September 11, 2019

Trying to support the reading of a dyslexic child can be daunting - and sometimes even stressful - but help is out there.  Publishers Barrington Stoke specialise in producing books which will appeal to children who are either dyslexic or who are simply very reluctant r...

August 31, 2019

There are now so many ways for a parent or carer to fulfil this request; pick up a picture book or cartoon book, play an audiobook or an on-screen animation - you can even ask Alexa. Most children will enjoy access to stories from all these sources at some point, but w...

July 25, 2019

If you haven't come across Mariella Frostrup's brilliant Radio 4 programme 'Bringing up Britain', it's well worth visiting BBC Sounds to listen to some past episodes.  The show, which examines some of the knotty issues about raising a child in today's world, is just co...

July 9, 2019

 This year's Schoolreaders Book Club Quiz has been won by Solihull U3A Booklovers Group - congratulations to them!  The 13-strong team answered questions on literary sleuths, children's books and classic authors' pets, and clinched the winning slot with their limerick:...

July 9, 2019

Many studies over the years have indicated that socio-economic conditions have a strong bearing on a child's level of attainment at school.   But this isn't the whole story.  A 2013 study by academics at the University of London Institute of Education shows the importa...

July 1, 2019

If you have the lovely prospect of some holiday reading time ahead and are looking for inspiration, The Guardian has listed its top 100 summer reads at www.theguardian.com/books.  The list is divided into fiction and non-fiction, and there's also a selection of books f...

June 4, 2019

If you're a teacher or a parent, please get your school to join our new fundraising campaign. 'Be a Superstar for Schoolreaders' will see children at schools all over the country dressing up as a superstar and joining in fun reading and writing activities.  We're askin...

May 20, 2019

If you're a keen runner, perhaps you could raise funds for Schoolreaders by joining the thousands of others who will be running in the Bedford Half Marathon on 1st September 2019.  Take on 13.1 miles of beautiful, traffic-free Bedfordshire countryside - the organisers...

May 2, 2019


The British Library's new exhibition 'Writing: Making Your Mark' celebrates the act of writing and will provide anyone involved in Schoolreaders with a fascinating and thought-provoking experience.  The extraordinary story behind one of humankind’s greatest achievemen...

April 22, 2019


This was the title of children's author Geraldine McCaughrean's talk at the Oxford Literary Festival earlier this month.  The double-Carnegie medal winner was interviewed by Suzi Feay, reviewer for the Guardian and the FT, and argued passionately for authors to use ch...

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