A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston - resources

A child of books


Look out for A Child of Books, now out in paperback, the inspiring picture book by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston about the rewards of reading and sharing stories – perfect for readers of all ages.

To celebrate Libraries Week, Walker will be providing libraries with a fantastic digital pack filled with a guide filled with activities and ideas, postcard and poster so that you can share which books made you “A Child of Books”.

You can use the giant postcard to share on the day on social media (this does not need to include children’s faces and can be taken directly from your phone), tagging @WalkerBooksUK and @readingagency #achildofbooks #librariesweek. Or create a display in your library using A Child of Books posters.


Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With many people at home with family, flatmates or on their own, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying socially connected, and keeping your regular reading group meetings in your diary, is going to be very important in keeping up morale and supporting everyone’s mental health as we adjust to a new way of living.

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How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.

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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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