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The Reading for Pleasure Awards 2021

An Evening to Celebrate Reading for Pleasure

Please join us at this year’s virtual awards ceremony where we’ll be honouring some wonderful examples of reading for pleasure across four categories: Early Career Teaching, Experienced Teacher, Whole School Award and Community Reading Champion.

When: Thursday 21st October, 7pm – 7.45pm

Where: Online

Through these awards, Egmont Publishing in partnership with The Open University and UK Literacy Association, aim to recognise teachers and schools whose research-informed practices make a real difference to children’s reading for pleasure.

You’ll get the chance to hear from the judges, get the latest research update and be inspired by the delighted winners.

This year’s esteemed judges include:

  • Joy Court, Reviews Editor: The School Librarian Journal
  • Teresa Cremin, Professor of Education, The Open University
  • Alison David, Consumer Insight Director, Farshore
  • Fiona Evans, Head of Schools Programme, NLT
  • Jamila Gavin, Author of Coram Boy and The Wheel of Surya trilogy
  • Cally Poplak, Managing Director, Farshore
  • David Reedy, UK Literacy Association

We hope to see you there!

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In other news

Winners of this year’s Booknics

After a busy summer of ‘Booknic’-ing (picnicking with books), we received some wonderful photos of children and staff alike enjoying some dedicated al fresco reading

Morrisons Little Library Book Exchange

The Open University’s Reading for Pleasure team have been working with Morrisons’ to shape a book donation initiative to encourage more children to read. Launching today, Morrisons’