Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2023 Winners

The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize is an annual award given to a work of children’s literature published during the previous year. First awarded in 2005, the purpose of the prize is “to uncover hidden talent in children’s writing” and is therefore open only to authors who have published no more than three books. Since 2012 […]

Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2022 Winner announced

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize has announced the 2022 winner is: If The World Were 100 People by Jackie McCann and Aaron Cushley ISBN: 978-1405298070 (Red Shed) Announcing the winner, the prize described the book as, ‘A thought-provoking read that offers real insight and a unique and accessible way to understand complex topics […]

Summer 2023 RfP Conference

Thank you to everyone who joined us on 17th June in Milton Keynes for our summer 2023 RfP conference – Blethering Together: Sustaining the Pleasure in Reading. This inspiring event explored research-informed practice, with workshops led by the OU RfP team and talented teachers, all offering engaging ways forward. We were honoured to be joined […]

Farshore Awards 2023 – now open!

The Farshore Reading for Pleasure Teacher Awards 2023, in association with The Open University and the UK Literacy Association (UKLA), are now open for entries. The Awards celebrate how teachers have found innovative ways to inspire reading for pleasure in the classroom. The Award winners will be announced on Wednesday 18th October 2023 at the […]

Parents’ reading survey

Share our reading survey with parents to gauge their own experiences and understanding of RfP. Parents’ Reading Survey

Teachers’ reading practice surveys

Use our teacher surveys (available in MS Forms and Word) for EYFS – Secondary. Review your Practice – EYFS 2023 Review your Practice – EYFS – MS Form   Review your Practice – Primary 2023 Review your Practice – Primary – MS Form   Review your Practice – Secondary 2023 Review your Practice – Secondary […]

Pupils’ Reading Surveys

Do you want to better understand children’s attitudes towards reading? Try our pupil surveys for KS1, KS2 and KS3 to find out your students’ attitudes towards reading for pleasure:  KS1 Children’s Reading for Pleasure Survey 2023 KS1 – MS Form   KS2 Children’s Reading for Pleasure Survey 2023 KS2 – MS Form   KS3 Pupils’ Reading […]

South Lincolnshire TRG – Update from Michaela Howard

Our brand-new South Lincolnshire TRG had a flying start last term as we came together to share our love of children’s books and develop the key messages of RfP in our schools. We are excited to be working together to share evidence and best practice. A thought-provoking discussion about The Garden of Inside-Outside by Chiara […]

Absorbed in Stories

This month’s research feature by Anežka Kuzmicová, from Prague, explores children’s perspectives on being absorbed when reading fiction.

December 2022 Newsletter

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Gold Star Student Teacher Awards 2022

Highlighting the achievements of student teachers who are developing their RfP practice This is the fifth year we have given Awards to Gold Star Student Teacher Examples of Practice. The judges, Teresa Cremin, Isabel McDonald, Helen Hendry and Rebecca Simpson Hargreaves considered all the Examples of Practice that had been uploaded by Student Teachers to […]

Flying High English Hub, Nuttall TRG: Update by Curtis Jordan

We have a great group who are incredibly enthusiastic and driven towards changing children’s lives through reading for pleasure. Our first book blether focused on ‘Graphic Novels’ which prompted fabulous book talk.  We enjoyed sharing our top picks and taking away new recommendations. 

2022 SLA Information Book Awards Winners

The School Library Association has celebrated the winners of the 2022 Information Book Awards in National Nonfiction November. They are: The 2022 Overall Winner and 13-16 category and Children’s Choice Winner Black Artists Shaping the World by Sharna Jackson & Dr Zoé Whitley (Thames and Hudson ISBN: ‎ 978-0500652596 ) The judges hailed this title […]