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Recommended Read: A Little, Aloud With Love #3

February 11, 2017


With Valentines creeping closer we’re taking up some suitably romantic weekend reading as recommended by Practice Mentor Amanda – Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd.

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Recommended Read: A Little, Aloud With Love #2

February 9, 2017



This week we’re sharing that loving feeling by delving into our anthology A Little, Aloud With Love. Practice Mentor Clare is back with another recommendation and a reflection on how it’s been received in a Shared Reading group.

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Nick Sharratt’s fun and games on Liverpool Schools Tour

February 9, 2017


The Reader were thrilled to welcome Nick Sharratt to Liverpool on the Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour. Natalie, Neil and Laragh joined the fun at Stockton Wood Primary School.

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Read of the Week: Grace and Mary by Melvyn Bragg

February 8, 2017


This week’s recommended read comes from our Reading Resources Intern, Nikki Gallagher, who suggests Grace and Mary by Melvyn Bragg.

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Recommended Read: A Little, Aloud With Love #1

February 7, 2017


As the world rushes towards Valentines Day in a flurry of reds and pinks and heart shaped balloons we thought we’d pause for thought. Over the next week members of our Reader family will be reflecting on their favourite extracts from the A Little, Aloud With Love anthology.

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Feeling it: Reading the emotions of others

February 7, 2017


Discussions on literature and empathy continue to buzz around The Reader HQ following Obama’s sentiments on reading for empathy, our founder and director Jane Davis reflects on how literature can help us connect with others.

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Featured Poem: Lift Not the Painted Veil by Percy Bysshe Shelley

February 6, 2017


This week’s Featured Poem comes from Percy Bysshe Shelley. Lift Not the Painted Veil is a popular poem in Shared Reading and here a member of our London team shares her reflections.

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