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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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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The Big Give: Christmas Challenge Blind Auction

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As part of our Christmas Challenge fundraising we’re auctioning off a rare Christmas read by Russell Hoban. Find out how to get you hands on this little-known Christmas classic!

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The Big Give: Helping people like Betty

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Ahead of the Big Give Christmas Challenge we visited Betty and her Reader Volunteer Julie to find out what Shared Reading can mean to the older people we want to help this Christmas.

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“What is your idea of perfect happiness?’ : David Bowie’s Reading List

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Inspired by Frank Cottrell-Boyce’s lecture on David Bowie’s Reading List, Lauren reflects on the joy to be found in books, music and Shared Reading. 
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Recommended Reads: Five Frightful Stories this Halloween

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On this Hallowed Eve we thought we’d get into the spooky spirits with a few frightful recommended reads…

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The Hidden Treasure within Liverpool Central Library

panoramicWith Liverpool Literary Festival soon approaching, our Intern Lauren thought she’d get herself into the bibliophile festive spirit and take her first ever trip to Liverpool Central Library… and what a lovely morning it truly was.

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