Reading for pleasure is more important to children's successes than education or social class. Chatterbooks reading clubs help children build a lifelong reading habit. Because everything changes when we read.
We've been coordinating Chatterbooks - the UK's largest network of children's reading clubs - since 2001. Chatterbooks clubs run in libraries and schools, and other venues such as museums, to encourage children's reading enjoyment. The clubs are run by librarians, teachers, teaching assistants, or volunteers - anyone with a passion for reading. Chatterbooks is a flexible model that can be used with children from 4 up to 14, for all different abilities and in targeted or mixed groups.
At each Chatterbooks session children talk about what they are reading, take part in fun activities inspired by the best children's books, and choose new books to take home and read. Because Chatterbooks is supported by our publisher partners and many children's authors and illustrators, clubs get access to publisher offers and competitions, with opportunities to find out how authors are inspired to create their work.
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"I've always been a total bookworm and practically lived in my local library when I was a child. I wish I'd been able to join a Chatterbooks reading club then. It would have been such fun to make new friends and discuss all our favourite books. Lots of members write to me and send me their stories and drawings and book reviews - they obviously love being part of a Chatterbooks club."
Reading for pleasure is more important to a child's educational achievement than their family's wealth or social class.
Reading for pleasure is more important to children’s successes than education or social class. The Summer Reading Challenge gets three quarters of a million children into libraries to keep up their reading skills and confidence during the long holidays while Chatterbooks reading groups help build a lifelong reading habit. Because everything changes when we read.