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Reading Groups for Everyone is one of The Reading Agency’s programmes, run in partnership with the Society of Chief Librarians.
Here we celebrate and share all the great things that reading groups and book clubs offer. You can find your nearest reading group, search for your next title to read and take advantage of free promotions, competitions and visits from authors.
We’ve also got resources on how to set up a reading group, advice on running events and tips on how to work with children and young people.
Read about the first six of the 12 reading groups shadowing the 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction, which of the shortlisted books they are reading and why they wanted to be involved
In this Chatterbooks pack we offer a list of some favourite children’s book classics and ask ‘What do you think is a classic book?’ You will find discussion and activity ideas relating to the books in our pack, and a mix of titles featured in more detail, including retellings, picture book favourites, newer titles, and examples from some of the different series of children’s classics.
Parents of young children know that at the end of the day, when the little ones are finally tucked up in bed, it’s hard to muster up the energy to do anything more than plonk yourself in front of the TV and zone out. But what about all the things you wish you had the time and energy to do? What about reading a good book?