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Beyond the page – Abbie from Listening Books tells us how an abundance of audiobooks can provide children with a wonderful escape

Listening Books

Stories can provide a wonderful escape from scary things in life. As Roald Dahl wrote in Matilda: ‘books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.’ But, for children staying in a hospital, often in pain or discomfort, how do they get all these amazing benefits of stories? That’s where Listening Books […]

Readathon, Festivals, Books and Me – A blog from Readathon’s Schools Manager, Heidi Perry

Sophie and Florence

“Reading is unique because it’s the only art form which is experienced privately; music, art, dance, theatre, all those are group experiences we share with others, but reading is intensely solitary – unless you go to a literary festival to share the wonder of reading with others.” This is the view of Peter Florence, Director […]