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1 Reading is fun! It’s important you read over the summer. Here’s why…

2 Reading opens the imagination “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Albert Einstein

3 11 th Sept 2013,  Children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers, according to new research from the Institute of Education (IOE).  The IOE study, which is believed to be the first to examine the effect of reading for pleasure on cognitive development over time, found that children who read for pleasure made more progress in maths, vocabulary and spelling between the ages of 10 and 16 than those who rarely read. Here is the science

4 There are 5 things you can do over the summer to make reading fun…

5 1) From 21 st July, read & feed into each monthly chapter of Frank Cottrell Boyce’s new book

6 2) Come to The Secret Garden of Stories children’s literature festival, Calderstones Park Thursday 28th- Saturday 30th August 10am-4pm daily More info at -secret-garden-of-stories.aspx

7 3a) Come to the Giants Prelude at Central Library & St John’s Gardens, Thursday 24 th July, 10.30am-2.30pm -storytelling -stilts -booky dip All activities are free to the public. Please bring your sun cream/wrap up warm and bring folding chairs or blankets.

8 3b) Come to the Giants’ Bedtime Read of the BFG Newsham Park, Friday 25 th July, pm Full info at

9 3c) Enter the Giants writing competition

10 4) Come to Liverpool International Music Festival and read on the beach! Sefton Park, Friday 22 nd – Monday 25 th August. Full info at

11 5) Do the summer reading challenge through your local library or online at

12 So give us 5! 1) Read & contribute to Frank Cottrell Boyce’s online book 2) Come to The Secret Garden of Stories children’s literature festival, Calderstones Park 3) Get involved in the Giants Spectacular 4) Come to read on the beach, Sefton Park 5) Do the summer reading challenge


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