Summer Reading Challenge kicks off as one in three parents say reading slips in holidays

One in three parents say regular reading with their children slips in the summer holidays, according to a Reading Agency survey ahead of this year's Summer Reading Challenge. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-12 00:23:25 UTC ]
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The Reading Agency receives £120,000 to evaluate Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency is planning an evaluation of the Summer Reading Challenge after receiving an award of £120,000 from Arts Council England. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Digital offering being prepared for Summer Reading Challenge

The Reading Agency, Libraries Connected, Arts Council England and ASCEL have confirmed they will not be able to deliver the Summer Reading Challenge in its usual physical format this year. However, they have said a "high-quality digital offer" is in the pipeline.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-04-02 12:08:57 UTC ]
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Participation in Summer Reading Challenge up 2.6%

The Reading Agency has reported 722,731 children took part in public libraries’ Summer Reading Challenge this summer, representing a 2.64% increase on last year’s participation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-11-22 10:29:12 UTC ]
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Participation in Summer Reading Challenge falls 8%

The Reading Agency has reported an 8% drop in take-up of its Summer Reading Challenge, with 699,076 children across the UK taking part in 2018's Beano-themed challenge compared to more than 760,000 last year. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-11-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beano inspires next year's Summer Reading Challenge

More than 760,000 children across the UK took part in the 2017 Summer Reading Challenge, with 6,550 more children talking part than in 2016. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-11-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dermot O'Leary takes on Summer Reading Challenge

Libraries are “bracing for a book loan boom” as the Summer Reading Challenge launches this week, headed by presenter Dermot O'Leary. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-07-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Participation in Summer Reading Challenge falls 4%

The number of children taking part in the Summer Reading Challenge fell 4% this year, although percentage of under-4s participating rose 12%. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Summer Reading Challenge aims for world record

The Reading Agency is hoping to set a new record for "most pledges received for a reading campaign" for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, which launches tomorrow (11th July). The agency has teamed up with Guinness World Records for the challenge and, starting from this weekend, libraries... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Summer Reading Challenge participation up 3.6%

The Reading Agency said that 839,622 children took part in the 2014 Summer Reading Challenge, a 3.6% increase compared to 2013. Sue Wilkinson, chief executive of The Reading Agency, said she was pleased that the numbers were up despite cuts to library services. “Library budgets are very tight... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2014-11-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lampard pushes Summer Reading Challenge

England footballer Frank Lampard has become a champion of The Reading  Agency’s Summer... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2013-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency aims to maintain reading challenge numbers

The Reading Agency is hoping to maintain participant numbers in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, the theme of which is The Beano. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Summer Pages: Summer Reading Recommendations, From 6 Novelists Who Own Bookstores

The novelist Emma Straub at her store, Books Are Magic, in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2017-05-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency reveals Summer Reading fall

The number of children in the UK who took part in The Reading Agency’s Summer Reading Challenge this year was down 2.8% on last year’s figure. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2015-11-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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For Banned Books Week, I read the country’s 10 most challenged books. The gay penguins did not corrupt me.

The fact that these insightful, helpful and encouraging books are meeting such resistance is a distressing sign. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-09-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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Sunday Reading: Summer Fiction

From The New Yorker’s archive: short stories by Zadie Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Stephen King. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-08-30 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Sunday Reading: Summer Fiction

From The New Yorker’s archive: short stories by Zadie Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Stephen King. Continue reading at New Yorker

[ New Yorker | 2020-08-16 10:00:00 UTC ]
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Reading Agency launches challenge for teachers

The Reading Agency has launched an online reading challenge for teachers in partnership with the Open University. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-08-14 04:47:32 UTC ]
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The Reading List Behind ‘Nice White Parents’

Everyone wants what’s best for their children’s education. But who gets to decide what’s best? The reporter behind our new podcast from Serial shares the books that helped her answer that question. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2020-07-30 13:43:33 UTC ]
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An American History Summer Reading List

If you're looking for a summer reading list that highlights American history, including political upheavals and Native American stories, we got you. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2020-07-20 10:32:42 UTC ]
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