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The Author's Den at The Secret Garden of Stories: Meet Jon Mayhew and Lydia Monks

There’s a month to go until The Secret Garden of Stories, The Reader Organisation’s first ever Children’s Literature Festival gets underway – we can’t wait to share lots of stories, create some brilliant bookish crafts, play games and have lots more fun. 599 more words

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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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Job Opportunity: Building Caretaker, Calderstones

The Reader Organisation can announce a job vacancy for a Building Caretaker at Calderstones Mansion House.

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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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