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

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Further resources

The following links are to organisations supporting schools to build relationships with authors.

  • Organisations such as Authors Aloud [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] and Virtual Authors UK work to organise author, illustrator, poet and storyteller visits and virtual visits to schools.
  • The Patron of Reading scheme pairs a children’s author, poet, storyteller or illustrator with a school. This Patron of Reading then helps to develop a Reading for Pleasure culture in the school.
  • Pop up Education provides educational programmes in schools.
  • The Book Pen Pal initiative pairs schools with authors and illustrators who can exchange book recommendations via postcards.