Author: Justine Daniels

15 Julia Donaldson books in 15 days – 5 year old Layla’s amazing Readathon challenge!

Layla’s Mum tells us more.. When Layla heard about ‘Readathon’ from her school, she was so excited and could not wait to start. As a keen reader who loves books, she found huge sympathy with children who may not have the simple enjoyment of a book. Creating an online event, she was able to record […]

To celebrate National Storytelling Week, Readathon storyteller Jen Lunn shares the magic of storytelling for children in hospital.

Me – “Can you see what it says on the back of my t-shirt?” Child – “I’m a Readathon Storyteller” Me – “Yeah. The thing is… I’m a bit of a cheat.” Intrigued look from child. Me – “You see, I’m actually a story collector.” I have been pushing my wonderful mobile bookcases of Readathon […]

I’m very, very proud of all the reading! Helen Cooper, Librarian King Henry VIII School, sings the praises of her pupils

King Henry VIII School Memorial Library, Readathon Blog Post:  21 April 2016 After the Readathon ended on World Book Day, it took about 3 weeks to collect in all the sponsorship money. Year 7 raised an amazing £1,486.90, £55 of which was raised online via the Readathon website.  I am very, very proud of all the […]

Library lending up (TICK), pupils discovering new authors (TICK), and on their way to a lifelong love of reading – TICK! Helen Cooper, Librarian at King Henry VIII School ticks all the boxes

Children reading in library

King Henry VIII School’s Readathon update:      We’re breaking up for the half term holiday today and I’m trying to catch up with jobs in the Library so that I can ease myself gently back into work in ten days’ time. Year 7 have enthusiastically embraced the Readathon and lots of pupils are very […]