Inspiring Primary School leavers to keep reading for pleasure

National Literacy Trust, Walker Books and Facebook team up with author Anthony Horowitz to inspire reading for pleasure among children leaving primary school.

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Nick Sharratt’s fun and games on Liverpool Schools Tour

The Reader were thrilled to welcome Nick Sharratt to Liverpool on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Natalie, Neil and Laragh joined the fun at Stockton Wood Primary School.

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Michael Rosen’s We’re Going on a Bear Hunt experience launches in Liverpool

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We went on a bear hunt! And what a beautiful day it was!

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Featured Poem: What if you Slept? by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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This week we have a wonderful Reader Story from Reader in Residence Laragh behind our Featured Poem, What if you Slept? by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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A Year of Books: Five of the Best from 2016

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As Angela McMillan, co-editor of The Reader magazine, turns her attention to her reading list for the year ahead, we ask what she loved in 2016.

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On the big screen: A Monster Calls

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As Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls hits the big screen on New Year’s Day, our patron Frank Cottrell Boyce explores the interesting story behind the novel.

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Story Explorers at Calderstones Park

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Here at The Reader HQ in Calderstones we’ve been combining the beauty of the park with the benefits of Shared Reading on our Story Explorers adventures for families.

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Find a Christmas gift for all at The Reader

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There’s no hiding from it anymore, Christmas is coming. But don’t panic, we’ve got bookish gifts all wrapped up!

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We’re Going On a Bear Hunt with The Storybarn!

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The Storybarn bring Michael Rosen’s interactive experience Bear Hunt, Chocolate Cake & Bad Things to the heart of Liverpool.

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