Chatterbooks Week - 11 to 18 October - is a celebration of Chatterbooks children's reading groups. Special events are taking place throughout the UK, new groups are starting up, all of this following on from the excitement of the Summer Reading Challenge.
Chatterbooks Ambassador Dame Jacqueline Wilson says: "I'm very proud to be Ambassador for Chatterbooks and particularly love receiving letters from children telling me how much they enjoy being in their Chatterbooks groups. Taking part in this special Chatterbooks Week is a great way to carry on the fun and excitement of the Summer Reading Challenge and I know that Chatterbooks groups old and new will have a fantastic time getting together, finding out about great books and chatting. I can't wait to hear all about it!"
What is Chatterbooks Week?
Chatterbooks Week running from 11 to 18 October is a celebration of Chatterbooks children's reading groups, and the fun that goes on in Chatterbooks sessions. It's the perfect time for schools, libraries and individuals across the UK to introduce children to the pleasure of reading and sharing books by taking part in Chatterbooks activity, or setting up a Chatterbooks group.
Who are Chatterbooks groups for and who can run them?
Chatterbooks reading groups are for children aged 4 to 12, where they can have a great time talking about books.
Why run a Chatterbooks group?
A Chatterbooks group is a great way to enthuse children about books and encourage them to read widely and for pleasure.
Watch the video from Margaret Houston, Principal Librarian (Children and Young People), Culture & Sport at Glasgow Libraries to find out more.
Read more about setting up a Chatterbooks reading group, including information on training to support Chatterbooks groups, free activity packs and competitions for children.
Sign up for free Chatterbooks Week posters to put up in your school or library..
Download a pdf of the Chatterbooks Week Poster, and a Chatterbooks Week logo.
Download our Chatterbooks FAQs.
Need advice and support to make your Chatterbooks Week activity a success? Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tell us about your event and we will tweet about it, and write it up on our website.
Five simple ways to take part in Chatterbooks Week 2014
- Run one, or more, of the fun activities contained in our special Celebrate Chatterbooks Week activity pack
- Set up a new Chatterbooks group or groups
- Enter our competition to win an all expenses paid visit from one of our Chatterbooks author champions
- Invite a local author to come and talk to children about their books
- Set up Chatterbooks Week displays and highlight favourite books.