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Developing Reading for Pleasure: engaging young readers
Developing Reading for Pleasure: engaging young readers

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This free course was written by Lucy Rodriguez Leon, Teresa Cremin, Helen Hendry and Sarah-Jane Mukherjee. It was first published in January 2022.

With special thanks to staff and students at Elmhurst Primary School, London; St. Matthew's C of E Primary School, Birmingham; Moorlands C of E Primary Academy, Great Yarmouth; and Norfolk Children’s Book Centre.

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The material acknowledged below and within the course is Proprietary and used under licence (not subject to Creative Commons Licence). Grateful acknowledgement is made to the following sources for permission to reproduce material in this free course:

Images and figures

Course image: ©The Open University

Section 1, Typewriter: ©Nito/

Section 2, Girl wearing crown: ©The Open University

Section 3, Girls playing make believe: ©The Open University

Section 3, Child dressed as The Hulk: ©The Open University

Section 5, Boys working together at table: ©The Open University

Section 7, Boys at desk talking: ©The Open University

Section 8, Girl reading alone: ©The Open University

Book covers

Section 5: Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love published by Candlewick Press. Used with Permission of Walker Books

Section 5: Ruby’s Worry by Tom Percival (author and illustrator) published 2018 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Section 5: The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Rauf, Orion Children's Books, Hachette Childrens Group

Section 5: The Girls Text copyright © Lauren Ace, 2018. Illustrations © Jenny Løvlie, 2018. First published in Great Britain 2018. Permission given by Caterpillar Books, an imprint of the Little Tiger Group

Section 6, Activity 3: Luna's Red Hat, Emmi Smid, courtesy: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, UK

Section 6, Activity 3: Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus Courtesy: Oxford University Press ?cc=gb

Section 6, Activity 3: Wonder by R J Palacio, Text copyright ©2012 by R. J. Palacio Jacket art copyright ©2012 by Tad Carpenter publisher: Alfred P Knopf an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York.

Session 8, Personal reflection 3: Little Rabbit Foo Foo by Michael Rosen (Illustrator Arthur Robins.  Courtesy Walker Books © Michael  Rosen


Section 6, Activity 3: Synopsis for Luna's Red Hat courtesy: Books for Topics to

Section 6, Activity 3: Review: Lubna and Pebble by Wendy Meddour and Daniel Egneus. Oxford University Press. Courtesy Oxford University Press education/ product/ 9780192771940/ ?region=uk

Section 6, Activity 3: Synopsis for Wonder by R J Palacio courtesy: Books for Topics to

Audio Visual

Section 7, Video 2: Miranda McKearney OBE Founder, EmpathyLab: Courtesy: Empathy Lab

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