Report on the Renfrewshire Literacy Approach (Scotland)

This report describes the first two years of the Renfrewshire Literacy Approach, designed to both raise general literacy attainment and to narrow the attainment gap between economically advantaged and disadvantaged children in Renfrewshire. The intervention was the result of a Read More …

Prix Enfantaisie (ISJM)

The “Prix Enfantaisie” is a Swiss award for children’s and youth literature in French. Every year, an “album” (picture books for children between 7 and 9 years) and a “roman” (novels for children between 10 and 12 years) is awarded. The jury are children. Read More …

Lese-Schaufenster 2017/2018 – A Shop Window for Books

In cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, and together with the little reading robot Hiro, the Austrian Bookclub invites all Austrian educational institutions to join the initiative Lese-Schaufenster (A Shop Window for Books) for the school year 2017/2018. Read More …

Rhythm and Rhyme Database (Switzerland)

Nursery rhymes and songs are a wonderful way to experience the joy of language and rhythm from an early age. They form the basis for a healthy language development and the enjoyment of reading and learning later on. The “Rhythm Read More …

The Reading Aloud Club (Germany)

If you enjoy reading and reading aloud to someone, love beautiful stories, enjoy dealing with children, would like to share this enthusiasm and pass it on, becoming a volunteer in the Reading-Aloud Club is the right thing for you. The Read More …

Writers Go to School (Czech Republic)

The Writers Go to School project organises meetings with writers and authors’ readings at selected schools. The project’s principal aim is to address children during their compulsory schooling, when it is possible to engage the interest not only of children Read More …

Potential of e-readers in Germany

With the use of e-readers, reading becomes more appealing for children and teenagers. This is one of the major findings of a study conducted in 2011 by the German reading foundation Stiftung Lesen on the potential of e-readers in the Read More …

Reading Clubs (Germany)

Stiftung Lesen’s Reading Clubs aim to support reading motivation and competence as well as social skills. The 400 Reading Clubs are based in schools, libraries, youth centres and other educational institutions all over Germany. 275 Leseclubs are currently funded by Read More …

Reading Aloud Week (Voorleesweek)

Reading Aloud Week is an annual event, held each November, to encourage reading to young children, whether at nursery, in the library or at home. The program focuses on children of nursery and pre-school age, yet, the joy of being Read More …