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Books at Home

Book ownership has a positive impact on children’s enjoyment of reading and parents’ engagement.


In the UK 1 in 10 disadvantaged children does not own a book (National Literacy Trust 2022) and in this area 1 in 5 children aged between 5 and 8 years does not have a book of their own at home.

As  a charity we are committed to encouraging children of all ages to read books, opening their minds and inspiring a love of the written word. Building on the experience of the hugely successful Schools Week, we are embarking on an ambitious project whereby each child at an author event will receive a signed book. 

For some children this might be the first book they own.

Fairy Lights

Quotes from Schools ...

‘It worked wonderfully.  The children were so delighted to actually have a book of their own that they could keep forever – for a lot of them this was a new experience.’ Eden Park Academy​

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