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May’s Stories and Poems

To celebrate the launch of The Reader Bookshelf 2022-23, May’s stories and poems have been chosen with the theme ‘Into the…

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The Storybarn selects… from The Reader Bookshelf

To celebrate the launch of the new Reader Bookshelf we've asked members of our Children & Young People Team to…

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Introducing The Reader Bookshelf 2022 – 23: Light and Darkness

We’re delighted to announce this year’s Reader Bookshelf theme of Light and Darkness, as well as sharing with you some…

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Featured Poems

Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth with The Reader’s BSL ‘Featured Poems’

For a number of years, The Reader ran a Shared Reading group at the John Denmark Unit, which offers special…

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April’s Stories and Poems

Spring is the season of looking out for and finding the new, and it’s this theme of newness that runs…

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March Stories and Poems

International Women’s Day is taking place on Tuesday 8 March, this year with the theme #BreakTheBias. We’re marking this global…

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An Afternoon with Simon Armitage

Last month we were lucky enough to host over 100 guests online for an afternoon of Shared Reading followed by…

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February’s Stories and Poem

February may be the shortest month but there’s plenty in our latest selection of Stories and Poems to keep you…

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The Storybarn selects… from The Reader Bookshelf

As part of our ongoing work exploring texts from The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked members of our Children & Young People…

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January’s Stories and Poems

January’s set of Stories and Poems offer a little bit of something for a range of different needs and feelings.…

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Christmas Recommended Reads: For the person who writes, creates, experiments and thinks differently

Trying to find a gift for someone who writes, creates, experiments and thinks differently? Look no further! We've hand-picked a…

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Christmas Recommended Reads: For the person who teaches, encourages, and tries to lead the way

Christmas is just 12 days away! Need some inspiration when it comes to gift giving? We've put our heads together…

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