This week is National Children’s Book Week – first launched here in the UK back in 1931 and celebrating its 100thyear in the USA. What a perfect time to focus on the joy of books and the pleasure that reading can bring; the empathy that can be learnt by relating to the experiences of a fictional character; and the knowledge far beyond a child’s real-life experience that can be acquired from a factual book. But also what an appropriate time to remind ourselves that reading is a fundamental skill and to remember that becoming a confident reader will change a child’s life.

Read the full blog here  - Guest blog for Book Clubs in Schools

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