Featured Poem: The Voice by Thomas Hardy

This week’s featured poem, The Voice by Thomas Hardy, has got thinking about reading aloud in Shared Reading groups, the importance of hearing the written word out loud in different voices.

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Kind but bold: Shared Reading Montana

 

At The Reader we’re constantly blown away by the personal stories our group members, volunteers and colleagues share with us. We’ve learned that you can never underestimate where your Shared Reading journey can take you, or where you can take Shared Reading! When Erin, our resident American returned stateside we knew it wouldn’t be the end of her Reader journey and we’re delighted to share her latest transatlantic update – Shared Reading hits Montana! 

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Guest Blog: Poetry and Human Connection

This Mental Health Awareness Week we’re delighted to have a guest blog from Jamie Jones:

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A Little, Aloud for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and it has us thinking about the literary mums celebrated in our A Little, Aloud anthologies so we thought we’d share our recommended reads for Mother’s Day.

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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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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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Recommended Reads: Poetry and Dementia

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Continuing on from yesterday’s focus on dementia for World Alzheimer’s Day, we look at some of the poems which work well in Shared Reading groups.

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Recommended Reads: Poetry and Dementia

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Continuing on from yesterday’s focus on dementia for World Alzheimer’s Day, we look at some of the poems which work well in Shared Reading groups.

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4 things we learnt from A Little Aloud With Love

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It’s been two months since the launch of our latest anthology A Little Aloud With Love but we’re still sharing the love because who says romance is just for Valentine’s Day?

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A Little, Aloud for Children Pack-ed into Schools

ALittleAloud for Children cover onlineSome brilliant news in about A Little, Aloud for Children this World Book Day…

We’re absolutely delighted to hear that the anthology has been included in this year’s BookTrust School Library Pack. The School Library Pack is a reading for pleasure programme available to secondary schools and education providers for Year 7 students throughout England, encouraging students to try out new authors and books that they might not have considered reading before, take part in activities around their reading and support a culture of more frequent reading for pleasure within schools.

The pack contains over 40 specially chosen books, sorted into the categories of Reluctant Reader, Future Classics and Short Story anthologies, to which A Little, Aloud for Children sits alongside titles from Malorie Blackman and David Almond.

Last year 4,700 secondary schools across England received the pack, with wider reading being a huge success amongst both staff and students. Registration for the 2015-16 School Library Pack has now closed, and the packs will be delivered to schools by the end of March. Participating schools can visit the BookTrust website to download a range of supporting resources.

It’s brilliant to know that even more young people will be able to access all of the great selections in A Little, Aloud for Children whilst in school – and hopefully they’ll get reading even more as a result!

The book can be ordered on The Reader’s website, and we can assure you that it’s a treat.