There are currently around 100 Chatterbooks children's reading groups in Scotland, including one on the island of Orkney. Louise Graham who runs the Chatterbooks reading group at the library tells us about her year.
Chatterbooks Reads is our monthly promotion with publishers that brings some of the best in children's publishing to libraries, schools, parents, reading groups and book clubs. Ready to read this March?
World Book Day is fast approaching and to help you celebrate, here's our World Book Day Chatterpack. It includes tips for running Chatterbooks children's reading clubs, and ideas for a special World Book Day session.
Around 30 Surrey Libraries staff gathered at Chertsey Library in November for a Chatterbooks training day - and outside in the autumn-gold park the ducks chattered back! Here they share some key aims for their Chatterbooks clubs which we hope will be useful to all Chatterbooks club organisers.
On Saturday Chatterbooks clubs in Worcestershire were treated to a very special visit from Dame Jacqueline Wilson. A small group of twenty children from Chatterbooks clubs in Worcester, Kidderminster, Hagley and Rubery, met Dame Jacqueline at the new library at The Hive in Worcester.
Parents of young children know that at the end of the day, when the little ones are finally tucked up in bed, it's hard to muster up the energy to do anything more than plonk yourself in front of the TV and zone out. But what about all the things you wish you had the time and energy to do? What about reading a good book?
J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit - An Unexpected Journey is a rip-roaring fantasy adventure full of rips, roars and all kinds of incredible creatures, and it has clamped readers to the edge of their seats ever since it was first published in 1937.
Twelve of our fantastic reading groups shadowed the Winton Prize for Science Books this year and their reviews and comments were given to the Royal Society judges to help them with their final decision.
To mark National Reading Groups Day on 28 June we asked reading groups to vote for their 'Hidden Gem' - a book they felt didn't get the recognition it deserved, but which would make a great reading group read.
This April watch out for the tour of acclaimed new author Peter Murphy who'll be meeting reading group audiences in libraries across England and introducing them to his second novel Shall We Gather At The River
The winner of the 2012 Wellcome Trust Book Prize is Circulation by Thomas Wright. Circulation is the biography of William Harvey, the first person to accurately describe how blood circulates through the human body.
The shortlist for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction has been announced. For the first time, the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction is working with The Reading Agency to get six library-linked reading groups from across the UK to read and review the shortlisted books. The reviews will be posted on Reading Groups for Everyone and on the Samuel Johnson Prize website
We are really excited to announce the launch of our Dickens Champions project - reading groups and book clubs across the country are celebrating a whole year of reading Dickens. Meet the 11 reading groups here and and find out what they are reading.
Ahead of National Reading Group Day on 18 June, The Reading Agency and The Booksellers Association have revealed the non-fiction title reading groups most want to read and champion this year according to a UK-wide online poll.
To celebrate National Reading Group Day today, we've worked with The Booksellers Association to reveal the debut author and title that has topped a UK-wide online poll as the book reading groups most want to read and champion this year.