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Summer School Sizzlers and the Calderstones Summer Fair

School may nearly be out for summer, but there’s no need to be bored with our Summer School Sizzlers at Calderstones Mansion House where’s tons of super and sensational summer reading to keep kids entertained for hours afterwards. 455 more words

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HRH Duchess of Cornwall joins the Reading Revolution

One of The Reader Organisation’s regular shared reading groups in South West England got the royal seal of approval this week as a very special guest joined in for a session… 439 more words

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Recommended Reads: Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie

As you can imagine, we’re a veritable bunch of bookworms here at The Reader Organisation and in any one week you’ll find that members of our staff are reading everything from Austen to Markus Zusak, Hardy to Kazuo Ishiguro. 577 more words

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On not making assumptions about what people will enjoy reading.

One of the highlights of reading for a living is choosing which poems and stories to bring to my weekly, read aloud, shared reading groups. Whenever and whatever I’m reading at home (or on the move) my weekly groups are in my mind: will they find this story/novel extract/poem interesting? 742 more words


Featured Poem: Idyll by Siegfried Sassoon

The start of July means that the summer months are officially here, and as we sit in the Mansion House office surrounded by gorgeous greenery in Calderstones Park, the first line of this poem by… 343 more words

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Children's Book Week: The Reader Organisation recommends

We’re in the middle of Children’s Book Week 2014, an annual celebration of reading for pleasure that has been running for over 80 years. Children’s Book Week is all about encouraging children to find the fun in reading, stimulating them to discover new books and extend their reading choices, share and discuss books with their friends and find new, exciting ways to enjoy literature. 653 more words

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