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Introducing The Reader Bookshelf

We're excited to announce the launch of The Reader Bookshelf, an annual programme of reading highlighting the power of Shared…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: ‘Climbing Snowdon’ from Book 13, The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Today's Featured Poem is brought to us by Shared Reading Partnerships Lead, Michael Prior - ‘Climbing Snowdon’ from Book 13,…

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Literature

April’s Stories and Poems

Amongst April's selection of Monthly Stories and Poems we offer a preview of Walking The Earth, The Reader's Big Idea…

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Literature

Stories and Poems for March

While the chance to take a holiday is still a little while off, we're travelling far and wide with March's…

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Literature

February’s Stories and Poems

February’s selection of Stories and Poems feature choices that span from the 13th century to the present day, with themes…

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Literature

January’s Stories and Poems – literature to lift the spirits

A new year and a new month also brings a new selection of Stories and Poems to enjoy. We know…

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Literature

December’s Stories and Poems

Our last selection of Monthly Stories and Poems this year see out 2020 with some optimism, good cheer and what…

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Literature

November’s Stories and Poems

November’s selection of stories, extracts and poems have been chosen by Amanda Brown, Head of Developing Shared Reading Communities at…

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Literature

Literature life lines in celebration of World Mental Health Day 

With World Mental Health Day approaching on Saturday, there’s never been a more important moment for us to stop and think…

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Literature

October’s Stories and Poems

This month’s stories and poems have been chosen to mark Black History Month, showcasing work from black authors and poets…

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Literature

September’s Stories and Poems

September’s selection of stories and poems have been chosen by Dr. Clare Ellis, Head of Learning and Quality, and Lisa…

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Literature

Bread and Roses Anthology – part three

The Reader is a charity which usually brings people together to listen to stories, extracts and poems in free, weekly…

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