Read of the Week: The Boy Who Fell Asleep by Mick Jackson

Over the summer we were delighted to welcome a few students along to our Calderstones HQ on work experience. While they were here, of course we asked them about their favourite reads and they were good enough to share them for our Read of the Week series – this week, Monica recommends The Boy Who Fell Asleep from Mick Jackson’s Ten Sorry Tales collection.

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Featured Poem: Sweet Content by Thomas Dekker

The title of our Featured Poem this week may not strike you as familiar but it’s likely that you’ve come across it’s lines in some form or another over the years. This week we’re reading Sweet Content by Thomas Dekker.

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Roald Dahl Day: What We’re Reading

It’s going to be a busy Roald Dahl Day for us here at The Reader as we have quite a few exciting special events on the cards but of course we’ll be making time to read some of the great man’s works too!

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Featured Poem: An Old Man’s Thoughts of School by Walt Whitman

A fitting Featured Poem for the beginning of a new school year, we’re starting this week afresh with Walt Whitman’s  An Old Man’s Thoughts of School.

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Pain Relief through Shared Reading

A Californian study has suggested that a trip to an art gallery can provide pain relief. The Reader’s Kate McDonnell, who leads a Shared Reading group for people living with chronic pain, understands why.

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Featured Poem: Night Thoughts by Edward Young

Our poetic inspiration for the week comes from the archives of The Reader magazine: an extract from Edward Young’s Night Thoughts as chosen by Brian Nellist for The Old Poem in issue 60.

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