Just Read Aloud (Germany)

Reading aloud has a positive effect on the individual development of children. In addition, regular reading out promotes their social integration and behavior. However, in hectic everyday life many parents often lack time to find a proper story to read Read More …

BookTrust bookgifting schemes (United Kingdom)

Each year we reach 3.4 million children across the UK with books, resources and support to help develop a love of reading, because we know that reading can transform lives. Bookstart has two universal packs, which every child will be Read More …

15 Steps Towards Reading (Austria)

As part of its campaign for elementary and primary education and network projects, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education and Women’s Affairs and the Buchklub developed the programme ’15 Steps towards Reading’ (Flyer 15 Steps towards Reading): During the school 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 …

Authors Live (Scotland)

165,000 young people watched Authors Live in 2015/16 – our series of world-class author events produced in partnership with BBC Scotland Learning and broadcast live online. Authors featured have included Michael Morpurgo, Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell, Malorie Blackman, Patrick Ness Read More …

Reading is Good for Health (Portugal)

Reading is Good for Health involves doctors and nurses working in health centres and paediatric hospitals in reading counselling of families with children from six months to six years. It has been launched with the sponsorship of the High Commissioner Read More …

Bookstart – Boekstart (Belgium)

Bookstart aims to give young families a love for reading and books by providing free book packages to babies aged six months and older. This project runs in collaboration with the national health agency Kind en Gezin (Child and Family), Read More …

Book searcher – Boekenzoeker (Belgium)

The Book Searcher is a website where readers between the ages of 0 and 18 find reading suggestions that suit their frame of mind or interests. The site is a joint venture between the Nederlandse Taalunie and Stichting Lezen. This Read More …

Book Start: Books for Babies (Switzerland)

Rhymes, verses, word games and colorful picture books – these not only make the early years fun for children, but also form the bulk of language development. Supporting the development of language in early childhood is the goal of projects Read More …

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland is a week-long celebration of books and reading that takes place in every community in Scotland in November each year. During Book Week, people of all ages and walks of life come together in libraries, schools, community Read More …