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From The Reader Bookshelf… Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

As part of our ongoing work around The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked staff to share their thoughts about some of the…

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International

East Coast Bays: Shared Reading in an Additional Language

Kate Middleton is the Manager and Volunteer Coordinator of The Reading Revolution in New Zealand. After taking part in Read…

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Literature

September’s Stories and Poems

As the season starts to change, September’s batch of Stories and Poems take us on journeys of all kinds, where…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: Phase One by Dilruba Ahmed

National Poetry Day is an annual mass celebration that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National…

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The Reader Bookshelf

From The Reader Bookshelf… The Epic of Gilgamesh

As part of our ongoing work around The Reader Bookshelf, we've asked staff to share their thoughts about some of…

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Children and Young People

The Storybarn Selects… from The Reader Bookshelf

‘I am the seed that grew the tree that gave the wood to make the page to fill the book…

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Reader Stories

‘I am learning: I can compare what is happening in the book to my own culture’ – Nisha’s Reader Story

This Reader Story was collected and written by Fiona Magee.   "Tell about the house, George," Lennie begged.  "Sure, we'd…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Today, our special edition of our 'Featured Poem' series is brought to you by one of our Shared Reading group…

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Featured Poems

Featured Poem: The Way Through the Woods by Rudyard Kipling

Our Featured Poem is brought to us by our Business and Content Manager, Jamie. Today’s choice is ‘The Way Through…

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Calderstones

‘Sounds in the Park’ Serenades the Mansion House

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ― Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare  …

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The Reader Magazine

The Reader Magazine: Discover Wild in the City

Wild in the City is a London-based organisation seeking to make nature a meaningful part of everyday life. They offer…

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Literature

August Stories and Poems

This month’s selection of Stories and Poems include a recommendation from a Reader Leader all the way from New Zealand,…

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