Featured Poem: Composed Upon Westminster Bridge by William Wordsworth

We’re harking back to Featured Poem of yore today with a specially selected poem by one of our former colleagues back in 2012, William Wordsworth’s Composed Upon Westminster Bridge.

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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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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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In which classic children’s book do you really belong?

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It’s Children’s Book Week! Find out which classic children’s book character you’re really, most like.

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Books about Bereavement: How to help children understand bereavement

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It is one of life’s sad certainties that children will experience grief at some point, we’ve collected together some great literature that can help children understand bereavement.

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In Care, Into Reading: How can we improve the lives of young people in care?

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Published last month, In Care, Out of Trouble reports a worrying correlation between children in care and in custody, begging the question, how can we improve the lives of young people in care?

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Tackling the wealth divide in education through shared reading

With Unicef’s damning report on how the growing wealth gap is impacting on child well-being, we discuss how Shared Reading projects are making an impact.

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Our top 5 tips for reading with young children

When it comes to reading with young children, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start or how to make it a fun bonding experience you’ll want to share again and again. But don’t worry, help is at hand with our top 5 tips!

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