Read Aloud (Finland)

The aim of this campaign is to encourage the parents of small children to read aloud to them. The campaign informs parents how reading aloud helps children to develop. Listening to regular read-aloud stories boosts children’s vocabulary, supports their emotional Read More …

Books Say Welcome (Germany)

Starting at the International Literacy Day on 8 September 2015, the German Publishers & Booksellers Association, the Frankfurt Book Fair and LitCam have introduced a joint initiative for refugees with the slogan “Books Say Welcome”. It aims to give refugees Read More …

Volunteer Readers (Germany)

Combining STEM and Language What happens during a volcanic eruption? Why does a tiny rock sink, but a huge ship float? Many technical or scientific phenomena can be explained or described by exciting stories that are fun for kids and Read More …

BoekStart (Netherlands)

Working with libraries, health centres, day care centres, publishers and other partners, BoekStart (Dutch for BookStart) encourages parents across the Netherlands to start reading with their baby and toddler. With backing from national and local governments, a small suitcase with 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 …

Verses and Rhymes (Switzerland)

The online database www.vers-und-reim.net, developed by the Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth Media (SIKJM), offers parents and professionals simple, user-friendly access to the rich cultural heritage of verses and rhymes. This project is run by The Swiss Institute for 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 …

The Reading Forest – Leseskogen (Norway)

Leseskogen (The reading forest) is a read aloud campaign for pupils in the first and second grade, their parents and their teachers. The pupils use the campaign website leseskogen.no to meet various animals who read and recommend books. There are 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 …