening of the Mansion House, developing our new programme…

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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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Children and Young People

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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Calderstones

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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